Finding Flagstaff

At the Flagstaff Star Party, more than 25 amateur and professional astronomers share their telescopes with the public.

August 18, 2017

  Science, history and natural wonders delight in northern Arizona If you come to Flagstaff, the largest city in northern Arizona, expecting a quintessential Arizonan experience, you may be in for a surprise. You’ll see more mountains than desert, more ponderosa pine forests than cacti. At nearly... Read more »

Exploring Cochise County, Arizona

The Organ Pipe Formation in Chiricahua National Monument

Mary Zalmanek
March 26, 2013

During a recent two-month trip in our motorhome, my husband, Jim, and I joined the migration of snowbirds seeking sunshine and adventure in Arizona. As our sojourn drew to a close, we spent five days in Cochise County, Arizona, exploring natural and historic sights in the southeastern corner of the state. The... Read more »

Grand Canyon National Park Turns 94

Press Release
February 11, 2013

  RVers who find themselves near Grand Canyon National Park on Tuesday, Feb. 26, can join in the celebration as the National Park Service marks the 94th birthday of this iconic destination. It was on Feb. 26, 1919, that the Grand Canyon received its national park designation after An Act to Establish... Read more »

Santa Cruz River Valley Has It All

Gerald C. and Sharon L. Hammon
January 24, 2013

There aren’t many places in the United States where you can have reasonably good weather any time of year. Or how about a destination where you can be comfortable in February, not fry in July and the humidity won’t make you feel like you’re snorkeling in your motorhome? That destination is the... Read more »

Williams, Arizona: “Gateway to the Grand Canyon”

Locomotives of the Grand Canyon Railway depart daily from the historic Williams Depot, which is walking distance from the railway’s RV Park.

Gerald C. and Sharon L. Hammon
October 16, 2012

Williams, Ariz., bills itself as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.” Motorhome travelers can bypass the town itself, but we’re here to tell you that would be a mistake. Williams and the surrounding Kaibab National Forest offer an ideal setting as your base camp, and if the Grand Canyon is not on... Read more »

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Earns Grant

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Laura Michaels, Managing Editor
September 28, 2012

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument near Coolidge, Ariz., is working to develop a Native American Conservation Corp program thanks to a grant from the National Park Foundation. Casa Grande was chosen to participate in the 2012 America’s Best Idea program, which funds park projects designed to connect... Read more »

Quartzsite, Arizona: An RVer’s Gem in the Desert

January 19, 2011

In January, some call it Arizona’s third-largest city. Located 125 miles west of Phoenix at the junction of Interstate 10 and State Highway 95, Quartzsite draws nearly 1.5 million RVers, rockhounds and bargain hunters in the fall and winter. We’d been hearing tales of Quartzsite ever since we bought... Read more »

Tucson: A New Look at the Old West

October 22, 2010

The Spanish came to the American Southwest in 1539 in search of gold. Missionaries followed in the early 1600s in search of natives to convert to Christianity. Today, snowbirds flock to Tucson for the warmth of a golden sun. Whatever the draw, the “Old Pueblo” has enticed visitors for centuries. Tucson... Read more »

Beyond the Grand Canyon: Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell

October 13, 2010

After you visit the Grand Canyon, head upstream to see another part of the Colorado River: Lake Powell. This massive reservoir took 17 years to fill after Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963. Here you’ll find fantastic boating, fishing, camping and hiking amidst gorgeous desert scenery. The lake... Read more »

Red Rock Retreat

Sedona Arizona Adventure

October 22, 2008

Beautiful. Mysterious. Seductive. These words describe Sedona, a town located 110 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona, which offers four seasons of incredible scenery, adventure and something more — something inexplicable. Before the time of the dinosaur this high desert region was a coastal plain located... Read more »

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