The honeymoon is mostly planned and mapped out. We have a number of attractions on the must-visit list, these are those places. There is also a few on a list of if we have time or change of plans.
South Kaibab Trail
The South Kaibab Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona. We will be hiking along the trail stopping at Ooh-Aah Point and ending at Cedar Ridge, before heading back. The views will be amazing. We will be hiking early morning, trying to avoid some of the heat.
Bright Angel Trail
The Bright Angel Trail is a hiking trail located in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. This will be our second hike of the day, this one we will take it a little easier. The hike to the rest house is about 1.5 miles, we will turn around at the second tunnel, about 0.75 miles into the hike. This hike is just prior to sunset.
The Navajo Bridge is a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River near Lee’s Ferry in northern Arizona. These two bridges, one historic and one new, represent one of only seven land crossings of the Colorado River for 750 miles. The views of the river will be spectacular.
Utah / Arizona State Line Signs
The honeymoon is a road trip through Arizona, but we get to see Utah as well. We found out we can dip into Utah with only a 15-minute detour. Just enough to take a photo in front of the “Welcome to Utah” sign, which also gives us a chance to see the “Welcome to Arizona” sign on the return to the state.
Horseshoe Bend has become one of the most recognized and visited places in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The hike to the overlook is 1.5 miles round-trip over sandy terrain. Views of the Colorado River bending through the canyon are going to be outstanding.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest, on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Canyon, and Lower Canyon. We will be hiking Antelope Canyon X via a guided tour. The hope is to get a nice hike in during the morning hours.
Cathedral Rock is a natural sandstone butte on the Sedona skyline and one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona. The rock formation is located in the Coconino National Forest, about a mile west of Arizona Route 179. The summit elevation of Cathedral Rock is 4,967 feet.
Salt River Tubing
Salt River Tubing is located in Mesa, Arizona. We offer tubers a chance to cool off while enjoying a floating picnic along the beautiful Lower Salt River. The tubing may be an adventure we skip due to timing or just relaxing in place. We will decide as we get closer to visiting Arizona.
Tombstone is a town in southeastern Arizona, known for its Wild West history. During our stay in the town we will see the sights of O.K. Corral, the Bird Cage Theater, and much more. Additionally, we have tickets to see a world famous gun fight show and taking a trolley around town.
Picacho State Park
On our travels back from Tombstone, we will stop for a quick hike at Picacho State Park. Jutting out of the Sonoran Desert some 1,500 feet, you can’t help but see Picacho Peak for miles as you drive along Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. Hiking and spring wildflowers.
The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. A few hours looking at animals, we can’t wait!