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Dec 25th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Arizona Itinerary Help Needed

I am in the process of planning my second trip to Arizona for this spring (over Easter week to be exact) and need a little bit of help.

The background: I will be traveling with my parents (early 70's mid 60's) for one week to Arizona. We will be flying into Phoenix as they have friends there, who we will be visiting right before we leave for home. We have visited Sedona, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater parts of the Painted Desert and Disonsaur Tracks in Tuba City. We wish to make a short stop over to visit Sedona again but one visit to GC was enough for us.

What I was thinking: I would like to head up and do things along the boarder of Arizona and Utah. We have gone to Zion and Bryce before so I was thinking Monument Valley and perhaps Page and some areas around there.

Timeframe: We will have 6 days total (1 day that Saturday includes getting into Phoenix) I will need to be back in the Phoenix area by the following Friday (all day to drive back if needed).

What we would like to see: My parents are not big hikers but can do short hikes. They love nice scenery and don't mind looking at it, while I take short walks.

So can anyone offer suggestions with the 6 days? Once I have a firm itinerary, I'll start looking at places to stay so no budget there yet.

Thanks in advance.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Have you ever visited southern Arizona? Tucson, Bisbee, Tombstone, Chiricahua National Monument are all places we have enjoyed.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Extend your trip north from Monument Valley to stay in Moab.
They will enjoy the hike out to Delicate Arch.
Also visit the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands NP.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Thank you both. We thought going North this time and saving South for another time. Last time, I really wanted to see Monument Valley but we just didn't make it.

I will check out the Moab area and see if that entices us.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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On your way to Monument Valley - a nice little side trip - about 20 miles west of Kenyata - is the Navajo National Monument - where you can look across the valley at the Cliff Dwellings. It's a fairly easy walk to reach some of the viewing lookouts -and they also have a nice theater - with movies, etc.

see: http://www.nps.gov/nava/index.htm
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Dec 25th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Actually - it's spelled Kayenta - and it's the gateway to Monument Valley - from the AZ side - and here is some more info:

http://www.arizonaguide.com/places-t...rizona/kayenta
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Dec 25th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Tom. I forgot to add my Dad really liked Montezuma Castle so the Cliff Dwellings is something he would like.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Have you ever visited southern Arizona? Tucson, Bisbee, Tombstone, Chiricahua National Monument are all places we have enjoyed.

Us, too.

Canyon de Chelly is another possibility (especially if you are headed for Monument Valley). It's a beautiful place; very much worth a visit.
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Dec 25th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Moab hosts a huge Jeep Rally over Easter week, lodging might be difficult to find and the town will be pretty busy.
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