Central & Northern Arizona Attractions
Plan your trip around the most captivating attractions across Northern Arizona.
Formed by millions of years of wind and water erosion, Antelope Canyon’s magnificent smooth and flowing shaped sandstone has made it one of the most famous slot canyons in the world.
Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Antelope Canyon is actually two separate canyons, the upper canyon and lower canyon. The upper canyon, which the Navajo call Tsé bighánílíní ("the place where water runs through rocks"), is a narrow passage through 120-foot-high canyon walls. The lower canyon is known as Hazdistazí ("spiral rock arches") and is a shallower V-shaped canyon that is a more difficult trek for visitors. [Source Wikipedia] Read More about Antelope Canyon
Lake Havasu, Arizona
London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States, that is the relocated 1831 London Bridge that spanned the River Thames in London, England until it was dismantled in 1967. The Arizona bridge is a reinforced concrete structure clad in the original masonry of the 1830s bridge, which was bought by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America to construct the present bridge in Lake Havasu City, a planned community he established in 1964 on the shore of Lake Havasu. The bridge was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the lake with the main part of Lake Havasu City. [Source Wikipedia] Read More about Lake Havasu
Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts many researchers. Geologists study the multi-hued Chinle Formation. Archeologists research over 13,000 years of history. Biologists explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland. Air quality is an ongoing study in the park. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest!
With almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, Lake Powell is the ultimate playground.
This great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet. framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. The angle of the sun accents these graceful formations, providing scenery that is simply spellbinding.
The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. The fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Enjoy this beautiful land.
Out of Africa
Campe Verde, Arizona
Out of Africa Wildlife Park strives to educate and entertain, to provide an exciting and engaging opportunity to love and respect creation and Creator. It is a place where family and friends gather to experience oneness with animals and each other during safaris, tours, walks, observations, and shows of wild-by-nature animals in their own, natural splendor. In this way, we hope to achieve a kind of oneness with them that will cause us to consider them to be so valuable that we cannot allow them to be lost forever. We continually provide spacious and natural living habitats for animals in need, so they can become ambassadors of their own kind. We have heeded the call of those without a voice, many of whom now border on extinction.
Visit the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site just minutes from Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona near Winslow. Meteor Crater is the breath-taking result of a collision between a piece of an asteroid traveling at 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.
Today, Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. It is an international tourist venue with outdoor observation trails, air conditioned indoor viewing, wide screen movie theater, interactive discovery center, unique gift and rock shop, and Astronaut Memorial Park at the modern Visitor Center located on the crater rim.
Enjoy the Visitor Center’s Discovery Center which showcases the most extensive interactive display of meteor impact science of its type in the world.
Don’t miss a Guided Rim Tour to learn first-hand, how this fiery giant meteor hurtled through space and impacted earth.
Stargaze at one of the finest star and sky shows offered in the American Southwest by staying or camping at the Meteor Crater RV Park
Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs.
AZ-Birding puts you in direct contact with Arizona’s most skilled professional birding guides, letting you take advantage of their expertise and their experience in your search for this exciting region’s avian specialties.
Blazin' M Ranch *Photo by Verde Independent
For more than 20 years the Blazin’ M Ranch has provided visitors to Arizona an Old West experience to remember. Featuring a mouth-waterin’ BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper followed by a toe-tappin, knee-slappin’ hour-long Western stage production by award-winning musicians, it is a must-do attraction during your visit to the Sedona/Verde Valley region.
Arrive in plenty of time before dinner to enjoy the Western town featuring a museum, Old-Tyme photo studio, shooting gallery, ropin’ lessons, tractor pull, saloon and Western shops that line the boardwalk. Located 90 minutes from Phoenix and 20 minutes from Sedona. Learn More
Verde Canyon Railroad
The American railroad is the stuff of legend and folklore inspiring poems, novels, film and song. On Saturday, August 31, Verde Canyon Railroad’s Rhythm on the Rails serves passengers a special blend of trains and tunes with this onboard concert in the Canyon. The brilliant scenery serenaded by the clickety-clack of steel wheels along the rails is an American lullaby. www.verdecanyonrr.com
San Francisco Peaks
The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range located in north central Arizona, just north of Flagstaff. The highest summit in the range, Humphreys Peak, is the highest point in the state of Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m) in elevation. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of an eroded stratovolcano. An aquifer within the caldera supplies much of Flagstaff's water while the mountain itself is located within the Coconino National Forest and is a popular site for outdoor recreation. The Arizona Snowbowl ski area is located on the western slopes of Humphreys Peak, and has been the subject of major controversy involving several tribes and environmental groups. [Source Wikipedia] Read More about Flagstaff
Horse Shoe Bend
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Swirling around a 1,000-foot-high pedestal, the Colorado River bends in a smooth circle around a massive, craggy rock formation before flowing back through the Southwest. Although the landscape is wonderfully natural, visitors should tread with caution. There are no rails keeping you from falling down the steep, rocky cliffs. [Source Wikipedia] Read More About Horse Shoe Bend
Marble Canyon, Arizona
190 million years ago, one of the greatest geological formations began to take shape.
In the Coyote Buttes ravine, some 5,225 feet above sea level, stands Arizona's Wave Rock. Wave Rock has a remarkable undulating appearance, with massive sandstone structures stretched like taffy, and cinnamon color strata domes. It is, in a way, a geological snapshot in time, a still shot of the effect natural forces has on the environment. Read More
A powerful and inspiring landscape, Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.
Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep.
Averaging 8000 feet/ 2438 m above sea level, the North Rim rises 1000 feet/ 305 m higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible. The North Rim has a short season. Lodging and restaurants are open from mid-May through mid-October each year.
Even in good weather the North Rim is harder to get to. It is 220 miles / 354 km by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles / 34 km by foot across the canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails.
The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners.
There are many opportunities here for adventurous and hardy persons who want to backpack, ride a mule toPhantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from several days to three weeks - there are no one-day river trips through the length of Grand Canyon).
Grand Canyon Railway
All aboard the Grand Canyon Railway for “the most sublime of all earthly scenes.” Experience the romance of a voyage by train, and choose from a menu of customized packages that feature lodging inside Grand Canyon National Park and in Williams, as well as breakfasts, dinners and guided tours. Our packaged travel with the train makes planning and booking easy, so let us take care of the details, while you sit back and be spellbound by some of the most stunning scenery on Earth.
Canyon de Chelly
Northeast of Arizona (Navajo Nation)
If These Walls Could Talk...
They would tell you that for nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these canyons - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. Their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyon. The National Park Service and Navajo Nation are actively working together to manage park resources.
With well over 1,000 caves and karst features documented in the state, Arizona is rich in speleological resources. From the large Lave Tubes of Northern Arizona, to the profusely decorated limestone caves of Southern Arizona, our state contains some of the most beautiful and scientifically important caves in the nation. And since Arizona has such a variety of localized climates, from arid deserts to lush mountain forests; we also have a high diversity of caves types.
Zip Line Over Out of Africa! - Sedona's Best Tour
Experience the wind whipping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona!
We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona’s wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Jerome.
Come join us for a memorable zip line adventure! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa, and soar over lions, tigers, wolves, hyenas, bears, leopards, cougars and other natural predators! Book the most exciting zip line in Arizona!
Nestled in the heart of Arizona, the Tonto National Bridge stands as a testament to the wonders of nature. With its rich history and awe-inspiring beauty, this natural bridge attracts visitors from across the globe. Let us delve into the fascinating history of the Tonto National Bridge and discover why it is an absolute must-see for all who visit Arizona.
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