Spring Break: Exciting & Amazing Secrets of Arizona
By Molly • February 7, 2017
Arizona is perfect for spring break because of it’s warm weather, abundant sunshine, and endless natural beauty. Want to escape the noisy crowds of the traditional spring break locations? Want to spend time outdoors experiencing the amazing beauty of the southwest? Ready for an adventure? Read on to discover some of the hidden gems Arizona has to offer. All of them are perfect for a thrilling spring break trip.
Mountain Bike The Black Canyon Trail this Spring Break:
For a spring break on two wheels it’s hard to beat Arizona. The Black Canyon Trail is close to the mountain biking hub of Sedona, but offers a totally different flavor of riding. The simple progressive single-track is perfect for beginners and experts alike. This 67 mile stretch of single track runs through the Sonoran Desert between Sedona and Phoenix. It is the perfect way to experience the raw beauty of the desert landscape that Arizona is infamous for. See stunning views of the Bradshaw Mountains, pedal around the giant Saguaro cacti, and ride through the rugged canyons of the Southwest. For the family, start with an out and back on the north end of the trail. For the more adventuresome, look into longer overnight trips. After you finish your ride, head back into Sedona for refreshing swim in Oak Creek.
Spring Break is The Perfect Time to Hike Into a Desert Waterfall:
This spring break, take a hike through the Arizona desert to a luscious waterfall oasis. Located in the the Sabino Canyon, just outside of Tucson, the Seven Waterfalls is a breathtaking oasis in the arid desert landscape. Just a 2 & ½ mile hike up the trail, this waterfall is accessible for families. With scenery that will keep even the most adventuresome entertained, this trip is perfect for everyone. From the parking lot you can take a tram over the stunning landscape to access the canyon trail. If you don’t want to pay for the tram, you can hike the 2 miles yourself. If the weather is right and the water isn’t too high, take a swim at the base of the waterfall. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty Arizona has to offer.
Raft The Whitewater of the Salt River This Spring Break:
Rafting is the perfect spring break for the adventurer. With this river being some of the best white water rafting Arizona has to offer, The Upper Salt River Canyon is a must-do white water experience. Paddle through an incredible 2000-foot deep canyon as you take on rapids such as “Maytag,” “Overboard” and “Mescal Falls”. The Salt River drops at over 20 feet per mile as it carves a canyon full of wilderness to discover. The high Sonoran Desert scenery and fun filled whitewater make this a special place best shared with friends and family. Mild to Wild Rafting provides a delicious, guide prepared, grilled steak lunch on one day trips, making this rugged wilderness a much more comfortable experience. Longer trips take you further into the wilderness section of the spectacular Salt River Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically from day to day, and plunges you into bigger rapids! To truly experience the natural beauty of this stunning wilderness take a multi-day trip down the canyon. This gives you more time to explore the rich history of this incredible Arizonan secret!