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Exploring The Marvels of Flagstaff Arizona

One of the things that we are continually looking forward to is the once in a while day get-away. Given this chance, we pack our day essentials, prepare the needed food, and hit the room for a fantastic day adventure. One of the recent places we have been to is Flagstaff, Arizona. Admittedly, this place holds several tourist spots to visit – all of which are geared towards providing any tourist with a unique and utterly satisfying experience. So, here are the different spots that you may want to visit in heading to Flagstaff, Arizona.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Heading to Walnut Canyon National Monument will allow you to admire the beauty of remarkable rock formations as well as ancient cliff dwellings. You might be asking now, what is it to admire in rocks? Well, aside from the fact that these rocks were utilized by ancient inhabitants plus the fact that the canyon’s natural geological formation will leave you speechless.

I have seen a lot of rock formations and sceneries in Arizona, but this one is different. Perhaps the idea that this place once served as an abode of the ancient inhabitants makes the home even more historically beautiful. As you journey in the pueblos, it is as if taking the ancient people’s path – walking to the pathways they once bore. The trail walking will be around an hour one way. The Walnut Canyon National Monument is an excellent place to consider, especially if you have your kids with you. This will help them appreciate rich natural and cultural heritage – making the trip beyond traveling as it is also educational.

Sunset Crater National Monument

Rebirth and renewal, these are the words that can best describe the Sunset Crater National Monument. In this place, the volcano’s view happened to be this beautiful because of the 1085 volcanic eruption. The shaking of the ground, spewing of lava, and all other volcanic activities back in those days resulted in the magnificent view of today’s crater.

Now, it is no longer a scary view, but more of a relaxing and nature-oriented vibe. In heading here, you will get a glimpse of the beautiful sunset as it hits the view of the mountain. Indeed, a once catastrophic area turned into a place where one could find peace and serenity by merely staring at the beautiful scenery it offers.


Wupatki National Monument

The mesmerizing landscape that the Wupatki National Monument has to offer is enough to make one insist on visiting the place. The available pueblos in the area will also add to the overall beauty of the site. It gives one the feeling that amid drought, there is hope and life. Besides admiring the artifacts in the area, you may also be interested in joining the guided tours.

These, of course, would vary depending on your physical abilities plus your total number of hours or day stay in the place. Hiking activities may vary from two hours and even up to a week. As much as possible, they would like to preserve the beauty of the place. That is why they are implementing the “Leave No Trace” principle. Meaning to say, as you visit the area, you are supposed to take home everything you used in your trip – as if the site will not have any trace of you visiting it. With such beauty, I think it is just right that such a policy is implemented to allow generations of tourists to experience its beauty.

Once you got the time to unwind or take daybreak from work and from day to day routine, a day trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, is one of the to-recommended day trips you could ever try. Have fun and good luck!

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