4 Arizona adventures you have to try — and how to win one
When you live in sunny Arizona, the early months of the year are a great time for a quick getaway. After all, you can soak up the sun and take in the scenery without the hassle of summer crowds.
And, courtesy of Subaru, you could win a trip that lets you take an adventure without having to spend a dime.
Here are four trips you have to try.
Grand Canyon National Park
You can’t go wrong with the Grand Canyon, a place that has a lot to offer when it comes to finding something bigger than yourself.
Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon has been around for millions of years and offers a dazzling sense of time. Perhaps more impressive, though, is the vastness that is hard to comprehend without seeing it in person.
“Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep,” according to the National Park Service. “Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.”
You can visit any time you want to experience the wonder, with the South Rim open all year and the North Rim opening after winter.
If you’ve seen a high-resolution slot canyon photo in a studio or on your screensaver, it probably came from the views in Antelope Canyon. As beautiful as those photos are, nothing beats taking in the breathtaking sights up close.
This canyon near Page has two sections — Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. You can experience the bright hues and dazzling textures of both sections with a guided tour that is both informative and stunning.
Because there are no self-guided hikes, you’ll want to choose what kind of adventure you want, including one that lets you bring photography equipment.
Sedona and Slide Rock State Park
Sedona is one of the most visited places in Arizona, as you can get a dose of mountain beauty along with the desert stillness that mesmerizes millions.
Hiking, biking, off-roading, and horseback riding are all options for fun in the Sedona desert. Slide Rock State Park is just one of the many attractions, where you can swim in a natural formation of fresh water and enjoy the outdoors.
“Originally a homestead apple farm, Slide Rock State Park is one of our most popular recreation spots,” according to Arizona State Parks. “Escape the heat in the cool waters of Oak Creek.”
Those cool waters offer both fishing and swimming, and Slide Rock State Park has been honored as one of Travel Channels Top 10 Swimming Holes.
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Arizona is home to some of the most varied and beautiful state parks in the United States, and Kartchner Caverns is no exception.
The incredible caves were voted the best Arizona attraction in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, according to the state park’s website. It also has a fascinating history, starting with its 1974 discovery by two people who kept it secret for several years before telling the property owners.
“Since unprotected caves can be seriously damaged by unregulated use, they knew the cave had to be protected,” according to Arizona State Parks.
After years of research, planning, legal issues, and investment, Arizona State Parks opened the upper caverns of Kartchner Caverns to the public in 1999 and the lower caverns in 2003.
Start planning your next Arizona adventure, and enter for a chance to win a trip to one of these four beautiful locations courtesy of your Phoenix Area Subaru Retailers and the all new 2020 Subaru Outback.