Arizona is not only a state of magnificent natural beauty, but it is also filled with significant historical landmarks and a unique collection of cultures. OROGOLD has put together an Arizona bucket list to ensure that you don’t miss out on any must-see sights while you’re in Arizona.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Grand Canyon makes it way onto thousands of bucket lists each year, but the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a way to appreciate this natural wonder in a completely new way. The Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed walkway that extends seventy feet past the edge of the Grand Canyon, leaving you standing 4000 feet above the gushing Colorado River. With glass panels on the walls and floor, this gives you unobstructed and unbeatable views of this majestic World Wonder.
Lunch at Pizzeria Bianco
With the best pizza in the US found in Arizona, a visit to this world-renowned pizzeria is definitely worth a place on OROGOLD’s Arizona bucket list. Ingredients are sourced directly from local farms, giving each pizza a freshness that you would never have expected. OROGOLD advises that you visit during off-peak hours, as otherwise you are likely to be faced with a wait up to three hours.
Hike Havasu Falls
Located in the isolated village of Supai, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Havasu Falls plunge 100 feet down into a beautiful aquamarine pool. Surrounded by a sandy beach and cottonwood trees, this is one of the most picturesque spots in the country. A hike is the best way to reach the falls, and while ten miles may not seem like too much of a trek, OROGOLD warns that it is considered to be quite a difficult trail, so make sure that you’re prepared.
Face your Fears in the Bat Cave
The Bat Cave is located on the north bank of the Arizona Canal, and there is a special deck that you can wait on just before dusk. As night falls, as many as 20,000 bats venture out of the cave for their night time meal, swarming all around you and making for quite the spectacle.
Climb Humphrey’s Peak
Located just north of Flagstaff, Humphrey’s Peak is at 12,633 feet, making it the highest point in Arizona. All of the peaks in the region are considered to be sacred by local Native American Indian tribes, as they believe it to be the place where the earth meets the heavens. While the peak is open all year round, OROGOLD would advise that you only carry out the journey in the warmer months, as snow cover can be quite heavy in the winter, requiring a hiking permit for all winter excursions.
OROGOLD’s Arizona bucket list features activities that are truly unique to the state. From standing at Arizona’s highest point to an exhilarating walk over the depths of the Grand Canyon to a taste of the best pizza in the country, these are all must-do activities the next time you are in Arizona.