Arizona offers a stunning range of landscapes.
Hiking the Havasu Canyon Trail
Three-thousand feet beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon, the five waterfalls of Havasu Canyon are a nearly impossible blue-green shade. One of the most incredible outdoor adventures in the USA – whether you decide to hike, ride a horse, or take a helicopter to the falls – the strenuous 13-kilometer trip between Hualapai Hilltop and the water forces you to earn the spectacular views that await. Once in the canyon, a dirt trail will take you over two small bridges to turquoise swimming holes and waterfalls that reach up to 60 meters high.
For at least the last 800 years, the Havasupai – “People of the Blue-Green Waters” – tribe has lived here and cared for the falls and land around them. When you visit, keep in mind that this isn’t just a tourist destination; it’s a place central to the identity of the Havasupai people.
Mountain Biking in Prescott
The northern Arizona town of Prescott put extra effort into making itself a premier destination for mountain bikers. The town has more than 400 kilometers of trails that range from the biker’s equivalent of bunny slopes to the painfully tough and rugged. The mountain bike scene is anchored by the annual Whiskey Off-Road every April, a three-day endurance race and event that includes tons of live music and, you guessed it, whiskey.