Arizona has long been recognized for its sweeping desert vistas, red rock mountains, hidden valley lakes, and forests of pine in the northern areas. Enjoy beautiful nature tours and breathtaking hikes as you travel through some of the most scenic destinations in Arizona.  Experience these diverse natural wonders by taking a day trip from Mesa. 

 

Apache Trail 

65 Miles Round Trip

The Apache Trail is one of the most popular day trips from the Phoenix-Mesa metro area and features miles of spectacular desert wilderness and scenic beauty. Explore popular attractions including Tortilla Flat, Goldfield Ghosttown, Cayon Lake, and amazing views of the Superstition Mountains. 

 

Touring the Apache Trail

 

Sedona 

 323 Miles Round Trip

Visit Arizona's Scenic Sensations on your next trip to Arizona. Breathtaking views of the red rock mountains are what captures the attention of tourists across the world. Nestled in the heart of "Red Rock Country", Sedona is visited by numerous travel journalist and is known for its scenic mountain structure. Popular hikes include the Cathedral Rock Hike, Devils Bridge Trial, and Fay canyon. Let's not forget about Slide Rock State Park, containing a natural water slide from the formation of rocks,  located seven miles north of Sedona.

 

Sedona


Grand Canyon National Park

496 Miles Round Trip

Take a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor. Scenic tours including horseback, train and helicopter rides, hiking trails, and mule trips are offered to visitors. Add a day trip to Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark to your bucket list when you visit City Limitless.

 

Grand Views 

 

Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

360 miles round trip

Northern Arizona will offer a drastic change of scenery from the valley. Enjoy the changing landscape from the desert to the lush forest as you travel higher in elevation. Explore the historic Downtown Flagstaff that is home to a variety of unique restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. Popular nearby attractions include The Arboretum which contains one of the largest collections of high-country wildflowers in America, and Walnut Canyon National Monument located seven miles east of Flagstaff.

 

Humprey's Peak, Flagstaff

 

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