Experience three days of adventure with expert guides and out-of-this-world destinations like Bisti Badlands. Rip around sandy arroyos in a 4×4, sip award-winning wine, go river rafting, and more.
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Arizona is chock full of incredible state parks, from border to border in each direction. Some of the best water-based state parks trips can be found on either the eastern or western border of the state. In this case, we decided to visit them all—down the western border and up the eastern border—in one itinerary for a summer full of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
Thanks to the waters of Arizona, these parks are great destinations in the summer. You can explore on foot or on bike in the cooler morning and evening hours, then beat the sunshine and heat by jumping into the Colorado River or Lake Havasu.
Fine we’ll say it: northern Arizona is underrated! With the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest, easy access to Grand Canyon National Park, historic Route 66, a myriad of ancient Native American pueblo sites, unique shopping, temperate weather, and darn good food…northern Arizona is the perfect destination for a family road trip.
Western cowboy charm, unlimited outdoor adventure, historic downtown square known for its bars and live music, and a thriving farm-to-table—or “barrel-to-pint glass”—scene are just a few of the reasons that Prescott, Arizona should be at the top of your list for road trip destinations.
We were lucky to be in Redding on a First Friday where artists lined the streets and the shops stayed open late. The following morning we ate fresh tamales and drank locally roasted coffee from vendors at the Redding Farmer’s Market.
The Grand Canyon State welcomes all visitors: including those with mobility, visual, and hearing challenges. Read on to discover the 10 best accessible adventures in Arizona in the guide below.
Dinosaurland, or Vernal, Utah is the adult playground you didn’t realize you have been craving. Dinosaurs, counting stars, dancing, splashing in the water, and did we mention dinosaurs?
With more than 30 unique state parks to choose from in Arizona, there is truly something for everyone. But with so many options, it can be difficult to determine where to plan your upcoming trip! Let this guide to four diverse parks help you narrow it down this summer.
Undoubtedly, the best way to explore the scenery around Yellowstone is from the back of a horse. Flying Pig Adventure Company offers horseback rides for all skill levels, from novice riders to expert horsemen. Meandering through Yellowstone National Park on horseback is a special experience and really encourages riders to slow down and take in the surrounding beauty.