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Flagstaff-There's Even More To Do Here!

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A February 2003 trip to Flagstaff by Taylor252

View from Jerome of... Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona More Photos
Quote: This is the second part of our trip to Flagstaff. There is so much to do in the area. Things like pre-colonial Indian ruins, specialized train rides, natural wonders like the Painted Desert, a volcano, a mining ghost town, Frontier Fort, the Red Rock formations, etc. I'll look at several more sights in this journal.

Wyndham Sedona Vacation Resort

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Hotel | "Fairfield Sedona"

Wyndham Sedona Vacation Resort Photo, Sedona, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:This resort is close to many historic, educational, and interesting places! Right downtown is an artist and crafters mecca. You can wander the streets finding all kind of "must have" items. You can drive 60 min. north and west to Williams AZ and board a train that will take you to the Grand Canyon! (www.thetrain.com). The Verde Valley is about 10 miles south on I-17 where you will find the Verde Valley Wilderness Train Ride (www.verdecanyonrr.com), The old mining city Jerome which is a Ghost Town; and the Tuzigoot Ruins (www.nps.gov/tuzi). Montezuma’s Castle, an amazing cliff dwelling is also south I-17 about 8 miles. Red Rock State Park is out your back door! If you head nort...Read More

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Wyndham Sedona Vacation Resort
1500 Kestrel Circle
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 203-1026

Petrified Forest National Park

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Attraction | "Petrified Forest and Painted Desert"

Petrified Forest National Park Photo, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
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When you think of these two sites, don't you think of them as separate places to visit? I did. However, they are both in the same National Park and the park is named only by the first of these two -- Petrified Forest National Park! One of the highlights of our trip to Flagstaff was the two-hour drive to visit the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. We headed west and got off I-40 onto U.S. 180. Our first great experience of the day was a stop in Holbrook at the Holbrook Flea Market. This is actually one shop that has a tremendous amount of petrified wood for sale out front! Private land owners collect it from their property and bring it in to sell. This is all perfectly legal. The illegal ...Read More

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 86028
(928) 524-6228

Jerome-An Old Mining Ghost Town

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View from Jerome of... Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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If you're in the Verde Valley (about 45 miles south of Flagstaff) and it gets too hot, you can always drive up the mountain to visit Jerome AZ State Historic Park. (Jerome will be 10-15 degrees cooler because of the elevation.) You can see the city if you know where to look because it sits high up on one of the mountains that form the south side of the canyon. To find your way to Jerome, take I-17 south out of Flagstaff and get off at State Hwy 89A. Follow to the cut off for Jerome which will be on your left. The signs are pretty clear taking you into the park on Douglas Road. Jerome is an old mining town that, along with its rich copper deposits, apparently has ghosts! We didn't see any, but...Read More

Holbrook Flea Market-A Shoppers Delight!

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Inide the HolBrook Flea Market Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Sometimes when you're on a trip and you don't really know to much about the area you're in, you get lucky and find a place that brings a smile to your spirit. Such was the case when we turned of I-40 onto AZ. state hwy 180 and headed towards the Petrified Forest. I was driving and my husband was providing navigator commentary on where our next turn would be. I was watching the traffic when I glanced right and saw this place. Holbrook Flea Market -- petrified wood all over everywhere! Huge pieces, large pieces, medium pieces, pieces you could hold in two hands on down to pea size you could squeeze between two fingers. We were past it is a heart beat so, as the navigator's commentary continued, I whippe...Read More
Oak Creek Canyon Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Many of the brochures and websites we researched before heading to Flagstaff suggested different tours. We followed one of them on our second day in the area and it was a good way to get an overview of some of the things we wanted to see. So, here is a suggestion for a 1-day car tours. Total miles=170. Total time=all day. Season: Year round as long as there's no snow or ice. You begin in Flagstaff picking up Hwy 89A. 89A is a designated U.S. Scenic Byway and it is very deserving of the title. You drive for a bit and then the tight cornered switchbacks begin. A very serious recommendation for this portion of the trip is no snow and ice! You descend from over 7000 feet to something like 3800 ft. pre...Read More