Road-trips In Arizona That You're Missing Out On
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Road-trips In Arizona That You're Missing Out On

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Road-trips In Arizona That You're Missing Out On

Arizona isn't just a dry heat, it's so much more. Here's what you're missing out on.

Jerome, AZ

Jerome is a tiny city located just North of Prescott, Arizona. In this tiny city riddled with immense history, you can find innumerable things to entertain you. Considered the ghost town of Arizona, Jerome has haunted mansions, a jail, and cellars that are sure to get your blood rushing. If “scary” isn’t your scene, try a museum, or hiking…in the opposite direction of the city.

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Fossil Creek, Beaver Creek, and Slide Rock

If you’re a coastal homebody that became landlocked after moving to college like me, these three spots will be your best friend. All located in the vicinity of Sedona, these attractions, (formed entirely by nature), are straight out of a fairy-tale. Hike up to the falls, cliff jump into the cold water or slide down the perfectly formed rocks. Any of these are a day trip you won’t forget.

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is located north of Flagstaff, in Page, Arizona. It is one of the most incredible sights you’ll ever lay eyes on. Stand at the bottom of the curve, and witness the Colorado River weave its way through a deep canyon. Also get this…the entrance to Horseshoe Bend is *cough* free *cough*. A big jump from the Grand Canyon, (located just an hour away from Horseshoe Bend by the way), that has an entrance fee of thirty bucks. Pro tip - drive to the GC in the middle of the night to catch the sunrise, the guards at the gate where you are supposed to pay have to sleep too!

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Aircraft Boneyard

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson has one of the largest airplane graveyards in the country. Partnered with Pima Air & Space Museum, pay for a tour and get pummeled with some super cool facts, or crawl under the fence to do your own exploring (you didn’t hear that from me).

Humphreys Peak

Humphreys Peak is a mountain in Flagstaff just northeast of the Snowbowl. Home to Lockett Meadow and the highest point in Arizona, this mountain is an easy, yet unforgettable adventure. The service road takes you almost all the way up the mountain and drops you off at a campsite where you can run through the grass, play in the seasonal snow, set up your hammock, or tackle the hike to the top. The best time to make this journey is the beginning of October when the Aspen trees have transformed into a magical gold blanket that covers the side of the mountain. Get there early in the morning to avoid hitting traffic going up the mountain; yes you heard that right.

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