One of the many things that the Grand Canyon State features are hidden gems just waiting to be explored. That's why we've rounded up some of the most beautiful places in Arizona. These should be on your list of places to visit at least once in your life. 

There's no denying that mother nature is pretty darn amazing. From the bluest water to emerald caves and natural skylights, there are so many outdoorsy things to do in the state that'll leave you in awe. 

If you're unsure of where to begin, no worries. That's where our list of nine surreal places comes in. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

Trust us, you won't be disappointed. 

Havasupai Indian Reservation 

Address: Supai, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Known as the "People of the Green-Blue Water," you can make campground reservations and explore the canyon's beauty. There are many turquoise-colored waterfalls that you'll have to see to believe. 


Emerald Cave

Address: Willow Beach, AZ

Why You Need To Go: At certain times of day, sunlight hits the cave at the perfect angle, making the cave appear a clear, jade color. Why not rent a glass kayak and take a guided tour? 


Grand Falls

Address: Flagstaff, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This chocolate-colored waterfall looks like it is right out of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. It stands at over 181 feet tall. 


The Birthing Cave

Address: Deadman's Pass Trail, Sedona, AZ

Why You Need To Go: This short, moderate hike will lead you to a massive cave with unreal views of Sedona. It's also thought to be a location of a healing vortex


Antelope Canyon

Address: Page, AZ

Why You Need To Go: These golden-red slot canyons feature narrow pathways and natural skylights. You can take a guided tour here for the most beautiful sights. 


Aspen Nature Loop Trail

Address: 9300 N. Snowbowl Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Why You Need To Go: During the fall, the towering aspen trees turn the forest an enchanting gold color and spring features vibrant wildflower meadows. 


Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Address: 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Located in the Sonoran Desert, this conservatory features a variety of desert wildlife and plants. Plus, it's only a one-hour road trip away from Phoenix. 


Lower Salt River

Address: Tonto National Forest, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Opt to go tubing, kayaking or wildlife viewing. This river is home to Salt River wild horses. It's the best place to relax on the water while being able to actually spot them.


Fossil Creek

Address: Camp Verde, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Swimming holes, hiking trails, a waterfall, and clear blue water are all of the best features of Fossil Creek. Plus, you can bring your pet along for the fun. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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