Rest of Arizona

Things to do in Rest of Arizona

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.

This original 1831 bridge traveled 5,400 miles and was reassembled brick by brick.

The mile hike down to the intricate Anasazi ruins built high into sandstone cliffs is the only excursion through the monument that doesn’t require a Navajo escort. To explore the canyons further, arrange for a guide in advance at the visitor center.

Experts and beginners can arrange a canoe or kayak excursion up the Colorado River. Travel solo or with expert guides.

Explore the area’s history, including exhibits on gold mining, steamboating, and even an “ancient” slot machine.

Take a tour up the Colorado River to the Topock Gorge.

Strange Factor: This isn’t HBO’s Big Love—this is the real thing. Step into the private world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with a Polygamy Tour given by former FLDS members.

Arguably as mesmerizing as the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly National Monument is one of Arizona’s most underrated treasures.

Book a Navajo-guided horseback trek through Totsonii Ranch; you’ll meander through Canyon de Chelly’s spectacular pair of 1,000-foot canyons.

Browse for Navajo textiles and crafts.

Book a hiking, Jeep, or photography tour of the region.