Few roads in Arizona have as much variety in landscape, flora and recreational activities as State Route 89A. Stretching from Flagstaff to Prescott, segments of this road are considered a must do for anyone seeking some of the most scenic views found in Arizona outside of the Grand Canyon. Today we decided to hop in the car for a day trip and explore some of this stretch of road that we usually only see passing by.
Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona, is one of the most iconic geographical features on the landscape. It offers excellent hiking, amazing scenic views, and an opportunity for visitors to seek the mystical energy of a vortex.
Built into the layered levels of a picturesque canyon, the cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument add to an already stunning hike and provide plenty of education and history of the Sinagua people.
Tuzigoot National Monument, towering above in the Verde Valley floodplain, is an impressive example of the Sinagua culture of central Arizona. With wide-open views of the spanning landscape, it is easy to see why this location is worthy of the national park system.
A common misconception of Arizona is that it's a vast desert with miles of cactus and not much else. Believe it or not, Arizona contains not just one, but four deserts, snowy mountains, and autumn color as well! Always up for an adventure, we decided to head north and seek out fall foliage in a unique way...
Fort Verde is a historic park dating back to the mid to late 1800s showcasing life of US Army soldiers stationed during the Indian Wars of Central Arizona. Visitors can tour the grounds and explore relics from the past.
Jerome, Arizona has a lengthy and rich history. For visitors wanting to learn a bit of the town's past, there's no better place to start off than the Jerome State Historic Park. Today we dropped by to explore what this old mansion could teach us.
If you've ever visited Jerome, you know that it is full of ghost stories, legends and history. However, just outside of town is a little gem called the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town. We love all things ghost town and historical! With that in mind, we packed up the car and headed north to see what this little place was all about.
Traveling by train used to be the way guests would visit the Grand Canyon. We wanted to experience this unique experience for ourselves. How did we like it? What are some of the different car classes like? We’ll let you know all those details and more in case you’re planning to take a trip on the rails.
Arizona's 50,000 year old Meteor Crater is considered the best preserved impact crater on Earth. Today we get hands on and explore the museum as well as check out the overlooks of the crater.
If history and archaeology sites are your thing, you can't beat Homolovi State Park. The park is filled with pieces of broken pottery, remnants of old villages and petroglyphs from the Hopi culture.
At Tonto Natural Bridge State Park you will find a unique geological formation... the world's largest travertine natural bridge. We visit the park and observe this geological wonder from multiple perspectives as we hike and enjoy multiple overlooks.
If you're looking to take in the scenery of the Painted Desert for free, there is a hidden park that fits the bill. These views can't be beat but there are a few things to know before going.
Arizona has no shortage of locales offering Indian ruins. Shoofly Village Ruin is just one of the many which stirs up the imagination. Today we went to visit to see how it stacks up to some of the others we’ve visited.