Explore the Great Outdoors of Arizona

Arizona landscape

When it comes to natural beauty, Arizona is anything but lacking. If you’re looking for a way to take advantage of your weekends and get in touch with the great outdoors of Arizona, then consider the following popular destinations in this stunning region:

Grand Canyon

One of Arizona’s largest and most popular attractions, the magnificent Grand Canyon is a stunning landscape that has been carved out by the Colorado River – and one of the natural wonders of the world.


Sedona is a town situated in a magnificent setting and surrounded by red rock buttes and mountains. The area offers excellent mountain biking, hiking and jeep tours.

Havasupai Falls

Havasupai Falls is a 100-foot waterfall located near Supai, AZ on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. At the forked waterfall’s base sit a multitude of beautiful pools which boast a bluish-green hue.

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is an engineering masterpiece that crosses the California River to link Nevada and Arizona. The dam was completed in 1935, and it is 1,244 feet long and 726 feet high.

Monument Valley

Sitting on the border between Utah and Arizona, Monument Valley boasts an impressive landscape that features sand dunes, rock formations and buttes.

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle is a structure located near Sedona that was built by the Sinagua. Constructed into a sandstone cliff’s recess and reaching 100 feet over Beaver Creek, the dwelling features five levels and 20 rooms, which can only be accessed by ladder.

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a visually stunning slot canyon that is a favorite location for photographers.

Four Corners

Four Corners is a unique landmark that represents the only place in the U.S. where four states meet at one point.

Start Exploring

If you’re looking for a great way to start exploring Arizona, check out the GCU Outdoor Recreation Program. Get ready for adventure, fellowship, environmental stewardship, leadership development and outdoor education as we explore the state and challenge ourselves physically, spiritually and mentally.

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