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Contents
Lodging .....................................................................................................26
Native American Culture.................................................................36, 38

AZ
www.aztourist.com

Astronomy..............................................................................................33
Northland ...........................................................................................8-17
Page-Lake Powell .....................................................................................14 Tourist News
Pet Friendly Arizona ...............................................................................27
Attractions........................................................................................34-35 Phoenix Metro........................................................................................4-5
Bed & Breakfasts...................................................................................28 Prescott .....................................................................................................16
Birdwatching..........................................................................................33 Public Lands .............................................................................................39
Casinos, Regional ..................................................................................37 Regional ..............................................................................................40-41 MAIN OFFICE -TUCSON
Central Arizona ...................................................................................4-7 Mexico...............................................................................................41
Cochise County........................................................................................20 Rim Country...............................................................................................6
Publisher/Editor Anthony Venuti
Colorado River Region......................................................................22-23 RV Resorts & Campgrounds .............................................................42-47 Managing Editor Charlis McVey
Events, Featured ..............................................................................24-25 Sedona .......................................................................................................17
July Events........................................................................................30 Southern Az .........................................................................................18-21 Art Director Alaena Hernandez
August Events ...................................................................................31
September Events............................................................................32
Statewide Map...................................................................................24-25 Associate Editor Pam Marlowe
Survey - FREE SUBSCRIPTION................................................................34
Flagstaff.....................................................................................................15 Tucson...................................................................................................18-19 Associate Editor Kate Seymour
Globe-Miami ..............................................................................................7 White Mountains.................................................................................8-10
Grand Canyon ......................................................................................12-13 Williams ....................................................................................................14
Associate Editor Ron D. Phares
Green Valley Area ....................................................................................21 Wineries, Regional..................................................................................28 Associate Editor Kay Hackworth
Associate Editor Rick Kucherer
Letter from the Publisher Associate Editor
E-Publishing
Phyllis Walker
J.R. McGowan
tions statewide. looking to vacation or relocate. Distribution Ian Marlowe
Greetings Arizona: This month, greater Phoenicians will This paper is read by those needing
be seeing AZ Family News Channel 3 information and making decisions from
All good things come on the road promoting travel in Arizona, that information...and should be sup- Submissions of Articles & Press
to he/she who waits. But as particularly for us city dwellers who ported by the people in the tourism and Releases: Deadline July 15, 2004.
the song goes ...never “wait like to beat the heat. From the Mogollon hospitality business who hope to pro-
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let me continue by saying White Mountains to Page-Lake Powell, that most of us came here first as a visi- etc. are always welcomed.
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by Kate Seymour phers and movie-makers and while it can expects great fishing all summer long.
only be seen by hiring a guide, it is defi- Striped bass, smallmouth bass, walleye
With one foot in Utah and one in nitely worth the extra planning. and catfish are in great shape right now.
Arizona, Lake Powell is the second Navajo owned and operated, Antelope There are also many great caves to
largest man-made lake in North America Canyon Tours specializes in Slot explore along the lakeside, and what bet-
with 1960 miles of shoreline. And for Canyons, specifically Antelope Canyon. ter way to do so than on Jet Skis!
those living in or visiting Their tours offer a unique per- Wildcat Watersports, located just off the
Page, AZ, Lake Powell is spective: you will see the mesa on Coppermine Road in Antelope Antelope Point - almost through its first
the hub of many adventur- Canyon through the eyes of a Recreation area, is the local Kawasaki phase of completion - will offer some-
ous opportunities. Native American. Choose Dealer for ATV’s and Jet Ski watercraft. thing for both visitors and residents alike.
There are a variety of between two tours: the Upper Sales and service are available; however, The Antelope Point Resort and Marina
guided boat tours plus Antelope Canyon Tour and the rentals are another service that the own- is being built to the highest of standards
houseboat, personal Extended Photographers Tour. ers, John and Cyndi Bailey, offer. Jet Skis and once completed will include: 80 wet
watercraft and small boat With each tour you will get to are also great for houseboat renters to just slips for lease, 30 acres of dry storage,
rentals, ferries, and kayak- your destination in a safe, but get around without the entire boat! luxury houseboat rentals, a covered fuel
ing. Downstream from Glen comfortable 4-wheel If all that water is making you feel a dock, customer paved parking area,
Canyon Dam is one of the best drive vehicle. You bit green, you could check out the green launch ramp (Phase 1), 225 resort casita
trout fishing locations in the will be presented on land at the new Lake Powell National units, a Cultural Center and artist studios.
United States and the entry point with information on Golf Course. It’s an 18-hole, multi-level There will also be a Marina Village which
for white-water rafting through the area’s geology, course that incorporates their original 9- will include management and security
the Grand Canyon at Lee’s Ferry. cultural history and hole as well. Lake Powell National boasts offices, a 6,000-foot restaurant/bar, a
Lake Powell boasts the world’s modern issues on players every day of the Marina Store, a medical emer-
largest rock span arch, the your scenic drive. year! gency room, public restrooms
Rainbow Bridge National Antelope Canyon And there are plenty and private shower/restrooms
Monument. This magnificent nat- Tours begin at #22 of other things for the for slip renters. The fleet
ural arch is composed of incredible red South Lake Powell Boulevard, near the land lover in your travel rentals will be full service and
sandstone, spans 275 feet and can be intersection of Lake Powell Boulevard party to do. The Rim include 120 boats, 80 slips, and
reached via boat. and North Navajo Drive in the heart of Trail takes you along the tour boat operations and RV
A wide area of shoreline draws visitors Page. Look for the monster trucks! red rock cliffs circling and campground areas.
into its winding canyons and reflective Last reports state that Lake Powell is the mesa as well as pro- Among the town’s vari-
waters, one of those areas being Antelope still over 447 feet deep at the dam and all viding you with a more ous events and activities you
Canyon. This delicate “slot canyon” (a of the lower launch ramps near Page are removed view of Lake might catch one of the six
crevice sliced through a mesa by running open. As we get deeper into the summer Powell. Both hikers and bik- concerts put on each year
water) is a masterpiece of color as light the water levels will drop a bit; however, ers are welcome on this trail. by the Lake Powell
streams down from above and bounces fishing conditions are spectacular. In fact, 96 large side canyons, many Concert Association. Also,
off the walls. It a favorite for photogra- the Utah Game & Fish Department of which can be hiked, coming up November 12-
cleave the rims of Lake 14, 2004 is the second
Powell’s main channel. annual Page-Lake Powell
There are trails within the Hot Air Balloon Regatta.
gorges of the Paria Don’t miss the Balloon
Canyon/Paria Wilderness Glow on Lake Powell
area right outside the Glen Canyon Boulevard on Saturday, November 13 at
National Recreation area, and they are dark when the balloons light up the main
easy to access from Page. street of Page.
The John Wesley Powell Memorial There are so many interesting places
Museum is a great place to soak up the that I could mention, but Lake Powell is
history and culture of the region while huge - 160,000-acres huge to be exact!
admiring the Native American artifacts, There are 96 named tributary canyons, 8
photos of John Wesley’s Powell’s river major bays, and many unnamed side
expeditions and other historical memora- canyons. On top of that there is more
bilia. Don’t miss the new exhibit about shoreline than the entire West Coast of
JANUARY JULY the Plesiosaur, the 20-foot fish-eating the United States. This is great for visitors
Annual Events: • Annual Chamber of Commerce • Old Fashioned Fourth of July, dinosaur discovered near Page. The Glen as you will never run out of wonderful
Banquet, 928-645-2741 888-261-PAGE Canyon Dam is a perfect way to see the and beautiful things to see at Lake Powell
MARCH AUGUST more modern side of town. The Dam ful- - in fact you could come back time and
• City of Page Easter Egg Hunt, • Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154 fills the goals of water storage and power again and never completely soak the
928-645-8861 generation. The Carl Hayden Visitor whole thing up (not that you’d want to)!
• Harvest Craft Festival, 435-675-3771 SEPTEMBER Center is open almost year round and So grab your car, friends, family, gear and
• Annual Lake Powell Stampede Rodeo, offers guided tours. of course, your camera and plan your next
APRIL 928-645-3008 Speaking of the more modern side,
• Page Attacks Trash/Earth Day, trip to the always changing, yet always
928-645-2741 OCTOBER amazing, Lake Powell and picture perfect
• Spring Quilt, Doll & Craft Fair,
928-465-2741
• Shriner's Golf Tournament, 928-608-0374
• Annual John Wesley Powell Memorial PAGE-LAKE POWELL Page!
Most information provided by the
Auction, 928-645-9496 Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau Page-Lake Powell Tourism Bureau. For
MAY more information on the Page/Lake
• 2nd Annual Cruisin' Lake Powell NOVEMBER
Car Show, 928-645-6005 • Festival of Lights Boat Parade, Powell area please call them at 928-645-
• Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154 928-645-1001 Plenty 2741 or log on to www.pagelakepow-
ellchamber.org.
PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY of Water, To book services or for more informa-
tion on the businesses mentioned in this
Quality Inn article:
Page at Lake Powell
287 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Plenty
Antelope Canyon Tours: 928-645-9102;
Page, AZ 86040
928-645-8851
of Room! www.antelopecanyon.com
Wildcat Watersport: 888-545-2642 or
Mention AZ Tourist News to receive
email: info@wildcatwatersports.com
15% Off Rack Rate Antelope Point Resort and Marina:
May not be valid during holidays or special events

For RESERVATIONS call:


(928) 645-2741 www.azmarinas.com
1-866-645-8851 Fax (928) 645-3181
644 N. Navajo Dr. • P.O. Box 727 • Page, Az 86040
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Page-Lake Powell, see page 14.
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Central Az Cities & Towns Paloma


Paradise Valley
Rio Verde
San Carlos
A Perfect Game
Aguila El Mirage Kearney Payson
Peoria
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Scottsdale
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Casa Grande Gila Bend New River Queen Creek Surprise ing a slam dunk (oops, wrong sport, but Hotel San Carlos while they played at the
Cave Creek Gilbert Oracle Randolph Tempe you get the idea). They are both refined Orpheum Theater just down the way.
Cedar Creek Gladden Oracle Jct. Red Rock Tonopah
Chandler Glendale Palo Verde Tortilla Flat but simple and steeped in a rich Now another venue domi-
Chuichu Wickenburg history. They also both have nates the heartbeat of downtown
Globe Strawberry Pine found a home in downtown Phoenix in the summer; Bank
Circle City Goodyear 260 Winkelman
Claypool Hayden Payson Wintersburg Phoenix. With the ball park so One Ballpark is home to a new
Coolidge Inspiration Wittman close, and their qualities so sim- breed of superstar, our Arizona
Dudleyville Kaka Black Canyon City
87 Young Young ilar, it’s only natural that the Diamondbacks. Once again the
Aguila
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Wickenburg New River together a summer baseball talize on its location. As the
Cedar Creek
Gladden Morristown 74
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Glendale Claypool overnight accommodation, 2 a day at the ballpark. Hence, the
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Wintersburg
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Apache Junction Globe
Palo Verde Buckeye Ahwatukee Tempe
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San Carlos breakfast at the Silver Spoon Café, a In continuous operation since 1928,
Chandler Queen Creek Florence
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85 Junction 177 coupon for their Copper Door Restaurant that has stepped up to the plate and... you
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347 10 87 79 & Lounge, and parking, The Hotel San guessed it. “Warning track, wall, home
Mobile
Maricopa Coolidge Kearney Carlos is only asking for $59 dollars! It is run!” The D-backs and the San Carlos:
Gila Bend 238 Florence Hayden Winkelman an unbelievable deal in a spectacular set- it’s a winning team at a price even minor
Sentinel Casa Randolph Dudleyville ting rife with historical ambiance and leaguers can afford.
Paloma 8 Grande 87
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ble. Save more than 50 the Frank Lloyd Wright plete gamut of dining oppor- room, the Cabaret Cinema
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modations, and enjoy all the and the Westin Kierland shopping district is a perfect ways and splashing foun-
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cabana, catch a Broadway foot water slide, a 900-foot round Thursday night nights only at 6:30, 7 & 7:30
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downtown theaters, learn about the side cabanas and lap pool. Spectacular ArtWalk on July Another great place to
diverse history and culture of Phoenix at Now, grab your towel, shower and 8 with gallery show openings, spend the evening is the
the Heard Museum, or catch an Arizona change and head for some cool entertain- live music, prize drawings and McCormick-Stillman
Diamondbacks baseball game at Bank ment of a different sort. Some of the food and drink samples, begin- Railroad Park. It’s a won-
One Ballpark. region’s - and indeed the nation’s - most ning at 6pm. Or, choose from derland of miniature trains
celebrated museums are located in the a variety of performances at and buildings from Arizona’s
Greater Phoenix area. Head to the presti- the Scottsdale Center for the past. Scale models of steam
Pick up your copy gious Heard Museum for an experience of Arts, Kerr Cultural Center and locomotives and diesel-elec-
Indian arts; visit the Phoenix Art Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre. tric engines offer daily rides. Kids will
of Az Tourist News Museum, the ASU Art Museum or the Recently relocated to a beautiful art- also love the 1950 carousel and play-
at any of these fine Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. deco building at 4720 North Scottsdale ground areas. FREE admission; rides are
For a unique collection try the Hall of Road, adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion $1.00. Rides are open 9a-9p, though
Village Inn Restaurants! Flame Museum of Firefighting. At the Square Mall, Scottsdale Desert Stages closed 1-4p weekdays during the summer.
Arizona Science Center you can watch 5- Theatre offers both Mainstage produc- 480-312-2312
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stars at the planetarium, while at the age 3 to 19, as well as operating an tude and contemporary flair. Many hotels
Village Inn Restaurant 4245 E. Speedway (520) 881-3550 Challenger Space Center you can feel Academy of Theatrical Arts. Opening Jul and resorts are offering great summer
Village Inn Restaurant 6635 E. Grant (520) 886-6635 what it’s like to be in a space shuttle. 9th through Aug 1st, the Best Little rates. Come enjoy! For more informa-
TEMPE For some interactive fun, visit one of Whorehouse in Texas is a raucously funny tion contact the Scottsdale CVB at 800-
the last remaining stuffed animal factories (but slightly naughty) musical about a leg- 877-1117.
Village Inn Restaurant 950 E Baseline Rd (480) 831-5571 in the United States and make your own
Village Inn Restaurant 1080 W. Elliot Rd (480) 820-8401 stuffed animal at the Stuffington Bear
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Village Inn Restaurant 1155 S Dobson Rd (480) 834-8372
Factory. And as the sun sinks below the
horizon, choose a theater performance
Phoenix Points of Pride
at the Orpheum, the Herberger or the By poll, residents of Phoenix have lection of desert plants, which includes
Village Inn Restaurant 1663 E Main St (480) 898-3403 Dodge Theater - or watch the Arizona chosen 26 attractions that they are espe- 20,000 specimens. The garden sponsors
PHOENIX Diamondbacks play in the comfort of a cially proud of. Located within the city internationally recognized programs in
Village Inn Restaurant 4040 E Bell Rd (602) 765-0458 closed, air-conditioned ball park. limits and marked with special points of plant research, conservation and environ-
For more information on these, and pride signs, these include cultural facili- mental education. The garden is located at
CHANDLER other, resorts and attractions, call the ties, historic residences, mountain peaks Papago Park, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway.
Village Inn Restaurant I-10 & Chandler Rd (480) 961-0861 Greater Phoenix CVB at 602-254-6500. and charming parks. Have a look at our 480-941-1225
partial list below and if you haven’t yet
enjoyed a visit to these special places, Encanto Park
plan a night out, weekend outing or even Centered in the middle of the city, it’s a
a city vacation to experience the Points favorite spot for Phoenicians to enjoy
of Pride of Phoenix. themselves. The name “Encanto” means
“enchanted” in the Spanish language. The
Arizona Center park has 22 acres and features a green
The Arizona Center is located in the oasis, picnic areas, a lagoon, a boathouse,
heart of downtown Phoenix and offers a swimming pool, nature trail, a children’s
range of specialty shops, 9 full service type amusement park, fishing and 2 golf
restaurants, a 24 screen movie complex and courses. Located at 15th Avenue & Encanto
a country and western bar with music and Blvd. 602-254-2020 (amusement park);
dancing. Also offered is a piano bar and a 602-261-8993 (clubhouse)
sports bar. There is a little something here
for everyone who visits this complex. Heard Museum
Located at 3rd & Van Buren St. 602-271- This is a wonderful Native American
4000 and Southwestern museum. Native
Americans have weekend demonstrations
Camelback Mountain in weaving, sculpting and bead work. The
The city’s most noticeable landmark is Heard Museum has an extensive collection
recognized by its characteristic camel’s of world famous Kachina Dolls. The
hump and the praying monk rock forma- exhibits and programs are well worth see-
tions. The park is situated on 75.8 acres and ing. Located at 2301 N. Central Avenue.
is a favorite spot for hikers and rock 602-252-8840
climbers. The trails are marked for easy
and difficult hikes. There is parking avail- Heritage and Science Park
able for most vehicles. Located at E The park houses the 127,000 square ft.
McDonald Dr. and Tatum Blvd. 602-256- Arizona Science Center as well as the
3220 20,000 square ft. Phoenix Museum of
History. Also on the property is a Victorian-
Desert Botanical Garden style house called the Rosson House. This
This is a private, non profit museum is the centerpiece of Heritage Square and
that houses the world’s most extensive col- the original town site. Located at Sixth &
Monroe St. 602-262-5029
CENTRAL AZ PAGE 6 A Tourist News Z JULY 2004

We’ll Make Your Day World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo


Mile-High Excitement on the Rim Be a Part of the Tradition in Payson
There is no better time to pounds of Arizona-grown trout every Payson is where rodeo ing.” Area ranchers would begin prepara-

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Payson, Pine, Strawberry, ready to fight a lunker or two. Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Still held on the third weekend in
Christopher Creek, and Star Valley. Horseback riding, llama hikes, rock Rodeo is a world famous event that will August, the country’s “Best Small
Every day is beautiful and the nights are hounding and Jeep tours await you. If celebrate its 120th consecutive year in Rodeo” (according to the Professional
cool. In fact, you should always bring a taking walking tours of historic buildings 2004. Rodeo Cowboys’ Association, which
light sweater just in case you is more your style, we have The first rodeos in Payson were held sanctions the event) attracts the best of
feel you are getting too maps showing you where to to provide local ranchers and cowhands a the best from all over the world to com-
chilly. go. We have maps pinpointing chance to get together and compare their pete for substantial prize money. The long
Our centrally located the many antique stores in roping skills and cow ponies during the weekend includes an old-fashioned
region of Arizona is geared our towns, too. The opportuni- annual “down time” before the big fall parade, rodeo dances and the kids’
towards visitors and week- ties to have fun are endless roundup. There were only a couple of favorite, Mutton Bustin’.
enders. We have two muse- here in Arizona Rim Country. events in those early rodeos, but it was The 120th Annual World’s Oldest
ums on the history of the When you are ready to not long before cowboys from all over the Continual Rodeo will be held August
region, a museum on archae- rest, we have many hundreds state were showing up to compete in new 20-22 at the Payson Multi-Event Center.
ology and the oldest school- of hotel, bed & breakfast and events like bronc busting, bull riding and Performances will be held Friday at 7pm;
house in Arizona. Zane Grey rustic lodge rooms available steer roping. Saturday at 1pm & 7pm and Sunday at
is extremely popular in our most every night of the week. Early Payson rodeos weren’t held in 1pm. Each performance will feature the
Rim communities because he wrote about You can choose a room with a hot tub, a fancy arenas. In fact, the original venue 2003 P.C.R.A. Entertainer of the Year,
half of his western novels about our hotel with a pool or one close to a stream. was a meadow near the intersection of Tommy Lucia with “In His Glory” The
revered way of life. Our restaurants serve tender prime rib, Main Street and Beeline Highway. Super Horse and “Whiplash” the Cowboy
Come see the most beautiful State fabulous Italian dishes, huge juicy avoca- Wagons, and later autos, created barriers Monkey. Tommy Lucia has performed for
Park in Arizona. Just eight miles north of do-topped burgers, spicy barbecue beef to form the “arena.” As an extra attrac- over 30 years in the U.S., Canada,
Payson, the Tonto Natural Bridge will and delicious Mexican food. For those of tion, gambling tables were set up in the Mexico and Latin America. His acts have
leave you in awe. It is a perfect place to you that don’t count calories or are young open street, especially at the intersection been featured in television shows, com-
hike for an hour, enjoy a picnic under a at heart, come and dig into fresh-made ice of McLane Road and Main Street. mercials, movies and command perfor-
shady tree or chill out under the spray of cream, luscious strawberry pie, and rich But there was a wholesome side to mances before international celebrities
the waterfall. fudge candy to please your sweet tooth. those early rodeos as well. As local histo- and royalty.
Fishing is everywhere. There are rain- For help with everything from reserva- rian Stan Brown puts it, they became a For more information please contact
bow trout in the stocked creeks between tions to a list of recreational opportuni- week-long celebration that “rivaled the Rim Country Regional Chamber of
Christopher Creek and Pine, as well as ties, please call the Chamber of Christmas as a time when family and Commerce at 800-672-9766 or cham-
the seven lakes atop the Mogollon Rim. Commerce at 800-672-9766. friends gathered for reunions and visit- ber@npgcable.com.
Payson’s town lake is stocked with 425

Rim Country Attractions


1. Rim Country Regional Chamber of 9. Shoofly Village ruins
Commerce/Visitor/Information Center Picnic area, BBQ facilities, hiking. Call
Open 7 days a week - brochures, maps direc- Payson Ranger Station. 928-47497900
tions, area info. 1-800-672-9766, www.rim-
countrychamber.com 10. Tonto National Bridge State Park
World’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183
2. Mazatzal Casino - Tonto Apache feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails,
Reservation ADA view points. 928-476-4202
Slots, gaming activities,
food, entertainment. 1-800- 11. Strawberry School (c.1885)
777-play(7529) Treasured landmark and registered
historical site. Authentic demonstra-
3. Museum of Rim Country tions of pioneer life. 928-476-3547
Archeology or 800-672-9766
Tools of archeology, artifacts
of Rim Country Risser Ranch 12. Pine Walking Tour
ruins and Q Ranch, seminars Self-guided tour of historic Pine,
and tours. 928-474-8392 antiques, gift stores. 928-476-3547,
1-800-672-9766
4. Rim Country
Museum/No. Gila County 13. General Crook’s Trail
Historical Society (est. 1872)
Logging, mining, ranching Follow the footsteps of history.
and ancient history exhibits, Zane Grey Coconino National Forest. 928-527-3600
memorabilia, gift shop. Oldest western Forest
Service Ranger Station and 1905 Haught 14. Diamond Point Look-Out
Cabin. 928-474-8392 Quartz collection area, surface only. Payson
Ranger Station. 928-474-7900
5. Green Valley Park
3 fishing lakes, ADA walking path, play- 15. Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery
ground, summer concerts, picnic areas, bar- Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography,
becues, ducks, veterans memorial. 928-474- birding. Forest Road 289,
5242 Arizona Game & Fish, Tonto Creek. 928-
478-4200
6. Payson Golf Course
9 or 18 holes, driving range, golf carts, pro 16. Whispering Hope Ranch
shop, light refreshments, lessons available. Healing ranch for people and animals. Daily
928-474-2273 tours at 11 am and l:30 pm,
weather permitting. 1-877-478-0339
7. Payson Municipal Airport
GPS approach, rotating beacon, fuel, mainte- 17. Rim Lakes Recreation Area
nance, airport campground, food. Tower 928- Rim Lakes, visitor center, scenic overlook,
474-2005; Scenic flights and charter service: exhibits, fishing, camping, facilities. Apache
Payson Air 928-474-5486 or CAVU Aviation Sitgreaves National Forest. 928-535-4481
928-468-8888
18. Pleasant Valley
8. East Verde Recreation Area Area of Zane Grey novels, shootouts,
Streamside and scattered campsites, trout wildlife, fishing. Community of Young.
fishing, hiking, birding, fall colors, photogra- 1-800-672-9766
phy, Payson Ranger Station. 928-47497900
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z CENTRAL AZ PAGE 7

Exploring Salado Culture Summer Fun Closer Than You Think


Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Globe Head to the San Carlos Apache Reservation
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in the Tonto Basin around A.D. 900. the park where you can watch a video 1.8 million acres in southeastern Arizona black crappie, flathead catfish and large-
After several hundred years this culture explaining the life of this past civilization. —including portions of Gila, Graham and mouth bass.
was replaced by that of another group, Then enjoy a walk through the exhibits of Pinal Counties - the Reservation is just In addition to hunting and fishing, the
known as the Salado Indians. In the pottery, clothing, jewelry, tools and other minutes from Globe and less than two San Carlos Apache Reservation offers visi-
1200’s they built sev- artifacts found there. hours away from Phoenix and Tucson. tors cultural opportunities at the San
eral pueblos along the The museum’s collec- San Carlos is the largest Apache reser- Carlos Apache Cultural Center, located
banks of Pinal Creek. tion of Salado pottery vation and encompasses seven biotic in Peridot on U.S. 70. It features a presen-
Shortly after 1400 the is the world’s largest! regions. Come to these beautiful tribal tation called “Window on Apache Culture”
pueblos were aban- It is interesting to note lands in July. This is the monsoon season that shares information about the San
doned and the civiliza- that trading was wide- and afternoon showers moderate the tem- Carlos Apache life and history. The Center
tion of the Salado people mysteriously spread - jewelry was found made of shells perature and help create beautiful sunsets. also offers educational programs and
disappeared. The area remained uninhab- from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of San Carlos Apache Reservation lands demonstrations.
ited until the Apache people made it their Mexico. include Sonoran desert, desert grasslands, The Apache Stronghold Golf Club,
homeland sometime after A.D. 1600. The Directions: from Phoenix follow U.S. pinon-oak-juniper woodlands, ponderosa owned and operated by the San Carlos
name Besh-Ba-Gowah comes from the Hwy 60 to Globe, turn left onto Broad pine forest as well as the Gila, San Carlos, Apache Tribe, is adjacent to the Apache
Apache language and translates to Street. Make a right turn onto Jess Hayes Blue and Black Rivers. Gold Casino and Resort. Apache
English as “place of metal.” Road and the Park is on the right. From Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, Stronghold has two par-5 holes of over
At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Tucson turn left off Hwy 60 onto Hill St, biking, camping and wildlife watching in 600 yards each and five par-4s. It is
Park on the outskirts of present day then right onto Broad St. and immediate addition to hunting and fishing. The San Golfweek’s top-rated public course in
Globe you can walk within the restored left off Broad to Jess Hayes Rd. Carlos Apache Tribe’s Recreation and Arizona for 2004. There are one, two and
rooms of one such Salado pueblo. The The park and museum are open 9 am Wildlife Department manages excellent three-day golf schools available as well as
pueblo was built in stories. Many of the to 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, wildlife resources including Rocky special packages for golfers.
ground floor rooms were used for storage Christmas, Memorial Day and New Mountain Elk, Coues-White Tailed Deer, Visitors wanting additional information
as upper levels were added for living Year’s Day). Special programs are offered Rocky Mountain and Desert Big Horn about the many recreational opportunities
areas. Climb the re-created ladder and periodically on excavation and history of Sheep, Javelina, Pronghorn Antelope, can call the Apache Gold Casino Resort
enter a typical second story room in the the site. For more information call 928- Black Bear, Mountain Lion and Wild at (800) 272-2438 or check the website at
same way as the ancient Salado did. You 425-0320. Turkey. Its trophy elk herds have pro- www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com. You
duced some of the largest elk in the world. may also call the San Carlos Game and
Antique Hunters Paradise San Carlos also has excellent fishery
resources that include both cold water and
warm water fisheries. When full, San
Fish Department at 928-475-2343.

You’ll Find It All in Globe-Miami


by Charlis McVey Beeler CA, antique sports, original west-
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Antique hunters would do well machines, antique gas pumps, cowboy


to head to Globe-Miami to indulge collectibles, shabby chic, garden decora-
their passion for the beautiful, useful, tion and swords and armour over 400
rare or everyday items from the past. years old.
There are more than 25 antique shops to On my last visit I couldn’t resist an
browse in these historic and charming old Mexican serape, beautifully soft with
towns and surrounding area. a golden yellow background and a subtle
Miami has the largest Antiques blend of contrasting stripes from R & E
District. Currently there are 17 Art and Oldies But Goodies Antiques, a candle
Antique shops open and 8 more locations for a gardener friend that smelled like...
are being restored or remodeled with get ready for this...dirt! from Deb’s
plans to be open within the next year. Décor and some very funky glasses from
Most of the shops are located one block Joshua’s Treehouse.
North of US 60 in downtown Miami and Weekends are the best time to catch
all are in very easy walking distance of most of the shops open. Come spend a
each other. great day shopping and exploring the
Look at some of the items to be found area’s unique shops and galleries. For a
in the wide variety of specialized shops listing of Miami businesses see
and galleries: There are paintings by www.miamiaz.org.
famous western oil painters like Joe

1-800-462-8705 BESH•BA•GOWAH
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Resource 14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed


Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles
Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped
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Recreation Destination
Golf & Fishing Packages at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
When you think of fishing, fishing permits, a boxed lunch each day
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the lakes and streams of the and a coupon towards a free fishing lure
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White Mountains are among the at the Hon-Dah Ski & Outdoor Sport.
first to tempt you with their beauty Reservations must be made at least one
and fine catches. Golfers, too, think of week in advance.
heading to cooler climes as summer At Hon-Dah you will be able to com-
approaches, and the Pinetop-Lakeside bine your passion for fishing or golf with
area offers several fine golf courses. fine accommodations and dining. The
Hon-Dah Resort-Casino, one of the hotel offers 128 well appointed king and
premier destinations in the White queen rooms with wet bar and satellite
Mountains, is again offering their popular television and an all-season pool, spa and
Golf Stay n’ Play Packages in conjunc- sauna. After your day outdoors, spice up
tion with Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country your evening at the casino where you’ll
Club, Torreon Golf Club and Silver Creek find the newest and varied slot machines
Golf Club. The packages include one as well as live Poker and Blackjack. Or
round of golf (18 holes) for two persons head to the Timbers Lounge for Las
with cart, two nights stay at Hon-Dah Vegas-style entertainment and dancing.
Resort and two breakfast buffets for two Now is the time to call to reserve
at Hon-Dah’s Indian Pine Restaurant. YOUR getaway in the White Mountains
Hon-Dah will call for tee times with at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino. Cool tempera-
advance notice. tures, great golf and fishing - as well as
In addition, Hon-Dah’s fishing pack- hiking, horseback riding, browsing for
age is again available for the 2004 sea- antiques and gifts and much more - plus a
son. This package includes two nights VERY warm welcome all await you. For
stay at Hon-Dah Resort Hotel (for single more information visit www.hon-
up to quadruple occupancy), two one-day dah.com or call 1-800-929-8744.

Native American Art Festival Pre-Show


Hosted by Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
More than 60 of the Southwest’s finest Native American artists will show and
sell their works at the White Mountain Native American Art Festival on July 17-18.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to meet many of the artists at the Pre-Show
event held at the Hon-Dah Conference Center. Admission to this special evening
on July 16th is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door and includes
complimentary hors d’oeuvres with a no-host bar. Art raffles add to the fun
that runs from 6-9p. For more information call 800-929-8744.

Eagar Daze
“Watch Us Soar in 2004”
by Cindy Snyder There are kids games and activities, a
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The 19th Annual Eagar Daze leyball tournament, logging competition,


celebration will be held August 6-7 at a dog show contest, entertainment
Ramsey Park in Eagar, Arizona in the throughout the day under the pavilion, a
cool White Mountains. The celebration pit Bar-B-Q beef dinner and vendors sell-
kicks off Friday evening with an Ice ing cuisine and finery.
Cream Social followed by a teen dance. The evening will highlight entertain-
Saturday morning begins bright and ment and street dance by the J Marc
early with a pancake and sausage break- Bailey Band. We guarantee a low cost
fast starting at 6am. There will be a 1 day of fun for the entire family.
mile, 5K, 10K fun run - “Run for your For more details call 928-333-1639
Life” - starting at the Eagar Pool. or e-mail eagarrec@cybertrails.com.
Registration is at 6am and races begin at Visit the Town’s web site at
7am. Program and opening ceremonies www.eagar.com for complete updated
will be held at 9am. information.

Area Chambers 19th Annual Eagar Daze


of Commerce Watch us Soar in 2004
Pinetop-Lakeside C of C
102-C West White Mountain Blvd. (Hwy 260)
Lakeside, AZ 85929, 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031
info@pinetoplakesidechamber.com August 6-7, 2004
www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com
Show Low Regional C of C FRIDAY, AUG. 6th
951 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85902 Ice Cream Social - 5:30pm
928-537-2326, 888-SHOW LOW,
slcofc@showlow.com Teen Dance - 8pm
www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com
Snowflake/Taylor C of C
SATURDAY, AUG. 7th
110 North Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937 Pancake Breakfast • Mud Mania
928-536-4331, www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com Logging Events • Dog Show • Tug-O-War
St. Johns Regional C of C BBQ Dinner • Food & Craft Vendors
180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns, AZ 85936 Live Entertainment • Volleyball Tournament
928-337-2000, office@stjohnschamber.com Evening Performance by J Marc Bailey
www.stjohnschamber.com
www.jmarcbailey.com
Springerville-Eagar Regional C of C
(also represents Greer and Alpine), 318 E. Main Street,
Springerville, AZ 85938, 928-333-2123
928-333-4128
tourist@cybertrails.com, www.az-tourist.com
Town of Eagar - Ramsey Park
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z NORTHERN AZ PAGE 9

Silver Creek Golf Club Where Will You Be Labor Day?


A Treasure in the Mountains Head to the 5th Annual St. Johns Grand Prix
Silver Creek Golf Club, a 244-yard par 3, the 4th is a 438-yard The 5th Annual Top of the Cruise America RV Rentals, a race

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the White Mountains region. Once the plex and the 6th is a very long 484-yard September 4-6, can rent a RV located at the
home of thousands of cattle - an area par 4. Since Panks designed the course to 2004. This auto racing event for the weekend. This is
spanning 10,000 acres known as the include shelves, tiers and crowns as its event will host Stock available to both racers and
Bourdan Ranch - the Silver Creek Golf primary line of defense, short game Cars, Sports Cars and spectators. For more informa-
Club was quickly swept into the skills will likely determine whether a Cars that have run the tion, call Cruise America at
future when Cary Panks took good score is posted. Scott Indianapolis 500 for the 800-327-7799.
over the site and created this says “If you want to play fast 3-day Labor Day The ticket cost will
par-71, 6,813-yard masterpiece and true championship Weekend. Last year the again be an affordable $5 per
in 1985. quality greens, then Silver event brought 200 cars day for adults with children
Scott Rethlake, the course’s Creek Golf Club is the place to St. Johns. 16 and under free. The
general manager says, “Because to play.” According to Eric Race Festival will include
you don’t have the [tall pine] At Silver Creek Golf Duthie, City Manager of St. vendors, food service,
trees it reminds you of a links style Club with five sets of tees measuring Johns, “Auto racing in rides for children and
course. It’s carved through the gently 6,813 yards, 6,464 yards, 6015 yards, Arizona started in St. Johns music by the Lakesiders
rolling, undulating terrain and it’s very 5800 and 3200, and Senior fees starting at in 1908 through 1922 with Band. There will be some-
natural. What strikes me about the golf $36 with cart, there is a tee box and price a 3-day event featuring the thing for everyone to do!
here is that it gets you out in Mother to fit everyone. Plus with average tem- likes of Barney Oldfield Come up for a wonderful
Nature. To me golf is meant to be a part peratures in the low 80’s and the natural and the Chevrolet brothers. weekend with clear weath-
of nature and Silver Creek Golf Club beauty that is all around you in the White It is only fitting that we er expected and tempera-
achieves that exceptionally well.” Mountains, the location can’t be beat. continue the tradition now tures in the 80s during the
Known to members as Amen staight- Silver Creek Golf Club truly is the place with the Grand Prix.” day and 50s at night.
away, holes No. 3 through 6 are the best to play golf in the White Mountains. The event gets bigger each year. For more information, contact the
stretch of holes on the course, according For more information please call Drivers like the ambiance of the small St. Johns Chamber of Commerce, 928-
to Scott, who also notes that those holes 800-909-5981. community and the good weather. Past 337-2000 or the Springerville-Eagar
will test the skills of any player. No. 3 is winners have included former LeMans Chamber of Commerce, 928-333-2123.
24 hour winner Dan Murphy, NASCAR
Be a Pioneer in Snowflake! and ASA driver Ed Ochylski, Skoal
Bandit off road driver Doc Ingram and We’re Here When You
Escape to scenic northeast- The popular JJ Players Melodrama at Trans-Am Series Driver David Lansing. Need Us The Most...
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the Town of Snowflake’s Annual on Fr. and Sat. at 2 and 5pm. Audience Az Tourist News • 1-800-462-8705 • www.aztourist.com
Pioneer Days Celebration. Whether participation with plenty of boo’s and
your interest is in crafts, history, sports hisses is required here!
or just plain ol’ fashioned fun, you’ll find On Saturday, July 17, festivities start
it in abundance at this popular town festi- early with the morning fun run, followed
val. by the Pioneer Days Parade, a patriotic
Starting on Wed. July 14th and run- program and a barbecue. Golf and softball
ning through Sat. the 17th more than 100 tournaments are open to the public and
actors will bring America’s past alive in will run throughout the weekend. The
nightly performances of Washington, a Pioneer Day Rodeo performances take
Patriotic Pageant. This dramatic presen- place on Friday at 7pm and again on
tation takes place at 8pm at the nearby Saturday at 1:30pm with fireworks and
Taylor Rodeo Arena. youth dance following.
On Friday and Saturday Snowflake’s Snowflake held its first Pioneer Day
Pioneer Park hums with activity as the Celebration in 1879 to commemorate the
arts & crafts fair offers its wares com- entrance of Mormon pioneers into the JANUARY • St. Johns - Pioneer Days, 928-337-2000
plete with food vendors, live bands, and Salt Lake Valley in Utah on July 24,
other entertainment for both children and 1847, and the entrance of William J. Annual Events: • Sunrise Park Resort - Winter Games , 800-573-4031
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adults. Flake and 5 other families into the Silver MAY • Alpine - Alpine Chili Cook-Off, 928-339-1840
• Taylor - Trapper Days, 928-536-7366 • Eagar - Eagar Daze, 928-333-1639
Tour guides dressed in full pioneer Creek Valley to settle present day • Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Bluegrass
attire are ready to show visitors each of Snowflake on July 21, 1878. JUNE Music Festival, 800-573-4031
• Greer - Greer Days, 928-735-7576 • St Johns - Grand Prix Race, 928-337-2000
the historic downtown homes. Along the Come enjoy Pioneer Days in 2004! • Pinetop - Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines, • Taylor - Sweet Corn Festival, 928-536-7366
way, see demonstrations of how pioneer For more information visit 800-929-8744 • Whiteriver - White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair
women spun yarn, wove fabric and made www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com or • Pinetop - Best of the West Fine Art Show & Sale, & Rodeo, 928-338-4346
candles and soap. call the Chamber at 928-536-4331. 800-929-8744
• Show Low - Show Low Days, 800-SHOWLOW SEPTEMBER
• Springerville-Eagar - Chrome in the Dome Classic • Pinetop-Lakeside - Fall Festival, 928-367-4290
Car Show, 928-333-2123 • Springerville-Eagar - Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail
SNOWFLAKE PIONEER • St. Johns - Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, 928-337-4390
JULY
Jamboree, 928-333-2123
OCTOBER
DAYS CELEBRATION • Alpine - Worm Races & Parade, 928-339-4654
• Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Native
American Art Festival & Market, 800-573-4031
• Springerville-Eagar - Cowboy Golf on the
Range, 928-333-2123
• Snowflake - Pioneer Day Celebration, 928-536-7103 DECEMBER

July 16th & 17th


Photos courtesy of Curtis Winder • Snowflake - 12 Days of Christmas, 928-536-4331

PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY


Visit the best example of a Mormon Pioneer Town in the Southwest during
Snowflake, Arizona’s Annual Pioneer Days Celebration. There is something
for everyone - young & old. Festivities include an outdoor Arts & Crafts
Fair, Live Bands, Rodeo, Parade, Fireworks, Golf and Softball Tournaments,
10K Fun Run, Outdoor Pageant, Quilt Shows, or take a Guided Tour of
Snowflake’s Pioneer Homes. Stop by or call the Snowflake/Taylor
Chamber of Commerce for a schedule of events.

Located in the scenic Northeastern corner of the state.


Snowflake is 30 miles south of Holbrook on Hwy 77.
Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce 110 N. Main St., Snowflake, Az
928-536-4331 • www.snowflaketaylorchamber.com ✁ CLIP & SAVE www.aztourist.com/chambers CLIP & SAVE ✁
NORTHERN AZ PAGE 10 A Tourist News Z JULY 2004

Tips from the Fishing Report Native American Art Festival


Arizona Game & Fish Department Heritage Event in Pinetop-Lakeside
Note To Anglers: Several Lyman Lake - Water levels are good. More than 60 of the heritage village. Event hours are 9 am to

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Southwest’s finest Native 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm on
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advisory here. Mercury levels were detected American artists will be on hand to Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults.
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good for carry-over trout. The best


lakes to try include Big lake, Becker in the fish. Children under the age of six display, demonstrate and sell their Children 12 and under are free. Plentiful
Lake near Springerville, Luna Lake near should not eat any fish from the lake. fine art and crafts as the Town of free parking is available at the Blue Ridge
Alpine, Show Low Lake in Show Low, and Pinetop-Lakeside launches its 2004 festi- School parking lot.
Black Canyon Lake near Forest Lakes. Show Low Lake - Fishing is fair to good. val season on Saturday and Sunday, July On Friday evening, July 16, the
Recent surveys showed strong numbers of 17 and 18. That’s when Native American Pre-
Becker Lake - The lake is full and the boat walleye, including a couple of 11 pounders, the 17th Annual White Show will be held at the
ramp is accessible. Fishing is good. The lake and a fair carry over of trout. Large channel Mountain Native nearby Hon-Dah Resort
is open to artificial lure and flies and bait catfish were also caught. American Art Festival Casino Conference Center.
through Sept. 30. There is a two-fish limit. will be held at Blue Admission to this special
Woodland Lake - Fishing is fair. Try fishing Ridge Elementary event is $10 per person in
Concho Lake - Fishing is poor to fair. A during the cooler hours of the day when the School located on advance or $15 at the door
blue-green algae bloom has caused a spike in fish will be more active. The lake was Highway 260 in and includes complimenta-
pH levels and water temperatures have been stocked with catchable size rainbow trout Pinetop-Lakeside at ry hors d’oeuvres with a
in the 60s to low 70s. during the week of June 7th. 1200 W. White no-host bar.
Fool Hollow Lake - Fishing is fair. The lake Streams -Trout will be stocked weekly until Mountain Blvd. Mark your calendar for Pinetop-
will be stocked with catchable size rainbow early fall. In addition to the artists, the festival Lakeside’s other premier festivals: the
trout during the week of June 14. will feature music and dance perfor- 14th Annual White Mountain Blue
This report was received towards the mances by Native American entertainers. Grass Music Festival in August and the
Greer Lakes - Boat ramps are accessible end of June. For the most up-to-date Ken Duncan is coordinating the festival Fall Festival in September. These sum-
and fishing is fair to good at Bunch and information check the Internet home entertainment including his Yellowbird mer festivals, combined with temperatures
Tunnel reservoirs and they will be stocked page: azgfd.com or use the recorded Dancers and Estun-Bah. Other featured 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the desert
with catchable size rainbow trout during the public call-in line: 602-789-3701 performers include Fernando Cellicion regions of Arizona, give visitors more rea-
week of June 21. and the Zuni Dancers, Edgar Perry and sons to celebrate the season in Pinetop-
the Apache Crown Dancers plus special Lakeside, a scenic 31⁄2 hour drive from
performances by “Guardians of the Grand Phoenix or Tucson.
Canyon.” For more information about the 17th
This year’s print artist, Michael Annual White Mountain Native American
McCullough, will be on hand to sign Art Festival, Pinetop-Lakeside’s other
numbered copies of the official event special events, recreational activities and
commemorative print entitled “Relics of accommodations in the area, contact the
the Southwest.” Event goers will have a Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of
chance to win the original piece. Commerce at (928) 367-4290 or (800)
Authentic Native American food will 573-4031, or visit the web site at
be available and the festival will have a www.pinetop-lakeside.com.

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JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z NORTHERN AZ PAGE 11

Tes Nez Iah Mexican Water

For a Bit of Heaven... Fredonia


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Marble Canyon 89
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Kaibito
Cow Springs
Shanto
Chilchinbito Round Rock
Red Rock
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stretches of Highway. Rising some If you are interested in antiques and gifts Village Desert View
264
Hotevilla Nazlini Sawmill
Keams
2,400 feet above the desert floor in you may find them also. Several fine Tusayan 64
Cameron Polacca Canyon
Fort Defiance
Shungopavi
less than five miles it is also the steep- restaurants are located here, two realty Gray Mountain Second 264 Ganado

est. Though at the top of the climb you’ll offices, a couple service stations, senior C O C O N I 89
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Indian Wells
Wide Ruins
Saint Michaels
Seligman Lupton
lage of Yarnell nestled high in a moun- While in Yarnell, the Shrine of St. Williams
Bellemont
Parks Leupp
87
Dilkon 77 Houck
tain pass alongside Antelope Peak. Just Joseph of the Mountains should not be Ash Fork Flagstaff
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three miles through this pass lies pastoral missed. Located in a tree-shaded, park- 40 40
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Peeples Valley. like area are religious statues along a trail, YAVAPAI Paulden 89
Kachina Village Mountainaire
Munds Park
Joseph City
Winslow
Petrified Forest 61

Sedona
In 1863 the Peeples Party took a little where visitors can pray or meditate in a Clarkdale
Chino Valley Cottonwood
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Happy Jack
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Holbrook
Woodruff
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trip that turned out to be a grueling jour- natural atmosphere. Bagdad Iron Springs
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trek for gold became a search for water. dents and visitors. Cool summers result 93
Hillside
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Clay Springs
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mules and horses. Through a pass opened tain air. With the mild winters, Yarnell 71
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Eagar 191
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a vista with stirrup high grass. Waterways and Peeples Valley can be enjoyed on a Carrizo
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meandered through lush vegetation and year-round basis. Many people from Whiteriver •Alpine
Greer 180
Fort Apache
trees. Heaven came to mind. Not their Phoenix and other desert areas find this Northern Arizona Cities & Towns
“gold heaven” but a land for living. an ideal place for week-end and summer Alpine Dilkon Jerome Nazlini
Thus Peeples Valley became home to homes. Ash Fork Dinnehosto Joseph City North Rim Sedona
Bagdad Eagar Kachina Village Nutrioso Seligman
pioneer ranchers. Gold seekers went to Travelers today find their own “bit of Bellemont Flagstaff Kaibito Overgaard Shanto
famed Rich Hill. Yarnell arose from the gold” or heaven here. We invite you to Bumble Bee Forest Lakes Kayenta Page Show Low
Cameron Fort Apache Keams Canyon Parks Shungopavi
dust of cattle’s hooves when in the 1930s visit Yarnell and Peeples Valley soon. Camp Verde Fort Defiance Kirkland Paulden Skull Valley
Flora May Luden bought Pike’s Ranch to Visit www.peeplesvalleyaz.homestead.com Carrizo Fredonia Lake Montezuma Petrified Forest Snowflake
create a “summer haven” for Phoenix city for more information on the Weaver Cedar Ridge Ganado Leupp Pinedale Springerville
Chambers Grand Canyon Lower Pinetop-Lakeside Supai
folk to get “up country” and out of the Mountain area. You may also contact the Chilchinbito Village Greasewood Pinon Taylor
desert heat. Yarnell/Peeples Valley Chamber of Chinle Gray Mountain Lukachukai Polacca Teec Nos Pos
Chino Valley Greer Lupton Prescott Tes Nez Iah
The area is now a haven for artisans Commerce at 928-427-6582. Cibeque Happy Jack Many Farms Prescott Valley The Gap
Clarkdale Heber Marble Canyon Red Rock Cove Tonalea
Clay Springs Hillside Mayer Rock Point Tsaile
Explosion in Northern Arizona! Concho
Congress
Cottonwood
Holbrook
Hotevilla
Houck
McNary
Mexican Water
Moenkopi
Rough Rock
Round Rock
St. Johns
Tuba City
Tusayan
Vernon
Visit Meteor Crater for the Full Story Cow Springs
Crown King
Humboldt
Indian Wells
Mormon Lake
Mountainaire
Saint Michaels
Sanders
Williams
Window Rock
Desert View Iron Springs Munds Park Sawmill Winslow
50,000 years ago, a huge Meteor Crater’s Visitors Center, Dewey Jacob Lake Navajo Second Mesa Woodruff
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iron-nickel meteorite, hurtling at open daily, includes the Museum of


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about 40,000 miles per hour, struck Astrogeology and an Astronaut Hall of
the rocky plain of Northern Arizona
with an explosive force greater than 20
million tons of TNT. In less than a few
Fame, gift shop and snack bar. Visitors
take a casual self-guided tour of exhibits
and video presentations vividly portraying
“Standin’ on a Corner...
seconds the meteorite left a crater 700 how the meteorite impacted and the dev- in Winslow, Arizona
feet deep and over 4000 feet across. astation that resulted. Ever since the Eagles reflected in the window of a hotel.
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Today the crater is 550 feet deep, and The largest meteorite ever found in the recorded the song “Take It Easy” The centerpiece of the park is a life-
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2.4 miles in circumference. Twenty foot- area is on display for visitors to see and people have been going to sized bronze statue of the young man in
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ball games could be played simultaneous- touch. You can view the crater from three Winslow, Arizona to stand on a cor- the song, leaning on his guitar. Ron
ly on its floor, while more than two mil- different look-out points, and a guided ner. Now you can join them on THE Adamson was the sculptor. More than 50
lion spectators observed from its sloping rim trail hike, weather permitting, is corner at the “Standin’ on the Corner” tourists show up every day to have their
sides. included in the price of admission. Park. photographs taken with “Easy,” the nick-
The topographical terrain of Meteor Summer hours are 7am - 7pm through The park is relatively small - 30 ft name given the statue by the locals.
Crater so closely resembles that of the Labor Day and the hikes run daily from wide and 134 ft long - with room for only The park is located on the corner of
Earth’s moon and other planets, NASA 9:15am to 2:15pm. Meteor Crater is locat- a couple of trees and some old-fashioned Kinsley Ave. & Second St. Come on
designated it as one of the official training ed 22 mi. west of Winslow on I-40, then lamp posts. But it sure catches your eye... Saturday nights throughout the sum-
sites for the Apollo Astronauts. The U.S. 6 mi. south off exit 233. 1-800-289-5898; for covering the wall of the adjacent mer for live bands with a great mix of
Government deemed the crater a Natural www.meteorcrater.com building is a mural depicting the very music. For more information visit
Landmark in 1968. words of the song. The artist, John Pugh, www.standinonthecorner.com or call
has painted a girl in a flatbed Ford 928-289-2434.

2nd Annual

Summer Nights
on the Corner
Free Concert Series Get out of the heat and come
up to Yarnell! Enjoy a taste of
Every Saturday
something yummy at the Bakery,
June 5th - Sept 24th check out a unique gallery or enjoy
Standin’ on the Corner Park some of our finer restaurants.
Winslow, Arizona
For more information call the
Winslow Chamber of Commerce
928-289-2434 or
E-mail: winslowchamber@cybertrails.com
Sponsored by the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and
the Community Foundation of Winslow
NORTHERN AZ PAGE 12 A Tourist News Z JULY 2004

Get Ready to Be Awed


Fly with Grand Canyon Helicopters
by Susan E. McGee credit to God’s Seven Wonders of the
TRAVEL World magnificently. We viewed temples,
My husband and I took buttes, side canyons, monumental arches
the 50-minute Grand and deep gorges. At the Grand Canyon,
Kingdom helicopter ride all at one time there can be a rainbow,
WRITER with Grand Canyon
Helicopters. It was fantas-
blue skies, rain and lightning.
I recommend Grand Canyon
tic! It was my first time to see the Grand Helicopters because they are great with
Canyon. We soared over the treetops, then customer service and the pilots and crew
our pilot said that we should close our are very friendly. They fly state of the art
eyes, if we are afraid of heights, or get “Eco Stars.” There are less than 20
ready to scream as we approached the across the country available for tours.
Grand Canyon. They are extremely quiet - quieter even
It was so amazing to see the Grand than the National Park’s standards - and
Canyon from the helicopter. This was a environmentally friendly.
super way to view God’s creation. We got Most of their “Eco Stars” are less than
a spectacular overview of the North and a year old. There is first class elevated
South Rims. The Colorado River was seating with lots of leg room. Everyone
green when we saw it, though it turns red gets a great view through “the largest
when it is flooded. This trip took us over windows in the industry” with 180 degree
the Dragon corridor. Grand Canyon unobstructed vision. Headphones are pro-
Helicopters also offers a shorter tour last- vided with narration and music. The “Eco
ing approximately 25-30 minutes that
takes you over the central corridor, the
widest and deepest part of the canyon.
Stars” are air conditioned too. Safety is
number one with them. They are under
the Federal Aviation Administration
Temperatures at the South Rim
As we entered Grand Canyon (FAA). In other words, “a strict mainte- JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Helicopters, there was a rock with a nance program.” HIGH (F.) 41 45 51 60 70 81 84 82 76 65 52 43
plaque that read, “O Lord my God! When Overall it is a secure chopper with a HIGH (C.) 5 7 10 15 21 27 29 28 24 18 11 6
in awesome wonder consider all the smooth ride, friendly crew and a spectac-
worlds thy hands have made, thy power ular way to see the Grand Canyon for a LOW (F.) 18 21 25 32 39 47 54 53 47 36 27 20
throughout the universe displayed” a returning or first visit. They can be
hymn by Carl Boberg. His hymn gives reached at 1-800-541-4537. LOW (C.) -8 -6 -4 0 4 8 12 12 8 2 -3 -7
Note: Inner Canyon temperatures average 20 degrees warmer.

Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees


Entrance fees are $20 per private vehicle or able at the entrance station and Canyon View
$10 per person entering the park on public trans- Information Plaza.
portation, on foot, by bicycle or via the Colorado Annual Grand Canyon passports, valid for
River. Admission is for seven days and includes the calendar year, are available for $40.
both rims. There are no refunds due to inclement U.S. residents who have a permanent physi-
weather. cal, mental or sensory impairment may apply in

“THE MOST WATCHED ®


U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a
Golden Age Passport for a one-time fee of $10.
On future visits, Golden Age Passport holders
will gain free admission.
person for a Golden Access Passport.
The National Parks Pass, which can
be used at any national park, is available for $50.
For additional information call 928-638-
IMAX MOVIE OF ALL TIME” Persons holding a current Golden Eagle
Passport (obtainable for $50 at any national park)
7888 or 638-7875 between 8am-noon and 1-
5pm weekdays.
are admitted free. The passports are now attain-

Taking Care of the Canyon


Trails Open But Fire Restrictions in Place
Grand Canyon National Park you may visit the park’s web site at
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remains open, all campgrounds, www.nps.gov/grca. Thank you for your


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visitor centers, other facilities, and continued cooperation!


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programs are fully operational.


However, extreme fire danger condi-
tions exist. Winter and spring moisture
brought some relief; however, drought con-
ditions are still present throughout the park.
To provide the highest degree of protec-
tion to the public and to park resources, the
following fire restrictions are in place until
further notice.
• No Smoking - Smoking is prohibited in
all backcountry areas. Smoking is permitted
within and directly adjacent to buildings
that have designated smoking areas and
within private vehicles.
• No Campfires - Wood and charcoal fires
Express Park Passes and open flames such as candles are prohib-
ited. Gas grills are permitted in designated
National Geographic campsites, picnic areas, residential areas and
Photo Gallery & Stores the inner canyon.
For additional information, please call
the Fire Information recorded message at
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Located just outside the South Rim Park Entrance on Hwy. 64


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www.grandcanyonimaxtheatre.com 928-638-2468 928-638-7819. You may leave a phone


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JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z NORTHERN AZ PAGE 13

New Visitor Center New In-Season Package


Make This Your FIRST Stop at the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
Destination Cinema, Inc. Rim entrance to Grand Canyon National An amazing experience Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Stop at
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(DCI), which owns and operates Park, the National Geographic Visitor

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awaits you at the Grand Canyon. the new Canyon Coffee House in Bright
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giant screen theaters in tourist loca- Center also houses a branch of the
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To take advantage of all there is to Angel Lodge on your way to watch the
tions throughout North America, has Arizona Tourism Office, sightseeing see and do, stay with Grand Canyon sunrise and enjoy a latte or mocha coffee
newly expanded and re-named its reservations, and two National National Park Lodges, operated by drink or just a good cup of shade grown
IMAX Theater in Tusayan - now to be Geographic stores. Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only coffee. At the South Rim, the choices are
known as the National Geographic Playing in the National Geographic accommodations in the park endless - and they’re all just out-
Visitor Center at the Grand Canyon. Visitor Center’s 500-seat IMAX Theater at the South Rim. There are side your door.
With significant additions in visitor is Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets, a 35- 907 rooms in six distinctly Take advantage of our new in-
education and services, plus the continued minute immersive film experience that different lodges to choose season package, See America’s
run of the spectacular IMAX feature, vividly shows the exploration and history from. Whether you stay the Grand Canyon. Effective
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, the of the Grand Canyon. The most popular night or the week, you’ll March 12 through November
National Geographic Visitor Center pro- giant screen film of all-time, this movie find more than enough to fill 6, 2004, this $99 package
vides the premier orientation and informa- celebrates its 20th anniversary in the your hours and free your includes a room at Yavapai West
tion spot for tourists seeking a vivid and summer of 2004, having drawn more than mind. Lodge (dbl occ), two breakfasts,
memorable Grand Canyon experience. 20 million visitors to view the film. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach book one get one free in-park motorcoach
From interpretive displays to photo The film moves through time, starting tour through the beautiful expanse, or tours, and a 10% retail discount at the
galleries to satellite image displays, with the mysterious Anasazi who inhabit- just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger pro- South Rim gift store. Each additional per-
National Geographic, the world’s most ed the Canyon 4,000 years ago, to Major grams help you discover 1.7 billion years son in the same room is only $9. Yavapai
respected resource for natural history, will John Wesley Powell’s challenges in con- of history embedded in the canyon walls. West is conveniently located in the
surround guests in the breathtaking won- quering the unexplored Canyon and rag- Experience a rare and beloved tradition as Canyon Marketplace, just a short walk
der of the Grand Canyon. ing Colorado River in 1869. The film’s you amble your way to the bottom of the from the rim and the new visitor center,
The National Geographic Visitor new logo was created to reflect the large- canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. Canyon View Information Plaza.
Center provides the perfect launching ness of both the Canyon and IMAX expe- It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, Call today and ask for the SAGC
point for visitors about to enter Grand riences. and it’s open year-round. package (some black-out dates apply).
Canyon National Park, with convenient On the outside, the new National And if all of these adventures have Grand Canyon National Park Lodges -
services such as Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center reveals a new you working up an appetite, you’re in we’re not just close, we’re there. For
Park Express Pass sales, an information facade, parking lot and landscaping, as luck. Because this is the home of the cele- reservations call 303-29-PARKS (297-
and reservation desk for Canyon-area well as new signage. For more informa- brated and historic El Tovar Dining 2757), toll free 888-29-PARKS (297-
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visitor itineraries, and food and beverage Geographic Visitor Center website at up a quick bite at Yavapai cafeteria, or an www.grandcanyonlodges.com. Xanterra
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Quality Inn Page Elephant Rocks Golf Course


Down by the Lake Fabulous and Affordable Mix of Old and New
by Kate Seymour place to take a nice cool dip at the end of Named for several huge gone era make your visit here a trip back
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article on the wonderful city of Page, services, guest laundry, meeting rooms, a Rocks is a championship 18-hole the original structure built by the railroad
Arizona, I already know that you want gift shop and free airport shuttle service. golf course set in the and features a rustic fireplace
to go there. We’ve provided you with lots All of their comfortable rooms include cool pines of Williams. made from rocks hauled from
of information about great things to see complimentary breakfast, cable TV, cof- The original nine holes such Arizona sites as the
and do in the area, so the only thing left is fee maker, hair dryer, free local calls, and were built by the rail- Granite Dells and the Petrified
to figure out where to stay. That is where iron and board. road back in the 1920s. Forest. The green fees seem
the Quality Inn Lake Powell comes in. Now you have a complete vacation The second nine were right out of the past, too, com-
This three-star hotel is located on a laid out here in these very pages - no pun created by Gary Panks pared to the costs of most big-
scenic hilltop complete with some of the intended. So drop a line to the Quality Inn and Associates. city courses.
best views of the canyons, Glen Canyon Page down by the lake and make your The course winds its The past lends its
Dam and Lake Powell. Plus, each room reservations today! way through pine forest charm, but Elephant
features balconies or patios where you For more information or to book and clearings with magnifi- Rocks also offers all the
can sit back, relax and enjoy one of your room call 928-645-8851 or log on cent views of the Bill amenities you would
Page’s magnificent sunsets. Their beauti- to www.choicehotels.com/hotel/az214. Williams Mountain. The expect at a top class golf
fully landscaped pool area is a perfect first five holes, a part of course. There is a
the original nine, offer a putting green, practice
Mileage From Page All mileage approximate and using Page as the hub
nice smooth start to the
game. The new holes are
played across the street
range and pro shop.
Lessons are available. In
addition, a new facility
Flagstaff..........................................................................................................................................................132
Grand Canyon South....................................................................................................................................138 before the return to the is planned that will
Grand Canyon North....................................................................................................................................139 original course. It’s been said that “the accommodate functions for parties of up
Las Vegas........................................................................................................................................................256 last two holes are almost worth the price to 300 people.
Los Angeles ...................................................................................................................................................560 of admission alone.” To reach Elephant Rocks Golf Course
Phoenix..........................................................................................................................................................270 The 17th is a par-5 over 518 yards from Railroad Ave., turn north on Seventh
Salt Lake City................................................................................................................................................414 with the final 100 yards played straight Street, turn left after the RR tracks onto
St George........................................................................................................................................................155 up the hill. The 18th tees off at the Cataract Lake Road, turn right on Golf
Tucson............................................................................................................................................................360 course’s highest point - with a stunning Course Road and go about 1.5 miles. To
Zion Nat’l Park ...............................................................................................................................................115 view of the nearby mountains - and the learn more about this high country golf
Bryce Nat’l Park ............................................................................................................................................152 shot drops 100 feet to the green below. experience, call 928-635-4935.
Monument Valley.........................................................................................................................................120 The rural setting and remnants of a by-

WEATHER IN PAGE
AVERAGE TEMP PRECIP. WATER TEMP Antelope Canyon
MONTH HIGH LOW AVERAGE AVERAGE awaits the
adventurous traveler
January 45 24 0.16 47 who seeks to discover
February 53 31 0.30 49 one of the most
spectacular sculptures
March 61 36 0.37 52 set in stone - a must
April 72 46 0.36 54 for amateur and
professional
May 82 53 0.51 64 photographers.
June 90 62 0.13 70 Navajo owned
and operated.
July 97 71 0.24 76 MAY AUGUST
August 94 69 0.79 80 Tour Times: Annual Events: • Rendezvous Days, 800-863-0546 • Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66
8am, 9:30am, 11:30 am, Festival, 928-635-0266
September 88 61 0.72 76 1:30pm, 3:30pm. JUNE
October 77 50 0.33 69 (subject to avail. of light)
• AZ HOG Rally, 480-945-0903 SEPTEMBER
November 59 38 0.34 62 Mention this ad • High Country Warbirds Air Display (Valle), • Labor Day PRCA Rodeo, 800-863-0546
December 45 32 0.53 53 Call for reservations for 10% off. 928-635-1000 • Williams Railroad Days (2005)
Average 71.8 47.2 4.78
JULY OCTOBER
• Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo, • Fall Festival - The End of an Era, a New
Attention: Houseboat 928-632-7680 Beginning, 800-863-0546
Enthusiasts at Lake Powell • Small Town 4th of July, 800-863-0546
• Great Escape Motorcycle Rally, DECEMBER
Prepare yourselves for a 928-758-5699 • Mountain Village Holiday, 800-863-0546
whole NEW experience! • Williams Wild Rodeo Show, 800-863-0546
Phase 1 of the luxurious • Kawasaki Jet Ski
Antelope Point Marina Sales & Rental
& Resort is NOW • Kawasaki ATV
OPEN and offering Sales PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY
upscale amenities, • Service on all
first class service, makes and
houseboat rentals models ATV's
and slips for and PWC's
• Launch and
lease! Retrieve for
boats 12" wide
and smaller World Famous Homemade Pies
• Marine supplies 107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd
• Beach and
water toys 928-635-9718
WWW.AZMARINAS.COM 888-545-2642 or 928-645-2642
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Historic Downtown Flagstaff Southwest Sustainability Expo


Welcomes You! Power Up, Build Green and Drive Clean
Flagstaff’s historic down- On Fridays at sundown come along for Recharge amidst the pines, University Union Field House in
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friendly, compact area contains a on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. “The the base of the San Francisco Peaks, Check out our website,
variety of shops including outdoor out- square” is located on Aspen Ave between Flagstaff is a great destination for a www.SustainabilityExpo.com, for infor-
fitters, clothing boutiques, galleries, book- Leroux and San Francisco. 928-774-6929; summer get-away. mation on exhibitors, speakers, work-
shops and more. For your dining pleasure www.heritagesquaretrust.org Please join us August 5-6-7, 2004 for shops, tours, youth programs directions,
there are many unique restaurants, as well Historic Walking Tours of the down- the Southwest Sustainability Expo as lodging, and area attractions. Sponsors
as microbreweries and coffeeshops. town area run every other Sunday from we promote the technologies, products and exhibitors can register online or
Colorful night spots provide live enter- May 30th through August 29th, beginning and services to Power Up, Build Green request a vendor packet at 928-600-1665.
tainment most evenings. The downtown is at the historic Visitors Center/Amtrak and Drive Clean. We’ll feature the latest
safe and active both day and night - per- Station. Historians Richard & Sherry technologies and products for solar, wind,
fect for a relaxing stroll. Mangum give the tours at 10am, except biomass and hydrogen energy; green
Be sure to stop by Heritage Square for July 4 at 8am, dressed in period cos- building materials and design; and alter-
where there’s always something going on tumes. There is no fee for the tour, though native-fuel transportation.
- free of charge! Join residents and visi- donations are accepted. Reservations: Discover the latest technologies and
tors for Thursdays on the Square, a series 928-774-8800 products to power your home or business
of musical entertainment every Thursday For more information call the at the 45,000 sq ft product and technology
from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Flagstaff CVB at 800-842-7293. expo. Take advantage of more than 65
workshops and seminars. Public events
Parks and Trails in Flagstaff are Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7,
with Business-to-Business programs
The Flagstaff Urban Trails System Peaks View County Park - a state of the art scheduled Thursday August 5.
(FUTS) - 22 miles of completed trails that artificial athletic field designed for soccer
connect the parks and neighborhoods of the and softball use, playground, picnic areas, New this year:
city. Open year-round it offers opportunities and hiking and equestrian trails. Koch Field • The Hydrogen Colloquium Aug 6
for bicycling, hiking, jogging, and cross- Rd., 928-774-2572 • Building Green Homes workshop
country skiing. For info or to buy a FUTS track Aug 7
Map ($2.00) contact Flagstaff Parks & Sawmill Multicultural Art and Nature
Recreation at 928-779-7690. Country Park - demonstration gardens, • Strawbale Wall Raising Aug 6-7
sculpture walk, tile and paint mural wall, • Free Admission and Parking
Buffalo Park - a great place to spend an Willow Bend Environmental Center, play-
afternoon picnicking, taking in the magnifi- ground, performances amphitheater and a The Southwest Sustainability Expo
cent views of the San Francisco Peaks or FUTS trail connection. 703 E. Sawmill
hiking. Forest Ave., go west on Gemini St. Road, 928-774-5139 will be held at the Northern Arizona
18-Hole Disc Golf Course - offers an excit-
ing challenge year-round. The course winds
through the Ponderosa Pines and is free is
charge. 245 N. Thorpe Rd., located behind
the adult center.
The Bark Park off-leash facility - a
fenced, enclosed area where dog can run
freely. There are two sections, one for larger
breeds and one for smaller animals. Water is
available May through October. 600 N.
Thorpe Rd, located in Thorpe Park.
For more information on outdoor
recreation in the Flagstaff area, contact
the Flagstaff CVB at 800-842-7293.
Don’t Miss the Festival FEBRUARY • Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff,
In The Pines! Annual Events: • Winterfest, 800-842-7293 928-774-1442
• AZ Highland Celtic Festival, 928-779-3817
JUL 30-AUG 1 APRIL
Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried • Northern Arizona Book Festival, 928-774-9118 AUGUST
• Navajo Marketplace, 928-774-5213
artisans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid's MAY • Southwest Sustainability Expo, 800-595-7658
area, food, $7, under 12 free. 888-278-3378 • Trappings of the American West, • Festival In The Pines, 888-278-3378
SEE PAGE 30 FOR 928-774-8861 • Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival,
928-779-1775
$2.00 OFF COUPON JUNE • Coconino County Fair, 928-774-5139
• Pine Country Pro Rodeo, 928-526-9926
• Rte 66 Regional Chili Cookoff, 928-526-4314 SEPTEMBER
• Native Artists Marketplace, 928-774-5213
JULY • Festival of Science, 800-842-7293
• Fair of Life Festival Arts & Crafts • Flagstaff Open Studios, 800-842-7293
Extraordinaire, 928-779-1227
• Coconino County Horse Races, 928-774-5139 OCTOBER
• Hopi Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Art on the Square, 928-779-7690
Visit one of America’s Largest • Celebraciones de la Gente, 928-774-5213
Collections of High-Country Wildflowers
PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY
July is the Peak of the Season!
• 2,500 species of wildflowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs
• 200 acres of gardens, greenhouses, and natural habitats
• Guided tours daily at 11am and 1pm
• Spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks F L AG STA F F
2455 S. Beulah Blvd "For every coin collected,
Purchase Two Adult or Senior Admissions 928-774-8042 she loses a Bell"
for the Price of One! With this ad, valid through 2004. www.amerisuites.com 1926 North 4th Str.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm • Adults: $4 • Seniors: $3 • Youth: $1 MENTION THIS AD TO Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Located four miles south of Route 66 RECEIVE A DISCOUNT! 928-526-4333
on scenic Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff
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Az Cowboy Poets Gathering Forest Villas Hotel


Keeping Oral Traditions Alive Amenities to Relax and Welcome You
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Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering. 1100 E. Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona. All door of the Forest Villas Hotel and with either one king size or two queen
The Gathering will present more than shows were almost sold out last year, so it catch a glimpse of the dramatic circular size beds. Forest Villas Hotel also recog-
100 poets, reciters and old-time singers is advisable to purchase tickets in staircase and exquisite European tapestry, nizes that to be completely relaxed you
who keep alive the working cowboy’s advance. you feel assured that your stay there will must also feel safe, which is why security
oral traditions with narrative poetry about Free multiple daytime sessions begin be one of rest and relaxation. On cool at the hotel includes key-card locks on the
their lives on the Arizona range. The at noon on Friday on the grounds of days and nights the lobby’s wood burning rooms and ample covered parking in the
theme this year is “Still Doin’ Sharlot Hall Museum. The fireplace is ablaze with welcoming building’s garage, which connects with the
Business.” Of those who sub- entire day Saturday, beginning warmth and the cozy couches are sure to guest rooms through either the elevator or
mitted their work to be at 9 am, will again see the invite you to sit and drift away on the indoor stairway.
judged, 14 were selected to museum’s period buildings notes emanating from the grand piano. During some evenings the Lobby
be the Featured Poets in this and beautiful grounds jammed You could almost forget about your lounge is open to serve the hotel’s fine
year’s Gathering. with activity. The Gathering room...until you see it. collection of beer, wines and champagnes;
Singer Jesse Ballantyne will host multiple sessions Forest Villas features 62 rooms and however, when it is not open the friendly
from Sheridan, Wyoming will featuring traditional and con- suites each with their own private bal- staff members will serve you by request at
lead the lineup at the 7:30 pm temporary cowboy poetry, cony, some featuring panoramic vistas of the front desk. All room reservations also
evening show on Thursday, appearing humorous poetry, old-time singing, song- the breathtaking mountain landscapes sur- include a complimentary continental
with Featured Poets Leon Flick, Audrey writing, cowboy yodeling, stories of rounding the city of Prescott. Room breakfast. Another wonderful feature of
Hankins, and Randy Rieman and Jim ranching old-timers and much more. options include the Presidential Suite, the hotel is the outdoor heated pool and
Wilson. A Gathering reception at the King Studio Suites or Standard Rooms. Jacuzzi that is surrounded by a beautifully
Friday night’s 7:30 pm performance Phippen Museum on Friday at 5 pm is All rooms have coffee makers, phones landscaped patio area and features won-
presents Roughstring from Animas, New open to all. Music will be provided by (even in the bathrooms!), hair dryers and derful views of the Prescott National
Mexico, with Featured Poets Bob Bird, Kip Calahan and Jim Wilson. cable TV. The Presidential Suite is a luxu- Forest’s mountains. It is also the perfect
Ross Knox, Joel Nelson, Gary Robertson, All daytime sessions are free of charge rious one-bedroom suite that includes a setting for a dramatic star-lit swim.
and special guest Steve Rafters. to the general public. Tickets for the sleeper couch in the spacious living area. You are sure to feel welcomed by the
Saturday’s 5 pm performance will evening shows are $16.00. Advance tick- There is also an elevated whirlpool bath, wonderful ambiance and staff at the Forest
feature the Desert Sons from Tucson, ets may be ordered by mail from the fireplace, refrigerator, two televisions and Villas Hotel, with its treasure trove of
Arizona, Featured Poets Lee Brimhall, Yavapai College Community Events Box an extra large balcony which overlooks amenities for your comfort and relaxation.
Bunny Dryden, Bob Ryan Van, Rod Office, Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon the incredible rose garden and fountains in For reservations or more information
Taylor and special guest Georgie Sicking. St., Prescott, AZ 86301, or call the toll- the courtyard. please log on to www.forestvillas.com or
Saturday’s 8 pm performance will fea- free number 877-928-4253 (877- The most popular rooms at the hotel call 800-223-3449.
ture the Desert Sons, Featured Poets J. B. YCTICKETS). are the King Studio Suites - each with a
Allen, Joette Conley, Yvonne Hollenbeck, For additional information about
and Tom Sharpe, and special guest Randy the Gathering, call 928-445-3122 or
Rieman and special musical guest Jesse visit www.sharlot.org.

Prescott Indian Art Market


The 7th Annual Prescott their work. You’ll find silver and gold
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at Sharlot Hall Museum two blocks weavers, potters, painters, bead and
west of Prescott’s historic Courthouse leather workers, basket makers and more.
Square on July 10-11, 2004. Relax in an out-door amphitheater and
Discover collectable, genuine, reason- watch sixty Hopi children dancing their
ably-priced, American Indian-made traditions and hear singers and story-
arts and crafts offered by over a hundred tellers in shows that run continuously MAY SEPTEMBER
nationally-known Indian artists. A dis- Saturday and Sunday. Annual Events: • Phippen Art Museum Western Art Show
& Sale, 928-778-1385
• Faire on the Square, 800-266-7534
• Arizona Shakespeare Festival, 928-443-1868
cerning all-Indian artist jury chooses par- The market opens at 10am both days • Spring Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts,
ticipating artists on the basis of quality and closes at 5pm Saturday, 4pm on 928-445-2510 OCTOBER
representing both traditional and contem- Sunday. Admission is $5 - children attend • Folk Music Festival, 928-445-3122
porary styles. free. For further information, check JUNE • Old West Oktoberfest, 928-443-5220
Not only are you able to watch these our web site: www.sharlot.org - or call • Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo,
800-358-1888 NOVEMBER
artists creating their work, you can get 928-445-3122. • Folk Arts Fair, 928-445-3122 • Arizona’s Largest Gingerbread Village,
close to them and have time to talk about • Territorial Days, 800-266-7534 928-776-1666
• Tsunami on the Square, 928-445-5540 • Day of the Dead Dinner Show & Twilight
JULY Procession, 928-925-6830
Best • Prescott Indian Art Market, 928-445-3122
Young’s Farm Western AUGUST
• Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering,
DECEMBER
• Arizona Christmas Parade & Courthouse
Lighting, 800-266-7534
928-445-3122 • Acker Musical Showcase, 800-266-7534
Corn Festival Prescottonian • Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts,
928-445-2510
July 31 - Aug 1 Your Choice for Comfort, Value, and PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY
From 10-4 Convenience When in the Prescott Area.
• Country Store
PLAZA CAFE
• 121 Spacious Rooms • Free Local Phone Calls
• Gift Shop • In-room Coffee • Meeting & Banquet 106 West
• Farm Restaurant
• Fresh Poultry & • In-room Refrigerator Facilities Gurley
Produce • Group Rates • Country Kitchen Street
• Seasonal • Non-smoking Rooms Restaurant
Festivals
Open 7-6 Daily • Seasonal Pool • Timbers Lounge 928-445-3234
Dewey • 928-632-7272
www.YoungsFarmInc.com 1317 East Gurley Street • Prescott, Az
928-445-3096 • Fax: 928-778-2976 ✁ CLIP & SAVE www.aztourist.com/chambers CLIP & SAVE ✁
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Sedona by Foot A Day in the West


There are many ways to Lost Canyon - 2.2 miles is considered a See the Best...with the Best
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explore these spectacular hikes near trail itself follows the ledge as opposed to with over 50 years of touring (Broken Arrow) and a horseback
Sedona. the Canyon floor. To get there: Take Dry experience. The Bradshaw fam- ride. Start off with a 1.5 hour four-
Creek Rd two miles north from SR 89A ily started giving horseback tours wheel adventure followed by a
Bell Rock Trail - 3 miles each way is in west Sedona. Turn right on Forest in the 1940s - and no one knows scenic two-hour horseback ride
considered an easy hike along a Jeep Service Road 152 and continue 2.5 miles the red rock country like the fun through the red rock country,
road. The trail winds around the bell- to the trailhead. and friendly folks at A Day in the including creek crossings. The
shaped rock to the South of Sedona West! Voted the Number One Complete Western Experience is
attracting Vortex seekers to the powerful Red Rock State Park - The park offers Most Beautiful Place in America a great option for the whole fami-
energy. To get there: Go south 5.6 miles nine easy to moderate scenic trails which in 2003 by USA Weekend’s ly. Three tours in one! The tour
from the “Y” on SR 179; park at Milepost range from 0.4 to 1.9 miles long with one Annual Travel Report, Sedona is includes a Broken Arrow Jeep
308. wheelchair accessible route. Ask about alive with fascinating and beauti- Tour, a 1-hour horseback ride and
the moonlight walks given by a Park ful things to see. then a mouthwatering Cowboy
Cathedral Rock Trail - 0.7 miles each Ranger April through October. 4050 Red The “cast members” of A Day Cookout back at the ranch, pre-
way is considered to be a moderately dif- Rock Loop Road. in the West are incredibly experienced pared by the best cowboy chefs around!
ficult hike. Although short in distance, the and knowledgeable, with local insights Restrictions may apply.
hike is very steep and climbs almost 760 Although trails are open, due to fire into geology, plants, animals and the his- Be sure to include one of A Day in the
in less than a mile. To get there: Take the danger no smoking or campfires are per- tory of the land. They offer many differ- West’s tours on your next trip to Sedona -
SR 179 3.4 miles south from the Sedona mitted. Please smoke only inside of build- ent tour options. One of their Jeep Tours, they are sure to make it one you will not
“Y”, turn right on “Back-o-Beyond” and ings or in your car. For further informa- Red Rock West, is perfect for photogra- forget! For tour or gift certificate
go .7 mile until you reach the trailhead tion, contact the Coconino National phers and sunset lovers. The Pioneer information log on to
parking. Forest at 928-282-4119 or Red Rock Trail Tour will take you up a 100-year- www.adayinthewest.com or
State Park at 928-282-6907. old wagon road trail to the top of the call 800-973-3662.
Mogollon Rim, while the Broken Arrow
Shakespeare Sedona 2004 Tour takes you to Sedona’s Jeep play-
ground, named after the 1950 western
movie. The Broken Arrow is also one of
1-800-462-8705
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elegance of Tlaquepaque Arts & newly-discovered drama, full of suspense the 40s & 50s. Of course, the Broken
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Crafts Village will be the setting and horror, focuses on love run amuck. Arrow Combo is also a great option as it Resource
for Shakespeare Sedona Summer The production also promises a spectacu- combines the Pioneer Trail and Broken
Theater as it returns for a seventh sea- lar rapier and dagger stage fight not to be Arrow Jeep tours. www.aztourist.com
son of providing professional classical missed.
theatre to Northern Arizona. Productions The Taming of the Shrew will be per-
will take place the first three weekends in formed on Thursday, July 1; Friday, July
July. This year’s productions include The 2; Friday, July 9; Wednesday July 14, and
Taming of the Shrew and Cardenio. Friday, July 16. Cardenio will be present-
Shakespeare Sedona’s Summer ed on Saturday, July 3; Thursday, July 8;
Theater productions will kick off Saturday, July 10, and Thursday, July 15.
Thursday, July 1, with The Taming of the Seating is limited. All shows begin at
Shrew, a Shakespeare favorite. The rol- 8pm. Tickets are available for $20 per
licking farce features the memorable person, $10 for students for each show or
characters Kate and Petruchio. a special value package is also available.
The second feature production, To order tickets, please call 928-203-
Cardenio, is a Shakespeare play that went 9381.

Sedona Activities, Dining, Lodging Annual Events: MARCH JULY


ACTIVITIES Iris Garden Inn: 928-282-2552; • International Film Festival & Workshop, • Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival,
A Day in the West: Jeep Tours, Horseback www.irisgardeninn.com 877-733-3662 928-203-9381
Riding, BBQ’s, 928-282-4320; Los Abrigados Resort & Spa: 928-282-1777; • St. Patrick's Day Parade, 928-204-2390
SEPTEMBER
www.adayinthewest.com www.ilxresorts.com
Sedona Motorcycles: Harley Rentals, Red Rock Inn: 928-284-2487 APRIL • Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque, 877-386-8687
928-282-1093 Southwest Inn at Sedona: 800-483-7422; • Sedona Spring Chamber Music Festival, • Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, 928-282-1985
www.swinn.com 928-204-2415 • Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale,
Sedona Village Lodge: 928-284-3626 928-204-2390
MAY • Red Rocks Music Festival, 602-787-1577
• Sedona Art & Sculpture Walk, 928-282-3809
• Sedona Home & Business Show, 928-204-1123 OCTOBER
Authentic • Sedona Open Studios Tour, 928-203-0430 • Sedona Arts Festival, 928-204-9456
Native JUNE NOVEMBER
• Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival, • Red Rock Fantasy of Lights, 928-282-1777
American 928-634-7332
DECEMBER
Arts, Crafts • Tlaquepaque Festival of Lights, 928-282-4838
& Jewelry
PREFERRED LODGING PREFERRED DINING PREFERRED ACTIVITY
Scenic view of the Mogollon Rim,
DINING
Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona! Heartline
Blue Moon Café: American/Mexican food,
speciality pizza, sandwiches. 928-284-1831 Café
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano: Dining CLEAN RESTROOMS! Your Affordable
Choice in Sedona
in the true spirit of Rome. 928-282-5219 Fine Food with
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Southern Arizona Cities & Towns


Ajo Eden Morenci
Sells
Sierra Vista
Solomon
Tombstone
Tubac
Tucson
Vino Vista
Amado Elfrida Mt. Lemmon Sonoita Tumacacori
WINE View Educates and Entertains
Anegam Elgin Naco South Tucson Vail by R.D. Phares and discuss your goals for the evening.

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Benson Fort Grant Oro Valley Sunizona Willcox “En vino veritas!” Ah yes, in educating wine connoisseurs of all levels.
Bisbee Fort Huachuca Palominas Sunsites wine there is truth! But do you know Wine appreciation occurs over a spectrum
Blue Fort Thomas Patagonia Swift Trail the truth about wine? Ron Newman of experience, from the novice who needs
Bowie Franklin Pearce Junction does and he is popping his cork to tell a more general approach to the practiced
Bylas Geronimo Pima Topawa Tucson visitors all about it. Ron under- taster interested in a particular region or
Carmen Green Valley Pisinimo Thatcher Blue stands there is a good deal of bewilder- variety of wine. Ron is pleased to let the
Hannagan Meadow
ment and intimidation out there when it needs of each party dictate the curricu-

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Central Meadow Portal comes to comprehending the subtle tastes, lum.
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histories and geographies of his subject. Along with history, geography, science
Clifton Hickiwan Rillito But he diffuses the fear factor with dis- and taste Ron will alert you to some prac-
GRAHAM arming charm so that you’ll soon find tical tips. “There’s no real rules,” he
Cochise Huachuca City Safford Bylas yourself enjoying the wine you drink far assures his classes, “and it is more simple
Stargo
Comobabi Kansas Sahuarita Fort Thomas Clifton more than ever. than it seems. For instance, there’s no
Geronimo
Cortaro Settlement Saint David 70
Eden
Morenci
Ron educates your mind as well as rocket science to reading a label if you
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75 your palette, then brings them together for know to look for a couple of key things.”
Thatcher Solomon
Douglas Lukeville San Simon Safford 70 Duncan a sumptuous evening of wine, food and For what those things are, however,
Dragoon Marana Santa Rosa Swift Trail
Franklin good company. Simply round up six or you’ll need to call Ron and arrange for a
Duncan McNeal Sasabe Fort Junction
Grant more of your friends and leave the rest to class to learn the truth about wine. Veritas
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your guide. Before your evening of wine never tasted so good.
Marana Mt. Lemmon
Childs
Anegam Rillito Bowie education begins, Ron will meet with you WINE View and Ron Newman can
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Hickiwan
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Willcox
San Simon to arrange a budget, select a dinner menu be reached at 520-275-9942.
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Comobabi
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Vail Pomerene
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Kansas Settlement Tucson’s Newest Accolade
Lukeville
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Dragoon Sunsites 181
Portal Named a Top Arts Destination in America
Saint David
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Topawa
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Destinations in the U.S. Tucson ranked 15th on the AmericanStyle list in 1999.
Tubac 82 Elgin Huachuca City
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AmericanStyle is an arts lifestyle magazine for enthusiasts and collectors, showcasing the
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Keep Cool in the Cave It’s a Dry Heat!


At Colossal Cave Mountain Park But Watch for the Monsoons...
by Kate Seymour was Phil Carver, a bank robber who is When visitors and newcom- the beauty of these summer storms more

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70 degrees below ground, you are ing a long term in Yuma prison, it is said degrees Fahrenheit or more, they in early July and typically lasts 56 days.
sure to keep cool on your trip to the that he returned to the Cave and disap- wonder how they will stand it! The key A monsoon day is defined as having a
Colossal Cave Mountain Park. But the peared. This is only a portion of the rich is that “it’s a dry heat.” dew point of 55 degrees or higher. As the
temperature is not all that is cool - the and unique history the Park covers. Many In many parts of the US, temperatures heat builds up during the day, cloud for-
Cave is, too! Possibly the wonderful books on the subject in the 90s are often accompanied by high mations begin to appear and grow. Dust
world’s largest dry cavern can be found at the Park’s Gift humidity. The Heat Stress Index shows storms, magnificent displays of lightning
(meaning that due to a lack of Shops. that 90 degrees with 90% humidity actu- and drenching downpours follow.
water, the formations aren’t In order to see the Cave ally feels like 122 degrees! And... 122 The rain is very fickle, however, and
currently growing), the Cave is you must take one of the guid- degrees is the hottest temperature ever may fall over a few blocks of town and
so large that it has yet to be ed tours. This ensures the well- recorded in Phoenix. Summertime tem- completely miss adjacent streets. You
completely explored! being of the Cave through the peratures are usually much less than that, never know what to expect during a mon-
The Cave, which is on the ability to limit the amount of nearer 105 degrees - with low humidity. soon... but one rule is very important. Do
National Register of Historic traffic going through the Cave Although the temperatures are much not drive through washes or low lying
Places, was used for centuries at one time. The tour route is a more comfortable than “out-of-staters” portions of streets that have been barri-
by prehistoric peoples. The first half mile long and takes 45-50 expect, the rains of the monsoon season caded by officials. Water has an incredi-
person lived in Colossal Cave minutes. The tour guide will are eagerly anticipated. The humidity ble power to drag your vehicle away,
Mountain Park over one thou- relate the Cave’s history, leg- increases and with it some discomfort, but endangering all passengers.
sand years ago. Around 900 ends, and geology as you walk
A.D. the Hohokam Indians down and back up about six and
formed a thriving community a half stories of breathtaking
utilizing the Valley below the Cave for
farming and the Cave itself for shelter,
cave formations such as stalactites, stalag-
mites, flowstone, boxwork and helictites.
Night Walk in the Desert
storage and as a shrine. There is evidence Tours are given daily, year-round and The cooler summer evenings are the perfect time to explore Saguaro National
that the Sobaipuri Indians, Apaches and you will never wait longer than 30 min- Park in Tucson. Join a park naturalist at Saguaro’s Rincon Mountain District
Papagos (now Tohono O’odham) also uti- utes to begin after purchasing your ticket. (East) for a guided look at desert nightlife. The leisurely 2-hour walk will seek
lized the area. The historic La Posta So get cool in Tucson’s cool Colossal out the sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert night. The next walk is scheduled
Quemada Ranch is also a part of the Cave Mountain Park! For more informa- for Friday, July 16 at 7pm. Advance registration is required as space is limited to
Colossal Cave Mountain Park. tion please visit www.colossalcave.com
It is rumored that many outlaws or call 520-647-7275. 15 people. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
stashed their gold in the Cave. One such To register call the Visitor Center at 520-733-5153.

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Feel It in Your Feet Cochise County


The Fort Bowie Experience Exploring the “Land of Legends”
by Charlis McVey brought the mail and passengers all the As you drive an hour or so August beckons even international visi-
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you can’t drive by for a quick look ly spot for the graves that remain...chil- true “Land of Legends” with the OK Bisbee, the San Pedro Riparian National
either. Yet I found it one of the most dren lost in their infancy, a few others. Corral, Kartchner Caverns, the tower- Conservation Area and the Chiricahua
memorable and touching glimpses into The soldiers’ bodies were removed when ing Chiricahua National Monument and Mountains are saturated with nature’s
history that I have had in Arizona, a reac- the fort was closed. much more, including the border of offerings. In the Sierra Vista area alone,
tion I never expected. After our hike in the early afternoon Mexico. If you’re looking to explore old there are 31 canyons! Ramsey Canyon is
First of all, you have to work for this heat, the perennial flow of Apache west history, natural settings and won- recognized for 14 species of humming-
piece of the past! To reach Springs was extraordi- ders, museums and art galleries, romantic birds and summer is the time for specta-
the site of the fort requires nary and welcome. How getaways and some of the best hiking and tors. The canyons are cool and hundreds
a hike of 1.5 miles from lovely is the sound of birding in the entire country, then Cochise of feathered and reptile friends frolic
the end of a road that’s 14 water in a dry land...a County can meet all your needs. along the trails.
miles from the nearest cool trickle of life-giv- Living western history is practically The most pronounced aspect of
small town. As you wend ing moisture in a green everywhere in Cochise County, but Cochise County living is simplicity and
your way along the trail and shady nook. How Tombstone - the world famous “Town charm. There are no stop signs in Bisbee
you get a real sense of the much more it must have Too Tough to Die” - epitomizes the Old and everyone walks to the downtown post
isolation that the soldiers meant to the soldiers West of gunfights, gambling, and good office to get their mail. The Holy Trinity
experienced while stationed there. It real- and Apaches of long ago! times. Willcox is the hometown of the Monastery and a community of friendly
ly does seem like the middle of nowhere! Finally we approached the crest of a late singing cowboy, Rex Allen. Sierra neighbors make Benson and St. David
The scene is peaceful...unlike the days hill where the visitor center overlooks Vista’s history includes an original out- quaint and appealing. The Gadsden Hotel
in the late 1800s when this spot was the the remains of the Fort...ruins really...as I post, Ft. Huachuca, home of the in Douglas has stunning décor and world
focal point of military operations against said, not much to see. The startlement “Buffalo Soldier.” It was part of the west- class warmth. Throughout Cochise
the Chiricahua Apaches. Battles took comes inside the center where artifacts ward expansion and the settling of County, easy smiles and friendly waves
place here for more than 30 years, eventu- and especially the old photos show the untamed lands. Bisbee was at one time greet visitors in restaurants, stores and
ally culminating in the surrender of bustling outpost of civilization that used the largest city between Denver and San shops. Populated by the type of people
Geronimo in 1886. It was the site of the to rest in this field. A school, hospital, Francisco and is now an engaging artist’s who restore your faith in humanity,
unfortunate Bascom Affair, a wagon train trading post, corrals, officers’ quarters, colony. Douglas is an international town Cochise County is set apart from any-
massacre and the battle of Apache Pass, lodging for the enlisted men...130 soldiers that captures the flavor of both Mexico where else.
among others. here at a time with all their assorted hang- and the U.S. For more information call the
The trail winds past the remains of a ers-on. It was strange and humbling to Cochise County is also revered as a Cochise County Tourism Council at
Butterfield Stage Coach Station, where glimpse the lives lived here. birder’s paradise. Bisbee’s Southwest 520-432-9200 or visit www.explore-
a faint trail shows the old stage road. You A minimum of 2-2 1/2 hours is recom- Wings Birding & Nature Festival in cochise.com.
can imagine the jolting journey that mended for the round trip visit. Next time
I’ll start early in the morning and bring
my binoculars... with four different “life
Bisbee’s Legendary zones” meeting in this region, there is an
Queen Mine astounding diversity of wildlife - some
Underground Tours 30 species of reptiles, 65 mammal species
&
Van Tours of
and over 150 species of birds.
You can reach Ft. Bowie from
Surface Mines Interstate 10 via Willcox or the small
Located immediately
south of Bisbee’s and the Historic community of Bowie. For a great snack
Historic District, off Bisbee District before or after your hike, I’d recommend
the U.S. 80 Interchange. a stop at the Fort Bowie Vineyards store
Ask about just off the main drag in Bowie. You’ll
the new Bisbee find the best home made pie you’ve had
Visitor Passport
in years! For more information about
Fort Bowie National Historic Site call
the Visitor Center at 520-847-2500.

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Have the Crime of Your Life Big Trucks and Big Rocks
At Amado Territory Inn Equal Big Fun at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
The Amado Territory Inn packed vacation. The Amado Territory If there was one word to hour bus tours depart about every hour
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murder! for your dining pleasure, overstuffed it would have to be BIG. Imagine all the rock moved to make the Panama
Amado Territory’s new Murder leather furniture and the Amado Café fea- kicking the tires on a truck so large it Canal - and into the mill where copper
Mystery Dinner Theatre is titled “Who turing mouth-watering Southwestern has to be built at the job site, or ore is ground into a fine powder
Killed Charlie?” Imagine being transport- Cuisine. Call today to get the whole seeing a shovel so tall the operator so the copper minerals can be
ed back in time to the 1920s...where you package - overnight stay, breakfast, has to climb up three stories off recovered using water and air
are attending the Hollywood promotion dinner and the show for only $135 per the ground just to reach the cab! bubbles.
for a new film at the Amado Speakeasy. couple! You’ll experience it all at this Back at the Mineral
This elegant event is hosted by three For more information or to make award-winning visitors center just Discovery Center, visitors can
Hollywood personalities including a pop- your reservations now call 888-398- 15 miles south of downtown enjoy exhibits describing the
ular young movie director who likes to 8684 or log on to www.amado-territo- Tucson on Interstate 19 at Pima production of pure copper and
sing. Dinner is a great success until sud- ry-inn.com. Mine Road. how the metal is used in every-
denly - one of the characters drops dead! Since it was founded in 1912, day life. Two short video presen-
Revolving around the movie director,
his current girlfriend, his script-writer, the Green Valley Arizona has been known as The
Copper State. Nature has
tations run hourly in the
Discovery Theater. Outside is a
owner of the studio and a snoopy
reporter, all of whom have excellent
Area Attractions bestowed Arizona with extensive
copper deposits, so it’s no coincidence
desert-landscaped picnic area.
The gift shop offers a variety of
motives for the murder, you must decide ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center
that the state produces more copper than Southwestern arts and crafts by local arti-
who the criminal in this mystery is. 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. (I-19 exit 80). One-
hour tours of active copper mine, award-win- any country in the world (except Chile). sans, jewelry, books, rocks and minerals,
Tickets for the July 9th and 16th shows ning exhibit center, gift shop, picnic area. Tu- However, the ore is of relatively low souvenir apparel and a dazzling array of
are still available for purchase. Sa, 9a-5p. 520-625-7513 grade, and it takes big equipment to get it decorative copper items at surprisingly
Don’t forget to book a room at the Inn out of the ground economically. reasonable prices.
to complete your fun-filled and action- Titan Missile Museum About one-fourth of the copper mined The Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
1580 W. Duval Mine Rd. (I-19 exit 69).
Descend into Titan II ICBM Site 571-7, the in Arizona each year is produced by is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to
EXIT 48 only publicly accessible missile complex in the Asarco Incorporated from its Ray Mine 5pm. The last tour leaves at 3:30pm.
OFF I-19
world. Hours: daily 9-5, last tour at 4p, closed north of Tucson, the Silver Bell mine Admission to the exhibit center, video
Thanksgiving & Christmas. 520-625-7736 northwest of Tucson, and the Mission theater and gift shop is free. Mine tour
P.O. Box 81,
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Mine just south of Tucson. Founded in tickets are $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors and
Amado, Az 85645 1899, Asarco is the sixth-largest producer $4.00 children 5-12. More information
Tubac (I-19 exit 42). Along the Santa Cruz
River lies Presidio (garrison) San Ignacio de of copper in the world. is available at 520-625-8233 and on
Amado Territory Ranch Inn - Tubac, founded by the Spanish in 1752. Video The Mission Mine is the site of the their web-site at www.mineraldiscov-
programs on Tubac’s history, museum, historic Asarco Mineral Discovery Center. One- ery.com.
30 miles south of Tucson. A ranch style bed reenactments. 520-398-2252
and breakfast with wonderful breakfasts,
luxury beds, private baths and balconies Tumacacori National Historic Park
overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains. I-19, exit 29. Initially established as a Jesuit
visita around 1691; a Franciscan mission was
later constructed. Museum located in the
The Inn at San Ignacio
Call Toll Free 1-888-398-8684 Visitor Center features artifacts, exhibits and Gr een Valley & Souther n Arizona’s Finest
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lush riparian habitat is home to a vast number Southern Arizona for a family reunion, golf group getaway, birding group
of insects and mammals while 230 species of
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Kingman, Arizona...
Mesquite Moccasin
Colorado “Heart of Historic Route 66”
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tence between Chicago and Los able throughout the City of Kingman .
Angeles. Through the years Route 66 There must be somebody who hasn’t
Blythe, CA Oatman has had many names - The Mother Road, heard of Andy Devine the movie star, but
The Will Rogers Highway and The Main that person sure doesn’t live in Kingman
Temple Bar
Bouse Parker Street of America. This stretch of original where Andy is becoming somewhat of a
Willow Beach Bullhead City Peach Springs road positions Kingman right in the folk hero. To find out more about him
Chloride Poston “Heart of Historic Route 66.” visit the Mohave County Museum of
Cibola Quartzsite While you’re in Kingman you can History and Arts.
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Dolan Springs Peach Springs experience a flavor of our history. Kingman is a growing city with a pop-
Truxton Colorado City, CO Riviera Kingman was known for being a mining- ulation of 20,000+. We are located in the
Chloride 66
Valentine
Dateland Roll town and a railroad town, for ranching mild, high desert climate surrounded by
Hackberry Dolan Springs Salome and, more recently, as a regional trade, beautiful mountains and open vistas. Our
Laughlin 68
40 Ehrenberg San Luis service and distribution center for north- elevation of 3,400 feet allows for cooler
Riviera
Bullhead City Kingman western Arizona. So while you are in summer temperatures and mild winter
40 Fort Mohave Somerton Kingman, visit the Bonelli House, built temperatures. So come enjoy a round of
Oatman
Fort Mohave Gadsden Tacna of light gray, locally quarried tufu stone, golf, a drive on Historic Route 66 or
Needles Yucca Hackberry Temple Bar hike White Cliffs Wagon Trail, and antiquing in our Historic Downtown dis-
Wickieup Kaibab Topock
enjoy a walking tour of Historic trict. Whatever you choose to do in
Topock Downtown Kingman with over 60 build- Kingman , you’ll find it’s worth the trip.
Kanab Truxton ings on the National Registry of Historic Stop by the Powerhouse Visitor Center
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Kingman Valentine Buildings. for your brochures on all the local
Lake Havasu City Wellton Kingman offers numerous recreational attractions, or call 1-866-427-Rt66.
opportunities especially for the outdoor
Laughlin, NV Wenden enthusiast with more than 13 neighbor- Useful Kingman related websites:
Poston
Parker
LA PAZ Littlefield
Martinez Lake
Wickieup
Willow Beach
hood and community park facilities avail-
able. There’s always a lot to do in and
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www.kingmanchamber.org/
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72 Wenden 60 Mesquite Winterhaven around Kingman, whether you like to pic- www.kingmantourism.org/
nic, hike, camp, backpack or watch www.hualapaimountainpark.com
Blythe Quartzsite Salome Moccasin Yucca wildlife in the Hualapai Mountain Park. www.cityofkingman.gov/
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River in Arizona’s sunny desert, is the new
Davis Dam, explore old gold mines, or
search for ancient petroglyphs. Whether you
Gadsden Somerton destination. In-coming residents and thou- are looking for a vacation spot or a place to
San Luis
www.aztourist.com sands of travelers annually are delighted to settle, discover Bullhead City, one of the last
find beautiful golf courses, water recreation frontiers. For more information please call
of all kinds and Las Vegas style gaming just the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce
across the river. Water-skiing, jet skiing, para at 800-987-7457.
58th
Mohave
Route 66 Attractions County Great regular tour/paved lighted trails • Flashlight tours/Explorers tours
Look out for these... and more in
western Arizona: Fair Amazing trips to waterfalls and area
Newly appointed rooms with satellite TV • Incredible gardens
• “Almost” Ghost Town of Oatman
• Kingman’s Route 66 Museum September 9-12, 2004 Big heated pool • Bikes & nature trails • Kids playland • Game rooms
• Grand Canyon Caverns Historic bar/lounge • Northern Arizona’s finest rodeo arena
• Seligman’s old Harvey House Kingman, Arizona
• Ash Fork’s Settler’s Cemetery *** 24-hour gas & diesel now available at Grand Canyon Caverns! ***
• Carnival • Bingo • 4-H • Livestock
The Route 66 Association recently • Talent Show • Bands • Magic Show
published a new map featuring all the
Route 66 Communities in Arizona. The Thursday, Sept. 9th - Kids Day 10:00am-10:00pm
association is located in the Powerhouse Friday, Sept 10 - Senior Day
Visitor Center in Historic Downtown Saturday, Sept. 11th 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, Sept 12th 10:00am - 6:00pm
Kingman. Phone 928-753-5001 or e-
mail azrt66@route66web.com. $1.00 OFF with this coupon

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Lake Havasu City Cool Off on the Colorado River


Summertime Adventure for All Head to the “Parker Strip”
Activities abound in Lake er, fishing is better than ever on Lake No, it’s not some naughty mond, tennis courts and 1,000 feet of

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the events are of an aquatic nature. But success all across the lake. There are hun- and Headgate Rock Dam, noted for right up to waterfront restaurants and dis-
there is plenty to do for land lubbers as dreds of coves and other ideal fishing exceptional boating recreation. You’ll embark for a tasty meal. In fact, there are
well. spots to give the whole family find every kind of craft imaginable, from 13 river front resorts - of special note is
Almost every weekend the chance to get away and enjoy canoe or family speedboat to jet skis or BlueWater Resort and Casino with 200
throughout October has at some quality time together. wave runners. If you don’t have a boat of rooms, marina, indoor water park, 4-Plex
least one boat regatta sched- Opportunities abound for those your own, reasonable rentals offer every- theater, slots, bingo and outdoor
uled. From Magic to who wish to stay on the mainland one the opportunity to enjoy the water. amphitheater.
Eliminator, Advantage to as well. The London Arms Pub Tubing and swimming are favorite Bluewater offers nightly entertainment
Campbell, boat owners from and Playhouse has a plethora of pastimes and there is excellent fishing for in the Dig Lounge plus a monthly sum-
around the nation will be gath- plays planned for the summer, crappie, bass, trout, bluegill and catfish. mer concert series. Coming up on
ering on the waters to share from Forever Plaid to Jesus Several fine parks in the area combine August 12 is Lou Gramm, lead singer of
their newest boating stories Christ Superstar. If golf is your both water and land-based recreation. Foreigner, and on September 18, Tower
and to show off their latest thing, the area courses offer great Cruise upriver and stop in at Buckskin of Power. You will also want to mark
powerboat purchase. summertime rates to those who Mountain State Park, 12 miles north of your calendars for the August 6th
Lake Havasu City contin- brave the heat. There are several Parker, where you will find acres of green Evening with Royalty, an annual Native
ues to show why it is named beautiful parks that are also great grass and shade trees. The 68 campsites, American Fashion Show at 6p, which
the “Personal Watercraft Racing locations for family time, such as a picnic camp store, showers, restrooms, picnic includes dinner & entertainment.
Capital of the World” this summer as at London Bridge Beach or maybe a area, restaurant and clothing boutique are For more information on the Parker
well. Racers will gather on the shores of family softball game at Rotary Park. amenities to enjoy after a day of fishing area call the Chamber of Commerce at
Crazy Horse Campgrounds two weekends For those looking for fun events to or hiking. La Paz County Park, eight 928-669-2174. For BlueWater Resort
each month and compete for a chance to occupy their time or perhaps just a chance miles north of the city, has campgrounds, and Casino call 1-888-243-3360 or visit
participate in the holy grail of racing, the to sit and relax while taking in a spectac- showers, a launching ramp, baseball dia- www.bluewaterfun.com.
World Finals, taking place on Lake ular view, Lake Havasu City has it all,
Havasu this October.
Speaking of the finals, this year’s
event will be bigger than ever as IMG
including a growing list of hotels and
restaurants. For a more in-depth look at
our calendar of events, and everything
Inspiring Edifices
will produce and Dos Equis will sponsor else we offer, go to our newly redesigned Dams of the Colorado River
the finals. Desert Steel Motorsports of website at www.golakehavasu.com or by R.D. Phares fice and is open from nine to five.
Lake Havasu City will once again pro- call the Lake Havasu City CVB at 800-
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If you like to take things a little slow- If the Colorado River is the life- River Aqueduct (spanning a total of 242
blood of the southwest, then its heart miles) passes next through the Davis
(or hearts) are the mighty dams that Dam. Another power producing dam,
regulate its flow. Monuments to human Davis was finished in 1953. It’s primary
Historic Downtown Yuma achievement, these dams are a unique and
fascinating cure for the summer-time
purpose is to re-regulate Hoover Dam
releases. You can recuperate at the Davis
Downtown Yuma just oozes history Quartermaster Depot, distribution point blahs. Dam campground nearby administered by
and offers many interesting ways to learn for troops stationed at the outposts of For this virtual tour, the Mohave County
about the past. A visit to these attractions the Arizona Territory as well as an let’s do as the water Parks Department.
is a lot more fun than reading a history early adobe house, stagecoaches, mule does and make our way After you’re well rest-
book! wagons, steam train, and from north to south. The ed, head on down to
Visitor Center. 201 N. 4th odyssey begins at Glen Parker Dam, the last in
Century House Ave. 928-329-0471 Canyon Dam, located this integrated network
Museum - part of the near the Arizona-Utah of dams that control
Arizona Historical Yuma Landing - tells the border. This is not the flooding and harness
Society, is one of story of the first ever plane oldest of the Colorado hydroelectric power.
Yuma’s oldest and most to land on Arizona soil. On River Dams, but it Located 155 miles
historic buildings. Once October 25, 1911 Bob might be the most downstream from
the home of pioneer Fowler dropped out of the impressive. It was com- Hoover, it was complet-
merchant E.F. sky into a ball park during a pleted in 1963, bringing ed in 1938 as a reservoir
Sanguinetti, it now con- history-making flight from the irregular flows of the river under con- storage for the Colorado River. Not only
tains artifacts, pho- California to Florida. There trol and causing the beautiful Lake is it regarded as the most beautiful of the
tographs and furnishings of Arizona’s is a monument to the occasion at the Powell to form at its back. Visit the Carl river’s dams, it is also the deepest dam in
territorial period. Colorful gardens with Yuma Landing Restaurant, 195 S. 4th Hayden Visitor Center at the dam to learn the world. Over 70% of its structural
exotic and talking birds are maintained Ave. 928-782-7427 more about the history and uses of this height lies below the original riverbed.
as they were at the turn of the century. dominating structure. All four dams are marvels of engineer-
240 S. Madison. 928-782-1841 Yuma Territorial Prison State Park - Moving down stream, we find the ing. They have redefined a region and
the penitentiary once housed many of familiar Hoover Dam. Originally dubbed made it possible for us to thrive in the
St. Thomas Mission - is a reminder of Arizona’s most dangerous and notori- Boulder Dam, the name was changed to desert. They are a sight to behold and an
the long history of the Quechan Indian ous criminals. Famed in movies and honor its political champion, Herbert achievement to ponder and are definitely
Nation and Yuma. Built on the grounds television, the remains of the prison are Hoover, the 31st President of the United worth the trip.
of the original Mission founded in now Arizona’s most visited State States. Hoover is the highest concrete
1780, the church continues to hold ser- Historic Park. Giss Pkwy & Prison Hill dam in the Western Hemisphere, reaching Glen Canyon Dam Carl Hayden
vices. Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. Rd. 928-783-4771 726 feet above bedrock of the Black Visitor Center, 928-608-6404
760-572-0283 Canyon. Turbines in Hoover’s power Hoover Dam Visitor Center,
For more information call the plant generate enough clean energy to ser- 702-294-3517
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park - Yuma Visitor Information Center at vice 500,000 homes annually. The visitor Mohave County Parks Department,
features the original 1865 928-783-0071. center offers a fascinating tour of the edi- 1-877-757-0915
STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 24 A Tourist News Z JULY 2004

17th Annual
WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIVE AMERICAN
HERITAGE ART FESTIVAL
July 17 & 18, 2004
Saturday 9am-5pm • Sunday 9am-4pm
Blue Ridge Elementary School, JULY 17-18
1200 W. White Mountain Blvd.
Fine Arts & Crafts, Dance Performances,
PINETOP
Demonstrations, Music, Children’s Crafts and White Mountain
Pre-Show: July 16, 6pm-9pm
Authentic Native American Food Native American
at Hon-Dah Resort Conference Center ADULTS $8 • 12 & UNDER FREE Heritage Art
PINETOP-LAKESIDE, AZ Festival
For more information call the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce
www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com
928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031

Recharge amidst the pines, aspens,


blue skies and mountain air of
northern Arizona.
Flagstaff is a great summer get-away!
POWER UP BUILD GREEN DRIVE CLEAN
August 5-6-7 Flagstaff
Product/Technology Expo AUGUST 5-7
65 Workshops ◆ Solar Tours
◆ Youth Fair FLAGSTAFF
The Southwest
Free Admission ◆ Free Parking Sustainability
www.SustainabilityExpo.com Expo

JULY 2004 FEATURED EVENTS

JUL 17-18
JUL 8 JUL 10-11 JUL 16-17 JUL 17 CAMP PINETOP
SCOTTSDALE PRESCOTT SNOWFLAKE VERDE White Mountain
Summer Spectacular Prescott Indian Art Snowflake Pioneer 12th Annual Native American
ArtWalk Market Day Celebration Cornfest Heritage Art Festival

Visit one of America’s Largest


Collections of High-Country Wildflowers
July is the Peak of the Season!
• 2,500 species of wildflowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs
• 200 acres of gardens, greenhouses, and natural habitats
• Guided tours daily at 11am and 1pm
• Spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks
Purchase Two Adult or Senior Admissions
for the Price of One! With this ad, valid through 2004.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm • Adults: $4 • Seniors: $3 • Youth: $1
Located four miles south of Route 66
on scenic Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff
928-774-1442 • www.thearb.org
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 25

AUGUST 14
BEER TASTING FESTIVAL
Over 100 Microbrewed Beers
FLAGSTAFF
Made In The
Shade Beer
Saturday, August 14
3pm to 7pm
Tasting Tickets $25.00 in Advance
Festival
$30.00 at the Door • VIP Tickets $50/$55
Coconino County Fairgrounds - Flagstaff
Pulliam Airport Exit Off I-17
928-779-1775 or www.azbeer.com
JOIN US FOR LOTS OF FUN!
Souvenir Mug • Music by Steve Reynolds • Rondavous
OCTOBER 22-24
YUMA HOSPICE OF YUMA
Ocean to Ocean
Festival of the
Arts

Oct. 22nd, 23rd, & 24th


in historic downtown Yuma, Az
Juried art show & sale, live entertainment,
Meet & Greet The Artist Cocktail Party and
Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50) on Sat.
Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma.
AUGUST 19-21
PRESCOTT For Details Call: 928-343-2222
Arizona Cowboy
Poets
Gathering
ARIZONA COWBOY POETS GATHERING

AUGUST 19 — 21, 2004


SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM

PRESCO TT, ARIZONA

JUL 17-18 JUL 31-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 1 JUL 24


YOUNG DEWEY JUL 30-AUG 1 FLAGSTAFF
Pleasant Valley Young's Farm Corn FLAGSTAFF SELIGMAN
Seligman Days The Penstemon
iss
Don’t m A
Days Festival Festival In The Pines Festival
THE RIZONA COWBOY CULTURAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

AT SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM, PHIPPEN MUSEUM, AND YAVAPAI COLLEGE


PERFORMANCE HALL. FEATURING THE DESERT SONS, JESSE BALLANTYNE,

Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.


JOEL NELSON, GEORGIE SICKING, ROUGHSTRING (pictured), AND MORE THAN
& Cactus Rd. 100 WORKING COWBOY POETS, SINGERS, AND STORYTELLERS.
Scottsdale, Arizona
EVENING SHOW TICKETS
® Recorded info: (480)860-8810
877-928-4253 TOLL FREE
A broad range of guided tours are offered daily at this desert Phone:(480)860-2700
masterpiece which served as Wright’s personal home, studio All Seats Reserved, $16
and architecture campus. Thursday 8/19, Friday 8/20, Saturday 8/21

The Gathering’s Corporate Partner & Host


800-322-1927

T H E G AT H E R I N G I N F O R M AT I O N : 928/445-3122 • www.sharlot.org
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ARIZONA
APACHE JUNCTION
Super 8 Motel 251 E. 29th Ave. 480-288-8888 www.apachejunctionsuper8.com
PROMOTE YOUR AREA!
CHANDLER Regional Associate Editors Wanted. Increase Your
Wyndham Garden Hotels 7475 West Chandler Blvd 480-961-4444 www.wyndham.com
Southgate Hotel 7445 W. Chandler Blvd 480-940-0308 www.southgatemotel.com Customer Base. If you are currently a business owner
FLAGSTAFF and/or working in the PR/Adv/Web Development field,
Embassy Suites 706 South Milton Rd. 928-774-4333 www.embassysuitesflagstaff.com and/or have marketing, sales skills, please call us at
Radisson Woodlands Hotel 1175 W. Route 66 800-333-3333 www.radisson.com/flagstaffaz
Inn at NAU (Northern Az University) San Francisco/McCreary Bldg #33 928-523-1616 www.nau.edu/hrm/inn/ 1-800-462-8705 or go to www.aztourist.com/jobs
GILA BEND
Super 8 Motel 2888 Butterfield Trail 877-778-3789 www.super8.com

GLENDALE Affordable Vacation Rentals


Ramada Limited 7885 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Dr. 623-412-2000
• Management careers that can
take you around the world -
GRAND CANYON or across the USA
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges P.O. Box 699 1-888-297-2757 www.grandcanyonlodges.com • Home of The Inn at NAU,
Quality Inn & Suites Grand Canyon Hwy 64 1mi S. of Grand Canyon 800-221-2222 www.grandcanyonqualityinn.com
Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn Hwy. 64 800-622-6966 www.grandcanyonsquire.com where students learn in our
♦ ♦ ♦ hotel (open to the public)
GREER
Snowy Mountain Inn 38721 Route 373 888-SNOWY-71 www.snowymountain.com
Cattle Kate's Lodge Box 21 928-735-7744 www.cattlekateslodge.com www.nau.edu/HRM
MADERA CANYON School of
Santa Rita Lodge Nature Resort 1218 S. Madera Canyon Rd. 520-625-8746 www.santaritalodge.com
Hotel and Restaurant More Than A Room With A View!
MESA
Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa 1011 W. Holmes Ave 480-833-5555 www.mesapavillion.hilton.com Management 930 N. Main St., Cottonwood, Az 86326
PARADISE VALLEY at Northern Arizona University 928-634-9455
Clean • Comfortable • Quiet • Adult Complex
Hermosa Inn 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road 602-955-8614 www.hermosainn.com
928-523-1616 Non-Smoking • TV/VCR • Kitchens
www.cottonwoodhotel.com
PHOENIX On NAU Campus, in Flagstaff email: info@cottonwoodhotel.com
Hilton Hotel 2435 S. 47th St 480-894-1600 www.hiltonphoenixairport.com
Hilton Suites Hotel 10 East Thomas Road 602-212-5303 www.hilton.com
Courtyard by Marriott
Doubletree Guest Suites
9631 N. Black Canyon Road
320 N. 44th St
602-944-7373
602-225-0500
www.marriott.com
www.doubletree.com www.innsuites.com
Embassy Suites Biltmore 2630 E. Camelback Road 800-362-2779 www.embassysuites.com
Sun-Thurs Studio Special
PINETOP
Woodland Inn & Suites
Hon-Dah Resort Casino

PRESCOTT
Forest Villas Hotel
458 E. White Mountain Blvd.
777 Hwy 260

3645 Lee Cir.


928-367-3636
800-929-8744

800-223-3449
www.hon-dah.com

www.forestvillas.com
$
69 .99
Springhill Suites at Marriott
Hampton Inn
200 E. Sheldon St
3453 Ranch Rd.
928-776-0998
928-443-5500
www.springhillsuites.com Tempe/Phoenix Airport • Scottsdale
Tucson City Center • San Diego
SCOTTSDALE Flagstaff/Grand Canyon $49.99 Sun-Thurs • $59.99 Fri-Sat
Scottsdale Pima Inn & Suites 7330 N. Pima Road 800-344-0262 www.zmchotels.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Scottsdale 3131 N. Scottsdale Rd 888-401-7666 www.scottsdalehie.com 2-Room Family/Executive Suite $89.99
Fairfield Inn Downtown Scottsdale 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd 480-945-4392 www.fairfieldinn.com/PHXFS/
Romantic Presidential Jacuzzi Suite $99.99

FREE
Hospitality Suite Resort 409 N. Scottsdale Rd 480-949-5115 www.hospitalitysuites.com High Speed Internet
SEDONA
Hot Breakfast Buffet Groups & Special Events excluded.
Sedona Super 8 2545 W. Hwy 89A 928-282-1533 www.sedonasuper8.com Social Hour/HBO/Paper Present ad thru 7/31/04.
SPRINGERVILLE
Reed’s Lodge P.O. Box 240 928-333-4323 www.k5reeds.com
Call Free 1-888-INNSUITES
TEMPE
Twin Palms Hotel 225 E. Apache Blvd. 480-967-9431 www.twinpalmshotel.com Suite Desert Deals!
Tempe Travelodge

WILLIAMS
1005 E. Apache Blvd. 480-968-7871 www.travelodge.com
12% off* Vacationing close to home this year?
Fairfield Inn (Marriotts) 1029 N. Grand Canyon Blvd 928-635-9888 www.marriott.com/fairfieldinn/ Take advantage of this truly fantastic discount!
Quality Inn Mountain Ranch Resort 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road 866-687-2624 www.mountainranchresort.com of our standard • All TRUE suites with private bedroom, fridge, microwave, 2 TVs and
Canyon Motel 1900 E. Rodeo Rd. 800-482-3955 www.thecanyonmotel.com suite rates.... more • Cool off in outdoor pools • Enjoy many local dining, shopping &
entertainment locations • Children under 18 stay FREE in adult’s suite
• FREE continental breakfast • FREE local calls • FREE guest use bicycles
CALIFORNIA *Based on double occupancy. Tax not With less travel time and lower costs your family can have even...

IRVINE
included. Based on availability. Not
valid on internet reservations (please
...MORE FUN!
Seven Crown Resorts 8 Thomas, Suite 200 800-752-9670 www.sevencrown.com call our toll free 800 number to
reserve your suite). Not valid on
OCEANSIDE holidays or during special local
Guesthouse Hotel 1103 N. Coast Hwy 760-722-1904 www.guesthouse.net events or with other discounts and
promotions. May be used for up to 10
consecutive nights. Coupon must be
presented at check in.
UTAH Chandler - Sun City - Tucson
MONUMENT VALLEY
Coupon ID:AZTN03-EKEK
Expires: 7/31/04 (800) 547-4747
Goulding’s Lodge P.O. Box 360001 435-727-3231 www.gouldings.com www.windmillinns.com
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 27

Hiking with Dogs in Arizona “Dog Friendly” Airport


National Parks
In general, pets are permitted but must
recommended on trails. 928-333-4301
• Coconino National Forest - Dogs must
Phoenix Sky Harbor Opens Pet Park
be restrained either on a leash not be caged or on a leash. 928-527-3600 Phoenix Sky Harbor The 40-foot by 50-foot pet park was

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exceeding 6 feet in length or caged at all • Coronado National Forest - Dogs are

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times. Some parks have further restric- allowed on trails if leashed. Dogs are opened their “Bone Yard” pet attractive. Flagstone paths lead to two
tions. You can access information on the NOT allowed in wilderness areas or park, which provides traveling pets a entrances, with the main entrance sporting
parks you plan to visit at Sabino Canyon. 520-670-4552 place to stretch their legs, get a drink of a whimsical gate. Phoenix Sky Harbor is
http://www.nps.gov/parks.html. Some • Kaibab National Forest - Dogs must be water and even take a restroom break. The one of the only airports in the United
park webpages have lists of nearby ken- leashed in campgrounds. 800-863-0546 dog park is located outside Terminal 4. States to offer this amenity to pet owners
nels where you can leave your pet during • Prescott National Forest - Dogs must The “Bone Yard” is a bone-shaped at no charge. For more information call
your stay in the park. be leashed at all times. 928-445-1762 gravel area where pet owners can take 602-273-3300.
• Tonto National Forest - Dogs must be their companion animals for a restroom
Arizona State Parks leashed in any developed areas, on trails break. “Mutt Mitts” are available to
Dogs are allowed on trails if leashed, & around other people. 602-225-5200 owners so they may clean up after their
with the exception of Red Rock State pets. Shaded from the Arizona sun during
Park. They are not allowed in historic Wildlife Refuges
Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times. day and lighted at night, the “Bone Yard”
parks. 602-542-4174 also provides two water faucets and
520-823-4251
buckets for pets that need to re-hydrate.
National Forests Bureau of Land Management
• Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest - Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times.
Dogs must be leashed in campgrounds, 520-258-7200 You are what you experience…

Lodging Etiquette
• Contact the location - find out about
restrictions for size or type of pets; ask
about non-refundable fees or any deposits
put food and water on, unless fed outside.
• Leaving your room - avoid leaving your

Travel
Grey Hackle Lodge
Christopher Creek Arizona
required; consider a first level room to pet in the room alone; if you must, inform Alpine Fishing Breathtaking Hikes
make “bathroom” trips easier. the front desk and leave something to
entertain your pet. Arizona
• At check-in - inquire about areas you can
take your pet for walks and where they are • During your stay - wipe off dirty or www.aztourist.com 928-478-4392
not allowed. muddy paws before going into the room; if www.greyhacklelodge.com
your pet damages property, report it and
• Inside the room - cover furniture and offer to pay the costs.
beds your pet will be using; bring a mat to Ask for Bed & Breakfast Specials

Pet Friendly Hotels


ARIZONA
FLAGSTAFF
Take me too!
Ramada Limited West 2755 Woodland Village 877-703-0291 www.the.ramada.com Enjoy taking the WHOLE family for a getaway!
TUCSON
Ghost Ranch Lodge 801 W. Miracle Mile 800-456-7565 www.ghostranchlodge.com
BENSON Bell Rock Inn & Suites, nestled in the
Motel 6 637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr. 800-466-8356 www.motel6.com majestic red rocks of Sedona, offers
GOODYEAR comfortable rooms for you and your
Hampton Inn & Suites 2000 N. Litchfield Rd. 800-426-7866 www.hamptoninn.com
pet. Enjoy hiking, fine dining and 4x4
MESA adventures while waiting for your
La Quinta Inn & Suites 6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. 800-531-5900 www.laquinta.com
amber sunsets!
Select Suites Mesa Fiesta Mall 960 W. Southern 800-821-8005 www.selectsuites.com
(Limited number of rooms
PAYSON available. Pet-friendly room
Kohl’s Ranch Lodge Hwy 260 800-331-5645 www.ilxresorts.com request must be made
at time of reservation.)
PHOENIX
Best Western Inn 17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy. 800-937-8376 www.bestwestern.com/bellhotel
SCOTTSDALE Or you can head to the cool
Hampton Inn 4415 N. Civic Center Plaza 800-426-7866 www.amdest.com Ponderosa Pines of Payson,
Residence Inn by Marriott-Scottsdale 6040 N. Scottsdale Rd. 800-835-6205 www.marriott.com/phxrs where Kohl’s Ranch Lodge wel-
Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountains 16770 N. Perimeter Drive 800-288-6127 www.marriott.com comes you. Bring your spurs,
SEDONA tackle box and appetite with you!
Bell Rock Inn & Spa 6246 Hwy 179 800-521-3131 www.ilxresorts.com (Available Pet Kennel & Horse Pens)
SIERRA VISTA
Motel 6 - Location #0277 1551 E. Fry Blvd. 800-466-8356 www.motel6.com
TEMPE
Amerisuites 1520 W. Baseline Rd. 800-833-1516 www.amerisuites.com
Best Western Inn of Tempe 670 N. Scottsdale Rd. 800-937-8376 www.innoftempe.com
Comfort Inn & Suites 1031 E. Apache 877-424-6423 www.comfortinn.com
TUCSON
Clarion Randolph Hotel 102 N. Alvernon 800-227-6086 www.clarionhotel.com/hotel/az128
CALIFORNIA 17 Miles East of Payson on Highway 260 6246 Highway 179 • Sedona, AZ
LOS ANGELES (928) 478-4211 (928) 282-4161
Farmer’s Daughter Hotel 115 S. Fairfax Ave 800-334-1658 www.farmersdaughterhotel.com
MONTEREY
Victorian Inn 487 Foam St 800-232-4141 www.victorianinn.com For Reservations Call 1-800-521-3131
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Alpine Inn Amado Territory Inn Ft. Bowie Vineyards
P.O. Box 77 3001 E. Frontage Rd. 156 N. Jefferson
Alpine, AZ 85920 Amado, AZ 85645 Bowie, AZ 85695
888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593
928-339-1840 888-398-8684 Nuts4u@vtc.net
www.amado-territory-inn.com Features 450 acres of Pecan trees, 10 acres of
White Mountain Lodge Walnut trees, 10 acres of peaches, 10 acres of sweet Rocky Hill Winery
P.O. Box 143/140 Main St. Rail Oaks Ranch cherries and 10 aces of vineyards. Tastings Mon-Fri 18380 S. Hwy 550
10a-5p. Montrose, CO 81401
Greer, AZ 85927 3248 White Lily Lane
888-493-7568 Hereford, AZ 85615 970-249-3765
Kokopelli Winery / Paradise Valley Vineyards
wmlodge@wmonline.com; 520-378-0461 35 W. Boston St. Cottonwood Cellars
www.wmlodge.com Chandler, AZ 85225 5482 Hwy 348
480-792-6927 Olathe, CO 81425
Country Living at its Best. Rooms and San Pedro River Inn
Suites in historic country home plus cab- 8326 S. Hereford Rd. 970) 323-6224
Dos Cabezas Winery
ins with full kitchens, porches and Hereford, AZ 85615 Wayward Winds Rd. Colorado Cellars
phones. Fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. 520-366-5532 Kansas Settlement, AZ 85643 3553 E Road
Phone/Fax 520-455-5369 Palisade, CO 81526
Peaks View Place B&B Agave Grove B&B 800-848-2812 or 970-464-7921
Colibri Vineyard & Winery
3950 E. Kokopelli Lane 800 W. Panorama 2825 W. Hilltop Rd. Garfield Estates Winery
Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Tucson, AZ 85704 Portal, AZ 85632 3572 G Road
520-558-2401 Palisade, CO 81526
866-248-7394 888-822-4283
970-464-0941
Sunrise View B&B Catalina Park Inn B&B VtÄ|yÉÜÇ|t
P.O. Box 90
Page, AZ 86040
309 E. 1st St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 Belle Marie Winery
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26312 Mesa Rock Rd. Los Luceros Winery
866-205-8443 800-792-4885 Escondido, CA 92026 PO Box 110
760-796-7557 Alcalde, NM 87511
Gretchen’s B&B Desert Dove B&B Leal Vineyards
505-852-1085
1184 Malapai Dr. 11707 E. Old Spanish Trail 300 Maranatha Drive
Pinetop, AZ 85935 Tucson, AZ 85730 La Chiripada Winery
Hollister, CA 95023 Hwy 75
928-367-0867 877-722-6879 831-636-1023 Dixon, NM 87527
800-528-7801 or 505-579-4437
J. Jenkins Winery
Dolls & Roses Peppertrees B&B Inn 1255 Julian Orchards Drive
109 N. Pleasant St. 724 E. University Balagna Winery
Julian, CA 92036 223 Rio Bravo Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301 Tucson, AZ 85719 760-765-3267 Los Alamos, NM 87544
928-776-9291 800-348-5763 Schwaesdall Winery
505-672-3678
17677 Rancho de Oro Black Mesa Winery
The Gurley Street Lodge B&B CENTRAL ARIZONA Ramona, CA 92065 1502 Highway 68
909 W. Gurley St. 760-789-7547 Velarde, NM 87582
Prescott, AZ 86305 Andora Crossing Edna Valley Vineyard
800-852-6372 or 505-852-2820
928-442-0200 P.O. Box 7050 2585 Biddle Ranch Road
A Sunset Chateau
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
888-488-3747
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
805-544-5855
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665 S. Sunset Dr. Castle Creek Winery
Sedona, AZ 86336
888-988-3988
Phylician B&B
15848 E. Centipede Dr.
VÉÄÉÜtwÉ Mile Post 14 Hwy 128
Moab, UT 84532
866-812-2002 or 435-259-3332
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Guy Drew Vineyards
The Inn on Oak Creek 480-837-3564 P.O. Box 1750 Native Wines
Cortez, CO 81321 72 S. 500 W. #63
556 Hwy 179 970-565-4958
Sedona, AZ 86336 Comforts of Home Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
435-462-9261
800-449-7896 7162 N. 57th Dr. Surface Creek Winery
Glendale, AZ 85301 1297 Hwy 65 Spanish Valley Vineyards & Winery
Eckert, CO 81418 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane
Canyon Villa B&B 623-435-6813 970-835-9463
125 Canyon Circle Moab, UT 84532
435-259-8134
Sedona, AZ 86351 Noftsger Hill Inn
800-453-1166 425 North Street
The Graham Inn & Adobe Village
150 Canyon Circle Dr.
Sedona, AZ 86351
Globe, AZ 85501
928-425-2260
Kohl’s Ranch Lodge ARIZONA
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800-228-1425 Hwy 260 AUG 7-8 ELGIN SEP 24-26 SONOMA
Payson, AZ 85541 August Fest Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Southwest Inn at Sedona 800-331-5645 Sonoita Vineyards - Wine tasting w/ souvenir wine Sonoma Plaza & other locations - Barefoot grape
3250 W. Highway 89A www.ilxresorts.com glass ($10); tour of vineyards & winery, live music, stomp contest, art auction, pet cuddling area, plus pre-
Sedona, AZ 86336 grape stomping contest w/prizes. Catered lunch avail mium Sonoma Valley food, wine & art. 707-996-2109
800-483-7422 REGIONAL for purchase. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 or www.sonomavinfest.com
Info@swinn.com; www.swinn.com CALIFORNIA OCT 1 CARMEL
Relax on your deck and admire the red Zosa Ranch Gardens B&B JUL 16-18 PASO ROBLES Harvest Wine Seminar
rock view from this small luxury hotel 9381 W. Lilac Rd. WineFest 2004 Chateau Julien Wine Estate - Our most popular event!
with B&B atmosphere. Return to the Escondido, CA 92026 Peachy Canyon Winery - 16 local wineries, fine foods Experience the excitement of the harvest first-hand.
world feeling rejuvinated. 760-723-9093 plus live blues music! Headlining is Big Nick and the Grapes crushed on site, family-style dinner will follow,
Gila Monsters from Scottsdale, AZ. 805-237-2389 $75. 831-624-2600
Fool Hollow Lake B&B Lightner Creek Inn JUL 24 CALISTOGA COLORADO
2351 N. 22nd Ave. 999 Lightner Creek Rd. Napa Valley Classic SEP 17-19 PALISADE
Show Low, AZ 85901 Durango, CO 81301 Calistoga Fairgrounds - Glory of horsemanship, glam- Colorado Mountain Winefest
888-339-1144 970-259-1226 our of food/wine tasting, the warmth of goodwill. Various locations - Many events, Festival in the park,
Supports youth programs of Napa County, $30 gen/$15 Grand Harvest celebration, winery bike tour, amateur
Snrs & Kids. 707-942-4222 winemaker contest, more. 800-962-2547
Canyon Country Inn Lost Canyon Lake Lodge
422 W. Route 66 15472 Road 35.3 JUL 24-25 SONOMA
NEW MEXICO
Williams, AZ 86046 Mancos, CO 81328 Catalan Festival of Food, Wine & Music
SEP 4-6 BERNALILLO
928-635-2349 970-882-7871 Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves - Not to be missed!
Food samples, cooking demos, flamenco dancers, and New Mexico Wine Festival
more. A sell-out every year! Adv. purchase, $35. 707- Loretto Park - Live entertainment, food, quality
Terry Ranch B&B Willow Glen Inn 933-1999 arts/crafts, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting, wine avail-
701 Quarterhorse 3308 N. Bulldog Rd. able for purchase, free parking. 866-494-6366 or
Williams, AZ 86046 Cedar City, UT 84720 JUL 30 - AUG 1 SONOMA nmwine.com
800-210-5908 435-586-3275 Sonoma Salute to the Arts
Sonoma Plaza - Northern CA’s ultra-premier showcase SEP 4-6 LAS CRUSES
of winemaking, culinary, visual & literary arts. 707- Harvest Wine Festival
938-1133 or www.salutehearts.com Southern NM State Fairgrounds - Live entertainment,
WHITE MOUNTAIN LODGE A Southwest Inn at Sedona food, quality arts/crafts, 20+ NM wineries, free tasting,
AUG 28-29 BODEGA BAY wine available for purchase, free parking. 866-494-
GREER, AZ
Country living at its best in the heart of Arizona’s
Not just a great room... 10th Annual Seafood, Art, & Wine Festival 6366 or nmwine.com
White Mountains. Rooms, Suites and Cabins An experience to remember Chanslor Ranch - Events Galore! 6 bands, 15 restau-
rants, 20 wineries, arts & crafts. 707-824-8404 or
1-888-493-7568 www.wmlodge.com 800-483-7422 www.swinn.com www.sonomawetlands.org
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Seligman Days
JUL 30-AUG 1 SELIGMAN
If you are looking
for glitz and glam this
event is not for
Destination
JUL 9-10 TSAILE
Native American Music Festival
July Events
JUL 17-18 PINETOP-LAKESIDE
White Mountain Native American Art Festival
JUL 24-25 TUCSON
Summerfest Arts & Crafts Show
you...but if you’d like Dine College - Leading Native American musi- Blue Ridge Elem. - Art/crafts, demos, dance per- InnSuites, 475 N Granada - Avoid the summer heat!
a taste of small town cians from throughout the country, traditional & con- formances, music, Native American food/heritage. Sa Browse, shop at the numerous arts & craft vendors,
temporary music. Outdoors, Fr 4p-12a, Sa 10a-12a. 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. $8/adults, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 while the family enjoys pool & playground, Sa 9-6, Su
America with “beauty Adm: $10. 928-724-6741 9-4, free adm & parking. 520-622-1565
queen” pageants, JUL 17-18 YOUNG
parade, softball tour- JUL 9-11 WILLCOX Pleasant Valley Days JUL 29-31 SAN CARLOS
7th Annual Muddy’s Mine Poker Run Parade, quilt show, tours of historical sites in the area, Mount Graham Sacred Run
naments and more, then head to Muddy’s Mine, Hwy 186 - Motorcycle show, live craft fair and roping all weekend, steak dinner and Th - Holy Ground Blessing for runners, also din-
Seligman on July 30th - August 1st. music, prizes. Cost-$10 donation w/$10 toy & can of dance on Sa. night. 928-462-2878 ner. Fr - Lv before sunrise, run to top of Mount
Miss Seligman along with Junior food, ages 13 under free. Benefits Willcox Community Graham, stay in Treasure Park Fr & Sa nights, activities
Charities. 520-384-3006 JUL 18 SCOTTSDALE on Sa. Free, all welcome. 928-475-2494
Miss, Pre-Teen and Little Miss will be Epicurean’s Grand Championship
chosen on Friday at the Seligman High JUL 9-11 CAMP VERDE Epicurean Wine - A completely blind tasting to discover JUL 29-AUG 1 WILLIAMS
13th Annual Verde Valley Pow Wow the Best of the Best! Taste all 5 of our previous Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo
School. Saturday brings the parade Cliff Castle Casino Stargazer Pavilion - Epicurean Competition Winners from Jan-May, $15, Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Real working cowboys get
down old Route 66 at 10am plus all-day Fascinating festival & exhibit of Native American crafts 5:30p. 480-998-7800 together and put on a big rodeo for themselves, great
softball tournaments and musical enter- & culture that draws participants and visitors from fun to watch. Daily 1p, dance Fr & Sa. 928-632-7680
many areas. 928-567-4363 JUL 18-24 GREER
tainment at the famous Snow Cap. The 3rd Annual Music from Greer JUL 30-AUG 1 FLAGSTAFF
softball continues on Sunday. JUL 9-AUG 1 SCOTTSDALE Greer Grounds - Chamber Music concerts, each Festival In The Pines
Plan to spend the night, then explore Best Little Whorehouse in Texas evening’s repertoire is different, 7p, admission by dona- Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried arti-
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd tion. 928-735-7568 sans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid’s area,
historic Route 66. Locally, the Santa Fe - Raucously funny (but slightly naughty) musical about food, $7, under 12 free, Fr 11a-6p, Sa-Su 9a-6p. 888-
Railroad “Harvey House - Road House” legendary Texas brothel. Fr-Sa 7:30p, Su 6p. $14-$18. JUL 22-24 ST. JOHNS 278-3378
is well worth a look and the Grand 480-483-1664 Annual Pioneer Days
Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball tournaments, JUL 30-AUG 1 SELIGMAN
Canyon Caverns is an easy drive away. JUL 10 WILLIAMS storytelling, dances each night, adult soap box derby, Seligman Days
Seligman is found off I-40, exit 123. Williams Wild Rodeo Show parade, campfire circle, rodeos, free ice cream social, Parade, “Miss Seligman Pageant,” softball tournament,
For more information call Rodeo Grounds - Rodeo and working cowboys compet- BBQ. 928-337-2000 entertainment at the Snow Cap and more. 928-422-4659
ing in rough stock and timed events. $. 800-863-0546
928-422-3939. JUL 23 SCOTTSDALE JUL 30-AUG 1 MORMON LAKE
JUL 10 WINSLOW Mighty Mud Mania Too Broke for Sturgis
Homolovi Ruins State Park Annual Archaeology Day Chaparral Park - Age groups up to 13 yrs. Kids 6 & Mormon Lake Lodge - Bike games, poker run, tattoo
JUL 1-4 TOMBSTONE Special activities & demonstrations, guided tour of the under w/ permission slip. Giant waterslides, mud puddle contest, kids games, 50/50 raffle, show, food/beverages,
Tombstone Western Film and Book Exposition sites at 9a & 1p, $5/vehicle, 8a-4p. 928-289-4106 pools & obstacle courses, water cannon. Non-perishable camping, live music, $10-$15. 928-354-2227
Various locations - meet Western authors & movie stars food item. 480-312-2771/2704
at cocktail reception, panel discussions, “Casino Night” JUL 10 TUCSON JUL 31-AUG 1 DEWEY
& Western Book Expo w/collectibles, live music, 5th Annual Civano Nursery Salsa Tasting & Contest JUL 23-24 PEACH SPRINGS Young’s Farm Corn Festival
refreshments. 520-457-1489 Civano Nursery Garden Center - Bring your taste buds Youth Pow Wow Outdoor produce stands, craft show, hay rides, outdoor
and your favorite homemade salsa. Pre-registration pre- Contest dancing, social dances, gourd dancing, BBQ, live entertainment, 10a-4p, $2. 928-632-7272
JUL 1-15 SEDONA ferred. 9a-11a, free. 520-546-9200 x91 Hualapai Bird Dancing, Native American food, arts &
Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival crafts, honorary services for youth and elders, Pow JUL 31-AUG 15 WILLCOX
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - Taming of the JUL 10-11 PRESCOTT Wow Princess. Campsites available. 928-769-2200 Peach Mania Festival
Shrew and Cardenio. For play dates, times, prices: 928- Prescott Indian Art Market Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat
203-9381 Sharlot Hall Museum - authentic hand-made JUL 23-24 PRESCOTT pancake breakfast 7-10a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach picking
Native American arts, demonstrations, dance perfor- Annual Navajo Rug Auction all day long. Outdoor craft festival Aug 7 & 8 only, 8a-
JUL 2-4 FLAGSTAFF mances and native food. $5 adm, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928- Smoki Museum - Fri evening Cowboy BBQ. 4p. Free adm. 520-384-2084
18th Annual American Gem & Mineral Show 445-3122 Preview of rugs Fr & Sa am, auctioneer Bruce Burnham
Little America Hotel (Butler & I-40) - Rough rocks, of R.B. Burnham & Company Trading Post, free adm,
gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, equipment, JUL 11 FLAGSTAFF Fr 1-8p, Sa 9a, auction 1p. 928-445-1230
tools. $3; under 12 free. Fr 11a-7p, Sa 10a-7p, Su 10a- 20th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
5p. 928-526-5152 Upper Lake Mary, 9 mi. south on Lake Mary Rd. - JUL 23-25 WILLIAMS
swim, bike & run, spectators free, 6:30a. 928-607-5601 Bowhunters Happening
JUL 2-4 PINETOP Rodeo Grounds. Adm $15-30. 928-635-4571
29th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival JUL 13-16 PATAGONIA
Art Barn on Buck Springs Rd - Northeast AZ Fine Arts Zero Point Process Workshop JUL 24 FLAGSTAFF
Association hosts 80 vendors for show and sale. Food, Tree of Life - Psycho-spiritual development course The Penstemon Festival
silent auction, free. Fr & Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-2p. 928-367- developed by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H). The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Music, hayrides, tours &
3916 Dissolve dysfunctional habits, identities and beliefs. craft activities, 9a-5p. Regular adm: $4/adult, $3/sr, $1
520-394-2520 ages 7-18. 928-774-1442
JUL 2-5 FLAGSTAFF
Coconino County Horse Races JUL 16 PINETOP JUL 24 EAGAR
Fort Tuthill Downs - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Pioneer Days
Horse racing! Live & simulcast, full pari-mutuel wager- Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Ramsey Park - Historical/cultural exhibits, Dutch oven
ing avail, 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2 , $2 parking. 928- Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raf- cooking, entertainment, children’s activities, barbecue,
774-5139 fles, free food, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets: 800-929-8744 food, dance, 9a-4p, free. 928-333-2123
JUL 2-11 PATAGONIA JUL 16-17 SNOWFLAKE JUL 24-25 SEDONA
Summer Joy & Freedom Yoga Spiritual Fest Snowflake Pioneer Day Celebration Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
The Tree of Life - Shanti & Gabriel Cousens host. Parade, arts, crafts, entertainment, BBQ, dances, run, Bell Rock Plaza (Hwy 179) - Exciting new art from 35
Allow yourself to transform into a warrior mystic, self- softball & golf tourneys, swimming, theatrical perfor- artists/craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pot-
empowered & refreshed. Fasting is the elixir of life! mances, fireworks. For times/locations: 928-536-4331 tery, and more. 10a-5p Free. 928-284-9627
520-394-2520
JUL 16-17 WILLIAMS JUL 24-25 FLAGSTAFF
JUL 3-4 FLAGSTAFF Great Escape Rally Beat the Heat Fun Fly
71st Annual Hopi Marketplace Fairgrounds Barn - Biker rally by Desert Road Riders. Peaks RC Field, Luepp Rd - Remote control airplane
Museum of Northern Arizona - Outdoor market Games, bike show, tent & RV camping, live music, open fun fly, pilots of all ages & skills, Sa 7:30a-dusk &
featuring Hopi artists demonstrating skills; traditional “Miss Great Escape” contest, food, 50/50 drawing, Su 7:30a-2p. $13/adv, $15/day of, spectators free. 928-
dances & foods, native plants, kids activities, 9a-5p. $5 poker walk. Regis: Fri. $15. 928-758-5699 526-8666 or 779-3602
adults, $4 snrs, $3 students, $2 kids 7-17. 928-774-5213
JUL 17 CAMP VERDE JUL 24-25 KINGMAN
JUL 3-4 PAGE 12th Annual Cornfest Summer in the Pines
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Contests Hualapai Mountain Lodge - Includes about 50 vendors,
3rd: Street Parade at 10a, City Park will have games, for all ages: corn eating, hog calling, corniest joke; food and beverages, live music, no adm fee. Located 12
food, arts & crafts, music, pet show. 4th - Fireworks bluegrass band, arts & crafts. Adm free, 5-11p. 928- miles above Kingman in the mtns. 928-757-3545
over the golf course at dusk. 888-261-PAGE 567-0535 ext 135
JUL 3-SEP 25 WINSLOW JUL 17 FLAGSTAFF Az Tourist News
Summer Nights on the Corner 7th Annual AZ Highland Celtic Festival
Standin’ on the Corner Park - Every Sa. night through Foxglen Park - Bagpipes, kilts, folk-dances, traditional
Sept, a live band at the park, 7-10p. Blues, jazz, coun-
try, rock and more. Clap, dance, make new friends. 928-
foods, caber toss, kids’ activities, NEW: Celtic indige-
nous plants, 9a-6p. $6 adults, $3 kids 2-12. No pets or
alcohol. 928-556-3161
A New
289-2434
JUL 4 WINSLOW JUL 17 TEMPE
Arizona
4th of July Blast!
City Park - Features a fun-filled family day and parade,
food vendors, arts & crafts booths, games and more.
Downtown Cooldown
Tempe Beach Park - Escape the heat to play in 50 tons
of snow w/water slides, water games, arts & crafts,
Tradition
Fireworks show begins at dusk at WHS football field. musical entertainment, 8a-1p. $1 wristband. 480-921- www.aztourist.com
Free. 928-289-2434 2300
JUL 8 SCOTTSDALE JUL 17 SIERRA VISTA
Summer Spectacular ArtWalk “Christmas in July” Toy Run Indicates Native American
Main St & Marshall Way - Sponsored by M&I Bank. Veteran’s Memorial Park - Parade 11a. Bike show,
Artist demos, gallery show openings, live music, prize poker run, games & more. Adm: toy (value $5+) & Related Events
drawings, food/drink samples & more, 6-9p, free. 480- $10/single, $15/couple. Regis. begins 9a, concert 6p,
990-3939 $5. 520-458-3002/ 520-456-2156
DISCLAIMER: Az Tourist News makes every
JUL 8 SCOTTSDALE JUL 17 MAYER
Ice Cream Social Italian Night effort to verify that the information on events we
5th Avenue District - Live music, face painting, Super Colley Soleri Music Center - Italian Cultural Institute print is accurate. However, details can change up
Summer Art Walk. Free ice cream w/canned food or musicians. Concert & traditional Italian dinner. A tour to the last minute. We advise that you call and
$1.00 donation. 6-8p. 800-737-0008 of Arcosanti will be held 5p, dinner 6p, concert 7:30p.
$15 or $30 w/dinner. 928-632-6217 confirm that ALL information is correct. To see or
list an event, go to: www.aztourist.com/events/
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Destination
AUG 4-8 BISBEE
August Events
AUG 14-15 PINETOP AUG 28 GANADO AUG 28 TUCSON
Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Native American Art Auction Fiesta de San Agustin
Exhibits, vendors, presentations & field trips to places Woodland Road Festival Site - Gospel music, cloggers, Hubbell Trading Post - Preview 9a-11a, auction Armory Park - Celebrate the founding of the Presidio
like the San Pedro River, Chiricahua Mts & Huachuca children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. 12p, daylight savings time. Held in a large tent. Navajo with music, food, Ballet Folklorico and more!
Mts. Featured bird is the Tropical Kingbird. 520-378- Campers - RSVP a camp spot, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. $8, weavings, Pueblo Kachina dolls, pottery, paintings, bas- Festivities begin at Noon. Free. 520-547-3338
0233 under 12 free. 800-573-4031 kets. Free adm. 928-755-3475
AUG 6 PARKER AUG 14-15 PRESCOTT
An Evening with Royalty Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts
Mohave Rooms, BlueWater Resort - Annual Courthouse Plaza - 170+ of the finest artisans from
Native American Fashion Show 6p, incl. show, dinner
& entertainment. 928-669-9211, 1-800-809-6207
AUG 6-7 EAGAR
around the West, student art gallery, demonstrations. Sa
9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. Free adm. 928-445-2510
AUG 14-15 FLAGSTAFF
The “Six Pack” Tours Arizona
Eagar Daze B&P Roping by Jewell Kemp
Ramsey Park - Fr. eve: Ice Cream Social. Sa: local Ft. Tuthill - Team roping competition. Hrs 9a-5p daily. TRAVEL April 18: After a hearty breakfast pro-
entertainment, arts & crafts fair, volleyball tournament, Free adm. 602-448-4608 April 15: A group made up vided, able to take on Old Tucson
free swim, Fun Run, Pit BBQ $, logging events, kids
games, free adm. 928-333-1639 AUG 19-21 PRESCOTT of a driver, a designated Studios where the West was filmed from
17th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering driver-turned tour director John Wayne to Harrison Ford and Little
AUG 6-7 FLAGSTAFF Sharlot Hall Museum - 100+ poets, reciters & old time
Southwest Sustainability Expo
NAU Union Field House - Latest in renewable energy,
singers keep alive the tradition. Various performances,
activities & locations. www.sharlot.org; 928-445-3122
WRITER and four backseat drivers
decided to call themselves
House on Prairie and in Tucson, dinner
at Mama Louisa’s for real homemade
green building & alt-fuel transportation. Product expo, “The Six-Pack,” left BWI for Phoenix. Italian food- a great stop.
65 workshops, solar tours, youth fair. Fri & Sat 9-5. AUG 20 TUCSON
Free adm/parking. www.SustainabilityExpo.com 229th Tucson’s Birthday Bash Arriving at Sky Harbor we picked up our
Pima Co. Courthouse - American, Spanish, Mexican, van for the next fifteen days...after a test April 19: After a 47- mile drive to
AUG 6-8 TOMBSTONE Confederate, Tohono O’Odham, Pascua Yaqui & State
Vigilante Days of AZ flag ceremony incl patriotic music, period cos- in stowing luggage -you guessed it- for 4 wrong Best Western and return to Best
Commemorating Tombstone’s unique heritage. tumes encouraged, 8:30a. 520-299-1743 women and 2 men we were off to Western at Pinetop for our stay, we
Reenactments, street entertainment, gunfight competi- Tucson for a stay at Best Western Inn made a good decision that everyone
tions, hangings, costume competition, chili cook-off & AUG 20-21 HOLBROOK
10K run. 520-457-3291 Old West Days at the Airport, which was surprisingly could have what we called their “mistake
Historical Courthouse Lawn - Re-enactments, Native very quiet. day.” Cool and Windy, jacket weather.
AUG 6-8 NAVAJO MOUNTAIN American dancers, Southwest Art Show & Sale, rodeo,
Annual Pioneer Day Celebration quilt festival, train & doll show, BBQ, 2-mi fun run,
Hwy 98 to N16 Rd - Horse races, 5K/10K run, 10K run & 20-mi bike race. Free. 800-524-2459 April 16: Begin with a stop at the April 20: Off to Petrified Forest
relays, tug of war, etc, vendors of Native American arts
& crafts, food. Fr entertainment 8:30p. Sa 8a-4p, then AUG 20-21 HOLBROOK Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with a National Park... has trees buried in bot-
volleyball - Su 3p. Free adm. 928-672-2857 Southwest Quilt Festival & Train Show garden and a zoo, hundreds of species of tom of sea over 160 million years ago
County Fairgrounds - Antique & new quilts & afghans, plants and animals in a natural desert and replaced by Quartz - it’s the most
AUG 7 ALPINE Native American quilts & rugs, collectible & new trains
Cool August Night Car Show & Poker Run of all scales, related collectibles, free. 928-524-6407 setting. From there a drive through colorful wood in world. Also the
Tal-Wi-Wi Meadow - Antique cars on display 7a-12p, Saguaro National Park where the mas- Painted Desert and a stop at Meteor
poker fun run, judging, trophies, BBQ, free to specta- AUG 20-21 PAYSON
tors. 928-339-4319 2nd Annual “Testicle Festival” sive saguaro cactus grows and is thought Crater, which NASA designated as an
Mazatzal Casino - Wild & crazy games, contests, sou- to resemble humans, then a stop at San official training site for Apollo
AUG 7-8 FLAGSTAFF venirs - plus lots of tasty Rocky Mountain Oysters! Free Xavier Mission “if only to light can- Astronauts.
55th Annual Navajo Marketplace adm, must be 21 or accompanied by parent/guardian.
Museum of Northern AZ - Weavers, silversmiths, 800-777-PLAY (7529) Ext. 158 dle”...a must see. Temp is in 90s- drink
folk carvers, painters, social dances, presentations, kid’s lots of water to keep dehydration at bay. April 21: Traveled same route as yester-
activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17, AUG 20-22 PAYSON
9a-5p. 928-774-5213 120th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo day except a stop at Slide Rock State
Multi-Event Center - Bull riding, calf roping, barrel rac- April 17: Left for Tombstone the “Town Park, which was an original homestead,
AUG 7-8 SUPAI ing & more, PRCA sanctioned. Adults $14, childen $7. Too Tough To Die,” watched Rose on to Montezuma Castle where Sinagua
Peach Festival Call re family performance. 928-474-4515, 800-672-
Sponsored by Havasupai Tribe - rodeo, pageant, 9766 Parade and stopped to see World’s farmers built five story 20-room
pow wow, reggae, country, dances, BBQ. Hike, rent a Largest Rose Bush, film about the his- dwelling in cliff recess, watched as
horse, or fly by helicopter to the bottom of the Grand AUG 20-22 FLAGSTAFF
Canyon. RESERVATIONS REQ. 928-448-2237 Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Festival tory of the town and re-enactment of workers trapped a rattlesnake to weight
Wheeler Park - Fr night ride, beer garden, live music, Wyatt Earp & Doc Holliday Shoot Out and measure, mark and release, then by
AUG 7-8 ELGIN BBQ, kids activities, raffles. $25 participant fee, free to at the OK Corral. The ticket master at way of Sedona for a night at Radisson
August Fest spectators, Fr 3-9, Sa 10-9, Su 10-4. 928-779-7066
Sonoita Vineyards - Wine tasting w/ souvenir wine glass desk called Bisbee for us to see if we Woodlands Plaza in Flagstaff under the
($10); tour of vineyards & winery, live music, grape AUG 21 ALPINE would be able to visit the Queen Mine... snow-capped Humphreys Peak.
stomping contest w/prizes. Catered lunch avail for pur- Alpine Chili Cook-Off
chase. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned, entertainment, also made final tour of day at 3:30pm,
a bean competition and a backyard brisket contest, donned miner gear and went into mine See next month’s paper for the
AUG 8-SEP 18 WILLIAMS SPAM contest, lots of prizes for contest entry! Free, with a former miner, afterwards a quick remainder of the “Six Pack’s” travels.
Museum on Main Street - “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” 10a-5p. 928-339-1840
Route 66 Roadstore - Smithsonian Institution traveling walking detour into Mexico at Douglas
exhibition plus “Seven Decades of Cars on Route 66.” AUG 21 FLAGSTAFF for gifts from Curio Shop.
Incl’s special events on many weekends. 800-863-0546 AZ Rough Riders
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living History
AUG 12 KINGMAN Presentation brings Spanish American War era to life,
26th Annual Mighty Mudmania authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 520-883-1380 www.desertmuseum.org
Fireman’s Park - 100 yard obstacle course, maze mud old weapons, 10a-4p. 928-779-4395
challenges, competition for all ages- 4 to senior citizen Best Western Inn at the Airport 520-746-0271 www.bestwestern.com/inn@theairport
divisions, food stands, hazmat mud clean up shower, AUG 21-22 KINGMAN
free, 10a. 928-757-7919 Summer in the Pines
Hualapai Mountain Lodge - Includes about 50 vendors, Best Western Inn of Pinetop 928-367-6667 www.hiexpress.com/pinetopaz
AUG 13-14 WILLIAMS food and beverages, live music, no adm fee. Located 12
Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival miles above Kingman in the mtns. 928-757-3545
Go back in time & enjoy the 1950’s again on Route 66! Mama Louisa’s 520-790-4702
Classic Car Show w/trophies, battle of the bands, sock AUG 21-22 PHOENIX
hop, contests & more, free. Mornin to night. 928-635- Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair
0266 El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium - 60+ arts and crafts Meteor Crater 800-289-5898 www.meteorcrater.com
exhibitors, $5 meal incl. hotdog/hamburger, beans, corn
AUG 13-15 LAKESIDE on the cob and soft drink (served 10a-3p), gen. hours
Tall Timber Arts & Crafts Bazaar 10a-5p. 602-231-0300 Montezuma Castle National Monument 928-567-3322 www.nps.gov/moca
Hon-Dah Resort & Casino - Fine arts, crafts, food, con-
tests, entertainment, 9a-5p, free. 928-472-7892 AUG 21-22 SEDONA
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show OK Corral 520-457-3456 www.tombstoneaz.com
AUG 14 FLAGSTAFF Bell Rock Plaza - Exciting new art from about 35 artists
Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery Old Tucson Studios 520 883-0100 www.oldtucson.com
Coconino Co. Fairgrounds - Taste 100+ micro-brewed and more. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627
beers. Food (extra $) & live entertainment, 3-7p.
$25/adv, $30/door, VIP ticket $50/$55. 928-779-1775 or AUG 21-22 WILLIAMS Petrified Forest National Park 928-524-6228 www.nps.gov/pefo
www.azbeer.com Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Featuring traveling Smithsonian exhibition “Yesterday’s
AUG 14 CAMP VERDE Tomorrows” plus Fly-In events at HA Clark Field, Queen Mine Tours 866-432-2071 cityofbisbee.com/queenminetours.htm
Camp Verde Block Party Grand Canyon RR short runs & Harvey Girls, car show
Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Arts & and more. 800-863-0546
crafts, food, music, games, antique cars and much more. Rose Tree Inn Museum 520-457-3326
Free adm, 6-11p. 928-567-0535 ext. 135 AUG 27 SIERRA VISTA
Army Soldier Show
AUG 14 LAKE POWELL Buena Performing Arts Center - The Army showcases Saguaro National Park (West) 520-733-5100 www.nps.gov/sagu
Navajo Code Talkers some of the many musical, dance, voice and entertain-
Wahweap Lodge - Listen to Navajo Code Talkers ment talents of today’s soldiers. Free adm but ticket San Xavier Del Bac Mission 520-294-2624
speak on their experiences in WWII where they used required. 520-533-3354
their native dialect as a basis for an unbreakable code,
$10/car. Call for times: 800-528-6154 AUG 27-28 MORMON LAKE Slide Rock State Park 928-282-3034 www.pr.state.az.us
Bares, Broncs & Bulls Bonanza
AUG 14 PINETOP Mormon Lake Lodge - Bareback, bronc & bull riding
Lisa Otey and the Desert Devas in Concert for prize money. Kids activities, ugly hat contest, steak
Blue Ridge HS Auditorium - The Arts Alliance of the fry, rough stock event, street dance, prices & times vary.
Wh. Mts. presents Tucson Sensation Lisa Otey, jazz,
blues, standards at 7p. Also juried art exhibit. 928-367-
928-354-2227 ext.10 DISCLAIMER: Az Tourist News makes every effort to verify that the informa-
4290 AUG 27-29 EAGAR-SPRINGERVILLE tion on events we print is accurate. However, details can change up to the last
Valle Redondo Fat Tire Fiesta
Mountain bike festival, trails of the White Mountains minute. We advise that you call and confirm that ALL information is correct.
near Greer, Eagar & Springerville, Apache Sitgreaves
Nat’l Forest, Regis: $45. 928-333-5553
To see or list an event, go to: www.aztourist.com/events/
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Destination
SEP 1-6 WHITERIVER
79th Annual White Mountain Apache
September EventsSEP 5 BISBEE
Brewery Gulch Daze
SEP 17-19 SAFFORD
11th Gila Valley Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup
SEP 24-26 KINGMAN
Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade
Tribal Fair & Rodeo Brewery Gulch - Celebrate Bisbee’s bawdy mining past. Tunes n’ Tales - Tall Tale Tellers, music, poetry, western Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days.
Whiteriver Fairgrounds - Carnival, stages, parade Sa Miz Old Biz contest, Waterball tourney, Chili Cook-Off vendors. Sa-1st Annual Chili Cookoff & more. Sa eve 34th annual parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the
morn, bike & car show, dances, fireworks, all Indian & live music, kiddie carnival, auction benefits Boys & Adults $8/adv, $10 door; $3/students; Fr eve/Sa daytime Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 928-753-6106
rodeo, trad. performances Sa night. $5/$3. 928-338- Girls Club, pet parade, free. 520-432-5421 $2. 888-837-1841
4346 x316 SEP 24-26 PINETOP/LAKESIDE
SEP 5 OATMAN SEP 17-19 SIERRA VISTA Run to the Pines Car Show
SEP 2-4 SEDONA Oatman Gold Camp Days Fun Festival Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club - SW’s largest free
Red Rocks Music Festival Main St, Rt 66 - Parade 11a, Grand Marshalls are Duke Veteran’s Memorial Park - Large carnival, food, games, open class pre-1973 car show, 550 vehicles, music,
Jewish Community Sedona Verde Valley Center - & Terry Clark. 24th Annual Int’l Burro “Biscuit” live music, trail and lead-around rides, craft vendors, prizes & raffles, Sa 8a-4p, Su 8-noon. Fri Parade -
Chamber music “Love Themes” Th 7p, string orchestra Tossing Contest 1p, gunfighters perform, see the wild mutt march, open to the public. 520-533-2404 Show Low to Hon-Dah Casino. 928-368-5325
“Bach on the Rocks” Sa 7:30p, $18 advanced/ $24 burros, free adm. 928-768-6222
door/ $13 youth. 602-787-1577 SEP 17-19 SONOITA SEP 24-OCT 3 FLAGSTAFF
SEP 8-11 EAGAR Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Festival of Science - LIFE FORMS!
SEP 3-6 FLAGSTAFF Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree Santa Cruz County Fair - Adopt a living legend... Explore the possibilities of life elsewhere in the uni-
Coconino County Fair The first ATV Jamboree in AZ. 300 miles of trails. Trail Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros verse and other fascinating topics. Field trips, exhibits,
Co. Fairgrounds - “Celebrating Traditions - Old and rides, ATV rodeo, vendors, cookout, music & cowboy for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUS- open houses, lectures, tours, free. 800-842-7293
New” w/energy-savings technologies, healthy living poets, western dance & more. 866-409-9378 TANGS(468-7826)
strategies, performing arts on 3 stages & more. Fr-Su SEP 25 COTTONWOOD
10-10, Mon 10-4; $6 gen/$3 ages 7-17 & 65+. 928-774- SEP 8-12 WINDOW ROCK SEP 17-OCT 3 PRESCOTT Verde River Days
5139 Navajo Nation Fair Arizona Shakespeare Festival Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based
Fairgrounds - Tracy Lawrence concert, parade, Granite Creek Park - “Twelth Night” and “Titus exhibits, live animals, canoe rides, entertainment, car
SEP 4 TAYLOR Pow-Wow, Multi-Sanctioned Indian Rodeo, Navajo tra- Andronicus” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 17-19, Sep show, sand castle building, geology tours, food. Free,
Sweet Corn Festival ditional singing & dancing, fried bread contest, arts & 24-26 and Oct 1-3. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 9a-4p. 928-634-7593
Parade, car show, arts & crafts fair, BBQ, Annual crafts, baby contest, BBQ, wild horse race, carnival. $2- 5 free. 928-443-9220
Fireman’s Muster- daring acts of bravery w/ water! Also $4. 928-871-7311/6647 SEP 25 TUCSON
dances and a celebration of sweet corn. Free adm. 928- SEP 18 SUPERIOR Sun Sounds Great Tucson Beer Festival
536-7366 SEP 9-12 KINGMAN Bye-Bye Buzzards Hi Corbett Field - Taste beers from across SW, great
Mohave County Fair Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Farewell party celebrates blues from 3 bands, food samples, live/silent auction.
SEP 4 WICKENBURG Mohave County Fairgrounds - Carnival, 4-H competi- seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vul- Tickets: $30/$35, VIP $55/60, designated driver $15, 6-
16th Annual Fiesta Septiembre tion & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, con- tures, w/ bird walk, rehabilitated birds & animals, 10p. 520-296-2400
Community Center - Exhibits, arts & crafts, folklorico tests, $5 adults, $2 srs and 4-12. 928-753-2636 refreshments. $6, $3/kids, 7a-3p. 520-689-2811
dancers, mariachi bands, salsa & margarita contests, SEP 25-26 ELGIN
“kids zona”, food booths & cantina, 11a-8p, free adm. SEP 10-12 TUCSON SEP 18 PRESCOTT Annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival
800-942-5242 Mexican Independence Day Prescott Book Festival: Third Edition Village of Elgin Winery - Wine tasting $15 includes
Kennedy Park - Marks Mexico’s independence from Sharlot Hall Musuem - New, rare & used books, enter- chicken or steak, Crowning of the King & Queen of
SEP 4 SEDONA Spain. Celebrate with traditional music, arts, dance, tainment, popular author book signings, sandwiches, Grape Stomping, live music, arts & crafts vendors, 11-
Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale fireworks & food, Fr 6-11p, Sa-Su 2-11p. 520-292-9326 fine coffees & teas, 9a-4p. Donation. 928-445-3122 4. 520-455-9309
Sedona Main Street District - Music, entertainment,
kids activities & sidewalk sales along Hwy. 89A & Hwy SEP 10-12 KINGMAN SEP 18 PINETOP SEP 25-26 PINETOP-LAKESIDE
179, 12p-9p. 928-204-2390 Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Fall Festival Parade 29th Annual Fall Festival
Mohave County Fair - Adopt a living legend...Bureau of Downtown - Parade 10a, also sidewalk sales, bake & Blue Ridge Elementary School - Over 120 arts & crafts
SEP 4 DOLAN SPRINGS Land Management will offer horses & burros for adop- craft sales, art shows. 1-800-573-1247 vendors w/handmade items, antique show, quilt show,
Dolan Days tion, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS(468-7826) pancake b’fast 25th. Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 1-800-573-
Dolan Springs School - Fr: Pageant 7p. Sa: Main Street SEP 18 CHLORIDE 1247
parade at 10a, road apple roullette, car show, arts & SEP 10-25 GRAND CANYON 1st Annual Antique Truck Show
crafts, games, raffles, live music, evening dance. 928- Grand Canyon Music Festival See the Central AZ and Northern AZ Chapters of the SEP 25-26 TUCSON
279-6786 Shrine of the Ages Auditorium - Musicians from around American Truck Historical Society’s big rigs and more, Butterfly Festival
the country - classical to jazz. Weekends, plus 15th, 21st noon-4p. 928-565-4251 AZ Sonoran Desert Museum - Identify, view under the
SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF &. 22nd $18/adults, $8/kids 5-18, no kids under 5. microscope, hunt for butterfly habitat, more. Puppet
Native Artists Marketplace Concerts start 7:30p. 800-997-8285 SEP 18-19 OVERGAARD shows, parade, face painting, crafts. Wear your own
Museum of Northern Arizona - Zuni, Pai & CO Oktoberfest in the Pines costume, 9a-3p. Free w/museum adm, open 7:30-5.
Plateau tribal nations showcased. Artists demonstrate & SEP 11 SEDONA Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - Live music, arts, 520-883-1380
display tools, pottery, woven wares, arts & crafts. $5 Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque crafts, food, Sa 10a-4p, Su 10a-3p, $5/parking. 928-
adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 9a-5p. 928- Tlaquepaque - Mexican Independence Day Celebration. 535-5777 SEP 25-26 PAYSON
774-5213 Mariachi bands, folklorico dancers & fiery flamenco State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest
dancers, demonstrating artists, food & fun for the kids, SEP 18-19 PAYSON Multi event Center - Best fiddling in AZ, contestants
SEP 4-5 FREDONIA 10a-6p, free. 928-282-4838 2004 Mogollon Garden Tour aged 6-86, cowboy poets, food, 21 Fiddle Salute,
Annual Kaibab Paiute Heritage Day Celebration Self-guided tour of home gardens in the area, garden gospel, crafts. $5 adults, $2 6-16, 9a-5p. 928-474-5242
Kaibab Reservation, Te’Angwavaxant Pow Wow SEP 11 MIAMI club members will answer questions. Sa 8a-4p, Su 12p- or 928-474-5882
grounds - Sunrise ceremony at 5a; Pow Wows; feast 5p- Mexican Independence Day Fiesta 4p, $5. 800-672-9766
6:30p, Dance/Singing contests, raffles, booths. 928-643- Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Live music, dance, raffles, SEP 25-26 TOMBSTONE
7245 vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF 3rd Annual Wings & Spurs
3p, Salsa Contest, Piñata Breaks, 8a-11p, free adm. 928- Annual Flagstaff Open Studios Tombstone Airport - Western sock hop, fly-in & craft
SEP 4-5 CHINO VALLEY 473-4403; 800-804-5623 60 artists open their workspaces & homes, view original fair. Booths: Border Patrol, Armed Forces & more.
First Territorial Capital Day art & talk with artists, see demos, free, self-guided tour, Aircraft incl’s Harrier. Benefits Helen’s Food Bank.
Sat, Pancake b’fast at Senior Center, Parade at 10a fol- SEP 11-12 CAMP VERDE 10a-5p. www.flagstaffopenstudios.com, 800-842-7293 Adm: non perishable food item, Sa 6a, Sun 9a. 520-
lowed by chili cook-off, entertainment, carnival, ven- General Crook’s Pioneer Days and the Fall Gun & 457-3322
dors, corn dinner from 3-7p & dance. Sat & Sun Rodeo Knife Show SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF
8p-12a. 928-636-9780 Community Center Grounds - Antique tractor & engine Toys for Tots 2004 Bed Race SEP 25-26 PRESCOTT VALLEY
show, mule packing contest, 40+ vendors, chuck wagon Downtown - Sa parade of beds and bands 9a, races World Arts Festival
SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF dinner, dance, Pioneer Picnic on Su. 928-567-0535 10:30-3:30, championship bed races & bathtub race Su Prescott Valley Civic Center - Celebrate the amazing
Annual Demolition Derby noon. Prizes incl a trip to Hawaii, $250/team or free for diversity & breadth of cultures throughout the world
Ft. Tuthill - Crash ‘em up, bang ‘em up! Family fun SEP 15-18 HOLBROOK spectators. 928-556-9573 with music, art, crafts & food, 9a-10p, free. 928-772-
weekend run by Sunrise Lions Club. Noon both days. Navajo County Fair & Rodeo 9207
Adm $5, 5 & under free. 928-526-0405/9052 Navajo County Fairgrounds - Rodeo, arts & crafts, SEP 18-19 WINDOW ROCK
food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, Little Navajo Nation Fair “Rope for the Truck” SEP 25-26 PAYSON
SEP 4-5 PINE Buckaroo Rodeo, $3 adult, $1 child, 10a-10p. 928-524- Fairgrounds- #6 Team Roping Event, family events, egg Rim Country’s Renaissance of Art
Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival 6407 toss contest, gift certificates, dance contest, Frisbee Green Valley Park - Fine art, fine crafts, food vendors
Community Center - 82 arts & crafts booths, juried prize toss, cash prizes. W/ Booger Barter Productions. and live music! 9a-6p. 602-867-2614
show, all handmade. Food vendors, plenty of parking, SEP 16-18 ST. JOHNS 928-871-7311/6647
town full of antique shops. Free. Sa 8a-5p, Su 8a-3p. Apache County Fair SEP 25-OCT 31 CHINO VALLEY
928-476-4480/3547 Apache County Fairgrounds - Carnival, horse show, dog SEP 19 COTTONWOOD Harvest Festival
show, 4-H, horse racing & more, food and fun for the Sizzlin’ Salsa Sunday Collier Family Farm - 5-acre corn maze, hay rides, a
SEP 4-6 SONOITA whole family. Free adm, except for racing. Th 8a-9p, Fr Oldtown Cottonwood - Salsa tasting contest, mariachi barn hay slide, fall decorations, fresh winter squash,
89th Annual Labor Day Rodeo 9-9, Sa 9-6. 928-337-4887/2621 band, entertainment, raffles, arts & crafts, food & beer. herbs & pumpkins, daily 9a-6p, $. 928-636-2804
Fairgrounds - Exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs Major attractions free. Su Noon-7p. 928-634-9468
and more. Kids rodeo, steak fry, adm $8, ages 5-12 $5. SEP 16-19 GLOBE SEP 25-26 PINETOP/LAKESIDE/SHOW LOW
520-455-5553 Gila County Fair SEP 19 PRESCOTT Sittin’ on the Wild Side Chair Walk
Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, Antiques on the Square Hand-decorated chairs will be displayed, maps available
SEP 4-6 TOMBSTONE crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Approx. 85 antiques and at the Chamber to guide people where and how to bid
Rendezvous of Gunfighters $2, 10a-10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623 collectibles dealers, 9a-5p. 928-776-1728 on them. 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031
Allen St - 3 days of shows in the OK Corral by the best
western show groups from around the U.S., authentic SEP 16-19 SONOITA SEP 23-26 PRESCOTT VALLEY
costume parade on Sun. $7.50 incl’s Historama & more, Santa Cruz County Fair Yavapai County Fair
4 shows daily. 520-457-3456 County Fairgrounds - Carnival, exhibits, games, 4H Yavapai County Fairgrounds - Exhibits, livestock,
SEP 4-6 WILLIAMS
livestock, live music, ranch rodeo, team roping, BLM
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 8:30a,
staged entertainment, carnival rides, Demolition Derby,
commercial vendors, food. Adults $4, ages 6-12 $2.
58th
Labor Day PRCA Rodeo
Professional rodeo featuring the top rodeo cowboys.
This is the way rodeos used to be! Weekend includes a
$3. 520-455-5553
SEP 16-19 DUNCAN
928-775-8000
SEP 23-26 SEDONA
Mohave
parade on Saturday, dances and many more activities,
$8-10. 800-863-0546
Greenlee County Fair & Rodeo
Greenlee County Fairgrounds - Kid’s Rodeo, Ranch
Rodeo, bull riding, gospel concert, livestock sale, 8a-
Sedona Jazz on the Rocks
Radisson Hotel, Hwy 179 - Fr Tribute to Herbie Mann
(Creative Life Ctr); Sa - Dave Koz, Vanessa Rubin, TS
County
SEP 4-6 FLAGSTAFF
Art in the Park
Wheeler Park - Juried fine art & fine craft show, all
handmade, no import or commercial, continuous live
10p, $2. 928-359-2032
SEP 17-18 GLENDALE
Fiesta Glendale
Monk, Fattburger, Andy Margolis Trio; Su Jazz Brunch.
Prices vary. 928-282-1985
SEP 23-26 DOUGLAS
Fair
music, food, free, Sa & Su 9a-6p, Mon 9a-4p. 928-556-
9498
Historic Downtown, 58th & Glendale Ave - Traditional
& contemporary Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts,
fine art. Also a special Fiestas Patrias ceremony. Free,
80th Annual Cochise County Fair
County Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd - Carnival
rides, games, live entertainment, food, college rodeo on
September 9-12, 2004
SEP 4-6 ST. JOHNS
St. Johns 5th Annual Grand Prix
St. Johns Airpark - Speeds up to 200 mph as they race
4-10p. 623-930-2299
SEP 17-18 PEARCE/SUNSITES
Fr & Sa and 4-H livestock. 520-364-3819
SEP 24 YUMA
Kingman, Arizona
the runways. Formula cars, vintage cars, Indy cars & Sunsites “Ruby” Anniversary Celebration Hispanic Heritage Celebration • Carnival • Bingo • 4-H • Livestock
stock cars. Also food, arts & crafts vendors. Sa 9a-6p, Sunsites - Fr: Steak fry, talent show & street dance. Sa: Main Street Plaza - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, food
Su 8a-5p, Mo 8a-3p, $5 adult, 18 & under free! 928- Parade, car show, art show, vendors, kids games, health booths and more, free, 6p-midnight. 928-783-2423 • Talent Show • Bands • Magic Show
337-2000 fair, “Ruby” Ball & dinner in eve. Fr 5p-Sa 5p. 520-
826-3604/3887 SEP 24-25 FORT MOHAVE Thursday, Sept. 9th - Kids Day 10:00am-10:00pm
SEP 4-6 PRESCOTT Kiwanis Cornfest
Faire on the Square SEP 17-18 SHOW LOW Hwy 95 & Aztec Rd - Community fundraiser, 2 stages Friday, Sept 10 - Senior Day
Courthouse Plaza - Labor Day Weekend, arts & crafts White Mountain Storytelling Festival of entertainment. Taste & learn about the many types of Saturday, Sept. 11th 10:00am - 10:00pm
sale featuring 160+ Southwest artisans. Sa/Su 9a-5p, Festival Marketplace - SW/western storytellers, AZ corn. Vendors, petting zoo, beer garden. Fr 3p-11p, Sa Sunday, Sept 12th 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mo 9a-3p. Free adm. 928-445-2000 Gunfighters reenactment, Wyatt Earp, Chili Cook-off, 10a-10p, free. 928-704-2676
11a-7p Sa, campfire storytelling event Fr. 928-532-4140
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Huachuca. From the highlight of our viewing... there observatories during Reservations for the all-day tour
AZ 90/AZ 92 inter- on the branch of a tree was the daylight hours - AND are now being taken by
section in Sierra tiny nest of a Berylline to cool off in the pleas- Discovery Park in Safford.
Vista, you drive west Hummingbird with the female ant temperatures on the Leave your contact information
on Fry Blvd about 3 coming and going. Her beautiful mountain tops where and a staff person will call back
miles to the main green and rufous colors they are located. to confirm arrange-
gate. With heightened flashed brightly as she flew Kitt Peak Observatory, ments. Tour fee
security these days, you in to sit for brief periods. located on the Tohono includes admission to
will need to stop and Thus I found life bird five O’odham Reservation south- Dicovery Park.
obtain a visitor “day” of the day. Activity was west of Tucson, is the site of Lowell
pass. For this you will slow at the feeders but this the world’s three largest Observatory, located
need to show your vehicle sighting more than made up solar telescopes as well as west of downtown
registration or rental con- for that. 21 other telescopes of varying size and Flagstaff at 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., is
tract, proof of insurance Lastly we headed south purpose. Daily guided tours (10am, open to the public throughout the year.
and driver’s license. again on AZ 92 a couple of 11:30am & 1:30pm) show you the scopes, Hours of operation are seasonal: from
Passengers 18 & over also require photo miles to the Miller Canyon turnoff. Our there’s a Visitor Center, a film to enjoy - April through October it is open 9am-
ID. favorite stop here is Beatty’s Miller and the top of the peak is a beautiful 5pm. Tours at 10am, 1 & 3pm show visi-
It is also recommended that you call in Canyon Apiary & Orchard Guest place to have a picnic or watch the sun go tors the historic Rotunda Library and sev-
advance to be sure the canyon will be Ranch. A viewing area with benches is down. eral telescopes, including the one used to
open. Contact the Morale, Welfare & set up outside the fence to watch the On Mt. Hopkins 35 miles south of discover Pluto. In addition, Lowell has
Recreation Center at 520-533-6707 for many hummingbird feeders. Normally Tucson, the Fred Lawrence Whipple telescopes with the special filters neces-
information. About 2 miles from the gate buzzing with activity, these were also Observatory is the site of the MMT (a sary for public viewing of the sun, which
is the signed left turn for Garden Canyon. slow this particular day but further up the 6.5 meter telescope that has the largest takes place at 9:30am and 12:30pm.
As we headed down the road, Scaled trail, another set of feeders provided great single mirror in North America). Guided Well, as you can see, you don’t have
Quail scurried into the grass. I was sightings of Magnificent, Blue-throated, bus tours up the mountain are offered to wait ‘til the sun goes down to have a
delighted to see their “cottontops,” as this Costa’s and - life bird six - a White- three days a week (M-W-F) from March “cool” time enjoying an astronomical
bird had been eluding me for two years! eared Hummingbird. What a day! to November; reservations are required. adventure. Leave the desert heat behind,
We parked at the Upper Picnic Area Come visit the amazing Huachuca The Visitor Center at the foot of the head up to those mountain tops or north
and scouted the nearby trees. We soon Mountains and see what you can add to mountain is open M-F, 8:30-4:30. How to Flagstaff and spend a day visiting an
spotted the “squeaky bird,” sounding for your life list this year! For more infor- would you like to see a 3D model of observatory. See box below for contact
all the world like a rubber ducky - that is, mation call the Sierra Vista CVB at galaxy distribution in the universe? In information.
the beautiful Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher. 800-288-3861, Ramsey Canyon at 520-
A most unmelodious honking announced 378-2785 or Beatty’s Guest Ranch at
the arrival of long-sought-after bird num-
ber two, the Elegant Trogon. It was just
as colorful and amazing as its picture and
520-378-2728.
Special Astronomy Events
obligingly sat waiting to be admired for
more than 15 minutes. Next on my list
Useful Birding Contacts Junk Bond Observatory,
Hereford (near Sierra Vista)
Doors open at 8p. Adm: $5 adults; srs 65+,
univ students, AAA members $4; ages 5-17
$2; 4 & under free. 928-774-3358
was Strickland’s Woodpecker. Both The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory JUL 23 Huachuca Astronomy
male and female popped in and out of a www.sabo.org, 520-432-1388 Club Public Star Party See ad on page 15 for a
hole in a branch, perhaps taking turns sit- Open to star gazers of all ages. Not neces- 2-FOR-1 discount coupon.
ting on eggs. Life bird four was the Buff- Huachuca Audubon Society sary to own a telescope, club members will
P.O. Box 63, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk,
breasted Flycatcher, posing in the sun.
Our next stop was Ramsey Canyon, Tricia Gerrodette, President free. 520-366-5788 Observatories and
further south off AZ 92, owned by the
Nature Conservancy. This canyon is one
of America’s best known sites for hum-
Maricopa Audubon Society
www.maricopaaudubon.org, 480-968-5614
Laurie Nessel
Nat’l Optical Astronomy Observatory,
Tucson
Planetariums
Northern Arizona Audubon Society JUL 24 Astrophotography Workshop Lowell Observatory Flagstaff,
http://nazas.org, 928-639-0491 Herb Henderson, 950 N Cherry Ave - Learn about cameras, 928-774-3358, www.lowell.edu
President film, mounts, intro to night sky, projects, 1-
5p. $25, limit 20. Reserv: 520-318-8440
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Prescott Audubon Society Kitt Peak National Observatory,
http://nazas.org/PAS,, P.O. Box 4156, Prescott, Tucson, 520-318-8726,
AZ 86302, Jim Morgan, President SW of Tucson www.noao.edu/kpno/
JAN 1-DEC 31 Fun with the Sun
Sonoran Audubon Society All ages program about our favorite star. Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Madera Canyon, Az www.sonoranaudubon.org Hands-on activities, solar observing, making
P.O. Box 8068, Glendale, AZ 85312 your own video. First Fri of every month. Amado 520-670-5707
Cottages with kitchenettes and
Chuck Kangas, President $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids, $6/school
beautiful views of Madera Creek rate. 520-318-8726 Mt. Graham International
Tucson Audubon Society Observatory Gov Aker
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching www.tucsonaudubon.org AUG 13 Lunar Adventure
some of the more than 230 species of birds 300 East University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ Presentation, hands-on activities, lunar soft- Observatory/Discovery Park
including 12 species of hummingbirds or 85705, 520-628-1730, Sonja Macys, Executive ware, observe moon, make own video, 10a- Safford 928-428-6260, option 3
Director, Roger Wolf, President noon. $10/$8/school rate is $6. Reserv: 520- www.discoverypark.com
join one of our canyon birdwalks. 318-8726
White Mountain Audubon Society
45 minutes south of Tucson Airport www.whitemountainaudubon.org Arizona Science Center Phoenix,
928-367 - 2462 Mary Ellen Bittorf, President Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff 602-716-2000, www.azscience.org
Call 520-625-8746
for reservations and information Yuma County Audubon Society AUG 11 Perseid Meteor Shower
P.O. Box 6395, Yuma, AZ 85366-6395 Evening programs will focus on meteor Flandrau Science Center Tucson,
showers such as the upcoming Perseids.
www.maderacanyon.net John King or Cary Meister 520-621-7827, www.flandrau.org
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Southern Arizona Tucson Attractions Passport
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1. Kaibab-Paiute Tribe 12. Fort McDowell
350 miles north of Phoenix on Highway 389 Yavapai Nation 3
and 14 miles west of Fredonia 9 23 miles east of Phoenix 2
• Pipe Spring National Monument on Highway 87 Verde 6
• Full hook-up RV & General Store River Water Recreation
• Museum (Arts and Crafts) • Fort McDowell Casino
• Grand Canyon-North Rim • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club 7
• Cedar Breaks National Monument and Course
• Hiking & hunting • Fort McDowell 8 9
• Coral Pink Sand Dunes Adventures
• Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park Fountain Hills, Arizona 10
Fredonia, Arizona 86022 85269, Phone 480-837-5121 11
Phone 928-643-7245 12 13
13. White Mountain 17
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2. Hualapai Nation Apache Tribe 15
250 miles northwest of Phoenix on Route 66 • Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Approximately 4 hours from
and west of Grand Canyon National Park Window Rock, Arizona 86515 Phoenix and 46 miles south of 19
20 16
• Grand Canyon West • Trophy Elk Phone 928-871-6436 Show Low on Highway 73
web:www.discovernavajo.com 18
• Desert Big Horn Sheep • Sunrise Ski Resort
• White water rafting • Fort Apache Cultural 20 21
Peach Spring, Arizona 86434 6. Hopi Tribe Museum
250 miles northeast of Phoenix on Highway 20
Phone 888-255-9550 • Hunting
928-769-2216 (Tribal Council) 264 and 67 miles north of Winslow • Hon-Dah Resort-Casino
• Stone Pueblos Villages Conference Center
• Ancient ceremonial dances • Fishing & Camping
• Cultural Center Ft. Apache, Arizona 85926 18. Cocopah Indian Tribe
• Arts & Crafts Guild Phone 928-338-1230 211 miles southwest of Phoenix and 13
• Walpi Village Tour miles south of Yuma on Highway 95
• Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn 14. San Carlos Apache Tribe • Tribal Museum
Second Mesa, Arizona 86043 115 miles northeast of Phoenix and east of • Cocopah Indian Casino
Phone 520-734-2401 (Cultural Center) Globe on Highway 60 • 18 hole golf course with
928-734-2441 • Hunting & Fishing swimming pool & tennis courts
• San Carlos Lake • Tribal cultural Center
13 7. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe • Apache Gold Casino • Full hook-up RV Park
236 miles northwest of Phoenix and located • San Carlos Apache Cultural Center • Agriculture
3. Havasupai Tribe along the Colorado River near Needles, CA • Salt River Canyon Somerton, Arizona 85350
310 miles northwest of Phoenix off on Highway 95 and interstate 40 San Carlos, Arizona 85550 Phone 928-627-2102
Route 66 at the bottom of Grand • River recreation • Avi Casino Phone 888-275-2653
Canyon National Park • Golf, Ghost towns
• Spirit Mountain Casino 14
• Pools of turquoise water 15. Gila River Indian Community
• Spectacular waterfalls • Hiking & rock hounding 40 miles south of Phoenix off interstate 10
• Camping & hiking • Winter National Sand Drag Races Gila River Heritage Theme Park
Supai, Arizona 86435 Needles, California 92363 • Wild Horse Pass Casino
Phone: 928-448-2237/2141 (camping) Phone 760-629-4591 • Vee Quiva Casino
928-448-2111 (lodge) • Japanese Internment Camp
8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
4. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adja- Sacaton, Arizona 85247
200 miles north of Phoenix at Willow cent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69 Phone 928-562-6000
Springs and Paiute Canyon/Navajo • Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall
Mountain • Historic Prescott 16. Ak-Chin Indian Community
• Paiute Canyon native basket weaving • Fishing, camping, hunting 58 miles south of Phoenix on Highway 347
Tuba City, Arizona 86045 Prescott, Arizona 86301 • Him-Dak Museum
Phone 928-283-4589/4587 Phone 928-445-8790 • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino 19. Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Council
• Casa Grande Ruins Monument 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, Adjacent to
5. Navajo Nation 9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism • Farming, Basketry Yuma off interstate 8 and located along the
260 miles northeast of Phoenix, located in 95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate • St Francis Church Feast AZ-CA border
northern Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah - in 17 at Camp Verde Maricopa, Arizona 85239 • Historic Fort Yuma • Paradise Casino
Coconino, Navajo, & Apache Counties, Az • Cliff Castle Casino Phone 928-568-2227 • Fort Yuma Museum (Arts & Crafts)
• Monument Valley • Montezuma Castle National Monument • Water recreation
• St. Michael’s Historic Museum • Native Visions horseback riding, van 17. Salt River Pima-Maricopa • RV Parks, Fishing, camping & hunting
• Canyon De Chelly tours, & gift shop Indian Community • Port-of-Entry (U.S. & Mexico)
• Hubell Trading Post • Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot 10 miles east of Phoenix and adjacent to Yuma, Arizona 85366
• Four Comers National Monument National Monuments Scottsdale Phone 760-572-0213/0214
• Navajo Museum, Library, Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 • Hoo-Hoogamiki Museum
Visitor’s Center Phone 928-567-3035 • Talking Stick Golf Course 20. Tohono O’Odham Nation
• Ten Recreational Lakes • Pavilions Shopping Center 136 miles south of Phoenix, 58 miles west of
• Window Rock & Shiprock 10. Tonto Apache Tribe • Cypress Golf Course Tucson on Highway 86 and near the U.S. &
natural formations 93 miles north of Phoenix and adjacent to • Casino Arizona at Salt River Mexico border
Payson on Highway 87 Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 • San Xavier Mission Del Bac
• Mazatzal Casino • Winter recreation Phone 480-850-8000 • Desert Diamond Casino
• Mogollon Rim • Tonto Natural Bridge • Baboquivari Mountain Park
Payson, Arizona 85541 • Kitt Peak Observatory
Phone 928-474-5000 Sells, Arizona 85634
Phone 520-383-2221 ext. 285
11. Colorado River Indian Tribes 11
189 miles west of Phoenix and along the 21. Pascua Yaqui Tribe
AZ-CA border at Parker on Highway 95 135 miles south of Phoenix and 15 miles
• Lake Moovaly west of Tucson off of Interstate 19
• Poston Memorial Monument • Casino of the Sun • Mt. Lemmon
• Aha’Khav Tribal Preserve • Old Tucson Studio
• Hunting & Fishing • Saguaro National Monument
• Colorado River Tribe Museum • Santa Catalina Mountain
• Blue Water Casino • Sonoran Desert Museum
Parker, Arizona 85344 Tucson, Arizona 85746
3 Phone 928-669-9211 ext. 1324 Phone 800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z REGIONAL PAGE 37

ARIZONA TUCSON BERNALILLO Fremont Hotel & Casino


Casino del Sol Santa Ana Star Casino 200 E. Fremont St.
FORT YUMA 5655 W. Valencia Rd. 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd. 505-867-0000 702-385-3232, 800-634-6460
Paradise Casino 520-838-6506 www.santaanastar.com www.fremontcasino.com
450 Quechan Dr. Slots: 1100
888-777-4946, 760-572-7777 Casino of the Sun CASA BLANCA Other Games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette,
7406 S. Camino De Oeste Dancing Eagle Casino Fun 21, Paigow Poker, 3/5/7 Poker, Let it
MOHAVE VALLEY 520-883-1700 P.O. Box 520 505-552-7777 Ride
Spirit Mountain Casino www.casinosun.com www.dancingeaglecasino.com Eating places: 5 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes
8555 S. Hwy 95 Special Features: Front door to the Fremont
928-346-2000 CALIFORNIA ESPANOLA Street Experience- largest LED light and
www.spirit-mountain.com Big Rock Casino sound show in the world.
ALPINE 419 N. Riverside Dr.
Blue Water Resort & Casino Viejas Casino & Turf Club 505-747-0059 Silverton Hotel Casino RV Park
5000 Willows Rd. www.bigrockcasino.com 3333 Blue Diamond Rd.
619-445-5400, 800-847-6537 866-668-6688
www.viejas.com LAGUNA PUEBLO
Route 66 Casino Terrible’s Hotel & Casino
LAKESIDE 14500 Central Ave., Exit 140 4100 Paradise Rd
Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino 505-352-7866 702-733-7000
1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd. www.terribleherbst.com
619-443-2300, 888-722-7662 SAN FELIPE
www.barona.com San Felipe’s Casino Hollywood LAUGHLIN
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Blue Water Resort & Casino Other Games: Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Cash 505-867-6700, 877-529-2946 2100 S. Casino Dr.
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928-669-7000, 888-243-3360 Eating Places: 8 Liquor: No Buffet: Yes
www.bluewaterfun.com Special Features: Barona Creek Golf Club SAN JUAN PUEBLO Edgewater Hotel and Casino
• Slots: 470 Ohkay Casino Resort P.O. Box 30707
• Other Games: Live Keno, Poker, Bingo OCEANSIDE P.O. Box 1270 702-298-2453, 800-677-4837
• Eating Placecs: 3 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes Ocean’s Eleven Casino 505-747-1668 www.edgewater-casino.com
• Senior Discount: 10% room discount 121 Brooks St. www.ohkay.com
(except in summer) for AAA and AARP 760-439-6988, 888-439-6988 River Palms
members. www.oceans11.com TAOS Resort Casino
• Special Features: Adj. to Phoenix 4-Plex Taos Mountain Casino
Theatre. Resort rooms, pool and waterpark, RANCHO MIRAGE Main Pueblo Rd.
fitness center, 164-slip marina, double-wide Agua Caliente Casino 505-737-0777, 888-946-8267
boat launch ramp, Marina Shop, conference 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. www.taosmountaincasino.com
center, concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, 760-321-2000, 800-615-7805
special events. NEVADA
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PAYSON Pechanga Resort Casino BOULDER CITY
Mazatzal Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Rd. Hacienda Hotel & Casino
Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251 909-693-1819, 888-732-42642 US Highway 93
928-474-6044, 800-777-7529 www.pechanga.com 702-293-5000, 800-245-6380 River Palms Resort Casino
PINETOP www.haciendaonline.com 2700 S. Casino Dr.
Hon-Dah Casino VALLEY CENTER Slots: 400 800-835-7904
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928-369-0299, 800-929-8744 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way Eating Places: 4 Buffet: Yes Liquor: Yes
• Slots: 600 877-777-2457 Special Features: Golf Packages starting at MESQUITE
• Other Games: Poker; Blackjack www.harrahs.com $59. Pool, helicopter rides, 2 theaters, The Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo
• Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes Leroy’s Sports Book, 3 Miles from Hoover 100 Pioneer Blvd.
• Fun Book: Available through chamber of COLORADO Dam or Lake Meade. 702-346-7777, 800-346-7721
commerce and local motels www.virginriver.com
• Special Features: Cigar bar, gift shop, Kids
Arcade, conference center. 258-space full- IGNACIO HENDERSON Slots: 800+
service RV park. Convenience store. Gas Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel Other: Live Poker, Live Keno, Live
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970-563-0300 702-558-7000, 888-899-7770 Eating places: 2 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes
Apache Gold Casino Resort www.fiestacasino.com Special Features: Bowling alley (24 hrs),
TOWAOC arcade, 4 movie theaters, live entertainment,
Ute Mountain Casino Green Valley Ranch Station Casino gas and convenience store
P.O. Box 268 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy 702-617-7663
970-565-8800 PAHRUMP
www.utemountaincasino.com LAS VEGAS Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Resort
Aladdin Hotel Casino 1220 South Hwy. 160
NEW MEXICO 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard S. 775-727-1111
702-785-5555 www.saddlewest.com
ACOMA
SAN CARLOS Sky City Casino Arizona Charlie’s Hotel & Casino - East Terrible’s Lakeside Casino & RV Resort
Apache Gold Casino Resort P.O. Box 310 4575 Boulder Hwy. 5870 S. Homestead Rd.
5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70 505-552-6017 702-383-5241, 702-951-9000 775-751-7770
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• Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200-seat Barbary Coast Hotel Casino TEXAS
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• Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes Isleta Resort & Casino 702-737-7111, 888-227-2279 El Paso
• Special Features: Best Western Hotel, Stay 11000 Broadway SE Speaking Rock Casino
and Play Packages, 18-hole golf course w/ dri- 877-747-5382 Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel & Casino 122 South Old Pueblo Rd.
ving range, golf school, Pro shop. RV Park www.isletacasinoresort.com 128 E. Fremont St. 915-860-7777
with full hookups and dump station. 702-382-1600, 800-957-6537 www.speakingrockcasino.com
Convenience store. All-purpose Outdoor SANDIA CASINO Slots: 750 Other Games: Table games,
Pavilion.
30 Rainbow Rd. NE Live Poker, Keno Eating Places: 4 Liquor:
SOMERTON 505-796-7500, 800-526-9366 Yes Buffet: No
Cocopah Casino www.sandiacasino.com Special Features: 366-room hotel, pool, cov-
15138 S. Avenue B ered parking
928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS
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Hands-on Cultural Seminars


San Carlos Apaches Share Their Skills
Imagine weaving your very - See how this beautiful instrument is
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own Apache burden basket! Or formed from a stalk of the Century plant and
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perhaps you’d like to


make an Apache violin or you in the same style that was
passed down to him by his great
learn about tribal history and grandfather and grandfather. You
language. These unique experi- will make a 12” Apache Violin.
ences and more can be yours
this summer - the opportunity • Apache Camp Dress, instructor
to learn some time-honored Veronica Belvado - Veronica is a
Apache crafts as well as to well known seamstress in San
appreciate the cultural tradi- Carlos. With her help you will
tions of the San Carlos Apache construct a two-piece traditional
tribe. Apache style camp dress consist-
ing of a blouse and pleated skirt.
The following five-day
workshops are offered at the • Apache Language
Apache Gold Casino Resort Preservation and
Convention Center: Communication, instructor Carol
Sneezy - In this workshop you
• Apache Burden Basket will learn to read, write and pro-
Weaving, instructor Evalena Henry - nounce a simple dialogue in Apache.
Evalena has been honored for her artistry by Participate in an open discussion on the
the prestigious National Endowment for the challenges of language preservation for the
Arts. Working with willow and cottonwood, Apache people today.
she’ll teach you the skills she’s honed for
more than four decades. You will complete a • Apache History, instructor Reede Upshaw
basket decorated with leather fringe and tin - Born to a ranching family and raised a
jingles. cowboy on the reservation, Reede will share
stories of things he has seen and experienced
• Apache Cradle Board Making, instructor while growing up in San Carlos.
Darlene Russell - You’ll begin by seeing
how the mesquite root and yucca plant are Special hotel packages are available
gathered and used. With hands on instruc- June 27 through September 3. Class size
tion you will complete an 11” cradle board. is limited, so register early. To learn
Darlene has been making cradle boards more, call 1-800-APACHE 8, press #
since she was a child.
sign, then dial ext. 3704 or ext. 3259.
• Apache Violin, instructor Terrill Goseyun

Navajo Nation Welcomes Visitors


New Visitor Information Desk in Window Rock
Visitors to Window Rock off-reservation towns, hotels and attrac-
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will find someone to greet them tions.


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and provide tourist information. A The primary source of information is


new Visitor Information desk has Discover Navajo, The Official Navajo
been constructed within the lobby of Nation Visitor Guide. The free 40-page
the Navajo Nation Museum, Library guide provides a map, mileage chart,
and Visitors Center. information on attractions, events, culture,
Kathie Curley, who has been with the arts & crafts, hotels, tour guides, permits,
Tourism Department for six years, is protocol, and advertising.
pleased with the service she is able to The guides will be distributed through
provide. “Often, the visitor center is the visitor centers on and off the Navajo
first actual contact a visitor has and I Nation, state agencies, requests respond-
hope to make that connection as friendly ing to advertisements, trade shows, the
as possible.” website, etc. Potential visitors worldwide
Brochure racks at the visitor center are will soon be able to download the entire
designed to respond to both the visitor guide from the internet at the Tourism
and the local community with information website www.DiscoverNavajo.com.
that covers the Navajo Nation as well as

G OULDING ’ S L ODGE
Monument Valley
U T A H - A R I Z O N A

Located in the heart of Navajo Land, Goulding’s Lodge


offers the finest in Accommodations.

• 62 Deluxe Motel Rooms


• Campground with Full RV • Goulding’s Trading Post
Hookups and Tent Sites and Museum
• Tours of Monument Valley • Goulding’s Art’s and
• The Award Winning Multi-Media Crafts Gallery
Presentation of Earth Spirit • Stagecoach Dining Room

Visit us on our Website


http://www.gouldings.com
P.O. Box 360001 • Monument Valley, Utah 84536
Telephone (435) 727-3231 • Fax (435) 727-3344
Email: gouldings@gouldings.com
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z STATEWIDE PAGE 39

Scenic Byways in the North Arizona State Parks


Arizona Fish and Game Dept.
Bureau of Land Management
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix
602-542-4174
602-942-3000
602-417-9200
Bureau of Indian Affairs Phoenix 602-379-4511
Driving can be a pleasure and the smell of pines as the road
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National Park Service Phoenix 602-640-5250


when the road takes you through climbs.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife


magnificent scenery and along his- Ecological Services Field Ofc. Phoenix 602-640-2720
toric routes. Recognizing this, the Mingus Mountain Scenic Road USDA Forest Service Albuquerque NM 505-842-3898
Arizona Transportation Board began a State Route 89A
program in 1982 to preserve certain road- The “back door” road to Sedona, NATIONAL MONUMENTS, PARKS, & HISTORIC SITES
ways for their visual and cultural quali- reached via Exit 262 from I-17; head CENTRAL ARIZONA
ties. These road segments have been des- west on State Route 69 to Prescott, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Coolidge 520-723-3172
ignated as parkway, historic or scenic. north on State Route 89 and then right Tonto National Monument Roosevelt 520-467-2241
Most of them begin away from popu- onto 89A; the scenic road begins at NORTHERN ARIZONA
lation centers and are marked by a special milepost 332. From Prescott to Jerome Canyon De Chelly National Monument Chinle 928-674-5500
sign. They can be combined with ordinary about 33 miles. Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate Springerville 928-333-5375
highways to form loops that provide Some highlights: panoramic views of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Page 928-608-6404
hours of enjoyable exploration. Here are red rock country, the San Francisco Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon 928-638-7779
some Scenic Byways in the Sedona area Peaks and the Verde Valley; Hull Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site Ganado 928-755-3475
for your driving pleasure: Canyon. Montezuma Castle National Monument Camp Verde 928-567-3322
Navajo National Monument Tonalea 928-672-2366
Red Rock Scenic Road Jerome-Clarkdale-Cottonwood Petrified Forest National Park Petrified Forest 928-524-6228
State Route 179 Historic Road State Route 89A Pipe Spring National Monument Fredonia 928-643-7105
From I-17 Exit 298 (approx. 100 miles From Jerome to Cottonwood, 10.5 miles Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Flagstaff 928-526-0502
north of Phoenix) to Sedona, 15 miles Some highlights: Jerome, mining town Tuzigoot National Monument Clarkdale 928-634-5564
Some highlights: magnificent rock for- resurrected as an artists colony and Walnut Canyon National Monument Flagstaff 928-526-3367
mations in deep purple-reds, oranges, clinging to the sides of steep Cleopatra Wupatki National Monument Flagstaff 928-679-2365
yellows and browns, eroded by wind Hill, Jerome State Historic Park SOUTHERN ARIZONA
and water into fascinating shapes with (Douglas Mansion), Gold King Mine Chiricahua National Monument Dos Cabezas, Willcox 520-824-3560
names like Bell Rock and Cathedral Museum; Clarkdale, model “company Fort Bowie Historical Site Bowie 520-847-2500
Rock and rising up to 2,100 feet from town,” Cactus Garden, Verde River Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ajo 520-387-6849
the valley floor; Chapel of the Holy Canyon Railroad, Tuzigoot National Saguaro National Park (TMD - West) Tucson 520-733-5158
Cross. Monument (a Sinagua Indian village Saguaro National Park (RMD - EAST) Tucson 520-733-5153
dating back more than 750 years); Tumacacori National Historical Park Tumacacori 520-398-2341
Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Cottonwood with its “Old Town,” Dead
Scenic Road State Route 89A Horse Ranch State Park. STATE PARKS & HISTORIC PARKS
North out of Sedona along Oak Creek CENTRAL ARIZONA
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Superior 520-689-2811
towards Flagstaff, 30 miles round trip
Lost Dutchman State Park Apache Junction 480-982-4485
Some highlights: Rainbow Trout Farm,
Slide Rock State Park with its natural We’re Here When You McFarland State Historic Park Florence 520-868-5216
water slide. Elevation rises from 4,500 Need Us The Most... Picacho Peak State Park
COLORADO RIVER REGION
Picacho 520-466-3183
to 7,000 feet and provides gorgeous WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS, 24-7
Alamo Lake State Park Wenden 928-669-2088
views of autumn colors with crisp air Az Tourist News • 1-800-462-8705 • www.aztourist.com Buckskin Mountain State Park Parker 928-667-3231
Lake Havasu State Park Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City 928-855-2784
Lake Havasu State Park Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City 928-855-1223

Arizona Parkways, Historic and Scenic Roads


DESIGNATED ROUTE NAME OF DESIGNATED ROUTE TYPE OF DESIGNATION MILE POST
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
NORTHERN ARIZONA
Yuma
Yuma
928-783-4771
928-329-0471

Dead Horse Ranch State Park Cottonwood 928-634-5283


U.S. 89A Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road Scenic 375.5-390.0 Fort Verde State Historic Park Camp Verde 928-567-3275
Homolovi Ruins State Park Winslow 928-289-4106
S.R. 82 Patagonia-Sonoita Scenic Road Scenic 4.5-32.0
S.R. 83 33.0-58.0 Jerome State Historic Park Jerome 928-634-5381
S.R. 67 Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway Parkway 580.0-610.3 Lyman Lake State Park St. Johns 928-337-4441
Red Rock State Park Sedona 928-282-6907
S.R. 88 Apache Trail Historic Road Historic 201.0-242.5
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Flagstaff 928-779-4395
U.S. 60 Gila-Pinal Scenic Road Scenic 214.5-240.5 Slide Rock State Park Sedona 928-282-3034
S.R. 179 Red Rock Scenic Road Scenic 302.5-310.0 Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Payson 928-476-4202
S.R. 66 Historic Route 66 Historic 52.67-141.8 SOUTHERN ARIZONA
Oatman Rd. Historic Route 66 Historic 0.0-23.7 Catalina State Park Tucson 520-628-5798
Mohave Co. Hwy (Topock) Historic Route 66 Historic 211.34-216.33 Kartchner Caverns State Park Benson 520-586-2283
Yavapai Co. Hwy (Cookton Rd.) Historic Route 66 Historic S.R. 66 @ Seligman
to I-40 Exit 139 Oracle State Park Oracle 520-896-2425
B-40 (Ash Fork) Historic Route 66 Historic 144.87-146.37 Patagonia Lake State Park Patagonia 520-287-6965
B-40 (Williams) Historic Route 66 Historic 162.1-165.98 Roper Lake State Park Safford 520-428-6760
U.S. 89/B-40/U.S. 180 (Flagstaff) Historic Route 66 Historic 191.44-200.95 Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Tombstone 520-457-3311
Flagstaff City Hwy - Walnut Canyon Rd. Historic Route 66 Historic Jct U.S. 89 @ 418.59 Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Tubac 520-398-2252
East to I-40 Exit 204
U.S. 89/B-40/U.S. 180 (Flagstaff) Historic Route 66 Historic 418.59-420.87
NATIONAL FORESTS
Coconino Co Hwy - Winona Rd Historic Route 66 Historic Jct U.S. 89 @ 420.87 NORTHERN ARIZONA
East to I-40 Exit 211 Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Springerville 928-333-4301
B-40 (Winslow) Historic Route 66 Historic 251.9-257.41 Coconino National Forest Flagstaff 928-527-3600
B-40 (Joseph City) Historic Route 66 Historic 274.6-277.33 Kaibab National Forest Williams 800-863-0546
B-40 (Holbrook) Historic Route 66 Historic 285.04-289.93 Prescott National Forest Prescott 928-445-1762
U.S. 191 Coronado Trail Scenic Road Scenic 172.0-253.74 Tonto National Forest Phoenix 602-225-5200
U.S. 180 406.0-426.39 SOUTHERN ARIZONA
U.S. 180 San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road Scenic 224.0-255.0 Coronado National Forest Tucson 520-670-4552
U.S. 93 Joshua Forest Scenic Road Scenic 126.5-180.0
U.S. 89A Dry Creek Scenic Road Scenic 363.5-370.0 WILDLIFE REFUGES
Alchesay National Fish Hatchery 928-338-4901
U.S. 89A Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood Historic Historic 343.5-348.0
Road (includes Main St., Cottonwood) 348.0-353.5 Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Parker 928-667-4144
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Sasabe 520-823-4251
U.S. 89A Mingus Mountain Scenic Road Scenic 332.0-343.5
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Ajo 520-387-6483
S.R. 73 White River Scenic Road Scenic 346.85-357.72 Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Cibola 928-587-3253
S.R. 260 White Mountain Scenic Road Scenic 360.77-393.03 Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Needles, CA 619-326-3853
S.R. 261 393.8-412.5 Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Yuma 928-783-3371
S.R. 273 377.46-393.8
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Yuma 928-783-7861
S.R. 366 Swift Trail Parkway Parkway 116-142 San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Douglas 520-364-2104
U.S. 89A Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road Scenic 525-607 Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery 928-338-4901
U.S. 163 Kayenta-Monument Valley Scenic Road Scenic 398-416.71 Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery 928-767-3456
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Utah’s Canyon Country! Anaheim, California


Is it a bit warm in your is the breeze in the trees and an occasion-
A Thrill a Mile!
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the metro areas of Arizona are pristine Country! The Hideout Golf Club offers known for the fact that Disneyland is Hall you will find almost every genre of
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leading to spectacular over- Each hole offers a unique chal- duties not mentioning that, there is so Blues, Rap to Country, Jazz to
looks, and small towns where lenge. Some holes are nestled much more to see and do in Anaheim and Electronica and more. (714-778-BLUE)
you don’t have to wait in line among cottonwood trees with surrounding areas. You can find every- Killer Entertainment and Medieval
for dinner or set a tee time to the tee box above the tree tops thing from theme parks and museums to Times offer quite different, yet equally
play golf! and the green below the spread- murder mysteries and knights in shining entertaining, dinner theatre shows. “The
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Utah’s Canyon Country offers on hillsides covered with area hotel, the Holiday Inn Anaheim at Entertainment’s new murder mystery
some of the best. If you don’t Gambel oak with just enough the Park. presented by professional performers who
mind the heat, Lake Powell space for the tee box and green. The Holiday Inn is the closest full ser- weave improvisation, music and scripted
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rent a houseboat or skiff for thickets where deer are often tures that will ensure your stay be the best you’re looking for your knight in shining
days or hours of fishing relax- seen watching the play. it can be. The Inn’s renovated courtyard armor you just might find him at
ation. If mountain trout and cooler temps If you want to escape the heat, come features a large, heated pool and their 253 Medieval Times, located just 6 miles
are more to your liking, find them on the north to Utah’s Canyon Country, the rooms, designed for comfort and conve- from the Holiday Inn. Here you will dine
Abajo Mountains in small lakes where southeast corner of the state. You can do nience, are sure to please you. They also to the sound of pounding hoofs and clash-
you can cast a fly or use a worm on a all of the above AND visit Hovenweep feature Kids Suites, cocktail lounge, ing swords as their incredibly well-trained
hook. Either way, you will reap the and Natural Bridges National restaurant, 24-hour front door access, cur- actors recreate scenes and battles from the
rewards with perfect pan-sized fish for Monuments, Canyonlands National rency exchange, guest laundry and more. medieval time period (888-WE-JOUST).
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tures or along ridges with stunning views adults can enjoy unlimited rides daily tion on anything you might need! For
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live music and southern-inspired cuisine. park.

Cool, Northern Get-Away


The Boardwalk on Orcas Island
by R.D. Phares tion of your next excursion out of town.
Summer temperatures rarely exceed 95°.
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Scenic drives traverse high desert and mountain


For let it be known, there is a place of
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Hello Arizona, hot enough? It’s crystal clear air, mid-seventies breezes,
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terrain on pavement and graded gravel. Find a


favorite place among the fir and ponderosa on the the middle of summer and the only shaded and scented by pine and sea water.
mountain or along the San Juan River where thing visible through all the heat-waves High on the Pacific Coast, in the cool
the water lulls you into relaxation. is the four millionth lizard sighting of the waters off Washington, is a horseshoe
season. It’s the time of year when you shaped island dotted quaintly by cottages
Visit: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park find yourself looking nostalgically at the and full of adventures.
• Hovenweep National Monument • Natural Bridges coat closet and when dehydration-induced Orcas Island is acclaimed as the most
National Monument • The Dinosaur Museum hallucinations are becoming alarmingly beautiful of the San Juan Islands. You’ll
• Edge of the Cedars State Park/Museum surreal. Why, just the other day you leave your car and your worries behind as
• The Abajo Mountains • Canyonlands National Park thought you saw a killer whale leap out of step aboard the Washington State Ferry at
your neighbor’s kiddie pool and wriggle Anacortes and land at the Orcas Island
his black dorsal as he sank back into the Ferry Terminal, just a few feet from
800-574-4386 water. A blast of cool, northern air accom-
panied the creature, but departed with him
Boardwalk on the water’s doorstep. The
Boardwalk on Orcas Island will be your
Utah’s Canyon Country! too. home away from home while visiting
But, perhaps that was just a premoni- “The Gem of the San Juans.”
These gorgeous, high bank waterfront
vacation cottages are appointed with all
the amenities of home, but none of the
care (and none of the heat!). Don’t get too
comfortable though, because you’ll want
to take advantage of all the beauty Orcas
Island offers. The Boardwalk on Orcas
Island will be your gateway to whale
watching tours, hiking expeditions,
mornings of kayaking and afternoons of
exploring by moped. Snorkeling, deer
watching and boat charters are all to be
enjoyed on Orcas Island. Or perhaps
• Free Hot Breakfast you’ll just want to unwind in the sea-
cleaned air and read a book on the wood-
• Indoor Pool, en deck that surrounds each cottage.
Hot Tub and Sauna You’ll think of home and the heat like it
• Exercise Room was a bad dream as you comprehend that
• Guest Laundry the whale fin wriggling on the horizon is
BY CHOICE HOTELS perfectly real.
For more information, room rates
and availability on The Boardwalk on
888-259-7903 Orcas Island, please call 360-376-5755.
JULY 2004 A Tourist News Z REGIONAL PAGE 41

Rocky Point Crossing the Border...


For Fun and Relaxation How Far Are You Going?
by Michelle Tissot Merchandise of every description is
TRAVEL If you are traveling only in If you are traveling outside of the

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sold in small shops along the waterfront.

TIP RTA
Sonora, or the “frontier zone,” “frontier zone” you must also obtain the
As Arizonans we are Merchants sell pottery, jewelry, blankets,

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regulations are relatively simple. necessary permit for your vehi-

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fortunate to have an interna- glassware, carvings, clothing and so much All you will need is an cle. To do so you will need
tional destination - one more. You will also find the fish market “Only Sonora” visa and copies of the following:
WRITER where you really feel like
you have traveled some-
here, where you can choose from the pre-
vious night’s catch of shrimp or flounder
vehicle permit. These can be
obtained at the Sonora Tourist • Title
where - just hours from home. That desti- or grouper. All of it is fresh and ready to Center in Tucson, the 21km • Registration
nation is Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) cook. You might even consider taking checkpoint south of Nogales • Drivers License
Mexico, a small fishing village on the Sea some home! on Hwy 15 or, if you are an • Major Credit Card
of Cortez. It is just the ticket for new cul- Many restaurants are located in the Old AAA member, at any AAA • Tourist Card/Visa
ture, lots of sun, long sandy beaches, blue Port area as well. Choose from Mexican, office in Arizona. You will need
ocean and fun! American or even Italian - all with excel- your driver’s license, a passport You will post a bond of $20 with
For years Arizonans have been travel- lent fish specialties. And the chips and or birth certificate, and a vehicle the credit card to verify you will not sell
ing to Rocky Point as a retreat from their salsa will keep you coming back over and title or registration - there is no the vehicle in Mexico. If you do not pay
busy lives. Time slows down and you over. Many offer happy hour discounts charge. These are then processed at by credit card the price can rise to over
relax. You can’t help but take deeper and great shrimp appetizers. the Only Sonora building at $200. These entries are good for multiple
breaths, be mesmerized for hours by the You will find much of your day is Kilometer 21. The pass must be entries over a 6-month period; however, if
ocean and empty your mind of everything spent on the beach - and there are miles of returned when you leave. you will not be back in that time period
but the present time. An easy drive of 212 unspoiled beaches that are yours for the If you wish to travel outside of return your permit upon leaving. Also, if
miles from Phoenix, you can make it there claiming. It is not hard to find a quiet spot the state of Sonora you will need a you plan to have a trailer, boat, ATV,
and back in a weekend - but if possible, or, if you prefer, you can set up near one Mexican Tourist Card or visa. This can be PWC or any other toy, bring the docu-
stay longer! of the hotels where you’ll find activities issued for 6 months if you will be taking ments for those as well.
Accommodations are easy to find. like kite flying, beach volleyball and multiple trips or can be obtained on a And don’t forget to get MEXICO
There are hotels available that range from swimming. trip-to-trip basis. To get your Tourist Card INSURANCE. U.S. insurance is not
very inexpensive with few or no amenities There are many other activities to you will need the following: valid in Mexico and you cannot cross the
to full resort-style facilities with pools, enjoy in Rocky Point, such as diving, sun- A valid passport or an original or nota- border without Mexico Insurance!
spas, recreation rooms, etc. One popular set cruises, four-wheeling, sailing, hiking, rized birth certificate. For more information please contact
option is to rent a beach condominium or tide pooling or even an excursion to an A valid picture I.D. with address the Sonora Tourist Center at 1-800-TO-
home. How great it is to wake up in the ocean aquarium or an oyster farm to name A minor traveling with one parent will SONORA or 520-784-0551. If you are in
morning and step off your porch onto the just a few. Rocky Point is not a one-time need written permission from the other Tucson, you’ll find them at 4625 E.
beach for a day of fun! Another option is destination. You will want to visit again parent. Broadway, Suite 100-B.
to camp in an RV or tent. and again and again. See you there!

Playa Bonita Resort, Hotel & R.V. Park


Laos Mar
Hotel & Suites

Walk along the 93 Beautiful


peaceful beaches
Relax at the pool
Rooms
with these features:
Read a book to the
sound of the waves • 2 Queen Size Bed
• Air Conditioning
• 128 Beach View Room • Satellite TV
• A/C in Rooms • Full Kitchen
• Jacuzzi
• Sofa Bed
• Satellite TV
• Outside Bar • Hair Dryer
• Restaurant
Your satisfaction is our
•Swimming Pool #1 goal! Please feel free to
• Happy Hour contact us if you have any
• Live Music questions or concerns

USA Toll Free: 1-800-569-1797 Information: (011-52-638)


México Toll Free: 1-888-232-8142 384-4700, 383-4701, 383-4702, 383-4703
Phone from USA: (011-52-638) México Toll Free: 01-800-560-2206
383-2586 or 383-2199 US Toll Free: 877-736-5005
Located Paseo Balboa #90,
Located on Paseo Balboa #100 U.S. Mail PO Box 254, Lukeville, AZ 85341
on the beach, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora

Visit us: www.playabonitaresort.com


for more information on all of our hotels and RV Parks
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San Carlos Tempe Kingman Capri Mobile Park


Apache Gold RV Park Apache Palms RV Park Blake Ranch RV and Horse Motel 3380 S. 4th Ave.
P.O. Box 1210 1836 E. Apache Blvd. 9315 E. Blake Ranch Rd. 928-726-0959
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60 sites, full hookups. Pets welcome! 80 spaces, full hook-ups, no age restric- showers, dump station, Internet hook- sewer & water, outdoor swimming pool
Cable TV, showers, laundry, heated tions on individuals but only 4 people up, rest rooms, game room, laundry, rec & spa, showers, club house with
pool and jacuzzi, within walking dis- per RV allowed, accept pets with hall. kitchen, lighted shuffleboard courts,
tance of the casino. restrictions (please call for more infor- horseshoe pits, card room. Activity
mation), no tents, most sites have Lake Havasu City director on site.
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Adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge on
available at Navajo National
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has 30 paved sites to accommodate RVs
• Unless posted, many Wal-Mart stores up to 25 feet. Facilities are limited but Priced Entree 1960 E. 32nd St.
928-726-5941
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• Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino
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just south of Phoenix permits overnight Not valid with other specials or discounts 320 RV spaces. Pull thrus available.
• Sedona/Cottonwood Area - There is stays in the parking lot. Large clubhouse, swimming pool and
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9797 E. 32nd St. 583 W. Middle Verde Rd. Orchard RV Ranch Meteor Crater RV Park
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tion, craft room, billiard room, lounge, sites on 16 landscaped acres. Full (35x45), 315 full hook-ups (30/50 hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out
ballroom, fitness center, shuffleboard hookups, level concrete pads. Cable amps), CATV, city water, modem station, security, public phone, laundry,
court, volleyball court, cafe. TV, phone, internet. Heated pool & spa, hu/office, restrooms & showers, public limited groceries, limited RV supplies,
country store, laundry facilities, exer- phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, rec hall, playground.
NORTH cise room, spacious Community room. LP gas. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard,
Clean showers, restrooms, dump sta- horseshoes, rec hall, & game room. SOUTH
Ash Fork tion, propane. Pets allowed.
Ash Fork C of C Pinetop Benson
P.O. Box 494 Page Hon-Dah RV Park San Pedro Mobile Home & RV
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cabins, laundry, store & storage 928-645-1004 www.hon-dah.com sanpedrvresort@theriver.com
www.visitlakepowell.com 258 spaces, no age restrictions, pets 169 RV spaces, full hookups, covered
Camp Verde 86 sites, full hookups, showers allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, pool, age restrictions, jacuzzi, activity
Zane Grey RV Park & laundry handicap access, dump station, internet hall, craft room, planned activities
4500 E. Highway 260 hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recre-
928-567-4320 Flagstaff ational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Clifton
800-235-0608 Black Barts RV Park Resort Casino featuring 600 slots, North Clifton RV Park
www.zanegreyrvpark.com 2760 E. Butler Ave. poker, blackjack, great food, and live 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-265-9065
info@zanegreyrvpark.com 928-774-1912 entertainment. www.townofclifton.com
From I-17 (exit 287) east on Hwy. 260 www.blackbartssteakhouse.com jvarming@townofclifton.com
9 miles. Entrance on left after bridge. blackbarts@safeaccess.com Show Low New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs,
Extra large, level, shaded pull thrus and 174 RV spaces with full hook-ups. Pull Venture In RV Resort tables, electric and water, 11 sewer,
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20-30-50-amp, new laundry, spa, show- station, laundry room. Internet hook- www.rvinthesun.com Located on the banks of the San
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DISAPPOINTED! plies available. Credit cards accepted. therapy pool/jacuzzi, craft room, large the Coronado Trail. Mild year round
rec (and Bingo) hall, beautiful outdoor climate. Quiet setting.
park and play area, computer room
Truck Stops in Az with wireless internet access. Park
model sales and rentals available.
Activity director on property.
CENTRAL Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms, laundry,
Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 game room, TV room. Waltners RV Resort
Petro Truck Stop 4800 S. 28th St.
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928-537-4611
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coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799 Full hookups, Recreation Hall, age
travel and convenience store, mail services, Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium restriction, showers, activities
internet kiosks, arcade, movie theater, laun- coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Baskin Robbins. Venture In RV Resort
dry room, lighted parking, phones. travel/convenience store, filling station,
ATM/check cashing, showers, video game
Eloy - I-10 exit 208A arcade, movie theater, laundry room,
Flying J Travel Plaza AT&T/SmartStop phones, mailing services,
16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205 internet kiosks, lighted parking. Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort & Country Club, El Mirage, AZ
Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant. Gold Canyon RV Resort, Apache Junction, AZ
ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, show- NORTH Sunrise RV Resort, Apache Junction, AZ
ers. Winslow - I-40 exit 255
Flying J Travel Plaza 1-866-RVPARK4
Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081 (1-866-787-2754)
Flying J Travel Plaza Country Market Restaurant. ATM,
6700 W. Latham St., 623-936-1118 phone rooms. www.robertsresorts.com
See listing Show Low, AZ
Convenience store, The Country Market,
Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and SOUTH
phone room. Laundry and shower. Tucson - I-10 exit 268
TTT Tucson Truck Terminal, Inc.
Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 5451 Benson Highway, 520-574-0050
Rip Griffin Travel Center Convenience store, deli, Hi-Way Chef
1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Restaurant, CB shop, gift shop, barber/beau-
Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza ty shop, massage clinic, post office, Western
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Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12 • Propane & Diesel
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COLORADO RIVER REGION 520-377-0001 • Shower & Laundry Facilities
Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, • The Cookery / Country Market Restaurant
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Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600
The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone Willcox - 1-10 exit 340 FIVE LOCATIONS IN ARIZONA:
rooms. Showers and laundry. Rip Griffin Travel Center
1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311 EHRENBERG........................I-10 Exit 1
Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Minh Chinese, Country Fare, Subway. ELOY ..............................I-10 Exit 208A
Flying J Travel Plaza Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, KINGMAN ..........................I-40 Exit 53
3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 parking, repair shop, RV dump.
The convenience store, The Cookery
PHOENIX..........................I-10 Exit 137
WINSLOW........................I-10 Exit 255
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