Head to northern Arizona where you’ll be greeted by wide-open spaces and verdant pine forest. The vastness of the land, the beauty of the mountains, and the quirkiness of the towns you’ll encounter along the way make for an unforgettable adventure.

Discover raptors, road signs, and rails: Williams

Go wild at Bearizona, a 160-acre “drive-through” wildlife preserve in Williams where you can see animals in natural habitats. Yes, there are bears, so keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times! In downtown Williams, check out the kitsch on Route 66 or hop aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway, an entertaining train ride to the canyon’s south rim.

Bearizona in Williams.

Enjoy trails, tours, and tasty food: Tusayan

The charming town of Tusayan is the gateway to the Grand Canyon’s south rim. Here you can stay, hike scenic Hermit Trail, and book tours of the canyon by horseback, Jeep, Hummer or helicopter.

Take a ride, raft, or walk the rim : The Grand Canyon

Breathtaking in its beauty and magnitude, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see destination for combining wander with wonder. Ride a mule into the canyon to Phantom Ranch, raft the whitewater rapids of the Colorado River, and walk the rim where you can view an ever-changing play of shadow and light on canyon’s walls.

Sunset at Mather Point.

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