It’s not all about the destination,
although those are pretty spectacular around here.
Meteor Crater is the best preserved impact site on earth, with topographical terrain that closely resembles the surface of the moon. In fact, NASA designated the crater as the training site for all U.S. Astronauts. Camping is available. From Winslow, take I-40 west 20 miles to exit 233. Call (928) 289-2362 for more information, or (928) 289-4002 for the RV Park.
Known to many as “Chocolate Falls” because of its muddy color, this massive waterfall is higher than Niagara Falls, with a vertical relief of 185 feet. The best time to see the falls is after snow melting in early spring and after a summer thunderstorm. The falls are located 48 miles northwest of Winslow. From Winslow, take I-40 west to Exit 245. Take SR-99 north to Leupp, then SR-15 west to the sign reading, “Grand Falls Bible Church”. Turn right on this road, which is very rough. The road will end at the Little Colorado River. A short, ¼ mile trail will lead to the overlook. Picnic tables and grills are available. This area is on the Navajo Reservation, so stay on the main roads and respect private property. No admission charge. Handicap access is extremely limited. Use of a high clearance or four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
Rising abruptly above the valley floor is the majestic rim of the Mogollon Plateau. The precipitous two hundred mile escarpment of the Mogollon Rim is the result of a geologic faulting from southeast to northwest across Arizona. From Winslow, take Highway 87 south for 58 miles to Forest Service Road 300 and turn left. Follow this gravel road to Highway 99 and turn left again to return to Winslow. Along the way, you will pass through a forest alive with deer, elk, wild turkey and other wildlife. Forest Service Road 300 follows 150 breathtaking miles. This drive also takes you within reach of several mountain lakes. Recreational activities include camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Elevation exceeds 7,000 feet over much of this area
Features over 200 steep limestone climbing routes concentrated in a section of the canyon called Moenkopi. Located on national forest land in an isolated section of Northern Arizona, Moenkopi offers steep, spectacular climbing on immaculate stone. All routes are well-protected. A five minute approach will take you to an abundance of top quality routes from 5.5 to 5.13. With free camping and incredible year-round climbing only 30 minutes from I-40, Jacks Canyon is a destination crag!
Canyon de Chelley National Monument
Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a vast park in northeastern Arizona, on Navajo tribal lands. Its prominent features include Spider Rock spire, about 800-feet tall, and towering sandstone cliffs surrounding a verdant canyon. Inhabited by several Native American peoples for millennia, the area is dotted with prehistoric rock art. The White House Ruins and Mummy Cave are remains of ancient Pueblo villages.
Colorful segments forming eerie moonscape mounds. Ancient ruins and petroglyphs are a must see. Located 50 miles east of Winslow on I-40. $10 per vehicle.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Dwellings on the cliff faces, sheltered in caves, were home to inhabitants more than 800 years ago. A visitor center, hiking trails and picnic areas are available. Located 50 miles west of Winslow off I-40.
Colorful and strangely eroded lands provide a backdrop for trees that have turned to stone. Fossilized bones of 200 million-year old animals, Indian ruins & petroglyphs are also abundant. See the visitor center for more information.
A 1,000 foot volcanic cone and its subsidiary formations form the basis of this park. A 1-mile self-guided loop trail at the base allows visitors to examine the volcanic features. Visit the Visitor Center for more information.
Wupatki National Monument
Featuring the prehistoric Sinaguan and Anasazi dwellings. Trails lead visitors through the ancient relics.