With sunlit meadows, fragrant ponderosa woodlands, and towering canyon walls carved from rainbow-hued Mesozoic rock, Sycamore Canyon might just be the most beautiful Arizona canyon you’ve never heard of. At more than 50,000 acres, Sycamore is the second largest canyon in red rock country, smaller only than its superstar sibling, Oak Creek. But flying under the radar can be a good thing: In this case, you’ll find that when you drive up to Williams after a snowy winter or a heavy monsoon storm, you’ll have less competition for the view of Sycamore Falls. For easy trailhead access, take I-40 to Forest Road #141, continue south to Forest Road #56, and follow that 1.5 miles to the trail parking lot. From there, the hike to the viewpoint is less than a quarter-mile. Up for a day hike? Tackle the 11-mile Sycamore Rim Trail, which delivers bird’s-eye views of the area’s cliffs, canyons, and streams. (Look for javelina, deer, and ringtail cats along the way, particularly in early morning and late evening.) The falls itself is a sight to behold: the walls framing the waterfall are so immense, the 70-foot cascade looks tiny.