Grand Canyon Isn’t Arizona’s Only Breathtaking Natural Wonder

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Page, Arizona. Photo by Paul Van Cotthem on Unsplash

Most people visiting Arizona are there for the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most scenic natural wonders. This must-see attraction is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring Arizona’s beauty, and here are several more marvels of nature that this state has in store.

Antelope Canyon

One of Arizona’s most Instagram-friendly spots, this sandstone slot canyon is photographers’ dream. It’s truly a sight to behold thanks to its curvy angles and light shafts, and you should make sure to explore both the upper and lower Antelope Canyon during your visit.

Monument Valley

Located within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation on the Arizona–Utah border, Monument Valley is the most scenic natural wonder in both states. Its vibrant red color transformed it into a major tourist attraction, and it’s even been featured in countless movies and TV shows, especially classic westerns by John Ford and Sergio Leone.

Coconino National Forest

If Monument Valley doesn’t satisfy your cravings for red sandstone mountains, head to Coconino National Forest. This wilderness and recreation area will win you over with its natural diversity, especially its famed red rocks and vast pine forests.