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Sunset Crater

Sunset Crater

The lava flow lies on the land like a dream, a wonderland of rock. A thousand years ago, the ground was torn open, and lava erupted into the sky, forever changing the landscape and the lives of the people who lived here. A thousand years later, trees and flowers grow among the rocks, and people …

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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

This majestic river gorge is located just minutes from the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its natural wonder and scenic beauty.

Walnut Crater

Walnut Canyon

Come gaze across curved canyon walls. Among the remarkable geological formations of the canyon itself, the former homes of ancient inhabitants are easily evident. Along the trails, you can imagine life within Walnut Canyon while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before.



Nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona, Wupatki seems like an unlikely landscape for a thriving community. In the early 1100s, during a time period of cooler temperatures and wetter seasons, the ancestors of contemporary Pueblo communities created a bustling center of trade and culture. For Hopi people, these sites represent …

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Sedona red rocks and green bushes

Red Rocks of Sedona

Above plains and canyons soar brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone sculpted by eons of ocean tides and desert winds. It is a 25 square-mile enclave surrounded by vast stretches of national and state forestlands that make Sedona seem like a world apart.

Grand Canyon National Park at sunset

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The immense Grand Canyon is a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history with unmatched vistas from the rim.