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Dog outfitted with sunglasses so she can enjoy the sunset near Vive in Chandler, Arizona

5 Best Places to Catch a Sunset in Arizona


Known for its otherworldly colors and hues, Arizona is where you want to be to see a jaw-dropping sunset. Tap into the true desert experience with this epic compilation of sunset-viewing destinations.

Keep it Close to Home

If you’re up for a killer workout on the way to see sunset views, hike Camelback Mountain or Piestewa Peak Park. If that sounds like too much sweat for you, take a stroll along the trails at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Or, drive up to Dobbins Lookout and watch the sun as it sets over the city.

Day Trip Destinations

If you’re looking to spend the day out of town, head to Sedona and hike up Airport Mesa for insane views. Visit Grasshopper Point for a refreshing dip in water before you watch the sun set. Pack some snacks for easy picnicking or pick up takeout when you get into Sedona.

Rooftop Views

Grab a drink with a vibrant sunset as your backdrop while you watch the sky change colors at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar. Meet friends at The Attic Ale House for a flight of craft beer and catch a stellar view of the sun setting along the southwest side of Camelback Mountain.

Bring Your Pup!

You don’t have to leave your best friend at home! Let your pup tag along for the sunset-viewing fun. Check these online resources to ensure that dogs are allowed on those specific trails or parks. And make sure to keep your pets safe during the warmer months by protecting their paws and staying in shaded areas, by carrying them if they’re little enough, and by bringing plenty of water for you and your pup!

For more epic destinations and tips on where to visit next, check out our Olympus blog page.