Arizona Travel Guide
Three-day rafting trips along the Colorado River, from $725 per person.
Go beyond the touristy town center to the northern boundary of town to see the burial site of many of Tombstone’s most infamous outlaws: the Clanton’s, McLaury’s, and more.
Originally opened in 1877 along the town’s Whiskey Row, this saloon once served as a hub for men looking for work, an election meeting point, and mineral transactions.
Instead of a poolside lounge or round of golf, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s former studio and retreat (now home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation). Daily guided tours are kept small and last from one to three hours.
Day trips to Rainbow Bridge National Monument and other sites can be arranged through Aramark, which operates the Lake Powell’s five marinas.
The two-and-a-half-hour Canyons Adventure Cruise of the Lake and its surroundings departs from Wahweap Marina. Tours depart three times daily from April through October and cost $65 for adults and $42 for children.
Pick up a fishing permit (or an ice fishing permit, in the winter) at a reasonable $6 per day. The one-stop shop also carries bait.
One of the town’s best galleries also has a sculpture garden.
Kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals near several departure points, including Antelope Point, Wahweap Marina, and more.
On the Arizona side of the border town of Nogales (locals cross over seamlessly on an almost daily basis), this boot maker has been around since the 1950’s and sells handcrafted pairs from $500.
This red-hued beauty is an attractively rugged cliff perfect for hard-core hikers. Its Echo Canyon trail, which starts at 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, winds 1.2 miles to the top of the 2,704-foot summit—a steep elevation gain of more than 1,200 feet.
Drive the park’s 28-mile Painted Desert Scenic Drive, stopping for short hikes and photo ops along the way. Don’t miss the ruins of the 100-room, circa-1400 Puerco Pueblo, or Jasper Forest’s vast valley of fallen petrified logs.
Seventeen acres of prickles and thorns mean heaven for succulent lovers at this nursery that stocks a vast selection of garden art.
The center consists of a gallery, music studios, crafts studios, and a community theater that recently staged the locally written production of Justa Café.