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Best Waterfalls in Arizona

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In Arizona, there is a wide array of climate and landscape. Driving from border to border of the Arizona state, the road-tripper can experience many different landscapes and climates from snowy mountains to dry deserts. Among that variety of landscapes, Arizona also has many beautiful waterfalls. Here are some of Arizona’s best waterfall offerings.

    • Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls
      havasuThese two falls are completely breathtaking and in the same relative area: Havasupai Indian Reservation. To get to these waterfalls, you’ll have to allot a couple of days at least. You’ll hike 10-12 miles down to the campground, and you can reach the falls once you’ve made it to that point. Regulators of Havasu do not recommend you do this hike in one day, rather, they suggest you allow a couple of days for the hike. Even though visiting these falls requires a bit of a small camping trip, getting to witness the beautiful, blue-green waterfall definitely well worth the extra planning.

 

    • Tonto Natural Bridge Falls
      tonto You’ll find Tonto Natural Bridge falls just north of Payson, AZ. The natural bridge itself is a sight worth seeing, but adding a waterfall to the mix, makes it unbeatable. The bridge is a natural phenomenon, formed by lava and stands 183 feet high, 150 feet wide. The amount of water falling from the top of the bridge depends on what time of year you visit, and how much rainfall there has been. It does take a small hike to get down to view the bridge from the parking lot, but it is a beginner’s hike – very accessible.

 

 

 

  • Fossil Creek
    fossil creekFossil Creek runs through a small little part of Arizona named Strawberry. Strawberry is a quaint little place with Arizona’s oldest standing schoolhouse, which has been there since 1884. You’ll have to hike a few miles to view this waterfall, but you can plan a day full of fun around it. Once you get to the creek, you can fish and play in the water. It is the perfect opportunity for a family picnic. Just make sure you’re taking your garbage with you. There are occasional road closures, so it is advised to check their website here before heading out.

 

  • Seven Falls
    seven fallsLocated in Tucson, Seven Falls is a 181-foot granite waterfall. Much like Fossil Creek, once you make it to Seven Falls, you may spend the day there playing in the crystal clear water. You can even try zip-lining! Seven Falls is a great vacation destination because they are only 5 minutes away from the Broadmoor Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apache Junction

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Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 982-4200
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Buckeye

407 N. 4th Street
Buckeye, Arizona 85326
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Chandler

2175 N. Alma School Road, #C108
Chandler, AZ 85224
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Mesa

600 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
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Prescott Valley

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Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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San Tan Valley

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San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
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Sun City, AZ 85351
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Tempe, AZ 85284
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