Canyon de Chelly
Canyon de Chelly is a lot smaller than the Grand Canyon, but the views are also great.
There are different lookout points from the rim. If you are camping you can also do it here, e.g. at the Ledge Ruin.
Antelope house has ancient rock paintings next to it.
At Mummy Cave they found the mummy of an old man inside a cave.
Massacre Cave is the sad place where the Navajo indians that lived here have been massacred.
At White house we have more of the buildings like in Mesa Verde.
Spider Rock (the one in the picture) was sacred by the Navajos as a god like idol. They say this is the god that showed them how to weave.
The Harsh Beauty of Arizona
One of America's youngest states (1912), Arizona, is home to the ruins of an age-old culture. It's a state that appears barren but is full of minerals, vegetation, & wildlife. Yes, Arizona is filled with paradoxes which surfaces in its harsh beauty.
Renowned for its incredible scenery found in its deserts, valleys, mountains, plateaus, & canyons, it's a "must see" when visiting the USA.
Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a place in the world that few other sights can rival. It's a spectacular & colorful eroded gash in the Earth's crust that averages 10 miles wide for almost 300 miles! It plunges 6,000 feet from rim to river at its deepest.
It takes 2 days to get to the bottom & back on foot or by mule, & a trip through the canyon by river raft can take two weeks! About 5 million visitors see this Wonder each year. There's limited parking, so go early. .
Also in the northwest is Hoover Dam, one of our nation's greatest concrete works.
There's Navajo Indian Reservation, & Canyon de Chelly where you can see awesome thousand-foot cliffs. Also see Navajo Fortress,White House & Yucca House Ruins, & Massacre Cave. This is where seeing is believing; & no words can describe this center of the Navajo Nation.
Northeastern Arizona features Petrified Forest National Park & a multi-colored badland called the Painted Desert.
We stayed in three towns while in Arizona: Phoenix, Tuscon, & Sedona,
all three certainly worth visiting.
Other Places to See:
Yuma Arizona occupies the banks of the Colorado River in a southwestern corner near the California state line & Mexican border.
Tombstone, Arizona, with its many attractions such as Boot Hill Graveyard, Crystal Palace Saloon, Bird Cage Theater, & the O.K. Corral.
Historic Route 66 near Seligman is where people from all over the world flock to drive the historic road between Seligman & Kingman--longest remaining stretch of Route 66.
Come see this State of Paradoxes for yourself.