If you're craving some fresh air and R&R in nature, we've got you covered. With an abundance of remote places in Arizona, these spots are the perfect places to visit if you want to avoid large crowds. You can go on a solo trip and unleash your inner Indiana Jones.

From desert gardens and a hidden waterfall to rock-filled lakes, these remote places will allow you to practice social distancing safely. 

Grab your furry friend for a day of exploring, you won't want to miss it. 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum 

Price: $15

Address: 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ

Why you need to go: You can stroll through this desert garden that's made up of over 392 acres. 

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Japanese Friendship Garden

Price: $10

Address: 1125 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Why you need to go: If you're craving some fresh air and sunshine, these gardens are perfect for a relaxing stroll. 

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Watson Lake Park

Price: $3

Address: 3101 Watson Lake Rd., Prescott, AZ

Why you need to go: This boulder-filled lake has a variety of outdoor activities if you're craving some solo fun in the sun. 

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Roper Lake State Park

Price: $10 per vehicle

Address: 101 E. Roper Lake Rd., Safford, AZ

Why you need to go: With a 32-acre lake, you can indulge in a variety of fun in or on the water. 

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Verde River Greenway

Price: Free

Address: 2011-B Kestrel Road, Cottonwood, AZ

Why you need to go: This is a great spot for kayaking or canoeing on the river. 

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Picacho Peak State Park

Price: $7 per vehicle

Address: Eloy, AZ

Why you need to go: Wildflowers fill the fields during spring making this a scenic spot for hiking. 

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Homolovi State Park

Price: $7 per vehicle

Address: Winslow, AZ 

Why you need to go: With five trails and a campground, this spot is remote and great for enjoying the desert. 

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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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