Explore Tonto, Prescott, and Coconino National Forests, the stunning Superstition Mountains, the historic Apache Trail, Sale and Verde Rivers, Usery Mountain Regional Park, the Sonoran Desert National Monument, and nearby lakes. There is a huge radius of natural wonders and fascinating sites just past El Mirage and Phoenix. Seek out the stunning views of Sedona and frequent the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. With the Grand Canyon less than 4 hours away, you’ll find that it’s a view you can never see too many times. It’s no wonder that Phoenix is one of the best places to retire in Arizona.