7 Underrated Spots in Arizona You Need to Visit
Watson Lake is hands down the most beautiful lake in Arizona! With that being said, you would be surprised at how many locals have never visited or even know that it exists.
The concentration of granite dells surrounding the lake are so unique and photogenic. They are also so fun to climb and explore.
Spend the day hiking the Peavine Trail, catching a bass, rock climbing, or renting a kayak to explore the lake.
Keep in mind that swimming is prohibited. Campsites and picnic areas are also available.
Watson Lake is located about 4 miles from Prescott. Be sure to stop in and grab a bite to eat at the cute downtown historic square.
Petrified Forest National Park
The Petrified Forest National Park is tucked away in the northeast corner of the state.
Unfortunately, since it is not as centrally located many people don’t make it over here.
This is a real shame because these pastel badlands should not be ignored!
Not only is the landscape unworldly, but it is steeped in rich history. Thousands of petrified wood remains are scattered throughout the land, along with Indian petroglyphs.
Canyon de Chelly
The Grand Canyon is not the only canyon in Arizona worth mentioning! Located not too far from the Petrified Forest National Park, you’ll find the incredible Canyon de Chelly.
At the base of the towering red cliffs, you’ll see the homestead of a Navajo community that is part of an ongoing legacy.
For the past 5,000 years, this valley has been inhabited, which is longer than anywhere in the Colorado Plateau.