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October is the perfect time to explore Arizona’s unique landscapes. Both experienced and beginning hikers will find beautiful hidden gems as they walk through hiking trails filled with wild flowers, diverse cactus and historic caves.

Debbie Johnson, the director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, says, “I moved here from Wyoming precisely because I fell in love with Arizona's sunny winters and autumns. I love being able to go hiking year-round, even in December or January. And this time of year, when summer breaks and the mornings cool off, is when I start thinking about all the new trails I want to try."