Everybody’s familiar with the Grand Canyon. It’s an exciting and stunning destination, but for those that want a more unique experience, check out these lesser-known Arizona spots.
If there’s one thing tourists love, it’s taking pictures. And this slot canyon is notorious for being on a photographer’s bucket list. It lies in the Navajo Nation, and the views are breathtaking. Guided tours are required to visit this magical world-famous site.
Archeologists aren’t the only ones to see fossilized flora and fauna in their natural setting. Just take another visit to the Navajo Nation to see this fascinating national park. It offers an interesting insight into the ecology and geology of Arizona that tourists can admire as they follow marked paths.
For all you Wild West fans this valley draws a border between Arizona and Utah. The valley itself doesn’t have much going on, but near it are some monuments to check out as you’re going down the dirt road: The Mittens, Three Sisters, and Ear of the Wind to name a few.
In order to maintain the pristine beauty of this isolated desert paradise of gushing blue-green water and bathing pools, the Havasupai tribe limits the number of visitors allowed to visit the reservation. Any visitor must have a reservation and entrance fees are now paid in advance online.
Originally a mining town founded in 1876, Jerome now offers an eclectic mix of stores and restaurants. However, despite renovations over the years, many of the buildings still stand in ruins. But don’t let that get you down. It’s an interesting trip to see the Sliding Jail that was built in 1928. Built on clay slick, it began to slide and is now 2,500 feet down the mountainside.
Next time you’re in Arizona (or looking for a new vacation destination in general) forget the Grand Canyon and check out these unique places instead. When you do, contact us for a vacation rental that will make your stay all the more enjoyable.