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.
Take the scenic evening train journey from Williams, AZ, north to the Grand Canyon on the vintage, 50s-era stainless-steel cars. Book seats in a Parlor Class car, which offers a private bar and open-air rear balcony.
Rent a Specialized Rockhopper.
Spend the afternoon fishing before grilling your catch at the on-site picnic area.
Geological history, dramatically summed up in one 5,500-foot-deep abyss. If you drive to the South Rim yourself, leave your car in Tusayan and take the shuttle into the park. At the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, decide on an easy tour or an ambitious hike.
Board the 20-mile round-trip Verde Canyon Railroad, one of the most scenic train rides in the West.
The museum is dedicated to Central Arizona pioneer history and Native American artifacts.
Snag self-guided walking-tour info for the city's historic places. Be sure to swing by Whiskey Row, the original downtown business district.
For some easy rambles through forested hills on the outskirts of town, grab a map of the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS) from the city visitor center.
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.