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Red Rock Country

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A January 2006 trip to Sedona by cindylou11157

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Quote: The small town of Sedona is set right in the middle of Red Rock Country. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by magnificent views.

Red Rock Country

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The highlight of visiting Sedona is seeing the red rock that surrounds the area. Everywhere you look, you see towering rock formations that change color as the sun moves. We did one Jeep tour, Broken Arrow, which we were told was the most popular. The tour was 2 hours of rough riding in unspoiled rock formations. After that we took a drive up to Oak Creek Canyon on Highway 89A, which was voted one of the most breathtaking drives by National Geographic. This switchback takes you past some of the most spectacular rock formations. In the summer you can take your family to Slide Rock National Park and slide down the rocks that make a natural slide. At the summit you will see awesome views of the canyon an...Read More

Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas

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Hotel | "Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel/Creekside Villas"

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This hotel sits right in the middle of uptown Sedona, surrounded by magnificent views of red rock country. The hotel has a great location, within walking distance to restaurants, art galleries, and shops. The rooms are very nicely furnished, with free Internet access, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, and an iron. I booked the inexpensive room, which overlooks downtown Sedona. The upgraded rooms have magnificent views of the red rock. Since our stay was short and we would not spend much time in the hotel, we booked the inexpensive room. The hotel has other amenities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, nautilus room, steam and sauna room, game room, and tennis courts. A continental breakfast is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2006

Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas
400 North Highway 89A.
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 2824001

Pink Jeep Tours

Attraction | "Broken Arrow--Pink Jeep Tours"

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Pink Jeep Tours has been running tours for over 45 years. The most popular tour is the ultimate Broken Arrow Tour or The Road of No Return. Just a short ride out of town you will see some of the most spectacular Red Rock Cathedrals anywhere. This 2-hour tour is an action-packed ride up and over slippery red rock. You better buckle up or you might be bounce right out of the Jeep. The guide is very informative, explaining how the red rock formed, the vegetation, and animal life. Since it was winter, we did not run into any rattle snakes. For you hikers, this is a hiker’s paradise. The guide informed us about many rescues of hikers getting into situations, like not being able to get ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 6, 2006

Pink Jeep Tours
204 North State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86339
(928) 282-5000

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

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Attraction | "Out of Africa Wildlife Park Tiger Playtime"

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Once in a lifetime, I think so. Something you will definitely never forget. Playing with baby tigers was awesome. My husband surprised me with this trip to Arizona, and our trip ended with me having playtime with two baby tigers. Their names are Harvest and Harmony, two Siberian tigers. What a way to finish off an already perfect vacation. The tigers were brought in from the preserve in an animal carrier to the playtime area. I could hear them purring. The caregivers opened up the door to the carrier and out came two adorable 15-week old tigers, eager to play, and play they did. I was given a toy, a bottle tied to a string, for the tigers to go after. The caregivers told me this was like a b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2006

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
4020 N. Cherry Rd.
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
928.567.2840

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

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They are called CAREGIVERS, but they are more than that. They are their friends, caretakers, family, and part of their pack. This is the staff at Out of Africa Wildlife Park.This refuge for exotic animals has no frills, but it has much, much more. The staff is dedicated to saving these animals and making their lives as pleasant as possible.There are two parts to this park, The Wildlife Preserve and The Serengeti Safari. First we get on board a Mercedes Unimog to take our adventure through the safari. As I was driven through the safari, I realized that this is more than seeing animals. The guide told us stories about each of the animals. One story was about three zebra...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 8, 2006

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
4020 N. Cherry Rd.
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
928.567.2840

Grand Canyon National Park

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Attraction | "Day Trip to the Grand Canyon"

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We took a tour to the Grand Canyon. We thought this was the best way to see the canyon in a day.The first stop is the South Rim. There is no wait at the gate, as it is winter. The guide told us that in the summer months you can wait over 1 hour to get to the South Gate. We pull into the parking lot for our first glimpse of the canyon, and I am surprised by the landscape. It is very flat, without many trees. You walk along a path and there it is, the Grand Canyon. The size is astounding. The beauty is magnificent. In this area is the famous Bright Angle Trail. This is the trail where mules take you down into the canyon, or you can hike. At the bottom is Phantom Ranch for those who will...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2006

Grand Canyon National Park
P.o. Box 129
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
(928) 638-7888