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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Arizona. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Arizona is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Arizona

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    1

    Bright Angel Trailhead

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the two corridor trails in Grand Canyon with stunning views into the canyon itself. You just have to go some miles... but not too far, since you have …

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    Carola K.
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    2

    Horseshoe Bend

    Hiking Highlight

    The Horseshoe Bend is a very popular attraction in the Page area. It is an amazing view when the sun is in its highest point and the river winds around …

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    Carola K.
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    3

    Mather Overlook Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Mather Point is one of the most popular view points along the South Rim. It is easy to get to so you will most likely share it with a lot …

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    Carola K.
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    4

    Hoover Dam

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The massive dam was built between 1930 and 1935 with the main purpose of providing controlled water delivery to the surrounding states of Arizona, Nevada and California and to generate …

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    5

    3-mile-resthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    This is the second rest house (toilets) if you hike down from the South Rim. There are rest houses at 1.5 miles, 3 miles and at Indian Garden. There are …

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    Carola K.
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    6

    Skeleton Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Strenuous out-and-back tour into the Grand Canyon. You follow the South Kaibab Trail for 3.5 miles to reach the famous Skeleton Point with a gorgeous view into the canyon. Don't …

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    Carola K.
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    7

    1.5 Mile Resthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    This is the first rest house (toilets) if you hike down from the South Rim. There are rest houses at 1.5 miles, 3 miles and at Indian Garden with potable …

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    Carola K.
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    8

    Antelope Canyon

    Hiking Highlight

    Antelope Canyon is one of the most famous attractions in the Southwest. The red sandstone shows stunning formations, but the canyon is most popular for its beams that appear in summer time and when the sun reaches its highest point.

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    Carola K.
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    9

    The Devils Bridge

    Hiking Highlight

    The Devils Bridge is one of the absolute highlights in the region. A corresponding number of people can be found there, queuing up to be photographed on the rock bridge. …

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    Carola K.
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    10

    Ooh-Aah-Point

    Hiking Highlight

    This gorgeous view into the Grand Canyon is just some minutes and a little elevation from the South Kaibab Trailhead. If you are not planning on going all the way …

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    Carola K.
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    11

    Indian Garden

    Hiking Highlight

    A nice shady place for a break with restrooms and a water spigot that is on year-round. The Tonto Trail and Plateau Point are nearby.

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    Carola K.
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    12

    Grand Canyon View from Rim Trail

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A nice short hike with many impressive views of the canyon. Actually, the entire stretched is a highlight. Good parking is available at the car park "C + D" from …

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    13

    Cathedral Rock Trail

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    At the end of the violent climb, a breathtaking view of the Sedona plain and the surrounding Red Rocks awaits you. Warning: it can be extremely windy here!

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    Carola K.
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    14

    Hopi Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Hopi Point is an amazing view point into the depth of the Grand Canyon. Since it is the northernmost spot in the area of the canyon, you will be able …

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    Carola K.
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    15

    We experienced the sunset at Lipan Point. Sunset is not as impressive on the side of the Grand Canyon as the side is illuminated by the sun you're standing on.

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    16

    Bell Rock Climb

    Hiking Highlight

    Several paths marked with cairns lead up and down Bell Rock. The best view of the rock formation itself is from the Courthouse Loop at the back of Bell Rock... and even without people.

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    Carola K.
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    17

    Cedar Ridge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    If you are lucky, you can see some real cowboys coming up from Phantom Ranch on their mules. Cedar ridge is a nice view point and also a convenient turning point, if you are just on a day hike.

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    Carola K.
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    18

    The Phoenixians flock here too often and the name says it all: Overlook!

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    19

    El Tovar Hotel

    Hiking Highlight

    The historic El Tovar Hotel has seen a lot of famous visitors like Albert Einstein and Theodore Roosevelt since its opening in 1905. Today it is still a great location …

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    Carola K.
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    20

    The North Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon is considerably higher in elevation (8,000 feet) than the South Rim (7,000 feet). Since the vegetation is much more dense, you might …

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    Carola K.

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