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.
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Whether you choose a strenuous adventure to the top of Arizona or a relaxing stroll through a dense forest, Flagstaff has you covered.
Make a morning stop at the Farm-to-Fantastic Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday morning throughout the year. Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, locally-sourced foods, and delicious baked goods before heading into the desert.
Leave the city behind and explore nature and an up-and-coming art scene in this historic mining town.
You can take a leisurely, shady walk along the Verde River after grabbing a meal in town, or make it an all-day outing.
Explore lush riparian forests, New Deal-era architecture, and Native American history in the heart of Arizona’s Verde Valley.
Williams, Arizona, is the crossroads of the American Southwest. From Grand Canyon National Park to Route 66 to rodeos, there’s plenty to explore in the area. Naturally, summer is the busiest season for visitors. However, since attractions remain open year-round, why not visit during one of the other equally enjoyable seasons? The only thing you have to lose are the crowds, heat and higher summer rates! Sounds like a no-brainer to us!
Birdwatching is the perfect way to appreciate wildlife and embrace the great outdoors. Birdwatchers flock to these Arizona state parks year-round to catch a glimpse of the Southwest’s rarest feathered friends.
From ancient pueblos to astronomy, Flagstaff has a long and rich history. But this is no ordinary history lesson–you’ll get to experience it all firsthand, from exploring ancient pueblos to peering through the telescope used to discover Pluto.
From the Grand Canyon to the Painted Desert of the Navajo Nation, this corner of the Colorado Plateau is chock-full of Native American history and culture. You could spend a lifetime exploring and learning about the region, and Flagstaff is the perfect place to start.