From fishing to water skiing to archeology and history, Arizona's state parks are as diverse as the landscape. The northern region of the Arizona State Park system offers ten state parks—seven of which are within 80 miles of Little America.
Hopi for “Place of the Little Hills,” Homolovi Ruins State Park offers a glimpse into the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200s to the late 1300s. While archaeologists study the sites and confer with the Hopi to unravel the history of Homolovi, visitors can enjoy a museum, various trails and a campground.
Built in 1904, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park showcases a surprisingly gracious home in a small, territorial logging town. The historic Riordan Mansion is a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles.
Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education center. Trails wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek, where green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock.