Castle. Tours off er insights into the local reptiles
and medicinal plants. nps.gov/moca
OUT OF AFRICA WILD ANIMAL PARK
A wildlife theme park educates and entertains
visitors while teaching about nature and the animals.
There are safaris, tours, walks and shows.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outofafricapark.com.
“The Heart of Arizona” brings it all together with
rodeos, swimming, hiking, fi shing and camping.
The historic downtown off ers dining and shopping.
Visit the Zane Grey Museum and see the Rim
Country through the famous author’s eyes.
TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE
The 161-acre park off ers hiking trails, the natural
bridge and the park’s cavern. Fossil hunting and
Indian ruins will keep the history buff enthralled.
About 80 miles from the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff
is a good home base from which to take numerous
daytrips to the region’s attractions. Outdoor
enthusiasts fl ock to the town for hiking, mountain
biking, camping, boating and rock climbing. The
downtown area along the famed Rt. 66 provides
entertainment, eateries, museums, classic hotels
The nonprofi t astronomy research facility
features the Steele Visitor Center where nearly
80,000 annual visitors enjoy tours, telescope
viewing, exhibits, multimedia shows and more.
This mountainside snow sports resort receives
about 260 inches of snow a year and off ers a
winter haven for skiers and snowboarders. Sitting
at 9,000 feet, the resort off ers two lodges and six
chairlift s. snowbowl.ski/
Williams is “the Gateway of the Grand Canyon”
that keeps the spirit of Rt. 66 alive with themed
shops and eateries. It off ers a Route 66 Zipline
and the Elk Ridge Ski Area.
Bearizona in Williams features 160-acres of drive-
and walk-through viewing of natural animal
habitats, with various shows performed daily.
Antelope Canyon is in the Top 5 among the Page,
Arizona area’s “must do” activities. An authorized
tour guide is required to enter, and advance reservations
are an absolute must. antelopecanyon.az
LAKE POWELL & GLEN CANYON
Over 1.25 million acres, the Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area features raft ing, camping, hiking
The Beauty Awaits / Northern Arizona
Parks & Monuments
and more. Nearby Lees Ferry off ers a look at pioneer
life. Formed by the Glen Canyon Dam, Lake
Powell off ers fi ve marinas, four campgrounds,
two airports and houseboat rentals. Located fi ve
miles from Lake Powell, the Horseshoe Bend geological
structure is reachable by a 1.5-mile round
trip hike. www.nps.gov/glca
This valley is one of the most photographed in the
country. The Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley
Park boasts towers of sandstone worn by wind
and water. Navajo tour operators are available
for hire to take you into the Valley for an up close
look at Mother Nature’s work. The visitor center
during the summer features the Haskenneini
Restaurant, which specializes in both native
Navajo and American cuisines, and a fi lm/snack/
souvenir shop. Navajo vendors sell arts, craft s,
native food and souvenirs at roadside stands
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Made up of lakes Mead and Mohave, the
recreation area off ers backcountry hiking and
biking, boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking,
camping and more. The Hoover Dam is on the Arizona
Nevada border and off ers a visitors center
with maps, displays and a theater to educate the
public on the history of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Come up to 5,300 feet and you’ll cool off instantly.
Enjoy a stroll around the historic Courthouse
Plaza and duck into one of dozens of the unusual
stores and restaurants. Immerse yourself in
Western art and history at the Phippen, Smoki,
Fort Whipple and Sharlot Hall museums. Outside
adventures await for mountain bikers, climbers,
hikers and kayakers with hundreds of miles of
trails and several lakes. Throw in the Heritage
Park Zoo and the Highlands Center for Natural
History, and your day is full! Make sure you save
some time for a stroll down the famous Whiskey
Row before you head out of town.
Show Low Springerville
WORLD’S OLDEST RODEO
Held annually over the Fourth of July, Prescott’s
rodeo brings in broncos, bulls, cowboys, clowns
and, of course, crowds. The fi ve-day event features
a parade, a street dance and eight rodeo performances.
The rodeo shows include bareback riding,
tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing,
bull riding and more. worldsoldestrodeo.com
Prescott embodies the Christmas spirit with a
calendar full of holiday-themed activities. Events
include the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Christmas
Parade, the Courthouse Lighting, the Holiday
Light Parade, Acker Night and many musical performances
at various venues. allprescott.com
Along historic Route 66 and Interstate 40, Kingman
has historic charm, great eateries, wineries,
a distillery, the Railroad Museum and the Cerbat
Foothills Recreation area off ering trail systems for
hikers, joggers, equestrians and cyclists.
GRAND CANYON WEST
A day trip from Kingman is Grand Canyon West
and home of the Skywalk, a glass walkway
4,000 feet above the fl oor of the Grand Canyon.
Helicopter tours and Hualapai River tours are
Swing by the historic town made famous by an
Eagles tune and visit the “Standin’ on the Corner”
Park. Learn about the Hopi Tribe at the Homolovi
The area is made up of Show Low, Snowflake,
Taylor and Navajo County. The White
Mountains Trail System boasts a series of 25
to 30 multi-use loops that attract hiker from
around the world, as do outdoors snow sports
and fishing. The trails have many chances to
see elk, bear, deer, javelina, quail and more.
Oraibi Kykotswovi Canyon
Black Canyon City
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Chino Village of Oak Creek
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