Hello and welcome to this week’s travel destination guide: Amazing Travel Adventures – Arizona. Here we will be discovering Grand Canyons, the City of Sedona, Observatories and so much more. Let’s travel Arizona style.
Canyons and Bends and Vortexes – Arizona
1. Grand Canyon National Park covers over 1,900 miles of amazing adventures. There are three Rims to access the Park. The South Rim offers free hop on hop off shuttles, park ranger tours and concession stands. The South Rim had me at FREE shuttle. To learn more and start planning your trip visit www.nps.gov or click here. Search Grand Canyon.
2. Horseshoe Bend is officially part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It is better known though, as the East Rim of the Grand Canyon. This hiking/running/walking trail is less then 2 miles out and back. The trail is ranked for all skill levels and is open year round. I love when the view is worth the hike!
3. Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon are both grouped in as part of the East Rim of the Grand Canyon. Antelope Canyon officially is part of the Navajo Nation Parks and is only accessible via a tour guide. Please visit www.navajonationparks.org or click here for hours, history and so much more.
Canyons and Waterfalls and Bridges – Arizona
1. Several discoveries found in and around Sedona are: Red Rock State Park, their vibrant artistic community, local wineries (which means local wine) and numerous vortexes throughout the area. Sedona, Arizona has something for everyone. Learn more about what to put on your to do list by checking out Sedona Tourism Bureau at www.visitsedona.com or click here.
2. Havasu Falls is a waterfall from Havasu Creek located within the Grand Canyon. It s one of the more famous and more visited falls from Havasu Creek. Standing over 90 feet tall and ending in a breathtaking blue green swimming hole, I can see why it is so popular.
3. London Bridge, at least this London Bridge, is located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The original London Bridge in London was purchased from the City of London, cut into pieces and transported to Arizona in 1968. It re-opened in 1971 and connects an island in the Colorado River to Lake Havasu City. For more history and tour information visit www.londonbridgetour.com or click here.
Star Gazing and Spaceship Rest Stops and Eagles Tribute – Arizona
1. Lowell Observatory is located in Flagstaff, Arizona. In 1894 the Observatory came to be. In 1930 the Observatory discovered a dwarf planet, later known as Pluto. Visit www.lowell.edu or click here to find more history, tours, and maybe a new planet.
2. Area 66, once the home of a real estate scam, is now a museum showcasing UFOs. The museum, under current ownership, is dedicated to the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1953. The large orb is hard to miss from the highway, easy to get to, and is a great photo opportunity to create memories and stories to tell of your travels. Restrictions continue to change on an almost daily basis. Check out http://www.area66.com or click here for updates, hours and their online store.
3. Standin’ on the Corner Park and Mural in Winslow, Arizona. The Park opened in 1999 and commemorates the song “Take It Easy” written and song by the Eagles. Ron Adamson and John Pugh created the amazing bronze statue, and the mural of Girl in a Flatbed Ford respectfully. Discover www.standinonthecorner.org or click here to learn park history, event calendars and more.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Arizona
Thank you for joining me in exploring Amazing Travel Adventures – Arizona.Together we discovered Horseshoe shaped canyons, waterfalls in the desert, dome shaped museum and so much more. I really loved discovering Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow. If you are a music lover like me it is a must see and visit when in Arizona. Did you favorite Arizona adventure make my list?! If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more ways to spend your days in the South West? Read my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – New Mexico or click here. Discover the International Balloon Festival, Canyon Road Art Community, The Burning of Zozobra and so much more.
Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch