Arizona Autumn at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Arizona Autumn at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Forever Sabbatical
Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical cactus
Images captured on Sony DSC-RX100 VI Camera

Did you think that Arizona only had two seasons (winter and summer)? This year we had a few days of autumn. They took place in December. We were very fortunate to explore the gardens at Boyce Thompson Arboretum during these few days. Follow along to enjoy the photos depicting Arizona’s autumn.


Boyce Thompson Arboretum entrance is off of Highway US 60 and between Florence Junction and Superior.

When mapping you can use the address 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173.


Visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum website for up to date admission fees and hours.

There are multiple restrooms with flushing toilets and running water sinks.

Do you love a good outdoor picnic? There are many picnic tables and trash cans to have a wonderful meal.

There are many benches to sit down and soak in the sounds and sights of your surroundings.

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical Drinking fountain

Drinking fountains to refill your water bottles are available. Note they blend in with the scenery.

Love the plants you see? Boyce Thompson Arboretum had a gift shop where you can purchase the different varieties.


Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical map

To view the map and list of trails available, visit the blog from our visit in November 2019. There are many maps to find your way on the paths.

We played around in the rose garden. I was able to smell some of the most wonderfully frequented roses.

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical bridge

Hunter found a suspension bridge and had a few jumps and sways.

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical path

There are flat trails and elevated trails. To see the views, one gets to take the High Trail that has many steps and loose rocks on the path. Therefore wear sturdy shoes and bring your camera.

The flat tails lead to great finds such as an old house.

Here you learn about the family who lived there via an auto recording.

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical boy

There is a button on the house to start the audio.  

Keep your eyes open and looking up to see local birds.

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical art

Artwork is present along trails. Take a moment to appreciate the work put into each piece.

Arizona Autumn at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Arizona Autumn Forever Sabbatical fall cactus

We have visited Boyce Thompson Arboretum in the past and look forward to visiting in the spring, as the plants bloom at different times and provide a different experience each time.

Do you have a favorite place that you have visited many times at different times of the year?

18 thoughts on “Arizona Autumn at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  1. What a beautiful place to explore! I love the pictures, especially the one of the cardinal. I hope to check this place out one day!

  2. Yes, the mountains near my house are one of those places that are totally different experiences at different times of the year.

  3. I can see why you enjoy this park so much. The suspension bridge alone is super fun but add in all the attractions and the fauna and this park is a real hit.

  4. Wow! What a beautiful place! We just visited our first Arboretum last year, and we are hooked! I love stopping at them during our travels to get a better understanding of the natural beauty in that state. This one looks like a great one to add to our travels.

  5. These are stunning photos. The landscape is very different from all the other posts on AZ I have seen. You captured it well.

    1. Thank you. Hunter has been experimenting with different view points behind taking the photos. It helped that the areas is beautiful.

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