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Beautiful Walnut Canyon National Monument near Flagstaff Arizona

If you are anywhere near Flagstaff, traveling on I-40, a stop at Walnut Canyon National Monument is required. This is a must-see landscape in Arizona possessing a history as rich as its geology and natural, forested beauty. Upon reaching the monument…

Jerome Arizona: A Treasure of Arizona’s Mining History

Jerome is unique and possesses a colorful past. Formerly known as “Wickedest City in the West”. No matter how much you’ve been told about the town prior to a visit, you’re in for surprises. From one visit to the next, we never know what we’ll experience in Jerome. We’ve been treated to a campy, historical film presentation, a tarantula crossing the street, costumed ladies “propositioning” our relatives to join a ghost walk, odd sensations that the place was haunted, a merchant’s talkative chicken, many shop-dogs, fabulous food and, always, friendly storekeepers. These are tame experiences compared to Jerome’s former life of mining accidents, fires, landslides, labor unrest, prostitution, gunfights and opium dens.

Copper Basin Road Drive from Downtown Prescott

Just about anytime of year is perfect for driving this short, one hour loop through the Prescott National Forest around Thumb Butte in Prescott Arizona. Unless there has been a recent heavy rain or a rare snowfall, any vehicle with good clearance can make the somewhat dusty, dirt-road trip. We like to take our Jeep […]


Arizona is a diverse state.  For residents looking to spend a day exploring local wonders, the possibilities are endless. This website is ever-changing. As we, the editors, find new discoveries, we will post them here.  Bookmark our site and check back often to share our latest day-trip.  As residents of north-central Arizona, we will begin […]