21 Mar A Photo Essay: Arizona
We’ve visited Arizona several times over the past couple of years–three of those times happened to be within the last year while working on a video project. During our visits, we have had some amazing adventures throughout the state, and some of our favorites were hiking through the Red Rocks in Sedona, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, going for a bumpy jeep ride on the cliff hanger hummer tour, kayaking the Black Canyon along the border of Arizona and Nevada, soaking up history at Montezuma Castle National Monument, exploring beautiful landscapes at the Grand Canyon and Tonto Natural Bridge, kayaking and SUP on Lake Powell, admiring art at the Desert Botanical Garden, and touring Colossal Cave in Tucson. We road tripped through almost the entire state and hit up cities such as Flagstaff, Sedona, Page, Tucson, Pinetop, Scottsdale and Phoenix to name a few.
Antelope Canyon was also on our itinerary, and while we were not quite sure what to think of the tour, the canyon was undeniably gorgeous. The old western towns were also fun to explore–we had a great time pretending to be from the Wild Wild West.
One of the aspects about Arizona that always seems to surprise me no matter how many times we visit, is the extremely diverse landscape. From forests, to deserts, to mountains, canyons and lakes, the scenery is constantly changing. The majority of our visits have been during the winter months, which was perfect weather for us Minnesotans; however, when we visited in the summer, we just about keeled over from the scorching heat!
With that, here are our favorite photos from our visits to the great state of Arizona: