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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Dec 14, 2005.
What is there to see?
Grand Canyon, Sunset Creator- A volcano, Meteor creator, montezuma's Castle - a cliff dwelling. The Navajo Nation. Canyon De Chelly- a beautiful canyon on the Navajo Nation with spectacular cliff dwellings.
I loved the Grand Canyon--wanna go back!
Cactus, rattle snakes, scorpions, an egg frying on the sidewalk...come visit!
i'm new, i don't know how to do this and i was wondering if any of you knew tinytim? he said he would help me and i don't know how to see if hes on. sorry for posting it on here.
I went to Tombstone this summer. Unfortunately I was only there long enough to spend about an hour at Bootheel Cemetery and drive by the OK Corral. Love every second of it and plan to go back this year and spend a whole day or two.
On a footnote- we also were able to go to Lincoln, NM and took a tour. Our guide was the famous Drew Gomber of the history channel!
There is a tinytim here:
If this is who your looking for you can then click on the PM (personal mail) to the right of his name and write him. Good luck
The desert in bloom, Flagstaff, Yuma. During the middle of August or late July you will be reminded to do evangelism because you will have a greter appreciatyion of what hell is like. Even the rocks are toasted.
In addition to what's already been suggested, I'd recommend a drive from Flagstaff through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. Spectacular red rock country. Farther east, a visit to Petrified Forest National Park is worthwhile. Monument Valley, in NW Arizona (and partly in Utah), is very impressive; and a side trip to the point where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet is a nice tourist stop (you can stand in all four states at once).
We drove from Phoenix to Flagstaff in June and the scenery was gorgeous! It was really hot (118) but we didn't care! The route we took started out flat in Phoenix and gradually climbed to about 7,000 ft. We visited the Grand Canyon (so beautiful it made me cry), the painted dessert, the Meteor Crater, Jerome, Flagstaff, Montezuma's Castle, and lots of others. I loved everything and would go back anytime!
Is there much to do at the Grand Canyon? Enough to spend the day doing things? That is where we are thinking about going on vacation this year.
^There's certainly enough to do at the Grand Canyon to fill a day, several in fact: hiking, horseback riding, rafting, IMAX theatre, and a lot more. I'd suggest visiting both the south rim and the more remote north rim, if you have the time. I prefer the north rim, because it's less crowded and just as scenic, but it is a long drive to get there. (You may want to go to www.nps.gov for more info.)
(Also, on a previous post I mistyped NW for NE Arizona as the location of Monument Valley. And if you're in that area, Lake Mead is another great place to spend a day.)
First of all it's a dry heat.
I would love to see the Grand Canyon.
We just broke our record of 101 days without rain, it's now up to 108 and no rain in sight. It's beautiful today and will be around 80 degrees but the trees need water! I wonder what the summer will be like.
I have been to AZ a number of times, but only one short trip in the last 4 years. The Grand Canyon is a great sight to behold, but the summer crowds on the South Rim do harm the pleasantness of the experience (IMHO). The more inviting North Rim IMO is a little less scenic but still awesome. I once took an air tour of the Canyon in a Cessna 310; I told the pilot I was a low-time flyer, so she wanted me to ride in the front (pilots like to play percentages, even very small ones), while 2 young German guys, who did not seem to understand any English at all, took the rear seats. That's a great expereince, too, but you are not likely to be able to photograph or videotape without the wings or struts in your shots.
The Meteor Crater, Navajo Ruins, Saguaro National Monument, the Painted Desert, Old Tucson Studios... these 'major' attractions are well-known, or at least information is readily available. But a few lesser known areas are very worthwhile to see or experience....
One of the most interesting and scenic driving experiences you can have is through the Salt River Canyon on US-60. The road winds through awesome canyon country. Sedona is another well-known site, south of Flagstaff, encircled by red rocks and mesas, but it's also a hodgepodge of "new age" shops and temperaments. There are a couple of mountain towns southwest of Sedona that are 8-9 thousand feet high and nice places to visit-- Cottonwood, and especially the smaller Jerome. And finally there is Oatman-- south of Kingman and Bullhead City, on old Route 66; a one-time "ghosttown" which has gradually built up to a souvenir retailers' center with occasional shootouts and other dramas. And when the prospectors gave up and left that area they let their burros go free, and today their descendants are among the few permanent residents of Oatman, and roam the streets freely. They're used to people, but if you pet them expect the dust to fly!
[ February 09, 2006, 09:12 AM: Message edited by: Alcott ]
So is hell.
When I lived near Yuma I forgot to take my volt meter off the dash of my pickup and the next day I found it had melted some.
New record of 114 days without rain! 85 degrees yesterday, what happened to Winter???
Come on GP! Just think of the tan you can get; and when you sweat you don't even know it.
What is the best web sites for Arizona? We will be driving from Arkansas to the Grand Canyon and then maybe on up in to Utah. Also would we be able to get a room close to the Canyon? We are mostly interested in sight-seeing since we will have an elderly lady with us. When we went to Yellowstone Park we got a room about 50 miles away and had to drive back and forth so I am trying to stay away from that this year. Do you think it will be real hot there the last week of May? **Becky**
I would use the North rim lodge and be sure to make reservations ahead of time. I would recommend visiting the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest if you have time. Hard to say about the heat (and depends what you consider hot) as I’ve seen it not get to 100 in the valley until June but this has been a very strange warm Winter breaking the all time record of no rain by 2 weeks and counting. If we don’t get some good rain there will probably be a lot of fires so I would pay attention to that in regards to closings. We don’t consider it hot in the valley until it goes above 105 before that it’s just pretty warm. A squirt bottle works well on the kids and elderly if it's hot.
Thanks Benjamin for your advice. I never thought about the fire situation until you mentioned it!