Arizona's Most Beautiful Canyons in Photos

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Arizona's Most Beautiful Canyons in Photos

While the Grand Canyon may be the Canyon State’s most famous, it’s not Arizona’s only one worth a visit. But picking the most beautiful is a bit like Sophie’s choice.

Along with intense, wild beauty, these seven places have both timelessness and the weight of history. Expect tourists by the busload, but don’t let pride get in the way. Arizona’s canyons are still epic, even when flooded with people.

Kristin Conard is a writer, teacher, runner, and occasional climber living along California’s central coast, and she wrote the award-winning book on Kansas trails.