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The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sedona, and much more.


Horseshoe Bend Arizona


When a traveler thinks of Arizona one of the first things to come to mind is the amazing and world-famous Grand Canyon, but there is a lot more to see and do. 


The Grand Canyon is the jewel of Arizona. Anyone who stands on the northern or southern rim of the canyon is captivated by the vastness of the cliffs and the mesmerizing colors that change with the shifting sunlight. You can also hike along its rim trails, or venture below the rim on foot or by mule, and even take a scenic helicopter tour. However, you experience the Grand Canyon it will leave an indelible impression.


Arizona is firmly considered America’s “West”, with breathtaking landscapes portrayed over and over again in old Western movies featuring cowboys & Indians. 


Monument Valley in the very northern top of Arizona on the Navajo Reservation was featured prominently in those Westerns and many people can recognize the iconic buttes called the Mittens.


Another gem of Arizona is the stunning red rock landscape of Sedona. Nestled amidst the Coconino National Forest, Sedona boasts towering sandstone formations known for their vibrant hues and spiritual energy. The town is a haven for artists, with numerous galleries showcasing works inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them. Visitors can indulge in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, or jeep tours, or simply relax and rejuvenate at one of the many luxurious spas or the natural water slide of Slide Rock State Park.

Boynton Canyon Sedona - view at the Subway Cave


Flagstaff is surrounded by towering Ponderosa pine forests and seems a world away from the typical vision of what Arizona looks like. They even have a nearby ski resort. The planet Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory.


The state capital, Phoenix provides a perfect blend of urban attractions and natural beauty surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and a good base to explore the south of Arizona such as the Saguaro National Park, home to thousands of old, majestic cacti.

From the amazing Grand Canyon, the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert to the cultural treasures of its Native American communities, Arizona will welcome the informed traveler to experience much more and will create lasting memories in the heart of the American Southwest.


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Sedona Hiking

One of the interesting undercut sections

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail

A beautiful getaway to a lush forested trail in the Coconino National Forest that crosses Oak Creek numerous times as you make your way up the high-walled picturesque canyon.

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Horseshoe Bend Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is an easy walk to a panoramic overlook of a spectacular bend in the Colorado River 1000 feet below the canyon rim

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