This nine-day road trip takes you through some of Arizona’s most unique and spectacular destinations. From hiking the rim of the Grand Canyon to viewing a 200-million-year-old petrified forest, you’ll return home a verified outdoor expert who knows how to handle things like trail etiquette, trash management, and more.
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Gillette lies between Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and a mere 64 miles from Devils Tower—”an hour from the tower,” as the locals say. Gillette and its neighbor community, Wright, are welcome surprises to most visitors, offering a notable foodie scene and uniquely Wyoming tours.
We are longtime fans of Carbon County, Wyoming. Located right in the middle of Southern Wyoming, the tagline for this epic spot is “Get Your West On.” As soon as you cross the state line and leave the city lights behind, you’ll see why.
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.
Flagstaff is one of those lucky cities that has it all: year round adventure, close proximity to a national park, and a food scene so good that it makes you forget you’re not in a large metropolitan city, but rather a quaint, mountain town.
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.
Planning a trip to Sedona, but don’t know where to begin? We cover it all in this short guide, from where to eat to what to do in town, to our favorite trails and natural spaces to explore.
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?
East of the notorious Wave formation, White Pocket requires an arduous 4WD approach, but visitors are rewarded with fascinating and bizarre landscapes for miles. Twisted geology and ice cream colored rock will leave your imagination reeling.
In the forested stretches above Cedar City, Brian Head Ski Resort dishes out powder days to those seeking turns. From the vantage at the ski resort, red rock formations in the distance gleam under fresh snow. This is truly a unique experience from a ski lift!