Off The Beaten Path
Off The Beaten Path
Off The Beaten Path
Winslow is a laid back, relaxed town
Too expensive for what you get
In a nutshell
Just a brief detour on old Route 66
Also on the City Hall Grounds is this sculpture entitled "Falling Meteor" in honor of the meteor that fell nearby creating a tourist attraction.
Winslow Historic District
Winslow has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest.
Winslow is a town of about 10,000 located along Interstate 40 in North Arizona. The town was either named after Edward F. Winslow, a president of the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad, or Tom Winslow a local prospector. Nearby attractions include the Meteor Crater and...
Stand on a Corner in Winslow, AZ
Eagles fans (and anyone else) can stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona with a mural of a girl in a flatbed Ford. The town achieved international fame from the Eagles song "Take it Easy" which came out in 1972 and included the lines; "standin on a corner in Winslow, Arizona....
The big Meteor Hole
We are up for most things... big balls of twine, 72 oz steaks... and there we were, driving through the Arizona desert. We kept seeing these signs touting METEOR CRATER!!! Ohhhh, Ahhhh. So, we figure what the heck and take the drive. We were in the motor home with a wheel...
Standing on a corner in Winslow, Az.....
For anyone that loves "Take it Easy" By the Eagles then you will love this place. It was one stop along Route 66 that we did not want to miss. Nothing exciting to do here except stand on the corner but we loved it. A lot of other tourists were here taking photos as well....
Thirty five miles east of Flagstaff and 25 miles west of Winslow lies one of the most amazing things in Arizona --- a real honest-to-goodness 50,000 year old perfect meteor crater (it hurtled to the earth at 40,000 miles per hour)! Everything was wiped out when it hit and...
Homolovi Ruins SP Tuutukwi
In the distance you can see the Tuutukwi or The Hopi Buttes. These are sacred areas to the Hopi and are the home to Katsinas or spirits that bring the rain and other things required for the day to day life of the Hopi.
Homolovi Ruins SP Little Colorado River
Part of the reason the people settled here at Homolovi was the availability of water from the Little Colorado River (called Paayu by the Hopi). Even when the river looks totally dry, there is water available a few feet down.
Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi II Kivas
Here (Photos 1 and 2) you see a large rectangular Kiva (or Ceremonial Room). The benches along three sides, the raised altar and the ventilation shaft in the low wall before the altar are distinguishing charcteristics that let you know this is a Kiva. Photo 3 is of a smaller...
Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi II Trail
The trail at Homolovi II is also fairly short. This one is paved and looked to be wheelchair accessible. Homolovi II was a 1200 room village that at its peak housed 750 to 1000 people. There is not as much left as at nearby Wupatki National Monument but more than at Homolovi...
Homolovi Ruins SP Homolovi I Trail
There is a short loop trail that leads through the ruins at Homolovi I. There is not much left here, one decent wall/corner and a few foundations. There are spots along the way where they have flat stones with potshards placed on them. Unlike most places here you are...
Homolovi Ruins SP Tsu 'Vo Trail
The Tsu 'Vo Trail is a 1/2 mile loop trail between the twin buttes within the Homolovi Ruins State Park. It is a nature trail and also an archaelogical trail where visitors can see milling stone areas and petroglyphs. It is best viewed in the early evening. Unfortunately, I...
Homolovi Ruins State Park Visitor's Center
The Homolovi Ruins State Park houses the ruins of a 14th Century settlement of the Hisat'sinom (better known as the Anasazi) located in the high grassland along the Little Colorado River. These people paused in their migrations to till the rich flood plain and sandy slopes...
La Posada Hotel
3 Reviews and 623 Opinions We had the unfortunate experience in March of 2010 of being stuck at La posada for two nights. We...
Country Kitchen: Nice Buffet
The Country Kitchen has a nice buffet with a variety of meats, pasta, potatoes, vegetables and desserts. Everything was pretty good and it's all you can eat.
Written Dec 1, 2008
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Winslow is on the I-40.If you...
Winslow is on the I-40.
If you go here from Grand Canyon, you pass Meteor Crater. Worth a visit. See my Flagstaff page!
Written Oct 4, 2002
Homolovi Ruins SP Rattlesnakes
On the Tsu Vo Trail, at marker 6, is a large rock with a depression in the bottom. This is a common hangout for rattlesnakes so be cautious when passing this part of the trail.
Homolovi Ruins General Warnings
On the grounds of Homolovi Ruins State Park, as on most government owned land, it is illegal to remove, alter, damage or otherwise mess with the ruins, grounds, or any artifact or plant. Please leave them alone for future visitors.
We were all alone at this...
We were all alone at this amazing site. Maybe it was becouse it was the 1st of January. We came late, but just cought the sun setting.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Favorite thing: Just west of Winslow , Arizona is Meteor Crater . The crater is not a National Park .The admittance fee is excessive . Maybe if you are a single traveller it is worth it . Most people travelling in northern Arizona may have to stay at Winslow as its location is very convenient .
Updated Jun 21, 2004
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