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The Petrified National Forest: More than 225 Millions Years in the Making

The Petrified National Forest, located nearby Holbrook, Arizona in the Northeastern portion of the state, is named as so for its’ large quantities of petrified wood. The forest was declared a national monument in 1906. During the Triassic Period (which came just before Jurassic and is therefore known as “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”), the land […]

Montezuma Castle: A 900+ Year Old Ancient Apartment Building

Montezuma Castle, a 5 story, 20 room living space built by the Sinagua people between 1100-1300, is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the country. In 1906, President Roosevelt declared Montezuma a place “of the greatest ethnological value and scientific interest,” making it one of the first four national monuments. The dwellings are […]

Exploring the Beautiful Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater National Monument

Sunset Crater National Monument, the youngest cinder cone of more than 600 in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, is a must-see attraction located about 15 miles north of Flagstaff. It’s an interesting area to explore while visiting Northern Arizona. The convenient distance from Flagstaff and other nearby towns makes it an easy side trip to […]

A Drive Through Beautiful Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona

Bearizona is a drive-thru wildlife park located in Northern Arizona. Situated in Williams, just an hour or so from the Grand Canyon’s South rim, it’s the perfect add on activity to any Grand Canyon trip. There are 3 main sections of the park to explore: a drive-thru area housing larger animals like black bears and […]