Sedona + The Grand Canyon

Sedona + The Grand Canyon Travel Guide

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.

Rent a four-wheel-drive and take an afternoon drive into the backcountry to see the spectacular red rock formations at “the magic hour.”

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.

Contact Xanterra, the in-park concessionaire, for information on mule rides and raft outfitters.

The company runs 1.5-hour flights—and promises both peaceful landings and a celebratory post-flight picnic.

The Mii Amo Spa offers spa "journeys" of three, four, and seven nights. The resort comprises 16 rose-colored, adobe casitas surrounded by twisting cottonwoods at the foot of the Boynton Canyon buttes.

Drive to the dramatic 900-year-old giant cinder cone formed during a volcanic eruption.

Hike or ride through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, where you’ll be surrounded by dramatic red rock formations and lush forest.

Tip a few of the award-winning microbrews.

Attempt the challenging, nine-mile round-trip Humphreys Peak Trail in Coconino National Forest, which ascends to 12,633 feet from the Arizona Snowbowl winter ski area.

The museum holds a collection of artifacts, baskets, and pottery from Prescott-area tribes, as well as a Hopi katsina collection, all displayed in a 1935 building that resembles a Hopi pueblo.

Stop into this National Historic Landmark within the park that now houses a museum and bookshop for topographical maps.

The otherworldly Meteor Crater just east of Flagstaff is one of the best-preserved meteorite crash sites on earth (NASA astronauts have trained there before heading off on moon missions).

The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts and artworks from native peoples of the Colorado Plateau. Don’t miss the fascinating skeleton of the Dilophosaurus—a carnivorous dinosaur once native to the area.

Picnic and swim in scenic Oak Creek Canyon at Slide Rock State Park. Gun down a thrilling, all-natural 50-foot-long waterslide carved into the Oak Creek Canyon riverbed.