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.

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.

Imagine you’re one of the 12th-century Indians who built cave dwellings along these canyon walls.

Located in the upscale shopping center of Hillside Sedona, the El Prado Gallery is surrounded by fountains and ponds, rock furniture, and kinetic sculptures.

Some 450 miles of hiking trails snake through the pristine Prescott National Forest. If you choose the Granite Mountain Trail, a five-mile round-trip hike that brings you to a dramatic peak, you might be rewarded with close-up views of peregrine falcons that nest in the cliffs.

The ski mountain boasts the largest vertical ski drop in Arizona (2,300 feet).

For adventurous rafters, this veteran outfitter organizes 4- to 18-day rafting-and-camping excursions through the Grand Canyon. This pioneer in commercial river guiding brings rafters and kayakers onto otherwise inaccessible waters. T+L Trip pick Grand Canyon Rafting.

As a 1900 fire engulfed the saloons and brothels of Prescott (Arizona’s Whisky Row), patrons carried their bottles, glasses, and the monumental 24-foot-long oak bar out of the Palace Saloon and set it across the street in Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza to create a makeshift bar.