Ah, Arizona. Welcome to the state where frying an egg on the sidewalk is totally normal on a summer's day. I personally don't eat eggs, but it really does get that hot here. Aside from our hot summers, Arizona has some of the best weather. Our winters average 70 degrees in the Phoenix area and you can expect to see snow up north in Flagstaff! Yes! There's snow here too. I'm probably one of the only folks in this state that don't know how to ski already.
If you take a look at my Instagram feed, you'll be greeted with desert sites. These photos normally bring in comments like "This is in Arizona?" "Wow! You're making me want to go to AZ!". Well ladies and gents, I'm here to tell you that there is much more to Arizona than red rocks and cactus. Hiking in Arizona has no shortage of views either. It took me 13 years of living here to realize it, so here's me doing you a favor. Enjoy 20 images that will make you want to visit Arizona. Special thanks to @ScottyReichard for making some of these images possible!
If you enjoy these photos, leave a comment below and let me know which one was your favorite! All pictures were edited using my Lightroom Presets.
Dani is the Founder of Mountain Chicks and the primary author of the Mtn Chicks Blog. Here you'll find outdoor tips, travel experiences, gear reviews and more.