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Beachside campsites offer easy access to the river, while hiking trails along the banks give hikers panoramic views of the river and beyond. Springtime wildflowers are best seen along the half-mile Lightning Bolt Trail, and the Copper Mines Trail and Lamb Springs Trail take you on an abandoned mine tour.
Spend a few hours discovering a variety of Native American exhibits that will capture the attention and imagination of kids and adults alike. Then, head outside. Kids can run amok in the small field before tucking into lunch at a picnic table, surrounded by massive granite boulders.
Taste cuisine from six different regions in Mexico in one sitting! Keep things light with a fresh salad, or follow your heart and go for the heaping pork nachos. Afterwards, choose your adventure. Southern Arizona features a number of incredible options for hiking and sightseeing. Chiricahua National Monument is only two hours east, and the stunning Kartchner Caverns State Park is within an hour from downtown Tucson.
Why so landlocked? The United States has miles of salt and freshwater coastline. From north to south, the East Coast is dotted with gorgeous national seashores and beaches. Scenic, enjoyable and important, these national seashores have some of the best East Coast beaches in the United States. If you’re looking for the ultimate summer road trip beach vacation, this is it.
For the ultimate archaeology road trip through the Four Corners region, look no further! From the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park to the petroglyphs at Chaco Canyon, the sandstone spires in Canyon de Chelly, and plenty of other incredible dwellings, hikes, and sites in between, this 10-day itinerary is the southwestern archaeology itinerary of a lifetime.
This three-day itinerary is the perfect way to explore the gateway town to Grand Canyon National Park without all the fuss of the busy season. Live like a local AND see all of Williams, Arizona’s favorite attractions when you visit during the off-season midweek.
For the ultimate American distillery road trip, look no further than the middle Southern states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Both states, respectively famous for their whiskey and bourbon production, are dotted with distilleries that boast strong spirits and natural beauty that lingers. Prepare to take in rolling pastures, remote hollers and scenic mountain ranges that seem to be frozen in a different time and place. This part of the lower Appalachian Mountains is an often misunderstood and underrated part of the American historical, cultural and geographic landscape. In these parts, you’ll find yourself getting lost down winding country roads that slice through some of America’s richest layers.
Southeastern Arizona’s state parks provide a bounty of incredible wildlife, unforgettable vistas and outdoor adventures that will make you feel one with nature. This itinerary can be done in less than a week, or you can take more time to soak in all of the history and mystery that awaits. Lace up your hiking boots, grab your binoculars and pack your cacti identification manual – there’s no time to waste when it comes to exploring these Arizona state parks.