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The rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike has been described as one of the best day hikes in the world. However, even if you’re able to do it in a day, it’s better to take your time and enjoy the experience. While the National Park Service’s official stance strongly advises against undertaking a rim to rim in […]

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One of the best things about living in Arizona is the variety of temperatures that can be experienced if you travel around the state at any time of year. As a Phoenician, I know that summertime is about finding cooler temperatures to escape the smoldering heat of the Valley of the Sun. A fun and […]

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The Grand Canyon State (a.k.a The Valentine State) turns 100 years on February 14, 2012, and you bet there’s a lot of celebrating going on. From parades and festivals to lectures and outdoor adventures, Arizonans are celebrating all that makes Arizona the great state that it is. With such a rich cultural history and diversity […]

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Welcome back, Readers! Today, the third installment of a series we call Back(pack) to Basics with a general guide to Flagstaff, Arizona. If this is your first experience with this series, check out our editions on Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Here, we’re gathering everything you need to know about visiting Flagstaff in a feather-light […]

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Dear Arizona Travel:  Are the North Rim campsites open through the month of October, so we can reserve them on June 1st? Thanks, Dania S. Hello, Dania! The North Rim closes in mid-October every year.  After mid-October, weather permitting, a limited number of campsites at the North Rim Campground with limited services (portable toilets) will […]

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A couple of years ago, we wrote an article and posted a video of what it would be like to hover over the edge Grand Canyon using a jet pack. Small peas compared to what just happened over the weekend. Yves Rossy of Switzerland spectacularly flies through the Grand Canyon at 190mph with his jet […]

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Dear Sir/Madam, We are driving from Phoenix to Sedona in Oct’11 this year and are trying to work out what the weather will be like? Do the roads get affected at this time of year and also is it still a good time of year to see the Grand Canyon? Appreciate your assistance. Regards – […]

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Dear Arizona Travel: We plan to travel by car to Flagstaff in May and spend two days and two nights. We would like to spend one day in Sedona and one day at the Grand Canyon. What would be the best way to accomplish this? J.G. — Austin, TX Hello, J.G. This is a great […]

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It seems there is no end to questions about the different kinds of tours available to the Grand Canyon. Which – well, duh – of course there are lots of questions because there are three Rims (South, North and West,) four seasons, five major departure cities (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Sedona and Las Vegas,) a half-dozen […]

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Today, we kick off a series we’re calling Back(pack) to Basics series with a general guide to the Grand Canyon. We’ll answer all the basic questions about visiting the Grand Canyon in a lightweight, easy-to-carry guide you can stuff in your “backpack” of web resources and maybe even visit this Natural Wonder of the World […]

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