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Lake Montzuma, AZ
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Access to city water nearby
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Nearby Cities and Attractions
Enjoy all four seasons in Northern Arizona’s largest city — located along historic Route 66 just 80 miles from the Grand Canyon. Immerse yourself in the college atmosphere of laid-back Flagstaff. Visiting Flagstaff is perfect for getting outside and exploring historic sites. The city is equally well-known for recharging at local festivals and breweries.
Abutting Northern Arizona University, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park features a 1904 Arts and Crafts home owned by the Riordan brothers, from a prominent Arizona logging family. Flagstaff is the world’s first international dark sky community — and home to Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was discovered — which makes it ideal for exploring the night sky. Another otherworldly sight to see in Flagstaff is the cinder cone at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, which shook the earth around 1085. Before the volcano erupted, native Sinagua people lived there, but after their farmland was buried, some of them moved to nearby Walnut Canyon and Wupatki, where visitors can view cliff dwellings and ancient pueblos. Sinagua descendants, including Arizona’s Hopi and Zuni tribes, are represented at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort north of the city, offers both downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding in winter months and family-friendly activities in the summer. Closer to town, the Flagstaff Urban Trail System traverses more than 50 miles along nonmotorized shared-use pathways. Zipline, climb nets and balance on suspended bridges at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, or meander around The Arboretum at Flagstaff, which sits on 200 acres within Coconino National Forest.
For music and tunes in autumn, join the fun at Pickin’ in the Pines for bluegrass music and Oktoberfest for beer, brats and polka. The monthly First Friday ArtWalk is when Flagstaff galleries, restaurants and businesses stay open late for special exhibits, performances and live music. In December, journey through Santa’s workshop at the North Pole Experience and ring in the New Year at the historic Weatherford Hotel’s Great Pinecone Drop.In Flagstaff, February is officially known as “Craft Beer Month.” Look for new flavors and events around town, but of course you can sample the suds from local brew pubs any time of year. Download the Flagstaff Brewery Trail passport, and once it’s filled with stamps, receive a free pint glass. Come summer, enjoy Flag’s 80-degree weather and the annual Blues & Brews event, with live music and kegs of the good stuff.
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, should be a must-see in everyone’s lifetime. It is characterized as a steep-sided canyon formation carved by the Colorado River. Nearly two billion years of geological history have been revealed in cross-section as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. Vast in scale, the canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and attains a depth of over a mile. Much of the Grand Canyon and its adjacent rim are contained within Grand Canyon National Park. It offers an excellent record of three of the fours eras of geological time through a vast array of rock types, caves, a rich fossil record, and significant archeological resources.
However, the significance of the Grand Canyon is not just limited to its geology. The park contains several ecosystems. Its great biological diversity can be attributed to the presence of five of the seven life zones. This is equivalent to traveling from Mexico to Canada! The canyon also serves as an ecological refuge. It is home to numerous rare, endemic (found only at the Grand Canyon), and threatened or endangered plant and animal species. For thousands of years, it has also been continuously home to Native Americans who have built settlements within the canyons and its many caves.
Grand Canyon National Park is understandably one of the world’s premier natural destinations, attracting five million visitors per year. Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim, rafting, hiking, running, and helicopter tours are also widely popular. The floor of the valley is accessible by foot, muleback, or by boat or raft from upriver. Experienced hikers often make the trek from rim-to river-to rim in one day. However, if you’re wanting to slow down and soak in the views, many permits are given for camping as well. Tourists wishing for a more vertical perspective can go skydiving, board helicopters and small airplanes for canyon flyovers. In 2007, the Hualapai Indian Tribe opened the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk on their property, Grand Canyon West. The Skywalk is about 250 miles by road from Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim.
Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona with a population of 11,241. With nearly 10,000 years of human habitation by a diversity of cultural groups, the Verde Valley has a long and rich history to share. Archaeologists identify the Valley’s first human inhabitants as belonging to the nomadic Clovis culture, followed by the Hohokam and then the Sinagua who constructed the Tuzigoot Pueblo and the cliff dwelling at Montezuma Castle. Later, the Yavapai and the Apache made their entrance, with white settlers establishing a 200-acre settlement in 1865. Although many of the settlers came to the Valley to farm and ranch, a rich mineral strike in the Black Hills attracted a wave of newcomers to the area. Today, Fort Verde State Historic Park, the Yavapai-Apache Cultural Department, the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum, and the Verde Valley Archaeology Center have all made it their mission to preserve and protect the legacies of these various cultures.
Along with visiting these historic sites, Camp Verde’s central location, temperate year-around climate, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and bucolic setting on the banks of the Verde River make it one of Arizona’s premier tourist destinations. Less than an hour from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Payson, Camp Verde and the surrounding Verde Valley offer numerous venues for visitors interested in history and cultural heritage, boating, hiking, biking, wine tasting, or just taking in the landscape. Add to that mix the Out of Africa Wild Animal Park and Cliff Castle Casino and you can see why Camp Verde caters to all ages and every taste.
Experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. From 1865 – 1891, Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Several of the original buildings still stand and living history programs are scheduled periodically, giving visitors a glimpse into Arizona’s history. Today, visitors can experience three historic house museums, all furnished in the 1880s period, that are listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The former Administration building houses the Visitor Center with interpretive exhibits, period artifacts from military life, and history on the Indian Scouts and Indian Wars era. The park offers picnic tables, restrooms, RV and tour bus parking, and is ADA Accessible.
Castle Creek Wilderness
On the stark eastern slopes of the Bradshaw Mountains, Castle Creek Wilderness stands between Phoenix and Flagstaff and contains over 25,000 acres. Extremely rugged topography rises to granite peaks on Juniper Ridge, offering views of the Agua Fria National Monument. In the southeastern corner of the wilderness the elevation drops to 2,800 feet. Saguaro cactus, paloverde, mesquite, jojoba, catclaw, and grasslands dominate the lower elevations. Up higher you’ll find chaparral communities of shrub live oak, mountain mahogany, and manzanita with pinion and juniper on southern slopes and small stands of ponderosa pine on northern slopes. Dense populations of mule deer and javelina inhabit this area, along with a few mountain lions, bobcats, black bears, coyotes, rabbits, foxes, skunks, and badgers. Snakes and lizards live here, and numerous birds soar overhead, including doves, quail, hawks, owls, ravens, jays, and many smaller species. Nine trails offer approximately 30 miles of hiking throughout the area to view this incredible landscape.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Out of Africa Wildlife Park is an opportunity to see hundreds of wild-by-nature animals from all over the world, especially Africa, in an authentic replica of a real African Bush Safari landscape. Besides the entertaining shows and animal presentations throughout the day, you can view all of the animals roaming in spacious habitats that give you the chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. In addition to the nearly 40 exotic big cats including lions, tigers, leopards, jaguar, and cougars, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is composed of hundreds of mammals, birds, and reptiles representing the incredible biological diversity of forests, jungles, and plains of the world, including Africa and many other continents. The experience includes a bush safari tour showcasing herd-style animals from the plains and savannas of Africa and Asia where you’ll observe free-roaming giraffes, antelopes, zebras, ostriches, water buffalo, gemsboks, elands, and many more. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Black Hills of Camp Verde, Out of Africa Wildlife Park truly is an awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, year-round.