Tag Archive: Arizona Attractions

Dec 22

Humphreys Peak: Arizona Trekking

Arizona is a state filled with some incredible hikes.  Humphreys Peak is the penultimate high altitude hike.  Climbing to 12,633 feet over its 4.7-mile trail.  That is a whole bunch of up.  But once conquered we could say that we hiked the tallest mountain in Arizona.  Not that I plan to or have the heart …

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Dec 21

Baldwin Loop Trail: Sedona

The Baldwin Loop Trail is a classic Sedona hike with views of one of the more famous rock formations in the area.  For those into hiking it is a must do trail.  Highly ranked in most of the guide books.  Baldwin Loop Trail is an easy 3.3-mile hike that is mostly exposed to the sun.  …

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Dec 18

Williams: Arizona

Those looking for a little nostalgia of when things were slower, cars were cooler, and it did not get any better than cruising than look no further than Williams, Arizona.  This throwback town on old Route 66 is a fun little spot to hit on our trip out West.  It had good food at Cruiser’s …

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Dec 16

Fort Tuthill County Park: Flagstaff

After getting to spend 9 days in the Flagstaff area of Arizona the same question kept popping up.  Why can’t this be in where I live.  Fort Tuthill Country Park was one of those places.  A scenic county park with an enjoyable multi-use trail.  My cross-country team ended up using Fort Tuthill quite a bit …

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Dec 14

Cruisers Café 66: Williams, AZ

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We were going for the whole Route 66 experience while driving to Williams, Arizona to see their animal attraction called Bearizona.  The murals were nice, seeing the Grand Canyon Express up close was kind of cool, and the throwback motif of a restaurant Cruiser Café 66 was a nice feather in the cap to our …

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Dec 13

Fay Canyon Trail: Sedona

The Fay Canyon Trail offers something that many of the Sedona Hikes do not, shade.  Now shade is not something one would normally look for in hike.  Usually it is about the scenery, wildlife, payoff at the end something along those guidelines.   However, out in the Arizona sunshine having the chance to have the sun …

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Dec 06

Lava Flow Trail: Sunset Crater National Monument

The best hike in the Sunset Crater National Monument in Arizona is the Lava Flow Trail.  A short mile long loop that explores the volcanic landscape.  Overlooked by the San Francisco Peaks and Sunset Crater the Lava Flow Trail offers the best scenery in the park.   The Lava Flow Trail is an interpretive loop hike with …

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Dec 04

Lennox Crater Trail: Sunset Crater National Monument

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In a land of scenic views the Lennox Crater Trail offers yet once again another one.  A steep short trail that once I gathered my breath I was able to enjoy the fine sight of the San Francisco Peaks and the Bonito Lava Flow below.  A nice workout.  Worth doing if you have the time …

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Dec 03

Out of Africa: Revisit

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! If it has claws, sharp teeth, and roars chances are it will have a nice home at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.  Such a large variety of predators on display. However, it has a lot more to offer than just a typical zoo experience.  It is probably the …

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Nov 30

Rim Trail: Walnut Canyon National Monument

Scenic, short, and flat, top three things that make for a “hey everybody can do this one” hike.  The Rim Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument is an easy .7-mile trail that offers some wonderful views of the canyon below.  Home to over 300 cliff dwellings of the Sinagua people.  Walnut Canyon National Monument offers …

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