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PHOENIX -- You may not think of Arizona as an ideal road trip destination, but one study says it's one of the best in the country.

A study done by WalletHub that compared each of the 50 states rated Arizona as a top road trip destination in the U.S., with its number of attractions, affordable hotels and scenic drives as the highest-rated categories on a list of 21 key metrics.

WalletHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou said Arizona also placed pretty well in categories such as gas and camping costs -- allowing out-of-town road trippers to experience quality vacation destinations at an affordable cost.

"When it comes to the cost of camping it is actually the most affordable in the nation," he said. "Some other strengths of Arizona is obviously in the number of days it has with sunshine, ranking number four; number of attractions it ranks number eight and number of scenic byways it ranks number nine."

Papadimitriou said the ranking also showed some surprising disparity between states in the individual categories, for example Arizona's cost of camping versus Connecticut's.

"Connecticut comes in dead last, so Connecticut is two-times more expensive to camp there than in Arizona," he said.

KTAR's Mark Remillard contributed to this report.,

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