Flagstaff, AZ is relatively well-known, so I’m not sure that I would call it a “hidden-gem” per se, but I do think it tends to get overshadowed by the nearby Grand Canyon and red rocks of Sedona. It’s hiking trails may not compete, but it’s well preserved pueblo ruins and observatory definitely make it worth a stop along an Arizona road trip. Keep reading to find out what to do with a weekend in flagstaff and where to stay while you’re there!
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I have a confession to make…. I’m a total city girl. I’ve been “frontcountry” camping once or twice — with a fancy RV and a campground complete with public restrooms and a swimming pool — but visiting Havasu Falls was my first time doing “backcountry” camping. Suffice to say, my mom and I had a lot of preparation we needed to do. Check out my Havasu Falls packing list to see everything we decided to bring, what we wish we would have brought, and what we wish we would have left at home.
Carved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and, in certain areas, attains a depth of over a mile. Its size as well as it’s various rock formations and colors make it quite the sight to see! Figure which part of the canyon to visit, the best things to do there, and where to stay with this 3 day Grand Canyon itinerary!
Desert View Drive, also referred to as State Route 64, is one of the roads that leads into the central part of the Grand Canyon. It runs right next to the eastern part of the Grand Canyon and offers several spots for you to stop and get spectacular views of the canyon. Check out why Desert View Drive is worth the drive!
Page is one of those towns that is often overshadowed by some of the other great attractions in the area such as the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. However, Page ended up being one of my favorite destinations on our Arizona road trip. Find out all the top things to do in Page, Arizona and why you should visit!
The Antelope Canyons were not only my favorite thing to do in Page, Arizona, but were also one of my favorite things throughout our whole Arizona road trip. There’s actually two canyons: Upper and Lower, and there are some pros and cons to each. Find out everything you need to know in order to decide between Upper vs Lower Antelope canyon as well as tour prices for each as details of our experiences.
If you didn’t know already, Horseshoe Bend is one of the top things to do in Page, Arizona. As I’m sure you can guess by the name, this section of the Colorado River is shaped a bit like a horseshoe and is located at the bottom of a 1,000 foot deep canyon. Find out everything you need to know about visiting Horseshoe Bend, including the best time to visit, how to get there, and what to expect when you arrive.