Fall Bucket List Arizona

The cool soft breeze of fall in Arizona brings about people ready to enjoy pumpkin spice, leaves change color and tons of fun and unique activities. If you are looking for a fun fall bucket list of things to do in Arizona, look no further. Here are 9 ideas to knock off your fall bucket list in Arizona. 

***Disclaimer, some of these activities might be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 or they may have additional restrictions. Plan accordingly prior to your visit. 

Goat Yoga

Arizona Goat Yoga proudly presents, goats and yoga. Who would have thought such a combination would pair so well together? The concept is simple, grab your yoga mat for a few poses while the cutest goats in the world saunter around the group, jumping on your back and frolicking to and fro. The best part is that you do not have to be a yoga pro or a goat expert. All levels are welcome and the goats especially won’t notice a difference. There will be plenty of time for goat selfies at the end too.

Pumpkin Patches Galore

It’s really hard to just pick one pumpkin patch for your bucket list. In fact, you could have a bucket list of just pumpkin patches if you are into that sort of thing. I mean, what is not to love? In Arizona, the pumpkin patches are of course filled with tons of pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoos and so much more. Here are just a few of the top pumpkin patches in the valley to visit this fall:

Schnepf Farms

Vertuccio Farms

Mother Nature’s Farm

Tolmachoff Farms

MacDonald’s Ranch

Mortimer Farms

Marana Pumpkin Patch



Head to Flagstaff for a little taste of Munich at this year’s Oktoberfest. You can expect plenty of polka, beer and sausage. There will also be plenty of contests like brat eating and stein holding. Grab your lederhosen and get back to your German heritage.

Elvis Memorial Chapel

A beautiful fall sight to see, the Elvis Memorial Chapel should be on your fall bucket list. This chapel was built in 1969 as a movie prop for one of Mr. Presley’s films, Charro! The fascinating thing is that this movie was the only role in which the King did not sing. There’s a lot of history here and it is a great little piece of trivia.

Superstition Mountain Museum

Nearby the Elvis Chapel is a really neat museum that must not be passed up. This museum is totally free and completely outdoors run by volunteers. There are plenty of photo ops with 19th century buildings and a stagecoach. This is a fun place to wander around and dive into history.

Picking Stuff At Apple Annie’s Orchard

Ready to pick your own produce, pumpkins or sunflowers? That is exactly what you get to do when you visit Apple Annie’s Orchard in Wilcox. Additionally you can visit the Country Store for a delicious assortment of butters, salsa, jams, jellies, homemade pie and bread. They just kindly ask that you leave your pets at home.

Goldfield Ghost Town

This fall, step back in time when you visit Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction. You might step foot right into an old west gun fight or you can pan for gold. It is also home to Arizona’s only narrow gauge train. You can spend a whole day here soaking up history and appreciating the olden days. Bring some extra cash for the train ride, mine tours and zipline.

Saguaro Lake Ranch

Situated near the Salt River, Saguaro Lake Ranch is an Arizona hidden treasure filled with numerous activities that could keep you busy all weekend long. Enjoy beautiful guest cabins, horseback riding, kayaking, tubing and more. This is a fall bucket list item that has all the adventurous outdoor activities you could ask for.

Horseback Riding at Fort Mcdowell Adventures

A terrific fall bucket list item in Arizona is to go horseback riding. The fall season is the perfect weather to enjoy an adventure in the saddle. There are 25,000 open acres of a wondrous desert landscape. If you are a little more daring, you can sign up for a 2-hour cattle drive alongside real cowboys. If this experience doesn’t scream Arizona, what actually does? 

Final Thoughts

Creating your very own fall bucket list in Arizona can be super simple and loads of fun. The fall season is a nice break from the scorching heat of summer and it allows for more outdoor adventures. Check a few of these items off your bucket list to really experience what Arizona has to offer this fall.