Verde Canyon Railroad: Riding Arizona’s Red Rock Canyon Rails

Verde Canyon Railroad

Highlights and video of our delightful experience riding the historic Verde Canyon Railroad through the beautiful red rock canyons of Verde Valley. Read on…

A Visit to Montezuma Castle National Monument Near Camp Verde and Sedona, Arizona

Montezuma Castle National Monument ~ Camp Verde, Arizona – Just a few short miles north of Camp Verde, and on the way to Sedona from Phoenix, lies Montezuma Castle National Monument. This cliff dwelling is named Montezuma Castle because early settlers to the area assumed that the imposing structure was connected to the Aztec emperor […]

Tuzigoot National Monument – Verde Valley, Arizona

View Larger Map Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona – We stopped at Tuzigoot National Monument on a chilly 42º November day as we made our way to spend a few nights in Sedona, Arizona. Tuzigoot (Apache for “crooked water”) is the remnant of a Southern Sinagua village built between 1125 and 1400. It crowns the summit […]

Visiting Arizona’s Montezuma Castle

Another feature of our new website will be visiting areas outside of the Phoenix valley. Arizona, with its arid climate,  has many wonderful places of antiquity to visit that have been remarkably preserved. A wonderful place to visit, and a short hop off the I-17 is Montezuma’s Castle. From the National Park Service website: “On […]