Arizona is a wonder of the natural world. With state parks at every corner, mountain ranges galore, and miles of desert to explore, both Arizona residents and visitors will find themselves wanting to explore the great outdoors.

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Hiking has been a pastime for eons, but many who seek the thrill of the outdoors go in woefully unprepared and can end up injured, or worse.

Before you head out on your next hike, make sure you have all of these essentials to make the most of your journey.

What to Pack When Exploring Arizona

Arizona is a beautiful haven for the natural world. Here are the necessities to have while exploring the great outdoors.

LOOK: Highest-rated free things to do in Arizona, according to Tripadvisor

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated free things to do in Arizona from Tripadvisor.

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