Located in the USA’s Southwest, Arizona is home to Tucson and Phoenix. You’ll find a natural wonders such as the Barringer Crater and Canyon de Chelly alongside the manmade Hoover Dam.
Driving in Arizona
We’ll start with the best-known driving route in America, Route 66. The Arizona section is approximately 150 miles long and runs through a variety of deserts as well as the Black Mountains. An iconic and historic drive, this is definitely a must-drive road.
If you are staying in or near Phoenix then the Apache Trail Historic Road is perfect for discovering the local history. Around 41 miles long, enjoy the challenging hairpin bends and volcanic scenery.
If staying in or near Tucson and looking for a shorter drive, the Sky Island Parkway can be completed in just an hour or two. If you are looking for a slightly longer route, then the Patagonia - Sonoita Scenic Road should suit.
Another must-see, the South Rim is the more accessible part of the Grand Canyon. There is also a skywalk, shaped like a horseshoe which affords fantastic views across the Canyon.
Located close to Phoenix, Sedona is a great base from which to explore the area. Rent a car and head to Cathedral Rock, Coffeepot, and Thunder Mountain in the Coconino National Forest. Head out on foot, or hire a bike and explore the local trails.
A fascinating 50,000 year old meteorite crater, discover more about the event and get a great insight into the Earth’s history at the same time.
Canyon de Chelly
Found in north east Arizona, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument is the perfect place for a number of outdoor activities. You may wish to use your hire car and try the North Rim Drive or hike around the South Rim or arrange a Ranger led tour.