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Best Hiking Experience in AZ

I can honestly say it is one of the best places in Arizona to travel. It has one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chandler, Arizona

This is a very amazing place. I love to hike, and this was a very easy, pretty hike. You have to... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Patricia L
Mesa, United States
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“the cliff”(2 reviews)
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A deep wilderness gorge of outstanding natural beauty that is situated at a low desert elevation.
End of Aravaipa Road, Winkelman, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can honestly say it is one of the best places in Arizona to travel. It has one of the most beautiful landscapes I have every seen. That says alot since I travel a great deal. The Creek is beautiful. I truly call this place...More

Thank moghani333
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is a very amazing place. I love to hike, and this was a very easy, pretty hike. You have to hike in water, but it was still a lot of fun. We camped here for 2 nights and it was just amazing to be...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Aravaipa Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I have been. We camped near the east entrance the night before our hike. The evening we arrived we found the cliff dwelling that is very well preserved and saw a family of Kudamundi's on the...More

5  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Early May is a great time - temp around 90, water not cold and not very deep. Gorgeous, lush vegetation, birds, and great views of the canyon going in about 3 miles from the west entrance.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Our first trip to Aravaipa Canyon and we will return. Wonderful hiking in 90 degree heat and being refreshed by the water and breezes. And the scenery! Great area for birders.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Canyon is off the charts cool! Need permits so get them early. Most of hike is in water (5 to 7 inches) and can be cold.

Thank BrianTucsonFoothills
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We were not able to spend as much time here as we would have liked to because it was a last minute decision to check it out. If you go, plan ahead and go to their website to get a permit. Only a limited number...More

1  Thank _coopertohee
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a fantastic hike! Brings sturdy shoes and a hiking pole because most of the hike is done through the water. You will need to make a reservation well in advance through recreation.gov, only 50 people allowed in a day. You can go for...More

2  Thank Rainhiker
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Aravaipa Canyon is gorgeous. Spending a hot October day in one of Arizona’s few perennial streams was a grand escape. From the west entrance there are many cottonwood trees providing shade (summer and fall) along the river banks. We walked through clouds of yellow butterflies....More

5  Thank CJSArizona
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I grew up with the family that owned the Panorama Ranch at the end of the road so I am a little biased. This is an incredible find for an enthusiast that loves, nature, birds, history, American Indians, Cowboys and wild animals. The canyons are...More

1  Thank Diane G
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