Memorable Places to Visit This Fall in Arizona

Dated: September 11 2021

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Looking for things to do in Arizona this fall? There’s no better place to spend the autumn season. Check out these destinations in the Copper State.

  1. Apple Annie’s Orchard

    2081 Hardy Rd, Willcox, AZ
    (520) 384-2084

    Pick your own fruit at Apple Annie’s Orchard, where you’ll find a seasonal pumpkin patch and a year-round orchard full of apples, pears, and peaches. Each fall season, the produce and pumpkin patch is undoubtedly Wilcox’s most popular attraction.

    Visitors can pick eggplants, tomatoes, summer squash, and of course, Halloween pumpkins. Watermelons, cantaloupes, and sweet corn are available pre-picked by staff. You can also drop by their Country Store off the I-10 Freeway for pies and other baked goods.

    Check their harvest calendar here to plan your visit.

  2. Boyce Thompson Arboretum

    37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ
    (520) 689-2723

    Watch fall colors at Arizona’s largest and oldest arboretum, where you’ll find native Sonoran Desert vegetation and plants from other desert landscapes around the world. Visitors will also get treated to views of Picketpost Mountain and the Superstition Mountains on the horizon.

    Highlights include the picnic area and the Wallace Desert Garden and the adjoining Queen Creek. The garden is home to more than 5,000 plants in addition to 1.5 miles of nature trails, two water crossings, and open areas.

    Best of all, the arboretum is a dog-friendly attraction that lets you bring your four-legged friends on a leash.

  3. Forest Houses Resort

    275 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ
    (928) 282-2999

    Tucked away in Upper Oak Creek Canyon, the resort features 16 rustic homes spread across 20 wooded acres. These homes were built using locally-sourced boulders and log beams. The largest of these homes, Sycamore House, can accommodate up to 10 guests with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and three rock fireplaces.

    A cool mountain stream flows throughout the resort, which commands views of the surrounding cliffs and canyons. The canyon floor is populated by Douglas Fir and giant Ponderosa Pine while Oak Creek is surrounded by wildflowers, sycamores, walnuts, and willows.

    Popular activities include hiking, trout fishing, and swimming. Visitors can also enjoy nature photography and wildlife viewing during their stay.

  4. West Fork of Oak Creek Trail

    W Fork Trail, Sedona, AZ
    (800) 832-1355

    There’s no better way to appreciate Arizona’s desert landscape than going out on a trail. West Fork is one of the most popular hiking spots in the state, and for good reason - visitors can look forward to a blaze of red and gold leaves, especially during the first three weeks of October. The trail is surrounded by evergreen and deciduous oaks as well as native wildlife like squirrels and chipmunks.

    The trail spans 6.5 miles and is marked for the first three. Hikers will have to cross the stream a few times during their journey, so wear your best hiking shoes.

  5. San Francisco Peaks Loop

    The natural area that makes up the San Francisco Peaks is considered sacred by the Native Americans. It is a volcanic mountain range roughly seven miles north of Flagstaff. Its highest summit, Humphreys Peak, is the highest point in the Copper State.

    The San Francisco Peaks are a splendid sight in the first few weekends of October, when the aspen stands turn golden. Those who want to admire fall colors can hike along the San Francisco Peaks Loop or explore the north side of the mountain range, where the aspens are bountiful and glorious.

    Visitors can also drop by the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort, which is right in the area and offers a gondola ride that commands stunning views of the peaks.

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