Explore Arizona

Summer hikes can be a fun way to enjoy scenic views and explore new areas.

Arizona has hundreds of hiking trails throughout the state, from the forest trails in the San Francisco Peaks, to the famous red rocks in Sedona, not to mention the Grand Canyon! No matter what your fitness level, you are sure to find one that will meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a challenge, or just a nice relaxing walk beside a creek, the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) has a number of resources highlighting Arizona’s most exciting hikes. And remember to wear a hat and  bring plenty of water!

Photograph of the Arizona Dons on a hiking trip in Arizona

“Photograph of the Arizona Dons on a hiking trip in Arizona,” 1948, Arizona Archives Historic Photographs, Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, History and Archives Division.

Arizona Memory Project

10 Most Scenic Hikes,” May 2006, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona Highways, pp. 20 – 33.

“Summer Hiking Guide,” June 2010, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona Highways, pp. 14 – 23.

“Hike Arizona,” June 1985, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona Highways, pp. 2 – 11.

 

Reading Arizona

Charles A. Lehman, Desert Survival Handbook, American Traveler Press, 2003.

Wayne Ranney and Joyce Turley, Easy Field Guide to Arizona Landforms, Arizona Traveler Press, 2009.