Adventures You Cannot Miss in Navajo County AZ

Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona, Such a Fine Sight to See!

Navajo County is in northern Arizona, and is exactly what you think of when you think of the American West.  The Eagles song, “Take It Easy” which was written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey even talks about standing on the iconic corner in Winslow Arizona.  There is so much Americana in this area!

You can enjoy a wide range of activities including fishing, hiking, winter sports, camping, and much more.  There are even several golf courses in the area! The whole family will love it here, but these are a few of the spots that you cannot miss!  And don’t forget your camera!

Monument Valley

Amazing View of Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a red-sand desert region on the Arizona-Utah border and is undeniably the most iconic landscape of the American West. It is known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The area has been a filming location for over 35 major motion pictures and countless Western movies since the 1930’s. While you are here make sure to stop at Forrest Gump Point and take a picture! Run Forrest Run!

Run Forrest Run!

Run Forrest Run!

The famous, steeply sloped Mittens buttes can be viewed from the road or from overlooks such as John Ford’s Point.  You can take guided tours through the valley, or self drive the 17 mile long Valley Loop Drive to get some stunning scenery. Make sure to take time to hike, and explore the caves on your journey throughout the area.

Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Park

The Painted Desert at Sunrise

The Painted Desert is a United States desert of badlands in the Four Corners area running from near the east end of Grand Canyon National Park and southeast into Petrified Forest National Park. It is most easily accessed in the north portion of Petrified Forest National Park

The Painted Desert is known for its brilliant and varied colors, that not only include the more common red rock, but even shades of lavender.  The views here at sunrise and sunset cannot be beat!

Looking Over the Petrified Forest

Inside Petrified Forest National Park (which is in Navajo County!) you will find the Rainbow Forest.  It is full of colorful petrified wood that is not something you see everyday! 200 Million years ago this area was a tropical wetland full of trees and water.  These dead trees and branches became covered in dirt and water. There they absorbed dissolved minerals, silica, and volcanic ash. These dissolved minerals became part of the wood and give the now petrified wood their distinct colors. Due to erosion this petrified wood has been exposed for us to see today, mainly in the southern portion of the park.

Not only is this area beautiful, but there is so much history to learn here.  And the best part of this area is there is rarely a crowd! So it’s truly a place that you can feel alone with nature and take it all in in.  

Rainbow Lake

View from the shoreline of Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake is a 116-acre man made lake near the town of Pinetop-Lakeside in southern Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The lake was created in 1903 when Mormon settlers damned Walnut Creek, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, to impound water for irrigation.  It is the perfect spot to escape the the heat of Southern Arizona in the summer or go skiing and sledding in the winter.

Rainbow Lake is great for family boating and fishing for trout, bass, and catfish. The area has so much wildlife as well! From bears and elk to an endless variety of birds, including waterfowl and eagles, your kids will never be bored.

Once you visit Navajo County I’m sure you will love it as much as we do!  From the picturesque landscape to the friendly people, you might just want to keep coming back for more!  If you are interested in purchasing land in this area, please give us a call or email. We’d love to help you find the perfect spot!

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