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Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
3 weeks ago

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

For an exploration of the red sandstone canyon on the south side of Sedona along 89A, plan a trip to Red Rock State Park. Access is off Lower Red Rock Loop Road. The drive there is scenic. So much so that around every bend is another dramatic view.

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Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
4 months ago

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

Northern Arizona’s Vermillion Cliffs National Monument sits on the Colorado Plateau, just below the Utah border. While the name “monument” might conjure up the image of something a bit smaller, you’ll find 280,000 acres of beautiful terrain here, including cliffs, buttes, and canyons. The area was only declared as a monument in 2000, though the land itself was already government-managed.

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
4 months ago

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

As a result of the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area now preserves a wonderfully scenic 1.2-plus million acres of mostly desert landscape for your enjoyment. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
4 months ago

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, in southernmost Arizona along the border with Mexico, preserves the only setting in the USA where the organ pipe cactus grows in the wild. Named for its resemblance to organ pipes, the “Stenocereus thurberi” can grow to a height of more than twenty feet. Impressive in and of itself, it is also a stunning feature of the rugged desert landscape.

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Best Dude Ranches to Visit
4 months ago

Best Dude Ranches to Visit

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“Hey, Dude!” When was the last time you said that to someone? In fact, when was the last time someone said that to you? Now, we’re not saying you should …
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Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
4 months ago

Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you’ve never experienced riding in a hot air balloon, you’re really missing out! There’s really no better way to experience the beauty of the world than being up close in person on a hot air balloon. To some, it may seem a little scary. We don’t blame you for feeling that way – it can be frightening to be in one, but once you’re there you won’t regret it. If you’re thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, why not do it in some of the best destinations in America? Read on to see just where that is…

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Best National Parks for Wildlife Viewing
5 months ago

Best National Parks for Wildlife Viewing

When it comes to our national parks, it’s not all about trees and plants — there are lots of spots where you can catch a glimpse of all sorts of animals at any time of the year. Here are our top picks for places to see fauna along with the flora.

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Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour
5 months ago

Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour

Raise your hand if you love a ghost tour!

That’s right, we thought there would be a few of you. The fact of the matter is, ghost tours are not only incredibly fun (in a really scary way), but they are also great ways to learn about a city.

Oftentimes, when you’re on a ghost tour, you’re being taken to all sorts of little nooks and crannies around a city that you didn’t even know existed in the first place. It’s really having the opportunity to look at a city in a truly different way.

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Where to See the Milky Way
6 months ago

Where to See the Milky Way

Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time for chilly nights and gazing up at the stars! The crisp, cooler air makes for some unforgettable sights. You’ll love being able to see Sagittarius, Saturn, Mars, and more from the comfort of a blanket on the ground.

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Guide to Visiting the Hoover Dam
8 months ago

Guide to Visiting the Hoover Dam

While most people head to the Las Vegas area to spend time on the famous (and fabulous) Las Vegas Strip, there is another pretty incredible sight not that far away: the Hoover Dam.

If it’s never occurred to you to hit up the Hoover Dam during your trip to Las Vegas, you should. In fact, Las Vegas wouldn’t even exist if not for the Dam. Read More