Here we are in Arizona, a land full of attractions that never exhausts the eyes of any holidaymaker. Visit this incredible place and never get tired of revisiting it to discover new secret corners in every visit. ‘The Grand Canyon State” is one of the most popular regions for travelers looking for the natural red rock parks typical of the American Southwest. Here you will find some of the best-hidden places to visit in Arizona and also the most representative iconic landscapes of the whole Old West, here’s how to travel this extraordinary land.
In the middle of Arizona, near Winslow, an hour and a half drive from Grand Canyon Village lies a jaw-dropping natural attraction that is inexplicably off-beaten by the visitors. It is Meteor Crater, the best-preserved meteorite crater in the world. The place that, more than any other, documents the consequences of the impact of a meteorite on earth, also known as Canyon Diable Crater, Barringer Crater, Coon Mountain, Coon Butte. The Meteor Crater Visitor Center is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Ticket prices include three observation points on the rim of the crater, a visit to the interactive museum, a viewing of the film Impact and a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes on the crater rim.
The marvelous Lake Powell included the vast region of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area between Utah and Arizona. It is undoubtedly one of the natural beauties, or almost since it is an artificial reservoir, the second largest in the country. It is unavoidable to visit if you are travelling to Southwest territories. Coming from Kanab after Bryce Canyon, or Zion National Park, you meet it before landing on Page. Among the main things to see at Lake Powell is Wahweap Bay, which covers a large stretch of the southern part of the lake, the most visited by tourists. The Wahweap Marina port of the same name is the most exciting and renowned tourist and sporting point of reference in the area, both for scenic cruises and the most daring and exciting water sports, such as waterskiing and wakeboarding.
Tucson stretches over a valley nicknamed Optics Valley for the presence of many Optical Industries. It is 728 meters above sea level in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by mountain ranges crossed by the Santa Cruz River. Thanks to its mild winter climate, many people have decided to spend the coldest months here. Tucson can be reached by flight via the international airport (7250 Tucson Blvd.) or via the arty Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd. – Phoenix), approximately two hours. The choice depends on how your itinerary is set up in the state. We always recommend renting a car for more freedom. If you want, you may make your flight bookings using Delta Airlines reservations options for the best deals and offers.
The Navajo Indians jealously guard one of the most fascinating and evocative valleys in America, used among other things as a backdrop for numerous vintage westerns. The iconic profile of Monument Valley, with its imposing monoliths that stand alone on the horizon, constitutes one of the most irresistible landscape calls for lovers of road trips in the United States.
Although not a particularly large park, Monument Valley has many secrets to reveal, think of scenic spots like Forrest Gump Point or John Ford Point, or hidden valleys like Mystery Valley.
Petrified Forest and Painted Desert
Often mistakenly attributed to 2 different parks, Petrified Forest and Painted Desert constitute a unique national park, where your eyes will open wide in disbelief at the unheard-of: forests of ancient petrified trees, colorful desert expanses to make you think of the work of a painter and alien landscapes ( Blue Mesa ) characterized by bizarre rocky masses streaked with different shades and disturbing shapes; these are the views that await you.
You can also admire the beauty of the park by car, along the 6 miles of the Park Road which, with its panoramic pitches, will give you more than one occasion to stop and enjoy the beauty of the park. Those who love walking can instead take the various paths that cross the petrified forest.
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