Rivers of Ancient Fires: El Malpais National Monument

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The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais National Monument offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. There’s something for everyone here. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bluffs, and hiking trails. While some may see a desolate environment, people have been adapting to and living in this extraordinary terrain for generations. Known as “the badlands” […]

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Color Your World At Red Rock State Park

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There is no shortage of locations in Arizona that could form a Red Rock State Park, but the chosen location is in Red Rock Country several miles southwest of Sedona along Oak Creek. Here the year-round stream meanders through a low valley creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. For most of the length of the […]

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Route 66 Across Arizona

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Route 66. The Will Rogers Highway. Mother Road. Main Street of America. The quintessential American Road Trip. Route 66 served travelers for some 50 years, before the advent of the interstate highway system. Established on November 11,1926, Route 66 was one of the original highways in the U.S., stretching southwestward from Chicago out to California’s coastal city of […]

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Big, Diverse & Extreme

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The Colorado River is dammed on both sides of the Grand Canyon, forming two huge artificial lakes: Lake Powell and Lake Mead. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is big, it’s diverse, and it’s extreme. Temperatures can be harsh, from 120 degrees in the summer to well below freezing in winter on the high plateaus. From the mouth of the Grand […]

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