Time sure is flying by! Most of the country just did their “spring forward” (not us, of course!) and before you know it, summer will be here. One of the many benefits of living in Arizona, besides not having to change the clocks twice a year, is that we’re a state full of natural beauty. Whether you’re in the mood for a fun day trip or a longer vacation, you can get away from it all without having to board a plane. I’m happy to share some of Arizona’s natural wonders with you here and you can discover more by looking for my Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s View Magazine, when it hits the stands on April 6.
NORTHWEST ARIZONA: Lake Havasu City is best known for their sparkling 30-mile lake, but don’t miss the opportunity to visit Crack in the Mountain Trail, also known as “SARA’s Crack,” for a scenic hike leading to a tranquil cove on the lake. Be sure to stop for a few moments at the awe-inspiring Balance Rock and keep your eyes open for Bighorn sheep that roam around.
NORTHEAST ARIZONA: The Painted Desert, which is part of Petrified Forest National Park, is tucked away in a northeast corner of our state, but is worth visiting no matter where you’re coming from. It’s an awe-inspiring wonder that will be impossible to forget. This is a great trip to do with kids!
NORTH ARIZONA: Sedona’s Red Rock State Park, with elevations as high as 4,000’, boasts amazing hiking trails, glorious views, and opportunities to learn about the unique environment during guided walks. There’s also some great birdwatching. For serenity and spirituality, it doesn’t get better than this. With temperatures that are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the more southern parts of the state, Sedona is a great choice for a summer trip.
EAST ARIZONA: Famed author, Zane Grey, gained inspiration for some of his novels while fishing at Christopher Creek in Payson. This serene spot is also ideal for horseback riding, camping, and birdwatching. If you make the trip, be sure to take a stroll along the Mogollon Rim for amazing views. Just a short drive away is Tonto Natural Bridge Park, that famously features the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. It’s a must-see!
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