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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Stuff to do between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix

I'm looking for things to do between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix. A little out of the way is fine, and off-the-beaten path activities are great. There won't be any children along, but there's still room for "fun" stuff. Monuments, mountains, other attractions? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
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Meteor Crater in Winslow AZ
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Old Apr 9th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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Hi Jenf,

Send me an email and I can give you a whole list, with clickable links.

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Oak Creek Canyon

Palatki ancient puebloan ruins and petroglyphs just west of Sedona.

Montezuma's Castle Cliff Dwelling

Jerome ghost town (a little off the track)

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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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Of course the most obvious is Sedona. Lots to see and do in this very scenic little town.
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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Ditto to zootsi. Top three choices, in alphabetical order:

Sedona
Sedona
Sedona
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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Rent a bike at the shop that is about 1/4 mile south of Bell Rock then bike around BNell Rock and Cathedral Rock in Sedona.
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Navajo National Monument(cliff dwellings)
Jerome(former ghost mining town, now booming and interesting)
Montezuma Castle(cliff dwelling)
Montezuma Well
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Walnut Canyon National Monument
http://www.nps.gov/waca/

Wupatki National Monument
http://www.nps.gov/wupa/index.htm

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
http://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm

I'll second Montezuma's Castle National Monument. http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm


Sedona is beautiful

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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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Spend the night in Flagstaff and visit the Lowell Obseratory.
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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Like others say, Sedona area which includes Oak Creek Canyon and Jerome is a good possibility. We toured Arizona and some of Utah recently. Mike in Tucson et al can give you excellent tips. Also might mention Tuzagoot ruins en route to Jerome and Prescott.

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Sedona will have plenty for you to see. Montezuma castle and well is nearby also and on the way from and to GC/Phoenix.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 04:18 PM
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Okay, things are getting narrowed down some...

(Thanks to MikePinTucson for such a comprehensive list! You can never have too much information, and I'm always looking for more.)

It's going to be mid-September (for seven nights).

Things that have made the to-do list:
Grand Canyon
The Red Rocks near Sedona (which, according to most of you, seems like a wonderful place!)
A horseback ride
Possibly a balloon ride
A Jeep ride in the desert
Most importantly: To golf as much (and as affordably and in as many diverse locations) as possible.

Main questions now are:

1. Climate: What part of the state would allow these outdoor activities without making us suffer *too* much from the heat?

2. Where would be the best area in which to stay in order to maximize golfing opportunities while remaining within reasonable driving distance of the other activities?

Thanks again!
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Just did the drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix on Friday, but got off the interstate and took the Canyon road to Sedona - much better scenery than south of Sedona, and some intersting places to stop.
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While in Sedona, be sure to do the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow tour. It is great!
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I think it might depend what your interest is. We enjoyed Walnut Canyon & Sunset Crater which we did as "day trips" from the Grand Canyon.

We disliked Sedona so much that we only stayed 1 night when we got there and were able to get a room on the South Rim in the park and drove back.

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