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Arizona Road Trip Itineraries

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The “Grand Canyon State” is one of the most popular regions for those seeking the natural red rock parks typical of the American Southwest. Here you will find some of the most iconic landscapes of the entire Old West. Here is how to travel this extraordinary place.

Contents

Best Things to See and How to Plan an Itinerary

Scenic Routes and Roads

 

Time Zone

Parks

Other Nature Attractions

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Meteor Crater: Discover the immense crater of Arizona

In Northern Arizona, near Winslow, an hour and a half’s drive from Grand Canyon Village, there is a natural attraction that some unknown reason is not often frequented by visitors. I am talking about Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteor crater. Of all places, it best documents the consequences of a meteorite’s impact on earth. It is also known as…

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Visit Horseshoe Bend: Discover a Miracle of Nature

There’s no doubt about it. There are so many natural wonders to see around Page that it would take more than a week to see them all. If you’re planning your road trip to Arizona, draw a nice red circle on the map around Page. Here you will find some of the most fascinating slot canyons in Arizona, such as…

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Vermilion Cliffs and Paria Canyon: Two Hidden Gems

On the border between Utah and Arizona, near Page, there is a secret geological treasure that is worth visiting, where you can be awe-inspired by the natural beauty just as you were when you visited the national parks scattered in the surroundings. We are talking about Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Wilderness Area, a rare and remote natural area waiting…

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Waterholes Canyon: How to Visit This Unknown Slot Canyon in Arizona

Like the much better known and photographed Antelope Canyon, Waterholes Canyon is a slot canyon, which is a canyon that has been formed over the centuries through water erosion. Therefore, deeper than it is wide and this, combined with its shape, helps to create beautiful plays of light especially when the sun is perpendicular to the canyon. Until recently, unlike…

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Glen Canyon Dam: How to Visit This Impressive Dam on Lake Powell

Glen Canyon Dam is located near Page and, as a result of its construction between 1956 and 1966 along the Colorado River, Lake Powell was created. It is part of the Glen Canyon complex operated by the National Park Service, and it has the great fortune of being along the way most people who are planning a Arizona road trip….

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Coal Mine Canyon: Discovering A Natural Wonder in Arizona

To say that the West Coast is a land of wonders may seem cliché. Nature parks such as Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon have now become common knowledge for travelers from all over the world, and are often featured in nature documentaries. But we truly believe that the West Coast is full of secrets, and for this reason, we…

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The Most Beautiful Slot Canyons in Arizona

There aren’t many slot canyons in Arizona, but you can certainly visit some of the most famous ones in the world. So let’s take a look at the best slot canyons in Arizona, that are also the most easily accessible. There is some general information to keep in mind before going into one of these canyons, which we have described…

Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument: Ancient Cliff Dwellings in Arizona

Are you planning a road trip between Arizona and Utah? Maybe you haven’t considered the Navajo National Monument, which is little known but not to be dismissed so easily. You could integrate it as an intermediate stop on your road trip between the Grand Canyon and the Monument Valley, or perhaps between the latter and Lake Powell. The Navajo National…

Major cities

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What is there to do in Flagstaff: a charming city in Arizona

Flagstaff is usually included in most typical West Coast road trip routes due to its proximity to attractions such as the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley (although the latter is practically a 3-hour drive away). However, the Wild West charm of this city located on Route 66 at the foot of the picturesque San Francisco Peaks and the many attractions available…

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Visit Phoenix: Arizona’s Capital’s Must See Attractions

If you thought that the large and sprawling Los Angeles was the largest urban area in all of the Southwest, well, guess again! Clearly, we’re talking about a relatively large number of square miles, but there is a city that, in terms of surface area, exceeds even the City of Angels. This city is Phoenix, which has 1,530,000 inhabitants spread…

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What to See in Page: Discover Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell

Page, a small town in Arizona inhabited by a few thousand people, is actually a key point of any West Coast travel. It has the great fortune to be located near the edge of Glen Canyon (carved out by the Colorado River) and is surrounded by many treasures, too many and too beautiful for the time usually available to visit…

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Kingman: A Strategic Stop along Route 66 in Arizona

The welcome sign for Kingman, which declares it as the heart of Route 66, is not completely accurate, neither geographically (the central point is at Adrian in Texas) nor in terms of the attractions, which should not be underestimated, but they are not as iconic as many others that can be found along the Mother Road. Despite this, stopping at…

 

Unusual Attractions

Map of Places to Visit