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Grand Canyon: Arizona Tour by Cheryle Hoover Davis
one thinks of the state of Arizona, in the United States of America, the
first thought is the magnificent Grand Canyon. This wonder of the world
is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile
Measurements on paper cannot
relay the truly awesome scope of this great canyon, nor describe it's beauty.
Postcards, photographs, nor a thousand words cannot aptly give one a true
perspective of the vast, rugged canyon carved by the Colorado river.
The oldest human artifacts
found are nearly 12,000 years old and date to the Paleo-Indian period.
Archeological remains of Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Basketmaker, Ancestral
Puebloan, Cohonina, Cerbat, Pai, Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, and Euro-American
cultures groups are found at the Grand Canyon.
As there is no longer an
airstrip at the North Rim, one must make the drive from the South Rim.
It is 220 miles / 354 km by car from the South Rim.
To see the Inner Canyon,
one must hike, take a mule ride, or helicopter. The Phantom Ranch is in
the Inner Canyon, as are river rafting trips . The trip to the Inner Canyon
is for the more hardy, but well worth the endeavor.
Falls, Havasupai Indian Reservation, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
and Fall can bring a variety of weather conditions, so one must be prepared
for cold, snow, wind, or rain.
Be sure to take plenty of
water, especially in the summer months, as the weather is hot and dry!
Dehydration can occur quickly. Daytime highs at the river often exceed
frequently occur during July, August, and early September.
Winter conditions on the
South Rim can be extreme. The road into the North Rim is closed from the
first heavy snow in November or early December to mid-May.
Many of the facilities at
Grand Canyon are historic and built before current accessibility standards
were set. The terrain is rugged with narrow, rocky trails and steep cliffs.
As the Canyon is a National
Park, one must obtain a parking permit, which may be purchased at the Entrance
Gates, Canyon View Information Plaza, or North Rim Visitor Center.
Forest, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona,
prices range from $52.00 to over $300.00 per night. Be sure to book reservations
as far in advance as is possible, especially during the summer months,
as these are usually booked WELL ahead. There is no longer a youth hostel
at the Grand Canyon. Reservations are handled by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.
El Tovar Hotel was built
in 1905 and is one place you will not want to miss. The decor, ambience
and a chance to get out of the hot summer sun will draw you to this attraction.
You will also want to visit
Desert View Point to enjoy the view from the beautiful Watchtower overlooking
the Canyon, designed by architect Mary Colter in 1933.
Nearly five million people
see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year. If you plan a visit,
please remember to take your camera, water, dress appropriately, make your
reservations early and enjoy one of the truly great wonders of the world!
|About the Author - After
many years as a professional artist, DJ, Production Studio manager, Program
Director, Master Control Board Operator at a television station, professional
writer, and being what she calls a "Jill of all Trades and Master of Some",
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ARIZONA VACATION RENTALS
Lake Powell Condos
Lake Powell, these modern studio condos are located in Greenehaven, Arizona
just a few miles from Lone Rock Beach, in the middle of what is called
the Grand Circle, national parks like the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley,
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon are all just day trips from Lake Powell.
On-site amenities include a 10-person spa and complimentary parking.
ARIZONA VACATION RENTALS
Vista Resort & Spa, Peoria
Welcome to Cibola Vista
Resort and Spa. Not since 1929 has a resort opened in the West Valley,
just outside of Phoenix, and never before has a luxury resort been planned
that preserves the traditions of the American West while offering the finest
amenities and comfort for its owners. Nestled between Lake Pleasant and
Phoenix lies Arizona's newest luxury resort, Cibola Vista Resort and Spa.
Taking its name from the fabled "Seven Cities of Cibola," the resort is
the ultimate Vacation experience. Cibola Vista is designed for seven "cities."
Six cities are villas and the seventh city is the resort's extensive amenity
core. There are public and private courtyards, fountains, Kivas, gardens
and reflecting pools throughout the resort, all connected with a series
of walkways to enhance the unique village design.
Built in 1998, the Comfort
Suites Peoria in Peoria, Ariz. is located across the street from the Peoria
Sports Complex, home to fairs and concerts held throughout the year. The
complex also hosts the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners during
spring training. Arrowhead Towne Center Mall is within one mile of the
hotel. The Coyote Lakes Golf Course is three miles away. Downtown Phoenix
is 20 miles from the hotel. The hotel serves complimentary buffet breakfasts
daily. The hotel includes an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The 79 suites
feature separate sitting areas and include refrigerators, microwave ovens,
coffee/tea makers, satellite television with premium channels, complimentary
weekday newspapers and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
Stay America Phoenix - Peoria
Welcome to Extended StayAmerica
Phoenix - Peoria. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with
studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space… amenities
you won't find in a typical hotel room. Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave,
and stovetop, workspace with computer dataport, free local phone calls,
personalized voice mail, iron and full size ironing board, on site guest
laundry, dining and cooking utensils provided.
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Suites Resort Scottsdale
Located two blocks from
the fashion square, three blocks from old town Scottsdale and one and a
half miles from Scottsdale Stadium. Offers 311 two-room suites. Decor includes
pale-wood furniture, wrought-iron lamps, framed prints, and earthy hues.
all accommodations have microwaves, refrigerators, and high-speed internet
access, separate bedrooms and sofa beds.
Palms Resort Oasis Scottsdale
The 3 Palms Resort Oasis
is a newly remodeled hotel in the heart of Scottsdale Village which puts
its guests within easy reach of all that Scottsdale has to offer. Every
guest room features a tv with cable, telephone with modem/data port and
complimentary local calls, and in-room coffee makers. Hairdryers are available
upon request. Suites are available; some with jacuzzi tubs and others with
Suite Resort Scottsdale
Imagine a home away from
home with beautifully landscaped courtyards, year round sun, and complimentary
cocktails under picturesque sunsets. All this can be yours at the Hospitality
Suite Resort. Conveniently located at the border of Scottsdale and Tempe,
this charming desert getaway continues to give each guest the royal treatment.
Meridian Condoresorts has
combined the luxury of handsomely furnished, oversized suites, sparkling
swimming pools, tennis courts and other amenities you'd expect from a vacation
resort with the convenience of full-size gourmet kitchens, maid service
and in-suite laundry facilities.
Nestled between the TPC
Desert Golf Course and the breathtaking McDowell Mountains, holds the key
to your perfect Arizona vacation setting. The Resort offers spacious suites,
a staff committed to excellence, lagoon-style swimming pool, poolside facilities,
BBQ area, jacuzzi and spa, licensed massage therapists, steam room, and
Desert Oasis Vacation Villas Scottsdale
The spectacular Sonoran
Desert offers the perfect surroundings for Sheraton's Desert Oasis. The
luxurious villas at Sheraton's Desert Oasis are situated in a setting of
unparalleled splendor in the heart of north Scottsdale, near the renowned
Scottsdale Tournament Players Club, host of the PGA's Phoenix Open.
Westin Kierland Villas Scottsdale
newest upscale vacation villa resort! Located in the heart of luxurious
Kierland, The Westin Kierland Villas beckons you to surround yourself in
all the modern comfort of luxury resort living. Richly appointed vacation
villas with all of the amenities of home …
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Grand Villas Sedona
Nestled at the base of the
majestic Thunder Mountain and cocooned by red-rock formations in Sedona,
Ariz. The concierge can assist with arrangements for a variety of area
excursions, including horseback riding, hot-air balloon rides and mountain
biking. Nearby Stride Rock State Park offers fishing hiking and bird watching.
Each morning, the hotel serves a specially prepared, complimentary three-course
gourmet breakfast. The hotel's chef will prepare intimate and romantic
dinners upon request. The resort features a small seasonal outdoor pool
with views of the mountains and a year-round spa tub with an adjacent fire
pit. The hotel's spa offers a variety of massage and healing therapies,
and specializes in couples' treatments.
Abrigados Lodge Sedona
A scenic and short drive
from Phoenix, Los Abrigados Lodge is surrounded by breathtaking views of
the world famous red rocks in picturesque Sedona Uptown. Each of the lodge
studio rooms have a gas fireplace, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee
maker, iron and ironing board, cable TV with HBO, and a private patio or
Sedona Summit offers unparalleled
opportunities for relaxation amid stunning mountain scenery nestled in
the upper Sedona Plateau. Whether the family is along for a river-rafting
trip or you’re taking a much-needed respite, you’ll find everything at
Sedona Summit including heated swimming pools, BBQ areas, whirlpool spas
and a fitness center. Spend a day swimming and picnicking at Slide Rock
State Park and slide down a natural water chute in the center of a historical
working apple farm. Once you have returned to your relaxing accommodation,
you’ll enjoy your in-room whirlpool or perhaps you will curl up in front
of your fireplace.
ARIZONA VACATION RENTALS / EXTENDED STAYS
Towneplace Suites Tempe
The TownePlace Suites Tempe
is strategically located only 6 miles southeast of the Sky Harbor Airport.
Marriott's newest solution for longer-stay travelers, TownePlace Suites
offers uncomplicated residential living, with your budget in mind. The
townhouse community provides the things that matter spacious studios and
one and two-bedroom suites. When it's time to relax you can enjoy the outdoor
pool and exercise room. For your convenience, there is a guest laundry
on the premises. Each of the 118 tastefully appointed guest rooms are feature
fully equipped kitchens, and large work spaces with 2 phone lines, personalized
voice mail, and on-site business services.
Inn by Marriott Tempe
At Residence Inn, they have
perfected the extended-stay experience, by combining all of the comforts
of home with a passion for making every guest feel welcome. The 126 spacious
suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, plenty of space for relaxing,
entertaining or meetings and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator,
microwave and coffee maker. Start your day with complimentary breakfast
in the Gatehouse, and join us at the weekly barbecue - a Residence Inn
tradition. Take advantage of our pool, heated spa and Sport Court.
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Suites Hotel Tucson
The Flamingo Suites is a
unique hotel, which offers full suites with kitchens in a beautiful desert
garden setting. This hotel is located in a quiet residential neighborhood
in the Tucson foothills. The Flamingo Suites offers a generous array of
amenities, including free local phone calls, complimentary parking, free
satellite TV, and a heated swimming pool, in an oasis-like setting. Other
conveniences include a coin operated laundry onsite, and a 24-hour restaurant
next door. Seven other restaurants can be found within a three-block radius.