Just south of Flagstaff, AZ, State Route 89A takes you through Oak Creek Canyon (pics). This relatively narrow canyon is about 18 miles long and, of course has Oak Creek running through it. It will impress you with its spectacularly colored white, yellow and red cliffs and during this time of year, the fall colors of the trees.
We’ve been fortunate enough to have visited two of the world’s deepest canyons this year. First was Colca Canyon in Southern Peru back in early July and now Grand Canyon (pics) in Northern Arizona. Some of the signage at Grand Canyon says something like: “Grand Canyon may not be the deepest or the widest but most people agree that it is the grandest.” Couldn’t say it better. Also, Grand Canyon is much more accessible than Colca Canyon. You can explore on various hiking paths on foot or on mule and you can view the canyon along the southern rim on foot, bicycle, car or free shuttle bus.
The town of Seligman, AZ, wholeheartedly embraced the many travelers that came their way when Route 66 was first built in the 1920’s. The town provided them a place to stay, something to eat and places to buy the all important Route 66 memorabilia.