In some ways, Arizona’s wild West is the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway, a place that feels like a living, breathing, real-life version of the Western frontier.
In others, you can see the state from a completely different perspective, especially in the north where there’s no shortage of adventure.
There’s a reason Arizona is called “the Wild West” by many, and the reason it’s also one of the top 10 states in the country in the number of people who say they’ve been to at least one of its six national parks.
Here’s our list of the best places to visit.1.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona2.
Black Canyon National Monument, Arizona3.
Grand Teton National Park in Montana4.
Bryce Canyon National Recreation Area in Bryce Canyon, Utah5.
Grand Lake National Park and Recreation Area, Colorado6.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park7.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah8.
Canyonlands National Park9.
Yellowstone National Park10.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia