Don’t Miss Fall! Where to See the Subtle Signs of Autumn in Arizona
The First Signs of Fall are Touching Arizona
Arizona is dramatic when it comes to a lot of things. Arachnids, heat, haboobs. Just some of the ways Arizona is a little extra.
But when it comes to the changing seasons, Arizona tip-toes in so quietly, if you're not paying attention, you'll miss the soft whispers. Here are some of the ways fall gently creeps into our state:
- The monsoons step back
- The air changes
- The wind returns
- The leaves begin to change. Really.
Arizona's Forests are...Different
Arizona isn't known for its vast forests. Arizona's six national forests only cover around 27% of the state. Most of the forested areas are found in higher elevations, like the Tonto National Forest, located from the Sonoran Desert to the Mogollon Rim.
While the Joshua Tree Forest off Highway 95 near the Nevada border doesn't quite compare to the giant maples in Vermont, it's still possible to find places that display what we consider classic signs of fall.
Locations to See Leaves Change in Arizona
- Seek Out Higher Elevations and Canyons
- Watch the Mountains Change Color
- Flagstaff and Northern Arizona
Times of Change
Summer in Arizona is long. As for fall: blink and you could miss it. You have to pay careful attention every day if you want to catch fall
in all it's glory at all in Arizona!
Why We Love Fall in Arizona
Enjoy the softer, cooler days Arizona Autumns bring to our lives.
Plant a fall garden or visit your favorite pumpkin patch. Attend a Harvest Festival, winery, or art festival. When the weather cools down, Arizona comes to life.
After the brutal summer heat, we've earned the gentleness of fall in Arizona.
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