The Seven Wonders in Arizona

By Candice Armstrong

Are you considering buying land in Arizona for your next investment? Arizona offers a multitude of historical sites, national parks and is filled with scenic beauty. This is just a small sampling of some of the wonders that Arizona is famous for and some lesser-known, must-see sites.

  1. The Grand Canyon

Grand_CanyonWords can hardly capture how amazing it is to stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon and drink in its vast beauty. That is why five million people travel there each year.

Fun Fact: Some overlooks along the canyon edge that have been polished smooth, thanks to millions of feet walking over them these past centuries.

  1. The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest is another famous, natural wonder. It contains 135,000 acres of petrified wood (turned to stone) and is a site of ongoing scientific study and discoveries.

Fun Fact:  Over 10,000 years of human history can be found in the park, including more than 800 archeological and historic sites.


  1. Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle is a well-preserved cliff dwelling that was built by the Sinagua people about 800 years ago. Located about an hour south of Flagstaff, it rests 100 feet off the ground and contains 20 rooms on 5 levels.

Fun Fact: The Montezuma Well contains no fish due to high concentrations of carbon dioxide in the water. Instead, it contains unique organisms that are found nowhere else.

  1. Kartchner Caverns

Kartchner_cavern (1)These amazing, one-of-a-kind caverns opened to the public in 1999. The cave is filled with stalactites and moonmilk formations.

Fun Fact: In the summer, female bats give birth and the cave becomes a “roost” for more than 1,000 baby bats.





  1. Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks

A few miles north of Tuba City is a trail of tracks left by dinosaurs during the Jurassic period 200 million years ago. There are hundreds of footprints, and you can hire a local Native American to be your tour guide.

Fun Fact: There are some wild claims about the kinds of dinosaurs, that walked there, but there are verified tracks from a dilophosaurus, which means two-crested lizard. It was a meat eater that weighed between 750 and 1,000 pounds.

  1. Coal Mine Canyon

coal_mine_canyon (1)If you are the adventurous type, then this hiking spot might be exactly what you are looking for. The biggest challenge with visiting this site is FINDING it! There are no marked roads to the canyon, and the only landmark on your way is an old windmill.

Fun Fact: There are also no marked trails leading from the lip of the canyon down to the canyon floor. Experience with climbing and canyoneering is a must for those hiking this canyon.



  1. The Wave

The Wave is a rock formation of sandstone on the Arizona/Utah border. The unique beauty of this area makes it a popular site with photographers and hikers who like the challenge of the rugged and trackless terrain.


Fun Fact: Only 20 permits a day are issued to access this area. Ten of those permits are available in advance in an online lottery conducted four months prior to the month you intend to visit. The other 10 permits are available via an in-person lottery conducted the day before the intended visit date. has properties available near many of these wonders. Come check out our inventory today by clicking here. Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list so you are notified of more great properties each month.

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