Arizona - Outdoor Activities

Arizona has approximately 1,899 trails, including 1,354 hiking trails and 268 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 0.1 to 300 miles in length. The most popular trails are Havasu Canyon, Boynton Canyon and Bright Angel Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Arizona was Nick B. who completed Boulders OHV Area, Upper Loop.

  • Havasu CanyonView Trail Details

    29 Reviews

    Seligman, AZ

    •  2 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Havasu is one of those places where a spectacular natural setting combines with the fascination of Native peoples to create a uniquely memorable ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit TrailView Trail Details

    24 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent, strenuous, and popular hike to the summit of 2,704-foot-high Camelback Mountain. Camelback Mountain, towering above Phoenix ...

  • Bright Angel TrailView Trail Details

    21 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    •  2 days
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    In addition to offering the most convenient access to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail is also one of the most popular ...

  • South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel CampgroundView Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack of two or more days, following one of the most popular trails in the Grand Canyon.

  • Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel CampgroundView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  18.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A very scenic two- to four- day backpack along the Grand Canyon’s most popular trail.

  • Boynton CanyonView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Boynton Canyon is considered one of Sedona's most scenic canyons and a powerful vortex site. The canyon has lush riparian vegetation, towering ...

  • Peralta TrailView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Few, if any, mountain ranges of the American West have stirred the imagination like the Superstitions. Rising east of Apache Junction in a great ...

  • Bear MountainView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a less-used trail in the Red Rock–Secret Mountain Wilderness. It features some of the best views in the area. This trail is dry and exposed ...

  • North Kaibab TrailView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    The North Rim of the Grand Canyon forms an alluring backdrop to vistas from the South Rim. Its fringe of tall conifers holds the promise of a ...

  • Broken ArrowView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although fairly short, this trail has to be considered one of the best in Arizona. It is extremely fun to drive and the red rock scenery is knock-out ...

  • Backway to Mount LemmonView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Oracle, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun, lightly-used backcountry road to popular Mt. Lemmon. Usually driven from south side on busy Catalina Highway. Camp in Coronado National ...

  • Gunsight PassView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Green Valley, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Old mining road with beautiful views from Gunsight Pass and Lopez Pass at the top of the Santa Rita Mountains. This is a popular ATV area. Make ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Cholla TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Fewer fellow hikers and a complete lack of mountain bikers make the Alta Trail inviting to those who prefer to hike undisturbed in South Mountain ...

  • Schnebly Hill RoadView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour or more
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest and clear blue sky make this road one of Arizona’s most photogenic. The ...

  • Grandview Point to Horseshoe MesaView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Grand Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooded mesa below the South Rim. Wooded mesas are common in the mid to upper reaches of the Inner Canyon, ...

  • Four Peaks MineView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Phoenix, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Very popular mountain drive with several great hiking trails. Dispersed camping allowed. Make sure to pack out all trash. Heavily used ATV and ...

  • Camelback Mountain: Summit TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Paradise Valley, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Camelback Mountain is the tallest point in the city of Phoenix. From the 2,704-foot summit of Camelback, hikers command an impressive 360-degree ...

  • Tom’s ThumbView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Scottsdale, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The H-3 Loop in Thunderbird Park offers a great beginner’s hike. This scenic trail takes visitors up the northernmost Hedgpeth Hill and provides ...

  • Boynton CanyonView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located within minutes of Sedona, Boynton Canyon is a popular hike for locals and visitors alike. Entering a highly scenic canyon boxed in by ...

  • Cathedral Rock - Back O' Beyond TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Sedona, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Back O' Beyond Trail approaches Cathedral Rock, a Sedona landmark, from the north. The trail first arrives at Courthouse Butte Vista, a large, ...

  • Apache TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Apache Junction, AZ

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 hours to a full day
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    The road weaves along mountainsides above the Salt River Valley then drops precipitously into the valley at Fish Creek Hill. Along the way you’re ...

  • Hidden Valley Trail via Mormon TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Guadalupe, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the best in-town hike in Phoenix, Camelback Mountain offers a central location, a rigorous climb of 1,264 feet to its summit, rugged ...

  • Flagstaff Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    The largest city in northern Arizona, Flagstaff has a full range of visitor services, as well as cultural events and museums. Spend some time ...

  • Needle CanyonView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gold Canyon, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  10.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A hike through the scenic and rugged country around Weavers Needle, probably the most famous Superstition landmark.

  • Humphreys PeakView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Flagstaff, AZ

    • Hiking  
    •  6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    As the highest summit in the state, Humphreys Peak (12,633 feet) is more reminiscent of Colorado than Arizona. Reaching above timberline, the ...

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