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Astronomy..............................................................................................33 Attractions........................................................................................34-35 Bed & Breakfasts...................................................................................28 Birdwatching..........................................................................................33 Casinos, Regional..................................................................................36 Central Arizona ...................................................................................4-6 Cochise County........................................................................................20 Colorado River Region......................................................................22-23 Events, Featured ..............................................................................24-25 August Events ..................................................................................30 September Events ............................................................................31 October Events ................................................................................32 Flagstaff................................................................................................14-15 Globe-Miami ..............................................................................................6 Grand Canyon ......................................................................................12-13 Green Valley Area ....................................................................................21


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Letter from the Publisher
Remember that old adage that good luck is nothing more than being prepared for opportunity? Well, the tourism industry is about to get lucky. It is well documented that our national and state economies have been shifting from primarily the collection and production of goods, to a more services oriented incarnation. In this new economy, tourism and the business of tourism is evolving to become the very lifeblood of economically challenged towns and cities. Those locations and merchants that have positioned themselves accordingly - with the right strategy and visibility - stand to reap the benefits of being in the right business at the right time. For as the economy improves, more and more people have more disposable income and time than ever before. These people are always seeking ways in which to reward themselves. Creative dynamic entrepreneurs will help them to do so. Entrepreneurs often see these changes in the economic climate as opportunities to gain an advantage. Time does not stand still. And those who choose to evolve with the times and, moreover, are excited by their evolution are always in the driver's seat. They are thought of as the lucky ones - prepared for opportunity. AZ Tourist News discovered an opportunity in 1997 when we learned that the marketing of Arizona Tourism was missing a key component. On the surface it appears that Arizona is promoted successfully by the State of Arizona and the Office of Tourism. Yet the truth is that we receive weekly calls and inquiries from tourists seeking information that the government offices have chosen not to provide. We have gained many of our readers and advertisers by addressing their frustration at not having any informative venue that is relevant to their needs. There was a gap between the national orientation of AOT and the limited reach of local town papers. AZ Tourist News answered that call for a state-wide, regional tourist resource. We are even more pertinent today. With more and more travel done by car, where most of us stay within 400-600 miles of home, regional information is at a premium. Yet, with the States of Arizona's vast expenditure of marketing wealth there is still no welcome mat from AOT for the millions of visitors and local adventurers who annually tour our state in search of our true character and local flavor. This failure represents a lost opportunity for our communities to bring in more revenue. That's where AZ Tourist News comes in. We pick up the slack by providing tourists with travel information that will preclude them from passing by a historical landmark or "hidden gem" that only locals know is 10 minutes off the freeway. Perhaps, given this kind of information, our visitors might stay an extra day. Perhaps they'll change their plans all together. This is a definitive advantage for us, our advertisers and our readers and one that needs to be valued. Put it this way, we up-sell Arizona. We have the customer. They have the desire. Now, let’s not let them say goodbye, with everyone thinking, "if I only knew." With your help we can cover every angle with which our visitors are concerned. We encourage and continue to implore the State of Arizona and the municipal CVB's to work with us. Your assistance in this endeavor will "rise all boats." You can prompt local CVB's to work with us as well. With their accumulated marketing power of close to 40 million dollars, we can help municipal CVB's permeate the market represented by droves of visitors flocking to Arizona. It is all right here: the resources, the strategy, the opportunity - the luck. And lucky for us, our subject is Arizona. No matter what part of the state you like you will find what you like to do. No matter what you like to do you will find it in many parts of Arizona. For this kind of information, we have come to discover how many people absolutely rely on us. We have in fact created a dynamic new and ever expanding commodity: Traveling Arizona. Come travel it with us. Until next month, farewell…and good luck!

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trout and other fish. Additionally, the White Mountain Trail System is regarded as one of the top three in the nation with over 200 miles in trails. If fishing is your game, go to Greer, where some of the state’s best fly-fishing is to be found. Round Valley and the towns of Springerville and Eager are home to the unique Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins with its Great Kiva and astronomical observatory as well as museums and dude ranches that reflect the region’s western heritage. Be sure to visit Historic Fort Apache where you can walk right up and touch a piece of the past. Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officers’ quarters, barns and a cemetery, while the Apache Cultural Center and Museum reveals native lifeways. The Morman town of Snowflake offers Historic Home Tours not to be missed. And at Lyman Lake State Park you can zoom through one of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state. As summer turns into fall, you’ll want to schedule in a stop in Pinetop-Lakeside where the White Mountain Bluegrass Festival on August 14th -15th will feature cloggers, great tunes, jam sessions and food and crafts. If you can’t make it then, be sure to attend the 29th Annual Fall Festival in September featuring over 120 artists and crafters as well as antiques, quilts, car show and more. The region is chock full of festivals of this sort. Check out our Events Directory to learn more. Need to unwind from all your unwind-

ing? Golfing in the White Mountains is a spectacular way to spend the day. Silver Creek Golf Club in Show Low is one of several fine venues for a day on the links. If maybe you wagered too much on a putt gone bad, you can have a chance win it back right away at Hon-Dah Resort and Casino. Beyond gaming, Hon-Dah also features live shows and delicious dining. Walk off dinner in town by browsing the many antique shops, galleries and boutiques. At the end of the day, you’ll need a place to stay. Pinetop’s Hidden Rest Resort features individually rented cabins, many containing a private indoor spa in which to rejuvenate after your active pursuit of recreation. The cabins are available as studios or one-bedroom units capable of housing an entire family. They’re furnished with all the amenities including kitchens, televisions and serenity. The Holiday Inn Express in Pinetop is another excellent location to put up your feet. If you’re looking for the reliability of a national brand, this is the place for you. Bring your pets and let the kids look after them while you enjoy the sauna and whirlpool. Their free breakfast will get you charged up for another full day. Currently they are offering free high speed internet access in addition to 20% off room rates if you reference their ad in these pages. The White Mountains are Arizona’s summertime sanctuary, where there’s never a lack of nothing to do. St. John’s Chamber of Commerce (Grand Prix info), 928-337-2000 Holiday Inn Express, 928-367-6077 Hidden Rest Resort, 928-368-6336

by R.D. Phares There is something about the sound your foot makes on the gravel when you first step out of the car up here. That sound is so clear, so crisp and the air just the same with the scent of could be blindfolded and know that you have at last arrived. You are in Arizona’s White Mountains and as you gaze into the crystal blue skies held high by the pines, you know exactly what you have to do; a whole lot of nothing. Of course, in this case, nothing means camping and fishing and hiking and postpicnic snoozes in daisy strewn meadows. It means shopping, golfing and gambling, antiquing and wildlife watching. And of course, lest it be forgotten, up here nothing can truly mean nothing, as in watching the shadows of breeze blown aspen creep across that cool high country grass. Something of all that nothing is promised when you experience your first earthcrunching, clean-breathing step from the vehicle that brought you to Arizona’s sanctuary - the White Mountains. Home to several quaint towns and villages, the White Mountains region is about a four hour drive from either

Tucson or Phoenix. Speaking of driving, St. Johns will host the 5th Annual Top of the Mountain Grand Prix this September 4th-6th with Jim Paxon as Grand Marshal. Sports Cars, Stock Cars and former Indianapolis 500 racers will be featured in breathtaking competitions that reinvigorate a St. John’s car-racing tradition first begun in 1908. Ticket prices are set at a family friendly $5 each and entitle you to witness some of auto-racing’s celebrities go head to head. Vendors, rides for children and live music ensure the whole family will have a good time. After all that motorized excitement, you may want to relax in the ApacheSitgreaves National Forest. It’s quite common to see deer and elk when they come out to feed at the forest’s edge during dawn and dusk. The truly blessed will be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an American bald eagle or Mexican gray wolf, both recently reintroduced to the area. Covering two million acres of mountain woodlands, the Apache-Sitgreaves contains over 680 miles of waterways and 34 cold water lakes rippled by a variety of


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Phoenix Points of Pride
Three New Sites Added
The Phoenix Pride Commission is proud to present the 30 favorite Points of Pride in Phoenix selected by more than 40,000 Valley residents. A Point of Pride is a landmark or attraction unique to, and located within, the city of Phoenix that evokes a sense of pride among area residents. The Points of Pride are locations you wouldn’t want visitors to miss when they’re in town, places you’d like to take your family on an outing. The Points of Pride include parks, cultural facilities, historic residences and mountain peaks. And this year three more Phoenix landmarks were added to this prestigious list. The Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Japanese Friendship Garden and Thomas J. Pappas School are the winners in this year’s public voting of the Phoenix Points of Pride. These sites have been added to the 27 previous choices rounding off the number of Points of Pride to 30. The Ben Avery Shooting Facility is a professionally managed and operated, safe, family-based and customer-friendly shooting sports recreational facility. The Japanese Friendship Garden features more than 1,500 tons of hand-picked rocks, a 12-foot waterfall, Koi pond and flowing streams, and the Thomas J. Pappas School, founded in 1989, provides homeless students with a comprehensive educational experience as well as striving to meet their social and physical needs. The public nominated more than 70 sites for Phoenix Points of Pride status in fall 2003. The list was narrowed to 10 finalists, which were voted on by the public in February and March, 2004. Other finalists were Arizona Falls, Arizona Science Center, Bank One Ballpark, Burton Barr Central Library, Eastlake Park, Murphy Bridle Path and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix Points of Pride also include: • America West Arena • Arizona Biltmore Resort • Arizona Center • Camelback Mountain • Cricket Pavilion • Deer Valley Rock Art Center • Desert Botanical Garden • Encanto Park • Heard Museum • Herberger Theater Center • Historic Heritage Square • Mystery Castle • Orpheum Theatre • Papago Park/Hole-In-The-Rock • Patriots Square Park • Phoenix Art Museum • Phoenix Symphony Hall Plaza • Phoenix Zoo • Pueblo Grande Museum • South Mountain Park • Phoenix Mountains Recreation Area • Telephone Pioneers of America Park • Tovrea Castle • Wesley Bolin Plaza • Wrigley Mansion For more information on each of these Points of Pride, visit

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Annual Fiesta De Septiembre
Head to Wickenburg for Salsa and Mariachis
The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 16th Annual Fiesta de Septiembre, on Saturday, September 4th, 2004, in Wickenburg, Arizona. The festive event runs from 11am 8pm indoors & outside of the Wickenburg Community Center, located at 160 North Valentine Street in the heart of the Historic District. Events scheduled during the fiesta include: special Hispanic families photography exhibit, entertainment throughout the day with two Mariachi bands - Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix and Mariachi Chihuahua, folklorico dance troupes - Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria, Ballet Folklorico Corazon de Mexico, and music by Phoenix’s own “Barrio Latino.” Outdoors a Mercado with arts & crafts and food booths will offer a variety of merchandise and tasty food. The margarita & cerveza Cantina will have delicious drinks served by the Knights of Columbus throughout the day. The “Kids Zona” program is scheduled twice during the day, where children learn how to make Mexican crafts, in addition to Hispanic heritage stories being told by storytellers.

The Highlight of Your Summer
120th “World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo”
Exactly 120 years ago this August, a few cowboys got together to compare roping skills and see who owned the best horse. Since there was “down time” before the fall roundup, the cowboys from local ranches around Payson put braggin’ rights on the line and probably gambled those dollars burning holes in their pockets. This humble beginning begat the “August Doin’s.” Now known as the Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, the Arizona Rim Country competition brings champion cowboys from all across the nation to participate in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo. The event is considered one of the best rodeos in the United States. Rodeo is made up of handsome guys, beautiful women and lots of kids. Everywhere you look are horses tied to stock trailers, bulls crashing against fences and calves milling around a pen. Music blares from loudspeakers, scents of fresh popcorn, fry bread and bratwurst fill the air and cold drinks are neatly packed in troughs of crushed ice. The most important part of the rodeo is the fans. Fans are those people that come early and watch the tractor loosen the dirt in the arena, become excited when the grand entry passes and remove cowboy hats to show respect to the U. S. Flag. Fans are the ones that clap for every entrant - even if he or she is not in the money. You can be a fan for just the price of admission. At the end of the performance, most everyone has taken terrific action pictures, eaten lots of tasty food and bought a gift or remembrance for the folks back home. Without a doubt everyone leaves with memories that will last a lifetime. Come on up to Payson and Arizona Rim Country and be a part of history. The August Doin’s on August 20-22 will be the highlight of your summer. Oh, and don’t overlook reserving a hotel or rustic lodge room ‘cause there is a fabulous country/western dance after the rodeo. Tickets are Adults: $14.00, Seniors $12.00, Kids 5-12: $7.00, Kids under 5 FREE. The Multi-Event Center is located at the south end of Payson, west side of State Highway 87. Performances will be held Fri. at 7pm; Sat. at 1pm & 7pm and Sun. at 1pm. Each performance will feature the 2003 PRCA Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Lucia with “In His Glory” The Super Horse and “Whiplash” the Cowboy Monkey. For more information contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber at 1-800-672-9766 or

Special activities during the day include: • The 4th Annual Viva Margarita! Contest, where contestants concoct their favorite recipe. • The 14th Annual Salsa Contest is where you’ll find contestants creating their favorite salsa recipes for prizes and the coveted “People’s Choice Award.” The fiesta is held each year to celebrate Wickenburg’s Hispanic heritage and has expanded each year in detail and activities. Wickenburg is celebrating its 141st anniversary and is the oldest town north of Tucson, Arizona. For additional information call the chamber at 800-942-5242 or visit us on the internet at Sponsored in part with the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, by Arizona Public Service, Golden Eagle Distributors-Budweiser, Southwest Gas, Arizona Public Service Regional, the Wickenburg Sun, Desert Caballeros Western Museum & Compadres of Fiesta Septiembre.

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Western Traditions & Scenic Beauty
Beautiful Rim Country Beckons
For the 120th consecutive year, it’s rodeo time in the cowboy town of Payson, Arizona. Thousands of visitors will visit on August 20th-22nd for the big rodeo parade, the parties and the dances, and four exciting performances of PRCA sanctioned Rodeo. But they come to Arizona’s Rim Country for a lot more than barrel racing, steer wrestling, and bull riding. Because Payson is located in the shadow of the mighty Mogollon Rim, they also come for the scenic beauty, the recreational opportunities, and the authentic cowboy heritage of an area that inspired renowned Western novelist Zane Grey to pen such masterpieces as Under the Tonto Rim, Riders of the Purple Sage and To the Last Man. One of America’s truly magnificent natural settings, the Mogollon Rim ranks with the Grand Canyon as Arizona’s two most spectacular landforms. The 7,500foot high, 200-mile long Rim was formed 600 million years ago. Largely comprised of three national forests combining to form a woodland area the size of Massachusetts, it remains much as it did when Zane Grey wrote his western novels in longhand on the porch of his Rim Country cabin. In addition to 239 species of birds, including eagles, hawks and ravens, Arizona Rim Country is also home to Rocky Mountain elk, both mule and whitetail deer, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, javelina, and coyote. With countless trout streams and the Rim’s seven sparkling lakes, the region is a haven for campers, hunters and fishermen. And there are literally thousands of miles of trails meandering through pristine wilderness for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and, of course, horseback riders. In fact, there’s no better way to relive Arizona Rim Country’s Wild West heritage than on the backs of the noble steeds that played such a vital role. This is, after all, legendary countryside, once home to cowboys, Indians, round-ups and trail rides. It has, in fact, provided the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s most famous westerns. For additional information, contact the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 800-672-9766, e-mail to or visit the Chamber’s website at

Cool Things to See and Do
in the Globe-Miami Area
1. Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park offers a glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Visitors are encouraged to walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and and also to visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $3. 928-425-0320 2. Cobre Valley Center for the Arts - located in the old Gila County Courthouse, noted for both its architecture and its wonderful exhibits and programs. From stained glass to theater productions, watercolors to sculpture, the Center is a hub of art and entertainment. 928-425-0884 3. Sleeping Beauty Mine - The source of some of the purest and most sought after turquoise on the US and overseas markets. It is virtually matrix free (no veins). You can visit True Blue Jewelry, the mine’s store, located at 200 North Willow St in Globe where they are open 5 days a week from 8am-4pm. 4. Apache Stronghold Golf Course - The #1 public golf course in Arizona as rated by Golfweek America. 1-800-APACHE-8 5. The Arts and Antiques District - home to over 25 antique dealers and artists studios. Get a map at the chamber or go to for a complete listing and write up on dealers in the area. 6. San Carlos Apache Cultural Center - this wonderful cultural center was first opened in 1995 and provides an opportunity for the tribe to tell its history from the persepctive of the San Carlos Apache people. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Located in Peridot, AZ on Hwy 70. 928-475-2894 7. Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Its 323 acres include a wide range of habitats, a 1.5 main loop mile walking trail and several demonstration gardens. Also hosts many special events. Hwy 60, 3 miles west of Superior. Open daily 8am-5pm. Adm: $6 adults, $3 children. 520-689-2811, 8. Round Mountain Park - this city park is one of the most beautiful hiking spots in the Globe area. Located at the end of N. South Street, the trails are 1.5-3 miles in length offering various levels of difficulty. Maps are available at the chamber. 928-425-4495

Plan Ahead for these Gila County Events
SEP 4-5 PINE Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Center - 82 arts & crafts booths, juried show, all handmade. Food vendors, plenty of parking, town full of antique shops. Free. Sa 8a-5p, Su 8a-3p. 928-476-4480/3547 SEP 11 MIAMI Mexican Independence Day Fiesta Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Live music, dance, raffles, vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races 3p, Salsa Contest, Piñata Breaks, 8a-11p, free adm. 928-473-4403; 800804-5623 SEP 16-19 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. $2, 10a-10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623

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It’s okay to bring your women to Holbrook. That’s an important distinction, for it wasn’t always so. At one time not too terribly long ago, Holbrook was infamous for being a town “too tough for women and churches.” A lot has changed since then and there are a lot of perfectly civilized things to do in and around this quaint historical town. But evidence of its barbarous past remains for the curious and the brave. It was 1884 when the Aztec Land & Cattle Company located themselves just outside of town. Along with the cattle came the “Hashknife Cowboys,” named for the resemblance of their brand to a knife used by their chuckwagon’s cooks. The cowboys brought business to Holbrook. They also brought a whole heap of trouble. Today you can visit the Bucket of Blood Saloon where, over a poker dispute, a member of the Dalton gang shot up a pair of jokers across from him so badly that it looked as though a bucket of blood had been dumped on the floor. You can also tour the Blevins home where a black-hearted horse thief and his four-man clan met their end in the person of horseman and sheriff Commodore Perry Owens. With one six shooter and no posse, Owens took out the rifle wielding

Blevins gang on their own turf. He fired five shots and stopped four bandits in one of the “Old West’s” classic shoot-outs. As time passed, cattle trails gave way to blacktop and the road brought a new era of history to Holbrook. World famous Route 66 passed through town, bringing with it America’s first Motor Hotel. Today Holbrook is a thriving tourist destination boasting more than 20 eateries, hundreds of camping spaces and over a thousand hotel rooms. Jim Gray’s Petrified Wood Company is surely one of the more unique stores you’ll ever see, and history buffs will want to explore the Old West Historical Museum in the Navajo County Courthouse. If the shops and museums don’t take up all your time, you may want to play a round of golf at Hidden Cove Golf Course. Be sure to swing around for Holbrook’s 22nd Annual Old West Days this August 20th and 21st. There will be Old West re-enactments, western bands and traditional Native American dancers. Rodeos, arts and craft vendors, kids games, and quilt and train shows round out a weekend full of fun highlighted by a glimpse of Holbrook’s wild past. For more information on all Holbrook has to offer, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-5242459.

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Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park

Colors of the Past

Good Times and Cool Climes
The Bradshaw Mountains

by Dale Sloan

Everywhere you look the ground is strewn with pieces of petrified wood ranging in size from tiny pebbles to entire tree trunks. Looking across the barren landscape, it is hard to believe that this area was once a place of flowing rivers and marshes. In earth’s early history, trees - some 6 to 10 feet in diameter and 200 feet tall were washed down from the mountains and became buried in the mud, sand and volcanic ash at the bottom of the rivers. Gradually, over millenniums, minerals in the water replaced the wood and the drowned trees turned to stone - beautiful stone of quartz, agate and jasper. Now the area receives just 9 inches of rainfall per year. Where lush plant life once grew and dinosaurs roamed you will see prickly pear and cholla cactus. In spring delicate desert wildflowers make their brief appearance. This is also a great place to see pronghorn antelope, jack rabbits, prairie dogs and many birds.

Gaze across this amazing area at the multicolored hills in layers of earthen red, gray, orange, yellow and white. The colors come from the various minerals in the soil such as iron oxide. This red color is especially striking when viewed at sunrise or sunset. While you can’t take any souvenir rocks or petrified wood from the park, never fear - just outside the entrance there are tons of gorgeous specimens for sale at the shops. Some of these beauties, however, are almost as big as your car and since petrified wood weighs in at 168 pounds per cubic foot, you might need an 18-wheeler to get it home! The Park is located on I-40 approximately 25 miles east of Holbrook. For more information call 928-524-6228.

by R.D. Phares

Petrified Forest National Park
Cultural Demonstrators at the Painted Desert Inn: July 31 - Dee Setella, Hopi potter August 7 - Otto Lucio, Zuni jeweler August 21 - Nancy and Sheldon Westika, Zuni fetish carver/jeweler September 4 - Elnore Yazzie, Navajo weaver Sunset Program: A rare opportunity to enjoy the park at a time when it is usually closed. Painted Desert Visitor Center before 7pm on July 31 & August 14. For information call 928-524-6228 weekdays, 8-4, Mountain Standard Time.

Navajo County

Fair & Rodeo
Holbrook, AZ
• Carnival • Demolition Derby • Rodeo • Exhibits • 4-H • Jr. Livestock • Lil Buckaroo Rodeo

September 15-18, 2004
Best Show Ever

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Named after the leader of a small group of miners who were alleged to be the first Anglos to explore the area, the Bradshaw Mountains are once again one of Arizona’s hidden treasures. It wasn’t always the case. Not too terribly long after William Bradshaw explored the area, the Bradshaw Mountains buzzed with mining operations that sought profit from a land that turned out to be one of Arizona’s most rich in minerals. Bustling little towns sprung up to accommodate the trade. But when the roadways changed and the mining profits dipped, the Bradshaws once again found themselves at peace. Today the Ponderosa pine covered Bradshaws are dotted with ghost towns waiting to be invigorated by the imaginations of visitors. Crown King, the Bradshaws’ biggest little burgh, reflects the legacy of the old days while providing current visitors a convenient home-base from which to explore the trails, creeks and lakes found nearby. Beyond Crown King is the Horsethief Basin Recreation Area, where visitors will find a modest lake and the Hazlett Hollow campground. Hazlett is luxurious as far as remote campgrounds go as each campsite features a shelter of solid wood and beautiful stonework. Along with camping there are both hiking trails and motorsport trails throughout the Bradshaws. For those who wish to venture further and faster into the

mountains, you can rent an ATV at Crown King Motor Sports in Crown King. Whether off-roading, hiking, or mountain biking, desert dwellers will find the mere elevation of the Bradshaws as exhilarating as any of their activities. The range sheds degrees off the thermometer as it rises to over 7,500 feet. Just a short drive from Phoenix, the Bradshaws are likely the quickest road trip to cooler climes for Valley residents. Bradshaw Forest Ranger Office, 928-443-8000


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Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse
A Local Favorite in Pinetop-Lakeside

Cool Sounds & Cool Temperatures
Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival
Music lovers can cool off and enjoy cool sounds in eastern Arizona’s White Mountains as Pinetop-Lakeside presents the 14th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15. This year the event will be held at the Hon-Dah Resort Casino’s outdoor arena site. Visitors from around Arizona and across the nation will head for the hills to enjoy the sound of music, the majestic Ponderosa pines and mountain views as well as temperatures that average 20 to 30 degrees cooler than in the desert regions of the state. Two days of the Southwest’s finest bluegrass and gospel music as well as cloggers are on tap for the event. Eleven groups are scheduled to perform during this year’s festival. They include The James King Band, Bluegrass Redliners, Flint Hill Special, New Family Traditions, Mazatzal, Foxfire, Dry Creek, Shadow Mountain, Just N Time, Fiddlemania and Bost Family Traditions. In addition to enjoying the music, visitors can browse arts and crafts booths and participate in a children’s workshop. Festival hours are 9-5 on Saturday, Aug. 14, and 9-4 on Sunday, Aug. 15. Admission is $8 per adult and free for children 12 and under. While in Pinetop-Lakeside, visitors will want to take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, golfing, wildlife and bird watching, picnicking, boating and the often-forgotten sport of relaxation that can be found in the beautiful pines and mountain landscapes of the area. The White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival is part of Pinetop-Lakeside’s summer festival season which also includes the Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 18, and the 29th Annual Fall Festival Sept. 25 and 26 with activities taking place in various locations throughout PinetopLakeside with the Annual Run to the Pines Car Show at the Pinetop Lakes Country Club. For information about the 14th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival or other events, activities and accommodations in the area, contact the PinetopLakeside Chamber of Commerce at 928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031, or visit the web site at

by Kell Overrein

Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse, located in scenic Pinetop, Arizona on the US 260 Highway, is full of history and charm. It is a local favorite for many reasons; it has been a part of Pinetop history since 1938 and has a reputation for making great food that can be enjoyed in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Charlie Clark’s was a product of the Prohibition days when it was just two log cabins joined together at its current location. Back then, the food was made by an old cattleman named Charlie and the corn squeezin’s were poured from barrels behind the bar. Today, the current owners, Bill and Tricia Gibson, have kept Charlie’s tradition alive by serving the best steaks in the area and providing a meeting place for friends and families alike. The food at Charlie Clark’s is unforgettable! Choose from a variety of appetizers that includes escargot and potato skins and main courses that range from Farm Raised Desert Quail to Charlie Clark’s Best “Roast Prime Rib of Beef.” The wine

list is quite comprehensive and provides selections from France to Napa. For dessert, Charlie Clark’s offers peach cobbler, hot apple pie, and chocolate brownie all a la mode - that can be enjoyed with the espresso drink of your choice. When you enter Charlie Clark’s from the dirt parking lot, you’ll enter through the side door, which brings you right through the middle of the bar. Keep walking to the opposite door and that will bring you into the lobby of the restaurant where you can check your party in. Charlie Clark’s takes reservations, but you’ll need five or more in your party. On weekends, expect to find a wait, but if you are really hungry, see if you can dine on the patio, which usually has some extra seating. The patio is covered and has a large stone fireplace with heat lamps that make it cozy and comfortable on even the chilliest of nights. The next time you visit Pinetop, be sure to check out Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse you’ll be glad you did! 1701 E. White Mountain Blvd., 928-367-4900

Apache-Sitgreaves Nat’l Forests
Campfire and Smoking Restrictions Lifted
Best Western Inn of Pinetop
404 E. White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop

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Smoking and campfire restrictions have been lifted effective Wednesday morning, July 21, 2004. This means that campfires are allowed throughout the Forests. Two of the areas closed due to the extreme fire danger have also been opened including Promontory Butte and Larsen Ridge near Forest Lakes on the Black Mesa Ranger District. The two

closed areas on the Alpine Ranger District (KP Fire, Three Forks Fire) will remain closed while rehabilitation work is in progress. Visitors are reminded that weather conditions are quite variable now. Be prepared for rainy, wet conditions and muddy roads and never leave a campfire unattended. Contacts: 928-333-4301,
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Top Class Racing in St. Johns
5th Annual Top of the Mountain Grand Prix
Larry Pond of Professional AutoSports along with the City of St. Johns, St. Johns Chamber of Commerce and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce announce the 5th Annual Top of the Mountain Grand Prix to be run at St. Johns, Arizona, on September 4-6, 2004. This auto racing extravaganza will host Stock Cars, Sports Cars and Cars that have run the Indianapolis 500 for the 3-day Labor Day Weekend, starting on Saturday, Sep 4 and finishing with the feature races on the Monday holiday, Sep 6. Last year this 3-day event brought approximately 10,000 spectators, 46 sponsors, 25 midway activities, the Lakesiders Band and 200 cars to St. Johns for the weekend. Eric Duthie, City Manager of St. Johns stated, “Auto racing in Arizona started in St. Johns in 1908 through 1922 with a 3day event featuring the likes of Barney Oldfield and the Chevrolet brothers. It is only fitting that we continue the tradition now with the Grand Prix every year.” He continued, “We welcome everyone to come up to St. Johns for a wonderful weekend with the weather expected to be clear with temperatures in the 80s during the day and 50s at night.” The event gets bigger each year. Drivers like the ambiance of the small

community and the good weather. Larry Pond of ProAutoSports noted, “Winning the race at St. Johns is very prestigious and the competition to win very strong.” Past winners have included former LeMans 24 hour winner Dan Murphy, NASCAR and ASA driver Ed Ochylski, Skoal Bandit off road driver Doc Ingram and Trans-Am Series Driver David Lansing. Last year, Indy Car driver Ken Petrie set a record of 208 mph on the course. Cruise America RV Rentals is a new sponsor this year. They will have a Cruise America Village Program at the Grand Prix. You can rent an RV located at the event for the weekend. This is available to both racers and spectators. For more information, call Cruise America at 800-327-7799. The ticket cost will again be an affordable $5 per day for adults with children 16 and under free. Jim Paxon is the Grand Marshal of the event. The Race Festival will include vendors, food service, rides for children and music by the Lakesiders. There will be something for everyone to do! For more information on the Top of The Mountain St. Johns Grand Prix races, contact the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce, 928-337-2000 or the Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce, 928-333-2123.

Annual Events:
JANUARY • Sunrise Park Resort - Winter Games , 800-573-4031 MAY • Taylor - Trapper Days, 928-536-7366 JUNE • Greer - Greer Days, 928-735-7576 • Pinetop - Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines, 800-929-8744

• Pinetop - Best of the West Fine Art Show & Sale, 800-929-8744 • Show Low - Show Low Days, 800-SHOWLOW • Springerville-Eagar - Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show, 928-333-2123 • St. Johns - Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, 928-337-4390 JULY • Alpine - Worm Races & Parade, 928-339-4654 • Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Native American Art Festival & Market, 800-573-4031 • Snowflake - Pioneer Day Celebration, 928-536-7103 • St. Johns - Pioneer Days, 928-337-2000 AUGUST • Alpine - Alpine Chili Cook-Off, 928-339-1840

• Eagar - Eagar Daze, 928-333-1639 • Pinetop-Lakeside - White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival, 800-573-4031 • St Johns - Grand Prix Race, 928-337-2000 • Taylor - Sweet Corn Festival, 928-536-7366 • Whiteriver - White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo, 928-338-4346 SEPTEMBER • Pinetop-Lakeside - Fall Festival, 928-367-4290 • Springerville-Eagar - Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree, 928-333-2123 OCTOBER • Springerville-Eagar - Cowboy Golf on the Range, 928-333-2123 DECEMBER • Snowflake - 12 Days of Christmas, 928-536-4331

A Selection of White Mountain Attractions
Apache County Historical Society Museum, St. Johns - Ancient Native American exhibits & artifacts; Little Colorado River Valley settlement history. M-F, 9a-5p or by appointment. 928-3374737 Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate, Springerville - An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. Tours run daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low - Campsites, electric and water hook-ups, fire pits, shower and bathroom facilities, picnic ramadas, and fishing boat docks. 928-537-3680 Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily, Tues-Sat, 10-4, $1/per person per location, under 6 free. 928-536-4881 Little House Museum, Springerville Exhibits include turn-of-the-century artifacts such as dresses, old rodeo and auction posters, antique bits, spurs and saddles, and a fascinating collection of old player pianos, a nickelodeon, a circus organ and more. 928-333-2286 Lyman Lake State Park - One of the few permanent water skiing slalom courses in the state, fishing, camping, hiking. A pontoon boat ride across the lake takes visitors to Petroglyph Trail. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191. 928-337-2000 Madonna of the Trail, Springerville Located on Main St., this statue is one of twelve identical monuments on the National Old Trails Road stretching from California to Maryland honoring the women pioneers. 928-333-2123 Show Low Historical Museum, Show Low - Exhibits include the old post office and the jail cell as well as the story of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire. Open Tu-Sa from 11-3. 928-532-7115







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Be Entertained Day or Night
Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Has Your Pleasure in Mind
Whether you find your entertainment on the golf course, kicking back with a fishing pole or dancing to your favorite beat, HonDah Resort-Casino offers a solution to your desires. Let the staff at Hon-Dah organize your days with their great value golf and fishing packages. They will take the work out of planning your getaway to the scenic lakes and streams of the White Mountains or booking a round at one of the area’s fine golf courses. The popular Golf Stay n’ Play Packages operate in conjunction with Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club, Torreon Golf Club and Silver Creek Golf Club. You will enjoy one round of golf (18 holes) for two persons with cart, two nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort and two breakfast buffets for two at Hon-Dah’s Indian Pine Restaurant. Hon-Dah will call for tee times with advance notice. Hon-Dah’s fishing package includes two nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort Hotel (for single up to quadruple occupancy), two one-day fishing permits, a boxed lunch each day and a coupon towards a free fishing lure at the Hon-Dah Ski & Outdoor Sport. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. Your evening entertainment is close at hand at Hon-Dah, too. After your day outdoors, head to the casino for the newest and varied slot machines as well as live Poker and Blackjack. Or let the Timbers Lounge spice up your evening with Las Vegas-style entertainment. Monday is Comedy Night and on Tuesdays through Saturdays a variety of popular bands will set your toes tapping. See below for the August schedule. For those who love to browse and shop, come on up August 13-15 for the Arts & Crafts Bazaar held at Hon-Dah. You’ll find fine arts & crafts, food, contests and entertainment from 9am-5pm and admission is free. Now is the time to call to reserve YOUR getaway in the White Mountains at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino. Cool temperatures, great golf and fishing, hiking, festivals and top entertainment -plus a VERY warm welcome - all await you. For more information visit or call 1-800-929-8744. August Entertainment in Hon-Dah’s Timbers Lounge: 8/3-7 Latin Vida Latin and Dance Variety 8/10-14 Fire In the Sky R&B and Motown Variety 8/17-21 Beatlemania Beatles Tribute 8/24-28 Huck Daniels Revue Oldies Variety 8/31-9/5 Tony Marques Country Variety

County Fair Meets Indian Culture
White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo
For an event of gigantic proportions, head to Whiteriver, Arizona on September 1-6, 2004. There the 79th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo will surround you with all the delights of a fair, the thrills of a rodeo, the excitement of sports competitions and a touch of Native culture. One theme is the rodeo, with events for all ages from junior to masters, as well as the Thunder on the Mountain Bull Riding and the Rodeo Royalty contest. Other competitions honor the Baby Boy and Girl of the Year and pageants choose the Miss White Mountain Apache Queen and Princess. Sports include Basketball Tournaments for men, women and masters, a 5K Fun Run and Horseshoe Tournaments. The carnival, parade, fair exhibits and vendors and an Indian Frybread Contest keep visitors busy during the day, while evening entertainment includes traditional performances and fireworks. The White Mountain Apache Tribe welcomes you to come and celebrate with them on their beautiful reservation. You may also wish to visit nearby Historic Fort Apache. Established in 1870, the Fort served as a scouting post during the Apache Wars and was garrisoned for many years. Nine of the 27 historic buildings have been restored and given new roles. Fort Apache Historical Park is open every day from 8 am until sunset. For more information call Fort Apache Tourism at 928-338-1230. For more information about the Fair, call the Fair & Rodeo Office at 928-338-4346, ext. 323 or 316.

14th Annual White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival
Aug. 14 & 15, 2004
Fun for the Whole Family! Bring Your Chair and Enjoy the Music!
Great Music • Cloggers • Nightly Jam Sessions Children’s Workshops • Food & Crafts Booths Dry Camping: $6/day - No Campfires, must call for reservations.

Area Chambers of Commerce
Pinetop-Lakeside C of C 928-367-4290, 800-573-4031 Show Low Regional C of C 928-537-2326, 888-SHOW LOW, Snowflake/Taylor C of C 928-536-4331 St. Johns Regional C of C 928-337-2000 Springerville-Eagar Regional C of C (also represents Greer and Alpine), 928-333-2123

FEATURING: The James King Band, Bluegrass Redliners, Flint Hill Special, New Family Traditions, Mazatzal, Foxfire, Dry Creek, Shadow Mountain, Just N Time, Fiddle Mania, Bost Family Traditions Adults $8 • 12 & under Free

Saturday 9am-5pm • Sunday 9am-4pm
Hon-Dah Resort Casino
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The “Chocolate Falls”
A Winslow Day Trip
Centrally located in Northern Arizona, Winslow serves as the perfect home base for numerous day trips. Such magnificent sights as the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest & Painted Desert, Homolovi Ruins State Park, Meteor Crater and Second Mesa, home of the Hopi Cultural Center, are easily reached from Winslow. One less known but most interesting attraction is the “Chocolate Falls” - so called because of its muddy color. This is a massive waterfall with a vertical relief of 185 feet, making it higher than Niagara Falls. The best time to see it is in the early spring as the snow is melting or after a summer thunderstorm. The falls are located 48 miles northwest of Winslow. Directions: From Winslow, take I-40 west to Exit 245. Take Route 99 north to Leupp, then Route 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 1⁄4 mile trail will lead to the overlook. There is no admission charge and picnic tables and grills are available. This area is on the Navajo Reservation, so please stay on the main roads and respect private property. A high clearance or four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. For more information about area attractions or the many things to see and do in Winslow itself, stop by the Visitor Center at 300 W. North Rd., Exit 253 off I-40 or call 928-289-2434.

Annual Events:

October 21st-24th
Winslow Theatre in downtown Winslow • Independent films of all genres • Filmmakers will appear to answer questions • Visual effects panel discussion with two panelists: Karen Goulekas: Visual effects supervisor for the feature film “Day After Tomorrow” and Melissa Mullin: Visual effects match move artist who has worked on “Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” on October 23rd.
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JANUARY • Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 928-645-2741 MARCH • City of Page Easter Egg Hunt, 928-645-8861 • Harvest Craft Festival, 435-675-3771 APRIL • Page Attacks Trash/Earth Day, 928-645-2741 • Spring Quilt, Doll & Craft Fair, 928-465-2741 MAY • 2nd Annual Cruisin' Lake Powell Car Show, 928-645-6005 • Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154

JULY • Old Fashioned Fourth of uly, 888-261-PAGE AUGUST • Navajo Code Talkers, 800-528-6154 SEPTEMBER • Annual Lake Powell Stampede Rodeo, 928-645-3008 OCTOBER • Shriner's Golf Tournament, 928-608-0374 • Annual John Wesley Powell Memorial Auction, 928-645-9496 NOVEMBER • Festival of Lights Boat Parade, 928-645-1001 • Page/Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta, 1-888-261-PAGE



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Tours with Air Grand Canyon
Experience the Majesty by Plane and River Raft
Air Grand Canyon has been thrilling the public with aerial sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon for 23 years. As a family owned business, we consider it an honor to have provided an upclose view of the beauty and grandeur that is the Grand Canyon to over a quarter million guests! Come fly with us and see the awe-inspiring sights of the Canyon’s depths close-up in Air Grand Canyon’s hi-wing Cessna airplanes, where everyone gets their own large window seat. Air Grand Canyon offers a variety of tours, leaving from the Grand Canyon Main Terminal Building, that last from 30 - 90 minutes, each with live pilot narration. There simply is no other way to truly experience the incredible variety of deeply colored hues, sheer depths of the vertical cliffs, the two Colorado Rivers and the geological features that make up the incredible vistas of this natural wonder that must be seen to be believed! Viewing from the rim only shows you a glimpse of the overwhelming majestic vastness of the Grand Canyon. We also offer tours of Monument Valley and the beauty of Lake Powell. An absolute photographer’s paradise! Air Grand Canyon also offers two river rafting tours! Our most popular is a oneday white-water rafting tour. This leaves from the Grand Canyon, flies you to the Hualapai River Runners where you are bused to the Colorado for a full day of fun that includes nine sets of rapids, a trip to Travertine Falls, lunch, being picked up by helicopter and taken to the top of the Canyon for your flight back to the Grand Canyon airport. Truly an “adventure of a lifetime” that we can usually arrange with no more than two days notice. (Must be 9 years old.) We also have a smoothwater rafting trip that includes a trip up the east end of the Canyon, views of Monument Valley and Lake Powell Dam and a leisurely float down the Colorado with lunch and being bused back to the Grand Canyon with an exciting stop at the famous Navajo Trading Post at Cameron. It is our privilege to provide our guests with these extraordinary tours. At Air Grand Canyon you can always trust our family with your family! Visit our website at Location: Grand Canyon National Airport - Main Terminal Building. Call us at 928-638-2686 or 1-800-247-4726.

Temperatures at the South Rim
HIGH (F.) HIGH (C.) LOW (F.) LOW (C.) JAN 41 5 18 -8 FEB 45 7 21 -6 MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 51 60 70 81 84 10 15 21 27 29 25 -4 32 0 39 4 47 8 54 12 AUG 82 28 53 12 SEP 76 24 47 8 OCT 65 18 36 2 NOV DEC 52 43 11 6 27 -3 20 -7

Note: Inner Canyon temperatures average 20 degrees warmer.

Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees
• $20 per private vehicle or $10 per pedestrian, motorcycle rider or cyclist. Admission is for seven days and includes both rims. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. • You may prefer to purchase the annual National Parks Pass for $50.00 good for admission to ANY national park. It can be purchased at the park, online at or by calling 1-888-GO-PARKS. • U.S. residents aged 62 or older may obtain a Golden Age Passport for a one-time fee of $10. This is a lifetime entrance pass to national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and national wildlife refuges.


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Canyon Plaza Quality Inn & Suites
Choice Lodging at the Grand Canyon
Sparkling fountains, polished marble floors, a warm adobe fireplace and enthusiastic friendly staff await you upon your entrance into the Canyon Plaza Quality Inn & Suites in Grand Canyon, AZ, just 7 miles from the rim. The Canyon Plaza welcomes groups or individuals and also offers all-inclusive lodging and activity packages. Guests can relax amid the lush greenery of the Plaza’s covered atrium or, after a day of exploration, ease sore muscles in the 18’ indoor spa with twelve pulsating jets. The Wintergarten Lounge is designed in copper and cherrywood, amidst palm trees and tropical greenery, to provide a lush getaway from the norm. There is ample restaurant seating, a private banquet/meeting room and daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Private meals or a buffet can be arranged to fit any needs of your party. The Southwestern Gift Shop features many unique items from local Native American tribes as well as specialty souvenirs and clothing items. The Canyon Plaza Quality Inn boasts 176 deluxe rooms which include 2 double beds or 1 king bed, some with balconies or patios. Their 56 suites include a living area with microwave, refrigerator, sofa, lounge chairs and desk. All of their rooms include a full bath, two vanity areas, iron and board, and Lodgenet guest services with movies, music and Nintendo on demand. The staff of the Canyon Plaza Quality Inn and Suites welcome your calls at 928-628-2673 and will be happy to make sure all of your questions are answered and that your stay is memorable and enjoyable.

New In-Season Package
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. There are 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges to choose from. Whether you stay the night or the week, you’ll find more than enough to fill your hours and free your mind. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour through the beautiful expanse, or just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Experience a rare and beloved tradition as you amble your way to the bottom of the canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. It’s all waiting for you at the South Rim, and it’s open year-round. And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck. Because this is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room, and a legacy of fine food. Order up a quick bite at Yavapai cafeteria, or an entire feast at the Arizona Room. Or have your favorite beverage at the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Stop at the new Canyon Coffee House in Bright Angel Lodge on your way to watch the sunrise and enjoy a latte or mocha coffee drink or just a good cup of shade grown coffee. At the South Rim, the choices are endless - and they’re all just outside your door. Take advantage of our new inseason package, See America’s Grand Canyon. Effective March 12 through November 6, 2004, this $99 package includes a room at Yavapai West Lodge (dbl occ), two breakfasts, book one get one free in-park motorcoach tours, and a 10% retail discount at the South Rim gift store. Each additional person in the same room is only $9. Yavapai West is conveniently located in the Canyon Marketplace, just a short walk from the rim and the new visitor center, Canyon View Information Plaza. Call today and ask for the SAGC package (some black-out dates apply). Grand Canyon National Park Lodges we’re not just close, we’re there. For reservations call 303-29-PARKS (2972757), toll free 888-29-PARKS (2972757) or visit our website at Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

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“Yesterday’s Tomorrows”
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition and Events
Ray guns, robots, and plans for a nuclear-power car are all part of “Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future,” a new traveling exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Williams Smithsonian Exhibition starts with Cool Country Cruise In on August 13 & 14 and ends with the Antique Corvette Show, September 18th. Focusing on transportation, a special Planes, Trains and Automobile Day is being planned August 21-22. With Labor Day in the middle, we will feature kids events with playrooms of the past, present and future. The exhibit will be here August 9th through September 18th, 2004. “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” uses popular culture objects such as toys, books, movie stills, World’s Fair memorabilia, car designs, advertisements and models of architectural designs to examine ways in which Americans of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries have envisioned the future. Five freestanding kiosks show futuristic predictions about homes, transportation and communities. The exhibit will be set up at the Route 66 Roadstore with an additional museum exhibit featuring “Seven Decades of Cars on Route 66” as part of the transportation theme located right there. The Roadstore is located at 320 West Route 66, Williams, AZ. Other events will be featured at areas such as the H.A. Clark Memorial Field, Route 66, and the Grand Canyon Railway Depot. “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” is part of the Museum on Main Street program, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils with rural America. “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” is generously supported by the United States Congress, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Hearst Foundation. For more information please call the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at 800-8630546.

Annual “Made in the Shade”
Beer Tasting Festival Offers 100+ Brews
The 12th Annual “Made in the Shade” Beer Tasting Festival will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at the Coconino County Fairgrounds south of Flagstaff off Highway I 17. Proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit information access service for people who are print disabled. This service is provided free to medically qualified individuals. At the festival you can sample over 100 micro brewed beers from 50 different breweries from around the southwest and enjoy live music on two stages. The inside stage features Steve Reynolds and the outside stage, Rondavous. You can also enjoy Shawn Greer and his magic show performing at the festival at no additional charge. A variety of food will be available to purchase. General Admission tickets are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 the day of the event, which includes your souvenir tasting mug, 24 beer sampling tickets and live music. VIP Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 the day of the event (if available), and include a souvenir mug, 24 sample tickets to exchange for beer samples from the participating breweries, festival T-shirt, private VIP area with umbrella’d tables, catering by Radisson Woodlands Hotel, VIP line to restrooms and early entrance to the event. This is usually where our entertainers hang out between sets. VIP Tickets are limited! If you would like to bring a friend who doesn’t drink, a designated driver ticket is available at the door for $15.00, which includes a mug to sample a variety of nonalcoholic drinks. No beer sampling is allowed with this ticket. In addition to the “Made in the Shade,” Sun Sounds of Arizona also sponsors the Great Arizona Beer Tasting Festival in Phoenix at the end of March each year and the Great Tucson Festival in Tucson, which will be held September 25, 2004 at High Corbett Field. More information on these events is available at Tickets are on sale now for the “Made in the Shade” in Tempe, Flagstaff and on the web. Tempe ticket outlets are: Sun Devil Liquors, 480-834-5050; Tops Liquors, 480-967-5643; and Four Peaks Brewing Co., 480-303-9967. Flagstaff ticket outlets are: Homebrewers Outpost, 928-774-2499; Mogollon Brewing Co., 928-773-8950; Beaver Street Brewery, 928-779-0079; Gypsy’s Hideaway, 928526-4333. This year the beer festival is going green! New Belgium Brewery in partnership with Sun Sounds and the City of Flagstaff have made it possible for the glass and cardboard generated by the festival to be recycled.

Don’t Miss These!
AUG 13-14 Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival Go back in time & enjoy the 1950’s again on Route 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies, battle of the bands, sock hop, contests & more, free. Mornin to night. 928-635-0266 AUG 21-22 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Featuring traveling Smithsonian exhibition “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” plus Fly-In events at HA Clark Field, Grand Canyon RR short runs & Harvey Girls, car show and more. 800-863-0546

Annual Events:

MAY • Rendezvous Days, 800-863-0546 JUNE • AZ HOG Rally, 480-945-0903 • High Country Warbirds Air Display (Valle), 928-635-1000 JULY • Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo, 928-632-7680 • Small Town 4th of July, 800-863-0546 • Great Escape Motorcycle Rally, 928-758-5699 • Williams Wild Rodeo Show, 800-863-0546

AUGUST • Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival, 928-635-0266 SEPTEMBER • Labor Day PRCA Rodeo, 800-863-0546 • Williams Railroad Days (2005) OCTOBER • Fall Festival - The End of an Era, a New Beginning, 800-863-0546 DECEMBER • Mountain Village Holiday, 800-863-0546




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Flagstaff Art Rocks!
So, you are thinking of Flagstaff, of snow-capped peaks and mountain lions, of the abundant spirituality of indigenous cultures, of turquoise bracelets and green chili stew, of NAU coeds majoring in theatre and ecology, of tie-dyed long haired hippie guitar gurus, yuppie hikers and mountain bikers, but are you thinking about “Flagstaff Open Studios?” Over 55 artists will be exhibiting their original works at “Appetizers for the Visual Feast-Inside Open Studios 2004,” and this free and spellbinding reception takes place on August 21, with appetizers for your belly and for your eyes, and artists milling around and willing to discuss their works and sell them to you right off the walls! We look forward to sharing our art with you at Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road, on August 21, 2004 from 6-9pm. This preview of artwork from the Flagstaff Open Studios event lasts through September 19. Feel free to check out our website at

AmeriSuites Flagstaff
More Room In Your Room
Annual Events:
The AmeriSuites Flagstaff, conveniently located at the crossroads of I-40 and I-17, is a favorite of both business and leisure travelers. All of their 116 suites have 25% more room than traditional hotel rooms, making this a perfect place to kick back and relax. Each suite in the AmeriSuites Flagstaff also includes a mini-kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, an in-room coffee maker and coffee, cable TV, voice mail service, iron and ironing board, and a free copy of USA Today. Plus, if you sign up for the Free Prime Rewards membership, you can qualify for free nights and airline miles to go along with it all! Additional guest amenities include a free Bountiful Breakfast Buffet, guest laundry facilities, fitness center, free outdoor parking, heated indoor pool and a whirlpool. There are six special suites, called TCB Suites. TCB Suites are different from regular suites because they include a two-line speaker phone with

FEBRUARY • Winterfest, 800-842-7293 APRIL • Northern Arizona Book Festival, 928-774-9118 MAY • Trappings of the American West, 928-774-8861 JUNE • Pine Country Pro Rodeo, 928-526-9926 • Rte 66 Regional Chili Cookoff, 928-526-4314 JULY • Fair of Life Festival Arts & Crafts Extraordinaire, 928-779-1227 • Coconino County Horse Races, 928-774-5139 • Hopi Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 928-774-1442

• AZ Highland Celtic Festival, 928-779-3817 AUGUST • Navajo Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Southwest Sustainability Expo, 800-595-7658 • Festival In The Pines, 888-278-3378 • Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival, 928-779-1775 • Coconino County Fair, 928-774-5139 SEPTEMBER • Native Artists Marketplace, 928-774-5213 • Festival of Science, 800-842-7293 • Flagstaff Open Studios, 800-842-7293 OCTOBER • Art on the Square, 928-779-7690 • Celebraciones de la Gente, 928-774-5213

dataports, snacks to keep you going, an oversized executive desk and upholstered executive chair, side desk return on wheels, a smart lamp with additional receptacles for office electronics, office supplies and an oversized leisure chair with ottoman. The AmeriSuites Flagstaff is also within walking distance to the NAU campus and a variety of restaurants and shopping. They also offer complimentary shuttle service to the Historic Downtown district. Be sure to catch their special summer promotion “Hot Hotel, Cool Rates,” which is a $79 a night rate through the end of October. For more information call 800-833-1516.

Over 100 Microbrewed Beers

First Distillery in Arizona!
“World Class” Spirits Produced in Flagstaff

Saturday, August 14
3pm to 7pm

Arizona High Spirits Distillery (dba Mogollon Brewing Company) has commissioned Arnold Holstein of Germany to manufacture a custom-made, state-ofthe-art distillery. Mogollon Brewing will become one of the first microbreweries in the nation to evolve the craft distillation industry. The still will arrive in fall and production of Elevation American Vodka will begin immediately. Contact 928-773-8950 for more information.

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Hassayampa Inn
I Will Be Back!
For my 34th anniversary I wanted a hotel that was not your run of the mill WRITER cookie cutter hotel. I went to and checked out the hotels in the Prescott area. Hassayampa Inn was just what I was looking for. Cool pines and plenty of activity and antiques stores around the town square in walking distance. This hotel was not only beautiful but had many activities going on in the lobby. Everyone was friendly, guests exchanged conversation over the coffee urn and paper and the hotel help was extremely welcoming. As we were escorted up to our room in the old fashion elevator, we learned that the hotel was built at the end of the 1920s to accommodate the tourists from the east who wanted the flair of the southwest. The lobby was beautiful with its hand painted murals, original artwork, beautiful dark wood everywhere and incredible painted ceiling. Our room was simple and decorated with antiques and original watercolors overlooking the rose garden. The wonderful view of the garden included the coming and goings of two weddings with horse drawn carriages. Later it transformed into an evening spot to enjoy a

Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts
The Mountain Artists Guild Welcomes You
Visit this interesting mountain city with its historic Victorian homes and join the Mountain Artists Guild for their 54th Summer Festival, held in Prescott at the Courthouse Plaza. The festival presents over 120 of the finest artists and artisans from around the country. The Guild is a 54-year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing education as well as a showcase for amateur and professional visual artists. The Summer Festival will be held on August 14th and 15th and includes demonstrations by artists, spinners, weavers and wood-turners. There is free admission and the festival is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. This arts and crafts festival along with a similar festival in the spring provides the main source of income for the Mountain Artists Guild of Prescott. The Guild is proud to offer five $1,000 scholarships to Tri-City area students pursuing a career in the arts. In addition, the Guild offers a large number of workshops given by professional artists throughout the year, which are open to the membership and the community at large. The Mountain Artists Guild Gallery and Art Center is located at 228 North Alarcon Street in Prescott. The beautiful Art Gallery and Gift Shop is open daily from 11 am to 3 pm. For information call 928-776-4009. Come up to the cool pines for a day or weekend! In addition to the festivals this historic and picturesque mountain community provides many unusual boutiques, fine antique shops, exciting restaurants and fine accommodations. There are many recreational opportunities including 450 miles of trails, five lakes with opportunities for fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and five public golf courses. For more information, visit or call the Mountain Artists Guild at 928-445-2510.


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drink. On Saturday night we emerged down to the lobby for dinner and found it had been changed into elegant white tables, white roses and candles. The guest came and went all evening as the wedding transformed everyone into beautiful smiling people not noticing the hotel guests enjoying the sight. Later we enjoyed live jazz in the bar. My very favorite part was the breakfast, included as part of our stay. The hostess pulled our table out to ensure comfortable seating. I had artichoke hearts covered in fresh spinach with a cream sauce, two poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, side of (real) home fries, breads, fresh squeezed O.J. and coffee. My husband had steak and eggs with all the extras. We felt very special with the atmosphere, elegant meal and hotel help who remembered us from the day before. As I gathered up my belongings to head home to Phoenix, I thought of the wonderful stay. We enjoyed the activities of the town square, the friendly people and décor of the hotel with its beauty and original artwork, and the breakfast where the staff gave us special attention for our anniversary. The weekend was memorable and I know I will be back. To reach the Hassayampa Inn, please call 1-800-322-1927.

Don’t Miss This!
AUG 19-21 PRESCOTT 17th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering Sharlot Hall Museum - 100+ poets, reciters & old time singers keep alive the working cowboy’s oral traditions. Various performances, activities & locations.; 928-445-3122 MENTION THIS AD FOR

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Annual Events:

MAY • Phippen Art Museum Western Art Show & Sale, 928-778-1385 • Spring Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, 928-445-2510 JUNE • Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo, 800-358-1888 • Folk Arts Fair, 928-445-3122 • Territorial Days, 800-266-7534 • Tsunami on the Square, 928-445-5540 JULY • Prescott Indian Art Market, 928-445-3122 AUGUST • Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering, 928-445-3122 • Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, 928-445-2510

SEPTEMBER • Faire on the Square, 800-266-7534 • Arizona Shakespeare Festival, 928-443-1868 OCTOBER • Folk Music Festival, 928-445-3122 • Old West Oktoberfest, 928-443-5220 NOVEMBER • Arizona’s Largest Gingerbread Village, 928-776-1666 • Day of the Dead Dinner Show & Twilight Procession, 928-925-6830 DECEMBER • Arizona Christmas Parade & Courthouse Lighting, 800-266-7534 • Acker Musical Showcase, 800-266-7534

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Don’t Miss the Overlook!
Native American Art on Scenic Hwy 89A
If you are visiting Northern Arizona and staying in Flagstaff, you surely also will be heading down to Sedona. If you are staying in Sedona, you surely also will be heading up to Flagstaff. And while you are in Northern Arizona, you surely will want to buy some authentic Native American Arts & Crafts. Well, there is a way you can do all three things at the same time. There are a lot of places in Northern Arizona to buy Native Americans Arts and Crafts, but one of the best -and most reasonable- is the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. Even if you don’t know anything about Northern Arizona, Oak Creek Vista Overlook is very easy to find. It is 17 miles south of Flagstaff on Hwy. 89A, which is the scenic route you take from Flagstaff to get to Sedona-and vice versa. This is one of the most beautiful drives in America, so even if the Overlook were not there, this would still be a trip to recommend. Seventeen miles south of Flagstaff, you will come to a sign which reads “Scenic Viewpoint.” Just pull off there, because that’s the Overlook. There is plenty of free parking. Though the overlook is on Forest Service land, Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) has made an arrangement to lease a portion of the land, which it in turn allocates to Native American vendors. At the present time, there are spaces occupied by sellers of handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, rugs, etc. Native Americans for Community Action is a non-profit organization devoted to funding needed programs for Native Americans. Dorothy Denetsosie, the Program Director, said that all of the wares sold at the Overlook have to be handmade by Native Americans. But the most impressive thing is that the prices are more reasonable than you will see elsewhere. The reason for that is that the middleman has been eliminated. You are either buying from the artist or someone very close to him or her. The Oak Creek Vista Overlook is open yearround (which makes it a rather cold place to vend in January and February) and the summer hours are 8am5pm now through October. Most of the Native Americans selling there are Navajos, but there are also a scattering of Hopis and representatives of other tribes. Ms. Denetsosie said NACA would like to have all of the tribes of Northern Arizona represented. Be sure to stop by - with these reasonable prices you won’t need to go farther to find great gifts and remembrances of your travels. For further information please call Native Americans for Community Action at 928-526-2968, ext. 26.

Iris Garden Inn
A Rainbow in the Desert
Iris means rainbow and you will certainly be greeted by an array of many colored flowers upon your entrance to the Iris Garden Inn in Sedona, Arizona. However, I would say the Iris Garden Inn is more the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, as your stay there will be comfortable, affordable and the staff will be sure to help you find all of Sedona’s treasures. This privately owned Inn welcomes everyone, even your pets, and Brian, Richard and James - your hosts at the Inn - are friendly people who believe in the mystery and energy of Sedona and take joy in helping their guests discover it, too. In fact, each evening from 5-7pm they are available in the garden area to answer any of your questions. The staff also understands that some people enjoy their quiet time and they will respect that as well. The Iris Garden Inn is located at the base of “Steamboat Rock” and Wilson Mountain making for incredible views. All of the rooms are decorated in a southwest or garden theme with attention to

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detail, and each room offers a private bath, complimentary coffee and tea service and compact refrigerators. Several open onto the lovely garden area. Two of the rooms come equipped with full kitchens including mircrowaves, making them the best choice for extended stay guests, business travelers or those just traveling on a budget. Speaking of traveling on a budget, the rates at the Iris Garden Inn, ranging from $79 - $119 per night will definitely fit in. And you won’t have to sacrifice service, beauty or comfort. You can also check out their Special Web Rates at to get even more spectacular rates. For a more personal touch give them a ring at 800-321-8988, and they will be happy to answer all of your questions and book the room that’s right for you!

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The Red Rocks Music Festival Hits the Road
The 2004 Red Rocks Music Festival from August 31st - September 5th is certain to entertain classical music connoisseurs as well as the entire family, bringing string orchestra, chamber music, and master classes to Tempe, Prescott, and Sedona, Arizona. Works by J.S. Bach, L. Boccherini, G. F. Telemann, F. Mendelssohn, A. Webern, and A. Dvorak will be performed by world-class performers from around the country. The Red Rocks Music Festival commences at the Arizona State University Tempe campus (Katzin Hall) on Sept 1st, 7:30pm, presenting a chamber music concert entitled “Love Themes.” This event is FREE to the public. Sedona’s events take place on Thursday and Saturday evenings at the Jewish Community Sedona Verde Valley Center. These include a chamber music concert entitled “Love Themes” at 7pm on Sept 2nd and “Bach on the Rocks,” a string orchestra concert, at 7:30pm on Sept 4th. Tickets: $18 Advanced/$24 Door for Sedona events. Call toll free 1877-REDRCKS (733-7257). The Festival will conclude on Sept 5th, with “Bach in the Pines,” a string orchestra concert to be held at the Performance Hall of Yavapai College in Prescott at 3pm. Tickets for the Prescott performance are available at the door for $18 General Admission/ $24 Reserved. Call Yavapai College toll free 1-877-9284253. For more information about the festival, please call 1-877- REDRCKS (733-7257) or visit

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Annual Events:

MARCH • International Film Festival & Workshop, 877-733-3662 • St. Patrick's Day Parade, 928-204-2390 APRIL • Sedona Spring Chamber Music Festival, 928-204-2415 MAY • Sedona Art & Sculpture Walk, 928-282-3809 • Sedona Home & Business Show, 928-204-1123 • Sedona Open Studios Tour, 928-203-0430 JUNE • Sedona-Verde Valley Astronomy Festival, 928-634-7332

JULY • Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival, 928-203-9381 SEPTEMBER • Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque, 877-386-8687 • Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, 928-282-1985 • Moonlight Madness Festival & Sidewalk Sale, 928-204-2390 • Red Rocks Music Festival, 602-787-1577 OCTOBER • Sedona Arts Festival, 928-204-9456 NOVEMBER • Red Rock Fantasy of Lights, 928-282-1777 DECEMBER • Tlaquepaque Festival of Lights, 928-282-4838

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Fred Gray, Jr. Named Director
New Head of Tucson Parks & Rec. Department
Fred H. Gray, Jr., Deputy Director of the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) Park and Recreation Department, has been selected as the new Director of the Tucson Parks & Recreation Department. Gray will assume his new position on Sept. 7. He replaces former director Dan Felix who passed away in January 2003. Gray has 29 years experience in the parks and recreation field, all in North Carolina. He began in the City of Belmont in 1975 and was Director from 1979 to 1988. He joined Mecklenburg County as Deputy Director in 1988. Mecklenburg County has a population of approximately 800,000 with Charlotte as the county seat. The Park and Recreation department is a consolidated city-county system that consists of more than 175 parks and facilities on an estimated 17,000 acres. As Deputy Director, Gray helps manage 385 permanent and 272 seasonal employees, as well as the department’s $28 million budget. Gray directly supervises the County’s park district operations, natural resources,

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conservation, greenways, therapeutics, neighborhood recreation, and diversity services. He also is responsible for capital planning, construction, development, and land acquisition projects. “I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges in heading up the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department,” Gray said. “It has a strong presence in all areas of the Tucson community. I hope to build upon that and upon existing partnerships to best direct our efforts and resources to address the needs of all of Tucson’s citizens.” A certified Park & Recreational Professional and member of the National Recreation and Park Association, Gray was selected after a national recruitment process that included assessments and interviews by a citizen panel and a professional panel. The City received 94 formal applications from 32 states for the Director position. Seven candidates were interviewed prior to Gray’s selection. For more information, please call City of Tucson Parks & Recreation at 520-791-4873.


Parks and Recreation Department
It’s all here for you! Check out our more than 120 parks, 26 pools (including 7 year-round pools), the Reid Park Zoo, 3 tennis centers, 5 golf courses, 3 Urban Fishing lakes, special interest locations or one of 18 recreation and special service centers, providing year-round programs and activities. Some special places include: • Rose Garden: Established in 1960 and renovated in 2001, this colorful and popular garden is located in Gene C. Reid Park just west of Reid Lake. It features 1,080 rose beds and 101 species of roses. The All American Rose Society annually provides sample roses to test in Tucson’s southwestern climate. Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the garden is always a special place to visit, but the most impressive display of roses in bloom occurs each April. • Garden of Gethsemane: Located at 602 W. Congress, this statuary garden has been a Tucson landmark since 1945. The Garden is open seven days a week from 8 am until 3:30 pm. For more information call the Northwest District at 791-5890. • Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain): Visit this site at 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Road (you can’t miss it; just look for the large letter “A” on the mountain) for a great view of Tucson. Historically serving as a lookout point, Sentinel Peak is popular with citizens and visitors alike. The site is open Monday-Saturday 8-8 and Sunday 8-6. • Hi Corbett Field: This versatile facility, located at Randolph and Camino Campestre, fills with the sounds and thrills of major league baseball each spring when the Colorado Rockies return for spring training. Day and evening games are featured. Hi Corbett Field offers complete snack bar facilities and seating for 10,000,

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Bring the Past Home from Copper Country Antiques
The perfect addition to any antique collection is oftentimes discovered through a serendipitous equation of skill and luck. It was the same sort of equation that propelled Phillip Gaillard into creating Tucson’s first antique mall. The result is astounding. Copper Country Antiques is most probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It is a well lit, well appointed warehouse of all things yesterday, storing more history than many a museum. But, as opposed to a museum, the history on display at Copper Country Antiques is waiting for you to take it home. Copper Country rents space to antique vendors to display their wares. You don’t have to be a professional to participate either. Copper Country provides a convenient venue for the many Arizonans hoping to recoup the value of possessions that have become cumbersome as they move through life. The courteous and knowledgeable staff quite obviously enjoy their work and are eager to provide answers to any questions a buyer or seller might have. And you might have some: for there are some beautiful, rare and, well, down right odd items to wonder at. One of the strangest items was a simple looking wooden box that unfolded into a commode complete with flushing capability. Reportedly, this

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was an officer’s field latrine during conflicts of days gone by. Not everything is so curious. But each piece contains some story, if not history, which only appreciates through time. That makes antique collecting not only intriguing to those who appreciate fine craftsmanship and historical significance, but also to those interested in investing as well. Unlike most new purchases, the resale value of antiques generally only goes up. All in all, strolling the aisles of Copper Country Antiques is a fascinating and memory jarring walk through a well preserved, often refined and sometimes quirky version of days gone by. For more information call 520- 326-0167.

Annual Events:
JANUARY • Family Arts Festival, 520-529-6352 FEBRUARY • Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, 520-322-5773 • La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, 520-741-2233 • SW Indian Art Fair, 520-626-8381 MARCH • Wa:k Pow Wow , 520-294-5727 APRIL • Bank One International Mariachi Conference, 520-838-3913

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To celebrate the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ visit to Tucson, the public is invited to the premiere of the first three episodes of Visiones, a new PBS documentary on Latino art and culture in the US. Executive producer Hector Galan will be on hand for a Q & A. The premiere will be held at the Leo Rich Theater at 8 pm on August 6. More information at the Tucson Film Office: 520-770-2126

• Pima County Fair, 520-762-9100 • Spring Artisans Market, 520-624-2333 MAY • Waila Festival, 520-628-5774 AUGUST • Pio Decimo Norteno Music & Street Festival, 520-881-8520 or 520-622-2801 SEPTEMBER • Great Tucson Beer Festival, 520-296-2400 OCTOBER • La Fiesta de los Chiles, 520-326-9686

• Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games, 520-743-9291 • Tucson Meet Yourself, 520-806-9004 NOVEMBER • Native American Month Social Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market, 520-622-4900 • Holiday Craft Market, 520-624-2333 DECEMBER • Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, 520-624-5004 • Luminaria Nights, 520-326-9686

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Kartchner Caverns State Park
Caves...and MUCH More!
Kartchner Caverns State Park is known world-round for its amazing caves but the park offers camping and hiking adventures and much, much more. Kartchner Caverns State Park is located nine miles south of I-10, off State Hwy. 90, exit 302. Visitors will enjoy a variety of new interpretive programs. To find out which programs are available during the week call the park at 520-586-4105.

A Real Deal in Tombstone
Trail Riders Inn
One of Tombstone’s favorite lodging spots for many is the Trail Riders Inn. This quaint Inn is located at the corner of Fremont and 7th Streets and was once apartments for military personnel from historic Fort Huachuca. Today they offer 13 rooms and 10 mini RV spots for visitors, all at the most reasonable rates in town. Small groups can rent the entire motel while visiting for special events or for parties too. Trail Riders is a AAA approved facility and offers free coffee in the morning in the lobby, as well as color cable TV, phones, heat and air conditioning, and tub/shower combos in all their spacious clean rooms. There is no room number 13 officially, but instead the smallest room in the motel is room number 6 1/2. All rooms have queen size beds with a nice rustic southwest decor. There is a cute little gift shop in the lobby of the motel which has jewelry, old mining artifacts, photos, maps, brochures and film available to visitors. This is a quiet location with plenty of parking. There is a courtyard picnic and patio area

Meet in the Ramada area. • “Worms; not just for bait!” - A Ranger explains how worms are our friends (we’re talking Egyptian red worms for composting!). Meet near the Butterfly Garden. Park visitors can also visit the 23,000square-foot Discovery Center viewing environmental exhibits about the surrounding natural landscape, or view a documentary explaining how “stewardship” has played a role in the life of this cave. Summer is a great time to tour the park’s amazing caves - their cool temperatures make for a refreshing change. The State Parks Board recently approved a seasonal rate for the tours from July through August with the cave tours at a reduced price. Call the reservation line at 520-586-2283 to reserve your summertime cool retreat! REGULAR TOURS: “Rotunda Tours” Reservations or Walk-up: Ages 0-6: Free; 7-13: $9.95; Ages 14 up $18.95 SEASONAL RATES TOURS: (July, August) “Rotunda Tours” Reservation or Walk-up: Ages 0-6: Free; 7-13: $8.95; Ages 14 up $16.95 The Park charges a $5.00 day use entrance fee (fee is waived for reserved ticket holders) good for up to two adults, with $2.00 for each additional adult. For information on events at Arizona State Parks please call 602-542-4174 or 800285- 3703 or see our webpage at

• The “World of Scorpions” - Visitors learn how to identify scorpions, and how scorpions are beneficial as well as venomous. Meet in the Ramada area near the garden. • “Butterflies in Motion” - This program includes a short walk with a discussion of the natural history of butterflies as visitors identify the butterflies in the Butterfly Garden. • “It’s a Small World” - Visitors discover what life forms live in the cave and what lives outside the cave and why. Meet in the Outdoor Amphitheater. • “There Ain’t No Gold!” - Visitors learn about historic mining in the nearby Coronado National Forest through a display of historic photos and artifacts. Find out about 20th Century mining methods for tungsten, quartz, fluorite and uranium.
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in the center of the complex, complete with a barbecue and surrounded by a lovely rose garden. In addition, an outdoor heated pool is soon to be finished. Trail Riders is within walking distance (just two blocks) of Tombstone’s famous Allen Street, where a majority of shops, galleries and attractions can be easily accessed on foot. This is simply a great lodging to enjoy Tombstone from and their special economy rates make for a great way to both stay longer and enjoy more of the wonders of Tombstone and the surrounding areas. Bisbee is just 22 miles south and Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve in Sierra Vista is only 25 miles from Tombstone. Both offer great adventures to suit those with multiple interests. With Vigilante Days coming up in August, and Rendezvous of the Gunfighters in September, now is the time to call for reservations to stay and visit the real deal of the west, Tombstone. So check out their website at or call today: Trail Riders Inn, 1-800-574-0417

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Hot Rodeo Action...
In Cool Green Sonoita
The Sonoita Rodeo has it all! Celebrating its 89th rodeo, the Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association has put together more exciting rodeo action on Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, 2004. The rodeo started out on the grassy flatland of Sonoita, Arizona, with hardworking ranching families looking for a reason to leave all the work behind and get together with friends they didn’t see often in those times. Most folks traveled by horse and wagon for hours or all day to the rodeo. This year come and marvel at the Quadrille De Mujeres - ladies precision riding team - and have a laugh at the Clown Act of Martin Shaw. The popular Kids Rodeo features future cowboys and cowgirls in Mutton Busting, Pee Wee barrel racing and even steer riding (Saturday and Sunday only). Rodeo action begins at 1pm each day. Thrill to Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc,
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In the Steps of de Anza
Explore One of America’s Oldest Trails
Although Juan Bautista de Anza left no visible proof of his overland route from Tubac to San Francisco in 1776, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail follows the party’s route as described in Padre Pedro Font’s journal. The de Anza Trail runs through Santa Cruz County’s two amazing National Register sites from the Spanish colonial period; Tumacácori National Historical Park and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The Tumacacori-Tubac segment was built by and opened by the Anza Trail Coalition of Santa Cruz County in 1992. Today, hikers can access the trail at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park in Tubac, Arizona’s first and oldest European town site. Tubac Presidio provides access to a 4 1/2-mile hiking/equestrian trail following the Santa Cruz River to Tumacacori National Monument. (An additional trail section starts at Igliesa and Bridge Road and ends at the Tubac golf resort, about two miles.) The Park provides trailhead information and maps. In 1775, the Plaza of the Presidio rang with the voices of 240 people ready to head west with Commandant Juan Batiste de Anza. Anza and his fellow travelers were leaving to establish a European colony and become the first settlers of the town now known as “San Francisco.” When the gathering at Tubac Presidio left in October 1776, they had 1200 miles of grueling trail to cover to the coast. Two hundred and forty people left on the daunting expedition with 155 of them women and children. They took 340 horses, 165 pack mules, and 302 head of cattle, supplies, and other equipment needed to settle and build a new presidio. After eighty days and the loss of one woman in childbirth, the travelers arrived at the site that would later become the famed city of San Francisco. Tubac is located 30 minutes south of Tucson, off I-19. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park offers the “Tubac Presidio & Anza Trail Nature Walk” where visitors can learn about local birds and plants while hiking one of America’s oldest trails. Please call in advance for details. And don’t forget - whenever you hike, bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, bug juice and good hiking shoes. Tubac Presidio State Park’s museum, archaeological and historic sites may be toured from 8-5 pm daily. For more information about Tubac Presidio State Historic Park call 520-398-2252 or check the website at or those out of the Phoenix metro area can call 800-285-3703.

Calf Roping, Barrel Race, Bull riding and more. Team Roping and Wild Horse races add to the excitement. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over Arizona as well as California, Colorado, New Mexico and Mexico will be competing for payoff of over $36,000 on purse and prizes. After the rodeo stick around Saturday and Sunday for the Steak Fry at $12 per plate. There will also be a Rodeo Dance on both Saturday and Sunday nights (admission is free) with live music from Crossroads, a versatile band from Safford that plays everything from Country to Rock to Latin rhythms. Admission to the rodeo is $8 (13 & over) and $5 (5-12). Four & under are free. The Sonoita Fairgrounds are located 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Hwy 82 & 83. Take exit 281 off I-10. For more information call 520-455-5553 or visit the web site at


Area Attractions
• ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center 1421 W. Pima Mine Rd., I-19 exit 80, Tu-Sa, 9a-5p 520-625-7513 • Madera Canyon Coronado National Forest, I-19, exit 63, 520-281-2296 • San Xavier Del Bac Mission I-19 exit 92, 520-294-2625 • Titan Missile Museum 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., I-19 exit 69 Hours: 9-5, last tour at 4p, 520-625-7736 • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Tubac, I-19 exit 42, 520-398-2252 • Tumacacori National Historic Park I-19, exit 29, Daily 8-5, 520-398-2341

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Whether you are looking to cool off and enjoy indoors - or out, Kingman has the solution! From golf to hikes to shopping or events, you’ll find your fun in the “Heart of Route 66.” Make plans to “tee off” at either one of our two 18-hole championship golf courses. Both courses are open to the public and offer the scenic features of a resort with meticulously maintained greens, tough, tight fairways and sculptured tees. It’s cooler and less crowded in Kingman so reserve your greens today. If golfing isn’t what you are looking for, try hiking or backpacking in the beautiful Hualapai Mountains with elevations from 6,000 feet to 8,500 feet. This lovely area offers forests, majestic views, picnicking, camping and cabin rentals. The higher forests are home to abundant wildlife, including deer, elk, mountain lion, fox and a variety of birds and squirrels. Temperature averages 78 degrees in the summer months and is a wonderful way to cool off. So bring your camera and hiking boots and stay a while. Shopping in our historic downtown district and enjoying our antiquing


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opportunities are favorite pastimes. There are several wonderful antique shops, gift shops and specialty stores to choose from, all located just a few blocks off Interstate 40 on Historic Beale Street. August in Kingman brings an event not to be missed. August 12th is the 25th Annual Mighty Mud Mania at Firefighter Park. Mighty Mud Mania is free and open to anyone who enjoys having a little fun and getting down and dirty. Muddy that is. The young and young at heart will compete in eight separate age divisions, with prizes and fun for the whole family. Everyone loves a county fair. The Mohave County Fair takes place from September 9th-12th at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman where you can enjoy food, fun and games. Saddle up and join the cowboys in September at the 20th Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade on the 25-26th. Then in October join us for our 10th Annual Air and Auto Show at the Kingman Airport. For more information on any of these events contact the Powerhouse Visitor Center at 1-866-427-RT66 or visit our web site at

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Bullhead City Turns 20!
Come to the Birthday Party
What was happening in 1984? Well, 36 years earlier author George Orwell had predicted that Big Brother would be in control of our lives. (Some people think he was right!) The Big Show that year was the L.A. Summer Olympics featuring Carl Lewis sprinting away with four gold medals and Mary Decker tripping over Zola Budd. President Ronald Reagan joked that, “signed legislation... outlawed Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes.” (There wasn’t and we didn’t.) A young Minnesotan named Prince Rogers Nelson, who went by the name Prince and later by the Artist Formerly Known As Prince, sat at the top of the music charts for 24 weeks with a little album called “Purple Rain.” In 1984 the Space Shuttle was three years old, Dynasty beat Dallas in the television ratings (Cagney and Lacy was in the number 10 slot), and on August 28, Bullhead City, a Colorado River community with a population that would barely fill a minor league baseball stadium, became a self-funded, self-governing, full-fledged incorporated city. One and a-quarter centuries ago, 80 miles north of Parker in the area that would later become Bullhead City, steamboat captains marked their course by a small humped-back island they called Bulls Head Rock. The name evolved into Bullhead and was loosely applied to the shore near the island. Later, drawn by Don Laughlin’s casinos, Southern California Edison’s generating station and a growing assortment of tourist and recreational businesses, more and more people discovered the diverse treasures of the Tri-State area. Bullhead City has maintained a constant rate of expansion over the years until recently when it erupted into an explosion with prospective homebuyers camping overnight to buy lots. A celebration is planned for August 28, 2004, when The City of Bullhead City turns 20. City officials, community service groups, businesses and residents will hold the birthday bash of the year at Bullhead City hall, 1255 Marina Boulevard. The festivities will begin at 9 am with all-day free swimming and water games at Fovargue Park, near City Hall. Bullhead Area Transit System (BATS) will provide a special shuttle bus throughout the day. Beginning at 4 pm the party will rev up in the City Hall courtyard with food and beverages, music and dancers. Inside the Council Chambers, videotaped recollections of Bullhead’s wild and wooly early years by some of the city’s founders and early residents will be displayed. And beware! Rumors are in the wind of a western-style shoot out! Several state and local dignitaries have also promised to attend, and Governor Napolitano has offered to issue a proclamation honoring Bullhead City. And, of course, cake and ice cream will be served. For more information about Bullhead City’s 20th Birthday Party call 928-763-9400 ext 248.

Dolan Days Set for September
Head to Dolan Springs for Family Fun
“Gold in the Hills, Diamonds in the Rough” is the theme for Dolan Days 2004, an annual street fair to be celebrated September 4 in Dolan Springs, Arizona. Dolan Days is a family oriented event with attractions that will appeal to all ages. Major events are the Third Annual Car Show, Marshal Contest and Dolan Days Parade. A pancake breakfast will kick off the day at 7 am, and a dance with live entertainment will bring it to a close. In between, kids of all ages can play a variety of games including Miniature Golf, Money in the Hay and Rope the Horns or be contestants in the Wife Calling, Watermelon Eating or Liars’ contests, to name a few. Wearers of the Dolan Days buttons will save $2.50 on breakfast, play selected games for half price and get into the dance for free. The car show will have three classes, rods and restored, bikes and trikes and

4x4 and off-road. There will be trophies awarded for the best in each class, and winners will be determined by spectator votes. The Marshal Contest allows spectators to pay marshal candidates to throw their friends and family members in jail. The marshal with the most money in the end is declared the winner. The parade will feature participants from throughout the county including a marching band, community groups and a variety of politicians. Vendors will keep visitors’ bellies full and make it easy for shoppers to do their thing. Dolan Days is organized and staffed by community volunteers with the support of local businesses and individuals whose goal is to create a fun family oriented celebration that is open to all. Dolan Springs is in West-Central Mohave County just off Highway 93 approximately 30 miles northwest of Kingman. For more information call 928-279-6786.

A Place In the Heart of the River

Yuma, Arizona

by Kate Seymour

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With the charm of a river town, Yuma, AZ will draw you in like the current of the river and, if you let it, will have you float on forever. Ranked one of the top places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine, as having the best year-round weather by The Farmer’s Almanac, and as the 6th best golfing city in the U.S. by Golf Magazine, it is no wonder that many of Yuma’s visitors one day return for good. Nestled in the Yuma and Gila valleys of Southern Arizona, surrounded by


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mountains, fed by the Colorado River and enveloped by the majestic Sonoran Desert, Yuma provides a visual feast for every taste. Not to mention fishing, hunting, rock-hounding, bird-watching, golf, tennis, wonderful lodging and fabulous restaurants...just to round things out and provide a unique experience for each of your senses. Yuma is also rich in history beginning with the Native American tribes of the Quechans, Cocopahs and Mohaves. Yuma began noticeable growth in 1849 when a military family community sprung up in support of nearby Fort Yuma’s needs. Soon after, commerce was brought up the Colorado River via steamboats from the Gulf of California. This spawned new growth, making Yuma a major river crossing for those wishing to stake a claim on the gold riches of California. Definitely a part of “The Wild West,” Yuma was known for its brothels, swinging door saloons and drunken gunfights on the streets. Now, Yuma’s history is carefully blended with modern living, and Downtown Yuma is known for its boutiques, artisan workshops and quaint shopping... all located in those same buildings from long ago. So clear is the fact that Yuma, AZ is the perfect destination for your travels, they promise to “roll out the Welcome Mat every day” to ensure that the service you receive matches the amazing surroundings. For more information on Yuma, please feel free to call the Yuma Visitor Information Center at 800-2930071 or log on to


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Featured guest Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt joins the Festival’s world-class musicians for nine chamber music concerts in the cool splendor of Grand Canyon National Park. Make it a mini-vacation! Accommodations are available for ticket holders.
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$2 admission per person over 12 years of age

Activities Include:
All-American Beef Cookout-Thursday Calf-Dressing Contest-Friday Roping-Friday; Entertainment by Mogollon Cutting Competition-Saturday and Sunday Saturday Entertainment-Las Changuitas Junior Livestock Auction-Sunday at 1 p.m. Giveaways Thursday-Saturday

Gila County Fair

Fairground on Hwy. 60 N. of Globe



Southwest Sustainability Expo

55th Annual Navajo Marketplace

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival

White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival

Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts


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89th Annual Labor Day Rodeo


“The Best Little Rodeo In Arizona”

Rodeo Clown Acts • Kid’s Rodeo • Steak Fry • Covered Facilities
ADMISSION: 13 & OVER - $8 • 5-12 - $5 • 4 & UNDER FREE

Call for more information:

White Mountain Storytelling Festival & Western Gathering


3rd Annual White Mountain Storytelling Festival & Western Gathering
Friday, Sept. 17
Camp Fire Storytelling - 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 18
Workshops with the Storytellers 8am Fire in my Bowl Chili Cook-Off 1pm Arizona Gunfighters OK corral Show 3 pm Wyatt Earp’s “A Life on the Frontier” 6pm Grub & Good 11am-9pm shared by Dorothy Daniels Anderson, Dean Cook & Sue Harris, Wyatt Earp, Chris Isaacs, Michael Lacapa, Gusty McCabe, Tony Norris, Martín Rivera, Madison Walker and local talents…
The Gunfighters are bedding at the Paint Pony Lodge

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79th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo

Festival Marketplace Fe D iv e f Clubs Show Low, Az 1000 E. steucaloMark 928-532-4140

Witness the Arizona Gunfighters’ Shoot-Out near the OK Corral


September 1-6, 2004 - Whiteriver, Az
• Indian Junior Rodeo • Masters Rodeo • All Indian Rodeo • Thunder on the Mtn, Bull Riding • Southwest Fair Parade • Baby Boy of the Year • Baby Girl of the Year • Men, Women, Masters Basketball Tournament • Frazier Carnival • Nightly Country Dances • 5K Fun Run • Horseshoe Tournament • Fair Exhibits • Fair Vendors • Rodeo Royalty Contest • Fireworks Display • Miss White Mountain Apache Queen Pageant • Miss White Mountain Apache Princess Pageant • Indian Frybread Contest • Night Performance

17th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

Old West Days

120th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

20th Birthday Bash

Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona

Recorded info: (480)860-8810 Phone:(480)860-2700

A broad range of guided tours are offered daily at this desert masterpiece which served as Wright’s personal home, studio and architecture campus.

For more information call the Fair & Rodeo Office at

ext. 323 or 316
The 79th Annual WMAT Fair is scheduled September 1, through 6, 2004. The Fair has an estimate of 40,000+ that attend each year. Come and celebrate with us on our beautiful Fort Apache Indian Reservation.


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Dog Parks Statewide
Please observe all posted rules and clean up after your dog. Chandler Shawnee Park 1400 W. Mesquite, Alma School north of Warner, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. 3 acres of grass and desert landscaping, lots of room for dogs to run. Snedigar Bark Park 4500 S. Basha Rd., Alma School Road & Ocotillo, 6a-10:30p. Fenced, benches, dog fountain, handicap access, poopbags, parking, restrooms, lights, water, and trash. Training obstacles such as a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, and hurdles. Chandler Parks Division, 480-782-2750 Flagstaff Thorpe Bark Park 600 N. Thorpe, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Bushmaster Park 3150 N. Altavista, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 1 acre park in the pine trees, park for small dogs as well. Flagstaff Parks & Recreation, 928-779-7690 Fountain Hills Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista Dr., Saguaro Blvd., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash. About 3.5 acres of turf and a 1/2 acre fenced area for smaller dogs. Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation, 480-816-5152 Gilbert Dog Park at Crossroads 2155 E. Knox Rd., west of Greenfield, south of Warner, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Separate fenced areas for active and timid dogs. No shade, early morning or evening is best for summer. Tables and rest area. Gilbert Parks & Recreation, 480-503-6200 Glendale Foothills Dog Park 57th & Union Dr., next to baseball field 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash cans. Access is from North Glendale Library parking lot. Agility toys for practice and play. Trails nearby. Sahuaro Ranch Park 63rd Ave. & Mountain View, 6a - 10p. Trees and benches. Enclosed off-leash area within park, almost an acre. Glendale Parks & Recreation, 623-930-2820 Kingman Lewis Kingman Park Route 66/Andy Devine, Louis, & Harrison, Dawn - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, restrooms, parking, lights, water, trash cans, and shelter. 2 acre park, plenty of shade, some agility equipment, and beautiful lawn. Kingman Parks & Recreation, 928-757-7919 Lake Havasu City Lion’s Dog Park 1340 McCulloch, 6a - 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, lights, water, trash, and shelter. Over 1/8 acre, fire hydrant water fountain that sprays onto a concrete pad for dogs to play on. Lake Havasu Parks & Recreation, 928453-8686 Mesa Quail Run 4155 E. Virginia, Greenfield & Virginia, Sunrise - 10p. Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, restrooms, lights, water, and trash cans. About 3 acres of grass, lots of new trees. Mesa Parks & Recreation, 480-644-5040 Oro Valley James D. Kriegh Park 23 W. Calle Concordia, NE corner 6a - 10p, Sun-Sat. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, restrooms, and trash. 14,000 sq. ft. with water fountain for both people and dogs. Oro Valley Parks & Recreation, 520-229-5050 Payson Payson Off-Leash Park McLane Rd., next to Library, 1 mile north of McLane and Longhorn, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, and trash cans. Over an acre, small dog fenced area. Payson Parks & Recreation, 928-747-5242 Prescott Willow Creek Dog Park 3181 Willow Creek Rd., Commerce Dr., 7a 10p. Fenced, benches, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, water, and trash cans. Separate 1/2 acre area for small dogs. Prescott Parks & Recreation, 928-777-1122 Scottsdale Chaparral Park 5401 N. Hayden Rd., dog park located at SE corner of McDonald Dr. and Hayden Rd. Dawn - 9p, 2.2 acres, fenced, passive & large dog areas, shade, water, benches, and restroom. Horizon Park 15444 N. 100th St., Thompson Peak Parkway & 100th St., Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, disposal bags, parking, phones, restrooms, and trash cans. Some shade, fountains for both people and dogs. Vista del Camino Park 7700 East Pierce St., west on Pierce St. from Hayden Rd., Sunrise - 10:30p. Fenced, benches, mutt mitt stations, some light, and drinking fountains for both people and dogs. Just under an acre with restroom facilities nearby. Scottsdale Parks & Recreation, 480312-2331 Tempe Creamery Park 1520 E. 8th St., west of McClintoch, south of University, 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Mitchell Park Mitchell Dr. & 9th St., 6a - Midnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Papago Parks 1000 N. College Ave., south of Curry, 6aMidnight. Fenced, benches, disposal bags, handicap access, trees, parking, lighted, water, and trash cans. Tempe Parks & Recreation, 480-350-5200 Tucson Christopher Columbus Park (city park) 4600 N. Silverbell, between St. Mary’s & Speedway, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1/3 of an acre. McDonald Park (county park) 4100 N. Harrison Rd., Tanque Verde, Dawn - Dusk. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash, and shelter. 1.25 acres, two fenced areas for small and larger dogs. Reid Park Dog Park (city park) Alvernon & 22ND St., near zoo entrance - old baseball field, 7 a-10p. Fenced, trees, parking, lights, water, and trash. In a converted ball field within Reid Park, grassy with trees. Tucson Parks & Recreation, 520791-4873. Pima County Parks & Recreation, 520-877-6000

Traveling With Your Pet
Useful Tips
Before you leave: • Schedule a visit with your veterinarian ask about medications or treatments for carsickness; consider having your pet microchipped if lost; make sure all vaccinations are up to date and obtain current health and rabies certificates. • Get a secure carrier - make sure it’s big enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down; print your pet’s name, your name, home and destination address and phone numbers. • Make sure your pet’s tags are current tags should be worn at all times, have a paper copy set of tags for your destination. • Clip your pet’s nails - your pet will be less likely to damage items. • Write a detailed description of your pet in case of separation, you will have something by which others can identify your pet. • Feed you pet lightly before departing save the rest for the destination, in case your dog gets carsick. While traveling: • Keep fresh water available at all times • Avoid changes in diet • Keep your pet on a leash or in the carrier at all times when not in a room • Use a pet seat belt when not in carrier • Clean up after your pet • Never give your pet sedatives or tranquilizers unless prescribed by the veterinarian • Make sure your pet is getting enough air to breathe • Take breaks to allow your pet to exercise • Never leave your dog unattended, especially inside a car

Grey Hackle Lodge
Enjoy the Suites of Flagstaff • Pets Welcome • Spacious Suite • Bountiful Breakfast Buffet • Indoor pool & whirlpool • Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 and I-40 2455 South Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Tel: (928) 774-8042 Fax: (928) 774-5524

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Pet Friendly Hotels
FLAGSTAFF Ramada Limited West TUCSON Ghost Ranch Lodge BENSON Motel 6 GOODYEAR Hampton Inn & Suites MESA La Quinta Inn & Suites Select Suites Mesa Fiesta Mall PAYSON Kohl’s Ranch Lodge PHOENIX Best Western Inn SCOTTSDALE Hampton Inn Residence Inn by Marriott-Scottsdale 2755 Woodland Village 801 W. Miracle Mile 877-703-0291 800-456-7565 800-466-8356

637 S. Whetstone Commerce Dr. 2000 N. Litchfield Rd. 800-426-7866 800-531-5900

6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. 960 W. Southern Hwy 260 17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy. 4415 N. Civic Center Plaza 6040 N. Scottsdale Rd. 800-821-8005 800-331-5645 800-937-8376 800-426-7866 800-835-6205 800-288-6127 800-521-3131 800-466-8356 800-833-1516 800-937-8376 480-968-7871 800-227-6086

Scottsdale Marriott At McDowell Mountains 16770 N. Perimeter Drive SEDONA Bell Rock Inn & Spa SIERRA VISTA Motel 6 - Location #0277 TEMPE Amerisuites Best Western Inn of Tempe Tempe Travelodge TUCSON Clarion Randolph Hotel 6246 Hwy 179 1551 E. Fry Blvd. 1520 W. Baseline Rd. 670 N. Scottsdale Rd. 1005 E. Apache Blvd. 102 N. Alvernon

LOS ANGELES Farmer’s Daughter Hotel MONTEREY Victorian Inn 115 S. Fairfax Ave 487 Foam St 800-334-1658 800-232-4141


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NORTHERN ARIZONA Alpine Inn P.O. Box 77 Alpine, AZ 85920 928-339-1840 White Mountain Lodge P.O. Box 143/140 Main St. Greer, AZ 85927 888-493-7568; Country Living at its Best. Rooms and Suites in historic country home plus cabins with full kitchens, porches and phones. Fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Peaks View Place B&B 3950 E. Kokopelli Lane Flagstaff, AZ 86004 866-248-7394 Sunrise View B&B P.O. Box 90 Page, AZ 86040 866-205-8443 Gretchen’s B&B 1184 Malapai Dr. Pinetop, AZ 85935 928-367-0867 Dolls & Roses 109 N. Pleasant St. Prescott, AZ 86301 928-776-9291 The Gurley Street Lodge B&B 909 W. Gurley St. Prescott, AZ 86305 928-442-0200 A Sunset Chateau 665 S. Sunset Dr. Sedona, AZ 86336 888-988-3988 The Inn on Oak Creek 556 Hwy 179 Sedona, AZ 86336 800-449-7896 Canyon Villa B&B 125 Canyon Circle Sedona, AZ 86351 800-453-1166 The Graham Inn & Adobe Village 150 Canyon Circle Dr. Sedona, AZ 86351 800-228-1425 Southwest Inn at Sedona 3250 W. Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 800-483-7422; Relax on your deck and admire the red rock view from this small luxury hotel with B&B atmosphere. Return to the world feeling rejuvinated. Fool Hollow Lake B&B 2351 N. 22nd Ave. Show Low, AZ 85901 888-339-1144 Canyon Country Inn 422 W. Route 66 Williams, AZ 86046 928-635-2349 Terry Ranch B&B 701 Quarterhorse Williams, AZ 86046 800-210-5908

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Amado Territory Inn 3001 E. Frontage Rd. Amado, AZ 85645 888-398-8684 Rail Oaks Ranch 3248 White Lily Lane Hereford, AZ 85615 520-378-0461 San Pedro River Inn 8326 S. Hereford Rd. Hereford, AZ 85615 520-366-5532 Agave Grove B&B 800 W. Panorama Tucson, AZ 85704 888-822-4283 Catalina Park Inn B&B 309 E. 1st St. Tucson, AZ 85705 800-792-4885 Desert Dove B&B 11707 E. Old Spanish Trail Tucson, AZ 85730 877-722-6879 Peppertrees B&B Inn 724 E. University Tucson, AZ 85719 800-348-5763 CENTRAL ARIZONA Andora Crossing P.O. Box 7050 Cave Creek, AZ 85327 888-488-3747 Phylician B&B 15848 E. Centipede Dr. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 480-837-3564 Noftsger Hill Inn 425 North Street Globe, AZ 85501 928-425-2260 Kohl’s Ranch Lodge Hwy 260 Payson, AZ 85541 800-331-5645 REGIONAL Zosa Ranch Gardens B&B 9381 W. Lilac Rd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-723-9093 Lightner Creek Inn 999 Lightner Creek Rd. Durango, CO 81301 970-259-1226 Lost Canyon Lake Lodge 15472 Road 35.3 Mancos, CO 81328 970-882-7871 Willow Glen Inn 3308 N. Bulldog Rd. Cedar City, UT 84720 435-586-3275

Ft. Bowie Vineyards 156 N. Jefferson Bowie, AZ 85695 888-299-5951 or 520-847-2593 Features 450 acres of Pecan trees, 10 acres of Walnut trees, 10 acres of peaches, 10 acres of sweet cherries and 10 aces of vineyards. Tastings Mon-Fri 10a-5p. Kokopelli Winery / Paradise Valley Vineyards 35 W. Boston St. Chandler, AZ 85225 480-792-6927 Dos Cabezas Winery Wayward Winds Rd. Kansas Settlement, AZ 85643 Phone/Fax 520-455-5369 Colibri Vineyard & Winery 2825 W. Hilltop Rd. Portal, AZ 85632 520-558-2401

Rocky Hill Winery 18380 S. Hwy 550 Montrose, CO 81401 970-249-3765 Cottonwood Cellars 5482 Hwy 348 Olathe, CO 81425 970) 323-6224 Colorado Cellars 3553 E Road Palisade, CO 81526 800-848-2812 or 970-464-7921 Garfield Estates Winery 3572 G Road Palisade, CO 81526 970-464-0941

Belle Marie Winery 26312 Mesa Rock Rd. Escondido, CA 92026 760-796-7557 Leal Vineyards 300 Maranatha Drive Hollister, CA 95023 831-636-1023 J. Jenkins Winery 1255 Julian Orchards Drive Julian, CA 92036 760-765-3267 Schwaesdall Winery 17677 Rancho de Oro Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-7547 Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 805-544-5855

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Castle Creek Winery Mile Post 14 Hwy 128 Moab, UT 84532 866-812-2002 or 435-259-3332 Native Wines 72 S. 500 W. #63 Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 435-462-9261 Spanish Valley Vineyards & Winery 4710 S. Zimmerman Lane Moab, UT 84532 435-259-8134

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Old West Days
Holbrook’s 22nd Annual Old West Days celebrates a colorful history as “the town too tough for women and churches” on August 20 & 21 at the Historic Navajo County Courthouse and Navajo County Fairgrounds with activities for the whole family.
• Old West re-enactments, Western bands, traditional Indian dancers, entertainment, kids games, pony rides and more • Food and arts & crafts vendors • Old West Art Show - original paintings, drawings, sculptures, carvings, home art - plus “Quick Draw” and Art Auction featuring local artists including Mel Bradshaw • “Bucket of Blood” 20-mile bike race, 10 K and 2-mile fun runs on Saturday • Southwest Quilt Festival, Native American Quilt Show, Train Show and Doll Show (Call 928-524-6407) • Caspar Baca Angry American Rodeos & Western Dances


August Events
AUG 20-21 HOLBROOK Southwest Quilt Festival & Train Show County Fairgrounds - Antique & new quilts & afghans, Native American quilts & rugs, collectible & new trains of all scales, related collectibles, free adm. 928-5246407 AUG 20-21 PAYSON 2nd Annual “Testicle Festival” Mazatzal Casino - Wild & crazy games, contests, souvenirs - plus lots of tasty Rocky Mountain Oysters! Free adm, must be 21 or accompanied by parent/guardian. 800-777-PLAY (7529) Ext. 158 AUG 20-22 PAYSON 120th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more, PRCA sanctioned. Adults $14, childen $7. Call re family performance. 928-474-4515, 800-6729766 AUG 20-22 FLAGSTAFF Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Festival Wheeler Park - Fr night ride, beer garden, live music, BBQ, kids activities, raffles. $25 participant fee, free to spectators, Fr 3-9, Sa 10-9, Su 10-4. 928-779-7066 AUG 21 ALPINE Alpine Chili Cook-Off Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned, entertainment, also a bean competition and a backyard brisket contest, SPAM contest, lots of prizes for contest entry! Free, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 AUG 21 FLAGSTAFF AZ Rough Riders Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living History Presentation brings Spanish American War era to life, authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr old weapons, 10a-4p. 928-779-4395 AUG 21-22 KINGMAN Summer in the Pines Hualapai Mountain Lodge - Includes about 50 vendors, food and beverages, live music, no adm fee. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mtns. 928-757-3545 AUG 21-22 PHOENIX Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium - 60+ arts and crafts exhibitors, $5 meal incl. hotdog/hamburger, beans, corn on the cob and soft drink (served 10a-3p), gen. hours 10a-5p. 602-231-0300 AUG 21-22 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - Exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627 AUG 21-22 WILLIAMS Planes, Trains and Automobiles Featuring traveling Smithsonian exhibition “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” plus Fly-In events at HA Clark Field, Grand Canyon RR short runs & Harvey Girls, car show and more. 800-863-0546 AUG 27 SIERRA VISTA Army Soldier Show Buena Performing Arts Center - The Army showcases some of the many musical, dance, voice and entertainment talents of today’s soldiers. Free adm but ticket required. 520-533-3354 AUG 27-28 MORMON LAKE Bares, Broncs & Bulls Bonanza Mormon Lake Lodge - Bareback, bronc & bull riding for prize money. Kids activities, ugly hat contest, steak fry, rough stock event, street dance, prices & times vary. 928-354-2227 ext.10 AUG 27-29 EAGAR-SPRINGERVILLE Valle Redondo Fat Tire Fiesta Mountain bike festival, trails of the White Mountains near Greer, Eagar & Springerville, Apache Sitgreaves Nat’l Forest, Regis: $45. 928-333-5553 AUG 28 GANADO Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post - Preview 9a-11a, auction 12p, daylight savings time. Held in a large tent. Navajo weavings, Pueblo Kachina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. Free adm. 928-755-3475 AUG 28 TUCSON Fiesta de San Agustin Armory Park - Celebrate the founding of the Presidio with music, food, Ballet Folklorico and more! Festivities begin at Noon. Free. 520-547-3338 AUG 28 BULLHEAD CITY 20th Birthday Bash City Hall, 1255 Marina Blvd - All-day free swim/water games at Fovargue Park, from 9a. Special shuttle bus all day. Food, beverages, music, dancers from 4p at City Hall. Cake & ice cream. 928-763-9400 ext 248

AUG 7-8 ELGIN August Fest Sonoita Vineyards - Wine tasting w/ souvenir wine glass ($10); tour of vineyards & winery, live music, grape stomping contest w/prizes. Catered lunch avail for purchase. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 AUG 8-SEP 18 WILLIAMS Museum on Main Street - “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” Route 66 Roadstore - Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition plus “Seven Decades of Cars on Route 66.” Incl’s special events on many weekends. 800-863-0546 AUG 12 KINGMAN 26th Annual Mighty Mudmania Fireman’s Park - 100 yard obstacle course, maze mud challenges, competition for all ages- 4 to senior citizen divisions, food stands, hazmat mud clean up shower, free, 10a. 928-757-7919 AUG 13-14 WILLIAMS Cool Country Cruise-In and Route 66 Festival Go back in time & enjoy the 1950’s again on Route 66! Classic Car Show w/trophies, battle of the bands, sock hop, contests & more, free. Mornin to night. 928-6350266 AUG 13-15 PINETOP Tall Timber Arts & Crafts Bazaar Hon-Dah Resort & Casino - Fine arts & crafts, food, contests, entertainment, 9a-5p, free. 928-472-7892 AUG 14 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds - Taste 100+ micro-brewed beers. Food (extra $) & live entertainment, 3-7p. $25/adv, $30/door, VIP ticket $50/$55. 928-779-1775 or AUG 14 CAMP VERDE Camp Verde Block Party Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Arts & crafts, food, music, games, antique cars and much more. Free adm, 6-11p. 928-567-0535 ext. 135 AUG 14 LAKE POWELL Navajo Code Talkers Wahweap Lodge - Listen to Navajo Code Talkers speak on their experiences in WWII where they used their native dialect as a basis for an unbreakable code, $10/car. Call for times: 800-528-6154 AUG 14 PINETOP Lisa Otey and the Desert Devas in Concert Blue Ridge HS Auditorium - The Arts Alliance of the Wh. Mts. presents Tucson Sensation Lisa Otey, jazz, blues, standards at 7p. Also juried art exhibit. 928-3674290 AUG 14-15 PINETOP White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Woodland Road Festival Site - Gospel music, cloggers, children’s workshop, jam sessions, food & crafts. Campers - RSVP a camp spot, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. $8, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 AUG 14-15 PRESCOTT Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts Courthouse Plaza - 120 of the finest artisans from around the West, student art gallery, demonstrations. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. Free adm. 928-445-2510 AUG 19-21 PRESCOTT 17th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering Sharlot Hall Museum - 100+ poets, reciters & old time singers keep alive the tradition. Various performances, activities & locations.; 928-445-3122 AUG 20 TUCSON 229th Tucson’s Birthday Bash Pima Co. Courthouse - American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, Tohono O’Odham, Pascua Yaqui & State of AZ flag ceremony incl patriotic music, period costumes encouraged, 8:30a. 520-299-1743 AUG 20-21 HOLBROOK Old West Days Historical Courthouse Lawn - Re-enactments, Native American dancers, Southwest Art Show & Sale, rodeo, quilt festival, train & doll show, BBQ, 2-mi fun run, 10K run & 20-mi bike race. Free. 800-524-2459

Call Holbrook Chamber of Commerce for applications or information: 800-524-2459.
AUG 6 PARKER An Evening with Royalty Mohave Rooms, BlueWater Resort - Annual Native American Fashion Show 6p, incl. show, dinner & entertainment. 928-669-9211, 1-800-809-6207 AUG 6-7 EAGAR Eagar Daze Ramsey Park - Fr. eve: Ice Cream Social. Sa: local entertainment, arts & crafts fair, volleyball tournament, free swim, Fun Run, Pit BBQ $, logging events, kids games, free adm. 928-333-1639 AUG 6-7 FLAGSTAFF Southwest Sustainability Expo NAU Union Field House - Latest in renewable energy, green building & alt-fuel transportation. Product expo, 65 workshops, solar tours, youth fair. Fri & Sat 9-5. Free adm/parking. AUG 6-8 TOMBSTONE Vigilante Days Commemorating Tombstone’s unique heritage. Reenactments, street entertainment, gunfight competitions, hangings, costume competition, chili cook-off & 10K run. 520-457-3291 AUG 6-8 NAVAJO MOUNTAIN Annual Pioneer Day Celebration Hwy 98 to N16 Rd - Horse races, 5K/10K run, relays, tug of war, etc, vendors of Native American arts & crafts, food. Fr entertainment 8:30p. Sa 8a-4p, then volleyball - Su 3p. Free adm. 928-672-2857 AUG 7 ALPINE Cool August Night Car Show & Poker Run Tal-Wi-Wi Meadow - Antique cars on display 7a-12p, poker fun run, judging, trophies, BBQ, free to spectators. 928-339-4319 AUG 7-8 FLAGSTAFF 55th Annual Navajo Marketplace Museum of Northern AZ - Weavers, silversmiths, folk carvers, painters, social dances, presentations, kid’s activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 7-8 SUPAI Peach Festival Sponsored by Havasupai Tribe - rodeo, pageant, pow wow, reggae, country, dances, BBQ. Hike, rent a horse, or fly by helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. RESERVATIONS REQ. 928-448-2237

The “Six Pack” Tours Arizona
by Jewell Kemp Part 2: The Journey Continues... April 22: Grand Canyon Day...accommodation at Fray Marcos Hotel, part of Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, then Air Grand Canyon Tour as the eagle sees it in a high wing Cessna, showed awesome beauty close up, lots of turbulence on the day but well worth it. April 23: Train ride into canyon with bus tour and strolling musicians along with train robbery, also saw antelope, deer and coyotes, no elk. April 24: Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley, Utah, where the Indians believe an evil-god turned people into stone, also saw famous western movie locations. April 25: Longest drive of trip into Bryce Canyon where we were able to enjoy snowball throwing in warm sun, on to Zion Canyon traveling into mountains of rock so high they seemed to touch the clouds. One of the most amazing things was to spend the night at the entrance to Zion Canyon in Springdale surrounded by rocks. Along the way saw a herd of buffalo, wondered if they were for the Buffalo Restaurant nearby. April 26: Almost everyone who goes to Arizona takes in Las Vegas while there, arrived at Las Vegas Hilton, next stops... casino and buffet. April 27: Took advantage of shuttle to visit other hotels and casinos along strip to catch shows, food and other slot machines, an all-day pass costs $5.00. Big Winner voucher for $.08 saved as souvenir. April 28: Back to Prescott, Arizona, stayed at Springhill Suites by Marriott. Were able to visit Jerome, an old mining town perched on the side of a mountain... to get there is a very winding steep road but once you crest the top it’s neat. April 29: Arrived at Hospitality Suite Resort in Scottsdale for final night of trip, checked in and rested before a visit to Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse. While there enjoyed a ride on a camel, one hump, and Wells Fargo Stagecoach ride to see Sonoran Desert up close. Not brave enough to try the “widowmaker” - the mechanical bull, but brave enough to try batter-fried Rattlesnake served with cool ranch dip and also tasted Buffalo Kabob. April 30: Breakfast late, finished packing, more to pack than when started! Returned van to arrive at Sky Harbor for trip back to BWI. What a wonderful and beautiful trip with great service and good food! Good Night Arizona.

Grand Canyon Railway 800-843-8724 Air Grand Canyon 800-247-4726 Goulding’s Lodge 435-727-3231 Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau 888-518-7070 Las Vegas Hilton 702-732-5111 Springhill Suites by Marriott 888-466-8440 Hospitality Suite Resort 800-445-5115 Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse 480-502-5600


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September Events
SEP 4-6 ST. JOHNS 5th Annual Grand Prix St. Johns Airpark - Speeds up to 200 mph as they race the runways. Formula cars, vintage cars, Indy cars & stock cars. Also food, arts & crafts vendors. Sa 9a-6p, Su 8a-5p, Mo 8a-3p, $5 adult, 18 & under free! Sponsored by Bud Light. 928-337-2000 SEP 5 OATMAN Oatman Gold Camp Days Main St, Rt 66 - Parade 11a, Grand Marshalls are Duke & Terry Clark. 24th Annual Int’l Burro “Biscuit” Tossing Contest 1p, gunfighters perform, see the wild burros, free adm. 928-768-6222 SEP 5 BISBEE Brewery Gulch Daze Brewery Gulch - Celebrate Bisbee’s bawdy mining past. Miz Old Biz contest, Waterball tourney, Chili Cook-Off & live music, kiddie carnival, auction benefits Boys & Girls Club, pet parade, free. 520-432-5421 SEP 5 PRESCOTT Red Rocks Music Festival Yavapai College - String Orchestra “Bach in the Pines,” $18 general/ $24 reserved, 3p. 1-877-928-4253 SEP 8-11 EAGAR Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree The first ATV Jamboree in AZ. 300 miles of trails. Trail rides, ATV rodeo, vendors, cookout, music & cowboy poets, western dance & more. 866-409-9378 SEP 9-12 KINGMAN Mohave County Fair Mohave County Fairgrounds - Carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, $5 adults, $2 srs and 4-12. 928-753-2636 SEP 9-12 KINGMAN Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Mohave County Fair - Adopt a living legend...Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) SEP 11 WINSLOW September 11th Public Commemoration Remembrance Garden, E. 3rd St - Speeches and Color Guard, 6p. Garden honors the largest pieces from the Trade Center given to any community in the nation. 928-289-2434. SEP 10-25 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon Music Festival Shrine of the Ages Auditorium - Musicians from around the country - classical to jazz. Weekends, plus 15th, 21st &. 22nd $18/adults, $8/kids 5-18, no kids under 5. Concerts start 7:30p. 800-997-8285 SEP 11 MIAMI Mexican Independence Day Fiesta Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Live music, dance, raffles, vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races 3p, Salsa Contest, Piñata Breaks, 8a-11p, free adm. 928-473-4403; 800-804-5623 SEP 11-12 CAMP VERDE General Crook’s Pioneer Days and the Fall Gun & Knife Show Community Center Grounds - Antique tractor & engine show, mule packing contest, 40+ vendors, chuck wagon dinner, dance, Pioneer Picnic on Su. 928-567-0535 SEP 15-18 HOLBROOK Navajo County Fair & Rodeo Navajo County Fairgrounds - Rodeo, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, $3 adult, $1 child, 10a-10p. 928-5246407 SEP 16-18 ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair Apache County Fairgrounds - Carnival, horse show, dog show, 4-H, horse racing & more, food and fun for the whole family. Free adm, except for racing. Th 8a-9p, Fr 9-9, Sa 9-6. 928-337-4887/2621 SEP 16-19 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. $2, 10a-10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623 SEP 16-19 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music, ranch rodeo, team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 8:30a, $3. 520-455-5553 SEP 17-18 GLENDALE Fiesta Glendale Historic Downtown, 58th & Glendale Ave - Traditional & contemporary Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts, fine art. Also a special Fiestas Patrias ceremony. Free, 4-10p. 623-930-2299 SEP 17-18 PEARCE/SUNSITES Sunsites “Ruby” Anniversary Celebration Sunsites - Fr: Steak fry, talent show & street dance. Sa: Parade, car show, art show, vendors, kids games, health fair, “Ruby” Ball & dinner in eve. Fr 5p-Sa 5p. 520826-3604/3887 SEP 17-18 SHOW LOW White Mountain Storytelling Festival Festival Marketplace - SW/western storytellers, AZ Gunfighters reenactment, Wyatt Earp, Chili Cook-off, 11a-7p Sa, campfire storytelling event Fr. 928-532-4140 SEP 17-19 SAFFORD 11th Gila Valley Cowboy Music & Poetry Roundup Tunes n’ Tales - Tall Tale Tellers, music, poetry, western vendors. Sa-1st Annual Chili Cookoff & more. Sa eve Adults $8/adv, $10 door; $3/students; Fr eve/Sa daytime $2. 888-837-1841 SEP 17-19 DOUGLAS Douglas Fiestas Veterans Memorial Park (8th Street Park) - The China Poblanas Coronation, Mariachi music, folkorico dancers, Sat. parade, cultural foods & vendors, daily entertainment, carnival. 520-364-3484 SEP 17-19 SIERRA VISTA Fun Festival Veteran’s Memorial Park - Large carnival, food, games, live music, trail and lead-around rides, craft vendors, mutt march, open to the public. 520-533-2404 SEP 17-19 SONOITA Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Santa Cruz County Fair - Adopt a living legend... Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS(468-7826) SEP 17-OCT 3 PRESCOTT Arizona Shakespeare Festival Granite Creek Park - “Twelth Night” and “Titus Andronicus” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 17-19, Sep 24-26 and Oct 1-3. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 5 free. 928-443-9220 SEP 18 SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Farewell party celebrates seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vultures, w/ bird walk, rehabilitated birds & animals, refreshments. $6, $3/kids, 7a-3p. 520-689-2811 SEP 18 PRESCOTT Prescott Book Festival: Third Edition Sharlot Hall Musuem - New, rare & used books, entertainment, popular author book signings, food, 10a-4p. Donation. 928-445-3122 SEP 18 PINETOP Fall Festival Parade Downtown - Parade 10a, also sidewalk sales, bake & craft sales, art shows. 1-800-573-1247 SEP 18 CHLORIDE 1st Annual Antique Truck Show Radio Broadcast 10a-12, Juried Antique Truck Show 12-4p, free adm. 928-565-2204/4251 SEP 18-19 OVERGAARD Oktoberfest in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - Live music, arts, crafts, food, Sa 10a-4p, Su 10a-3p, $5/parking. 928535-5777 SEP 18-19 PAYSON 2004 Mogollon Garden Tour Self-guided tour of home gardens in the area, garden club members will answer questions. Sa 8a-4p, Su 12p4p, $5. 800-672-9766 SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF Annual Flagstaff Open Studios 60+ artists open their workspaces & homes, view original art & talk with artists, see demos, free, self-guided tour, 10a-5p., 800-8427293 SEP 18-19 FLAGSTAFF Toys for Tots 2004 Bed Race Downtown - Sa parade of beds and bands 9a, races 10:30-3:30, championship bed races & bathtub race Su noon. Prizes incl a trip to Hawaii, $250/team or free for spectators. 928-556-9573 SEP 19 COTTONWOOD Sizzlin’ Salsa Sunday Oldtown Cottonwood - Salsa tasting contest, mariachi band, entertainment, raffles, arts & crafts, food & beer. Major attractions free. Su Noon-7p. 928-634-9468 SEP 23-26 DOUGLAS 80th Annual Cochise County Fair County Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd - Carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food, college rodeo on Fr & Sa and 4-H livestock. 520-364-3819 SEP 24 YUMA Hispanic Heritage Celebration Main Street Plaza - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, food booths and more, free, 6p-midnight. 928-783-2423 SEP 24-25 FORT MOHAVE Kiwanis Cornfest Hwy 95 & Aztec Rd - Community fundraiser, 2 stages of entertainment. Taste & learn about the many types of corn. Vendors, petting zoo, beer garden. Fr 3p-11p, Sa 10a-10p, free. 928-704-2676 SEP 24-26 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. 34th annual parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 928-753-6106 SEP 25 COTTONWOOD Verde River Days Dead Horse Ranch State Park - 40+ nature-based exhibits, live animals, canoe rides, entertainment, car show, sand castle building, geology tours, food. Free, 9a-4p. 928-634-7593 SEP 25 TUCSON Sun Sounds Great Tucson Beer Festival Hi Corbett Field - Taste beers from across SW, great blues from 3 bands, food samples, live/silent auction. Tickets: $30/$35, VIP $55/60, designated driver $15, 610p. 520-296-2400 SEP 25-26 PINETOP-LAKESIDE 29th Annual Fall Festival Blue Ridge Elementary School - Over 120 arts & crafts vendors w/handmade items, antique show, quilt show, pancake b’fast 25th. Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 1-800-5731247

21st Demolition Derby
The Flagstaff Sunrise Lions and Flagstaff Motorsports Association, Inc., present THE 21st DEMOLITION DERBY. The event will be held at Noon on Saturday, Sept. 4th and Sunday, Sept. 5th. The Demolition Derby is in the center of the horse track at Coconino County’s Fairgrounds. Admission is $5.00 with children 5 and under free. Saturday, September 4th begins with a beauty contest and Compact Cars competing for three top places. Qualifying events for big cars follow, with three cars from each heat moving forward to Sunday’s Main Event. Sunday, September 5th begins with a Consolation race for all cars not qualified on Saturday. Three cars move forward to the Main Event at day’s end. There are also Powder Puff and Small and Big Car Mechanic races. For more information call 928-600-1294.

SEP 1-6 WHITERIVER 79th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo Whiteriver Fairgrounds - Carnival, stages, parade Sa morn, bike & car show, dances, fireworks, all Indian rodeo, trad. performances Sa night. $5/$3. 928-3384346 x316 SEP 2-4 SEDONA Red Rocks Music Festival Jewish Community Sedona Verde Valley Center Chamber music “Love Themes” Th 7p, string orchestra “Bach on the Rocks” Sa 7:30p, $18 advanced/ $24 door/ $13 youth. 1-877-red-rcks SEP 3-6 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Fair Co. Fairgrounds - “Celebrating Traditions - Old and New” w/energy-savings technologies, healthy living strategies, performing arts on 3 stages & more. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; $6 gen/$3 ages 7-17 & 65+. 928-7745139 SEP 4 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Days Dolan Springs School - Fr: Pageant 7p. Sa: Main Street parade at 10a, road apple roullette, car show, arts & crafts, games, raffles, live music, evening dance. 928279-6786 SEP 4 WICKENBURG 16th Annual Fiesta Septiembre Community Center - Exhibits, arts & crafts, folklorico dancers, mariachi bands, salsa & margarita contests, “kids zona”, food booths & cantina, 11a-8p, free adm. 800-942-5242 SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Native Artists Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Zuni, Pai & CO Plateau tribal nations showcased. Artist demos - tools, pottery, woven wares, arts & crafts. $5/$4/$3/$2, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 SEP 4-5 FREDONIA Annual Kaibab Paiute Heritage Day Celebration Kaibab Reservation, Te’Angwavaxant Pow Wow grounds - Sunrise ceremony at 5a; Pow Wows; feast 5p6:30p, Dance/Singing contests, raffles, booths. 928-6437245 SEP 4-5 CHINO VALLEY First Territorial Capital Day Sat, Pancake b’fast at Senior Center, Parade at 10a followed by chili cook-off, entertainment, carnival, vendors, corn dinner from 3-7p & dance. Sat & Sun Rodeo 8p-12a. 928-636-9780 SEP 4-5 FLAGSTAFF Annual Demolition Derby Ft. Tuthill - Crash ‘em up, bang ‘em up! Family fun weekend run by Sunrise Lions Club. Noon both days. Adm $5, 5 & under free. 928-526-0405/9052 SEP 4-5 PINE Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Center - 82 arts & crafts booths, juried show, all handmade. Food vendors, plenty of parking, town full of antique shops. Free. Sa 8a-5p, Su 8a-3p. 928-476-4480/3547 SEP 4-6 SONOITA 89th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Fairgrounds - Exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs and more. Kids rodeo, steak fry, adm $8, ages 5-12 $5. 520-455-5553 SEP 4-6 TOMBSTONE Rendezvous of Gunfighters Allen St - 3 days of shows in the OK Corral by the best western show groups from around the U.S., authentic costume parade on Sun. $7.50 incl’s Historama & more, 4 shows daily. 520-457-3456 SEP 4-6 WILLIAMS Labor Day PRCA Rodeo Professional rodeo featuring the top rodeo cowboys. This is the way rodeos used to be! Weekend includes a parade on Saturday, dances and many more activities, $8-10. 800-863-0546

Brewery Gulch Daze
Conceived sometime in the sixties (memories are hazy), B Brewery Gulch Daze is Bisbee’s commemorative celebration of its colorful history. Once upon a time Brewery Gulch was famed as Bisbee’s Outlaw Neighborhood; home to fast women, strong whiskey and whatever trouble you might be looking for! The Gulch has changed some over the years and on September 5th will be filled with family oriented fun for all ages. This year’s brouhaha features a kiddie carnival, the famed Miz Old Biz contest, live music and the ever popular and often hilarious pet parade. Local businesses have donated items for auction and raffle. The peach of this year’s prizes is a mint condition 1976 MG Midget. All proceeds benefit the Bisbee Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Come celebrate Bisbee’s colorful past! For more information call 520-432-5421.


SEP 25-26 TUCSON Butterfly Festival AZ Sonoran Desert Museum - Identify, view under the microscope, hunt for butterfly habitat, more. Puppet shows, parade, face painting, crafts. Wear your own costume, 9a-3p. Free w/museum adm, open 7:30-5. 520-883-1380 SEP 25-26 PAYSON State Championship Old Time Fiddler’s Contest Multi event Center - Best fiddling in AZ, contestants aged 6-86, cowboy poets, food, 21 Fiddle Salute, gospel, crafts. $5 adults, $2 6-16, 9a-5p. 928-474-5242 or 928-474-5882 SEP 25-26 TOMBSTONE 3rd Annual Wings & Spurs Tombstone Airport - Western sock hop, fly-in & craft fair. Booths: Border Patrol, Armed Forces & more. Aircraft incl’s Harrier. Benefits Helen’s Food Bank. Adm: non perishable food item, Sa 6a, Sun 9a. 520457-3322 SEP 25-26 PRESCOTT VALLEY World Arts Festival Prescott Valley Civic Center - Celebrate the amazing diversity & breadth of cultures throughout the world with music, art, crafts & food, 9a-10p, free. 928-7729207 SEP 25-26 PAYSON Rim Country’s Renaissance of Art Green Valley Park - Fine art, fine crafts, food vendors and live music! 9a-6p. 602-867-2614 SEP 25-OCT 31 CHINO VALLEY Harvest Festival Collier Family Farm - 5-acre corn maze, hay rides, a barn hay slide, fall decorations, fresh winter squash, herbs & pumpkins, daily 9a-6p, $. 928-636-2804


September 4 & 5

Chino Valley
Hwy 89 just north of Prescott, AZ

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OCT 20-24 LAKE HAVASU CITY 27th Annual Run to the Sun Bridgewater Links Golf Course - Approx 1000 vehicles, 1959 or earlier, Papa Doo Run Run plays Fri night, Karaoke Sat. night. 9a-4:30p Fri & Sat, $6/adults, 12 & under free. 928-855-0933 OCT 21-24 WINSLOW Winslow Film Festival Winslow Theatre - Approx 26 independent films in all genres incl. narrative & documentary, visual effects panel discussion w/two guest artists on the 23rd $. 818219-9339 OCT 22 FOUNTAIN HILLS Sunshine Kid’s Ball Fountain Hills Community Center - Charity auction and fundraising event, $25, 6p. 480-505-6300 OCT 22-23 DUNCAN Greenlee County Fall Festival 1258 Fairgrounds Rd - Haunted house, arts/crafts, pumpkin carving, sales. 12p-10p, free/festival, $2/Haunted house-free under 10. 928-359-2032 OCT 22-24 AVONDALE Billy Moore Western Heritage Days Coldwater Park - Founder’s day celebration, parade at 10a on Sa, carnival, entertainment, burro races, pygmy goat show & more. 623-932-2260 OCT 22-24 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest of Fifth Avenue Arts District, Downtown - A bi-annual festival, combines over 100 fine artists, unique shops, great restaurants and live music. Free. 480-968-5353, 1-888-ARTFEST OCT 22-24 CAMP VERDE Red Rock Fine Art & Wine Festival Cliff Castle Casino - Fine art show and sale, 100 artists, wine tasting & live music, 10a-6p. $6 adm/$1 off w/can of food for Yavapai Apache Nation Food bank. 928284-9627 OCT 22-24 YUMA Ocean to Ocean Festival of the Arts Historic Downtown - Juried art show & sale, live entertainment, Meet & Greet Cocktail Party on Fr and Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50). Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma. 928-343-2222 OCT 22-31 FT. HUACHUCA Conseil International du Sports Militaire Barnes Field House - World Boxing Championship, 122 member nations, prelim competitions for military atheletes who qualify for Pan American & Olympic games. 520-533-2404 OCT 23 TUCSON Arizona State Museum Open House View storerooms & archaeology labs. Talk with conservators, curators. New Navajo rug and weaving exhibition, great used book deals. Activities for the entire family! 10a-3p. Free. 520-626-2973 OCT 23 QUEEN CREEK Tour De Farm Bicycle Ride Schnepf Farms - Benefits Cooley Charities & Diabetes Exercise & Sports Assoc. Ride past farms, orchards, vineyards & San Tan Mountains, Reg. 6:30a, $15-$55. 602-271-0734 OCT 29-31 SIERRA VISTA Festival of Color & Hot Air Balloon Rally Veterans Memorial Park - Fly from school Fri, Balloon race early Sat AM, Sunset Glow Sat. PM, Mass acension Sun., free. Weather permitting. 800-288-3861 OCT 29-31 MESA 21st Annual Native American Pow Wow Pioneer Park - Concert Fr 7:30p. Dance competition, arts & food vendors, children’s activities. Sa 11a10p, Su 11a-dusk, free. 480-644-3836 OCT 29-NOV 2 SCOTTSDALE 4th Annual Scottsdale International Film Festival Harkins Theatre - Toronto International Film Festival joins forces with Scottsdale Festival to bring you 34 new films plus student competitions. Call for time and prices. 602-410-1074 OCT 30 LAKE HAVASU CITY Fall Fun Fair Carnival Rotary Park - Family night out with games, entertainment, costume contest (pre-register), petting zoo, train rides and food, 4-8p, activity tickets 25 cents each. 928453-8686 OCT 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Celebraciones de la Gente Museum of Northern Arizona - Traditional/contemporary Mexican-Latino arts of AZ appear with Spanish Colonial arts of NM for Day of the Dead. 9a-5p, $5/$4/$3/$2. 928-774-5213 OCT 31 BISBEE Halloween in Bisbee Historic Bisbee - Zany street scenes, costume contests, creatively carved jack-o-lanterns. Tour Bisbee’s Haunted Theatre, see a scary movie, visit the kid’s game booths & more! 9p. Free. 520-432-5421 OCT 31 PHOENIX 4th Annual Arizona Irish Festival 1106 N Central, Margaret T Hance Park - Music, Irish Step Dancers, meet St. Patrick, Irish food & gifts, kids activities, costume contest & parade, much more! 10a6p, adults $10, kids 6-12 $1. 602-258-0109

OCT 1-2 GOLDEN VALLEY Golden Valley Days Veterans Park - Fr: pageant/crowning of Miss Golden Valley, dinner, dance, 4-10p. Sa: pancake b’fast, parade, booths, music, street dances, food, kids games, 7a-10p, free. 928-565-3311 OCT 1-2 WINSLOW 6th “Standin’ on a Corner Park” Anniversary The famous “Eagles” corner - Music Fr from 5p; Sa from 9a music, food, arts & crafts, featuring “Hotel California, A Salute to the Eagles” 7p, “Mogollon” Country Rock Band 9p. Free. 928-289-2434 OCT 1-2 COTTONWOOD 6th Annual Fall Art Gallery & Boutique Verde Valley Fair Grounds Art Buildng - Fine arts & crafts juried show and sale of Verde Valley area artists, hands-on art activities for children, 9a-4p, free. 928649-0482 OCT 1-3 TEMPE 32nd Annual Way Out West Oktoberfest Tempe Town Lake - Non-stop entertainment, kids’ area, beer, bratwurst, strudel. Int’l student/teacher exchange fundraiser, Fr 5p-12a, Sa 10a-12a, Su 10a-6p, free. 480491-FEST OCT 2 FLAGSTAFF Fall Open House The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Fall color tours, family activities, scavanger hunt, in conjunction with the Festival of Science, free, 9a-5p. 928-774-1442 OCT 2 CHLORIDE All Town Yard Sale and Tractor Show Great deals! Sponsored by the Chloride Historical Society. Starts at 8a. 928-565-9661/9276 OCT 2 PRESCOTT Man Versus Horse Race Mingus Mt - 3 races - 50 mi, 25 mi, 12 mi. Evening meal $10. All proceeds for charity. 928-445-4041 OCT 2 TUCSON Fiesta de las Artes! Arizona State Museum - Shop an array of traditional Hispanic arts & crafts at outdoor marketplace, enjoy music, dance, food, 10a-4p, $4 adults, $1 ages 13-16. 520-626-2973 OCT 2-3 SIERRA VISTA Annual Art in the Park Veterans Memorial Park - 220 art & craft vendors in this high quality juried outdoor show. 20 food booths operated by local non-profit groups. Sa, 9a-6p; Su, 9a4p. Free adm. 520-378-1763 OCT 2-3 PAYSON Annual Zane Grey Days Art and Craft Fair Gila County Courthouse - Beeline Hwy, annual charity benefit, includes Cowboy Poetry contest and folk music. 928-472-7892 OCT 2-3 PRESCOTT 26th Folk Music Festival Sharlot Hall Museum - Performances, workshops & opportunities to participate in music making. 150+ performers w/musicians, storytellers, dancers, 10a-5p & Sa night barn dance. Donation. 928-445-3122 OCT 2-3 KINGMAN Kingman Air & Auto Show Miltary aircraft static display, exciting aerobatic act, sky divers, warbirds, drag racing, entertainment, classic cars & more. 9a-4p, $10 adults, $5 ages 10-18, under 10 free. 928-692-9599; OCT 2-3 GLOBE Horse Racing Gila County Fairgrounds - Quarterhorse & Thoroughbred racing, post time 1p. Pari-mutuel wagering. $2 adm. From Globe go north on Highway 60, 3-4 miles to Fairgrounds on the right. 928-425-5924 OCT 2-3 GLOBE Gila County Fall Festival Gila County Fairgrounds - Antiques, collectibles, fine art, crafts, farm products, antique tractors, tractor pull. Sa 10-5, Su 10-4, free adm. 3 mi east of Globe on US 70. 800-804-5623

October Events
OCT 2-3 PINE 4th Annual Antique and Craft Show and Silent Auction Pine Community Center - Hundreds of antiques. Dealer inquiries welcome 928-476-2368. In conjunc w/Sat: Apple Fest, BBQ & Car Show. Free. 928-476-3547 OCT 2-3 SCOTTSDALE AZ Desert Classic Circuit West World - Multi-talented & versatile Appaloosa horses compete in jumping, halter, English & Western performance & speed event classes, & cattle classes, free. 623-214-0988 or 623-581-1516 OCT 2-10 TUCSON Architecture Week 2004 “Learn, Celebrate, Dream” Activities incl. walking tours, interactive building activities for kids, workshops, exhibits & lecture series. Architecture Tour on Sun Oct. 5th. 520-323-2191 OCT 3-10 LAKE HAVASU CITY Annual Dos Equis Desert XX World Finals Crazy Horse Campground - personal watercraft races. Call Desert Steel Motorsports for times and prices. 928855-2208 ext. 600 OCT 7-10 SAFFORD Graham County Fair Horseshoe tournament, climbing greased pole, 3-legged races, carnival, food, exhibits, entertainment, $3, free/12 & under, 10a-midnight. 928-428-6240 OCT 7-10 MARICOPA/CASA GRANDE COPPERSTATE Airshow & Fly-In Phoenix Regional Airport - Great airshow Fr-Sa-Su, educational forum, aircraft displays, vendors, food court, 8a-5p, $10/gen, $7 active military, free 12 & under.; 520-400-8887 OCT 7-24 PHOENIX Arizona State Fair Fairgrounds - Rides, exhibits, livestock competitions, rodeos, food, special attractions & more. $9.50/Adults, $4.50/seniors,children (5-13), $7 parking. 602-268FAIR OCT 8-9 SALOME 59th Annual Dick Wick Hall Days Celebration Lions Club - Fri: Beer garden & sock hop; Sat: Parade, dinner/dance. No adm to parade or dance; dinner $. 928-859-4621 OCT 8-9 BISBEE Turquoise Hunt Dump No. 7 of Lavander Pit Mine - Rockhounds can visit this famous Mine and hunt for turquoise. Tours twice daily. $15/adults, $10/kids. 520-432-7071 OCT 8-10 COOLIDGE Calvin Coolidge Days San Carlos Park - Live entertainment, volleyball, horseshoes, food, games, parade on Sat. & a whole lot of fun. After 5p Fr, 8a-8p Sa and 8a-6p Su, free adm. 520-7234551 OCT 8-10 CAMP VERDE Fort Verde Days Downtown Camp Verde - Adopt a burro/horse, 1880 baseball game, antique show, carnival, games, dances, parade, reenactments, vendors & more. 928-567-0535 OCT 9 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Benson Blues Festival in conjunction w/ the Tucson Blues Society, also a guitar workshop, arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment in the beer garden & more. Free. 520-586-2842 OCT 9 WINSLOW Aviation Day Lindbergh Regional Airport/Winslow Air - Fly-in, vintage & homebuilt aircraft, static displays, pancake b’fast (8a-11a), craft & food vendors, 8a-5p. 928-2892429 OCT 9 CHANDLER Fall Rhythm Festival Tumbleweed Park - 3 bands including jazz, food & beverage vendors, kids’ interactive amusements, fireworks at 10p. 5:30p-10:15p. 480-782-2735 OCT 9 BISBEE Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival Central School - Sat: Fiber art demos, exhibits, vendors 9a-5p; Sheep to Shawl Spin-In Contest 10a-2p; Fashion Show/Tea 3p ($10); 10th-12th Surface Design Class 9a4p. Register: 520-432-1846 OCT 9 BISBEE Bisbee Wine Festival & Street Dance City Park - Sample 50+ wines from around the world, specialties from local restaurants. Street Dance with local bands on Main St, 4-7p. Benefit, wine fest $35, dance free. 866-224-7233 OCT 9 TOPOCK Fall Festival Golden Shores Comm Ctr - Presented by Golden Shores Women’s Club. Vendors from SW states sell handmade items, 9a-3p, free adm. 928-768-4740/7986 OCT 9 KINGMAN Craft Fair Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center - 30+ Kingman crafters come togther to benefit the center, free, 9a-2p. 928-757-2778 OCT 9-10 SUPERIOR 5th Annual Dia de Colores Festival Downtown - Celebration of arts and culture. 5K/10K run, Day of Colors Car Show, great music, food, arts & crafts, carnival rides, games! Free, Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11a6p. 520-689-0200 OCT 9-10 BENSON Benson Butterfield Rodeo The Arena Bar, 4th St - Sa: kids rodeo 4p, Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo 5p, rodeo dance after; Su: Kids rodeo 1p, regular performance 2p. Adults $8, ages 6-12 $5. 520-586-2572 OCT 14-17 TUBA CITY Annual Western Navajo Nation Fair Contest Pow Wow, arts/crafts/food vendors, rodeo & more. $5/adults, $3/children & snrs, extra $3 rodeo, 8a-midnight. 928-283-3284 OCT 15 YUMA Oktoberfest Block Party The Plaza, Historic Old Town Main St. - German and other entertainment featuring master yodeler, children’s activities and great German food, 4p-midnight, free adm. 928-782-5712 OCT 15-17 TOMBSTONE 75th Anniversary Helldorado Days Tombstone’s oldest tradition! Reenactments, parade, fashion show, carnival, live music, street entertainment, food to suit every taste. 520-457-3291 OCT 15-17 SEDONA Bach’s Circle Music Festival Fr noon, free Baroque Concert. Sa evening Baroque dinner concert $75, Su Baroque Program $20-30. Call for times, locations. 928-204-2415 OCT 15-17 LAKE HAVASU CITY Bridge City Bike Rally The home of the London Bridge won’t be falling - but it will definitely be rockin’ ! Live entertainment, ride-in show, poker run, Masquerade Parade & more. 800-2004557 OCT 16 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Downtown Globe - Celebrate with Native American food, crafts, paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes. 9a-5p, free. 800-804-5623 OCT 16 BISBEE The Bisbee 1000 - The Great Stairclimb A 5K that feels like a 10k. A historic, escorted walking tour or run through Old Bisbee’s stairways, 9a. Enjoy the Barco Ice Man competition, 10a. 520-432-1585 OCT 16 PHOENIX Doll and Bear Show & Sale North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave Exhibits and sales, hourly door prizes and grand prize at day’s end, 10a-4p, $4/$2. 480-890-1854 OCT 16 PRESCOTT Old West Oktoberfest Downtown Gurley Street- Savor the flavors of Arizona, German food & beer tastings, live music, 1p-6p, $5/entry fee, $1/tasting fee. 928-443-5220

Huachuca Art Association Presents

Veterans Memorial Park Fry Blvd. at Calle Portal

33rd Annual


OCT 16 CHLORIDE 4th Annual Car Show Some of the nations finest automobiles, trophies and other prizes are awarded in several classes. Also mock gunfight at high noon. Free, car clubs welcome, registration 10a. 928-565-4251 OCT 16-17 TUBAC Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Re-enactments, crafts, food, music & fun honoring the trek by De Anza II to settle San Francisco. 10a-4p, $3/adult, $1/ages 713, under free. 520-398-2252 OCT 16-17 SONOITA Grass Ridge Horse Trials Sa- Fairgrounds in Sonoita, dressage & stadium jumping. Su - cross country course at Grass Ridge Farm, just north of Sonoita on Curly Horse Rd. Starts 8a both days, free. Call Sheila Strickler: 520-742-6362 OCT 16-31 SUPERIOR Annual Fall Plant Sale Boyce Thompson Arboretum - 1000’s of drought-tolerant plants for sale 8a-5p, see mature species throughout grounds, horticulturists on hand weekends. Adults $6, Children $3. 520-689-2811

Oct. 22nd, 23rd, & 24th
in historic downtown Yuma, Az
Juried art show & sale, live entertainment, Meet & Greet The Artist Cocktail Party and Black Tie Dinner/Silent Auction ($50) on Sat. Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma.

Sierra Vista, Az

October 2 & 3, 2004
Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday, 9am-4pm 220 Artist Vendor Booths
Separate Food Booth Area

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Rare Treat in Sierra Vista Area Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
Hummingbird Banding Open to Public The Story of a Shooting Star
The hummingbird migration season has begun and you have the opportunity to witness the tiniest of birds being weighed, banded and fed. This rare treat can be observed through October at two locations in the Sierra Vista area - the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the San Pedro House at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Southeast Arizona is a premier location for sighting hummingbirds, with 17 species recorded. Generally, these tiny flying jewels begin to arrive in midMarch and leave by early October. Peak months for the largest number of hummingbirds and species sighted are May and August. Location is always the key ingredient in attracting wildlife. Southeastern Arizona is unique as habitats and species from the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts can be found. For birding enthusiasts, the bird life is particularly diverse since many species seasonally migrate from their summer homes in the Northwestern climes to their winter destinations of Mexico and Central America. Research into the migratory patterns, breeding habits and other behaviors of these incandescently colorful birds is the driver for the hummingbird banding events. However, the ultimate benefit is yours - watching, photographing and possibly assisting in the banding process while experiencing the magnificent setting in the forested Ramsey Canyon or the cottonwood lined San Pedro River. Dates and times vary between the two locations. Please call the Sierra Vista Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800288-3861 or 520-417-6960 for directions or additional information or visit our website at The annual Perseid Meteor Shower (the Perseids) occurs this year on the nights of August 10th-13th. The Perseids are often the best meteor shower of the year, with at least 10-30 meteors per hour visible even for beginning stargazers. The highest rates of meteors (also called shooting stars) will be seen on the night of August 11-12, with as many as 50 meteors per hour visible in a clear sky. A thin waning crescent moon will not rise until early at 2:30 am on August 12 and so will not interfere with viewing this year. If monsoon clouds interfere, viewers will also be able to see meteors in numbers on the nights of August 10-11 and August 12-13. Meteor watchers should seek out a dark sky several miles away from city lights and look high in the eastern and northern sky and overhead after 10 pm. To see the shower well, observers should view until well after midnight (or in the hours before sunrise) in dark skies, far away from city lights. The debris causing the meteor shower is from a comet that passed Earth in 1992 named Comet Swift-Tuttle. The debris consists of tiny particles of rock, some thinner than a hair and most no larger than a grain of sand. Nearly all the particles of a meteor shower burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. Comets are the source of nearly all meteor showers. Comets are bodies, often potato shaped and less than 6 miles in diameter, made of a loose aggregate of rock and ice that are in orbit around the Sun. As comets come in close to the Sun, they begin to evaporate off dust particles, gases and water vapor, leaving a long tail behind them. This tail leaves a trail of tiny debris in space, which Earth can pass through, resulting in a meteor shower. Story courtesy of Flandrau Science Center, 520-621-STAR.

the Perseids Santa Rita Lodge & Nature Resort Special Presentation on in Tucson Flandrau Science Center
At Home with Hummers... Owls and More
The Santa Rita Lodge is situated above a stream in the heart of Madera Canyon at an elevation of 4,800 feet. An ideal place to relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Coronado National Forest, Madera Canyon is located in the Santa Rita Range, considered part of the “Sky Islands” of Southeast Arizona. “Sky Islands” are high mountains surrounded by seas of desert, a unique habitat that hosts a wide variety of plant and animal species. The canyon is home to fourteen species of hummingbirds and seven species of owls... in total, over 230 species of birds. Tens of thousands of birders have made the trek to Madera Canyon in search of avian specialties. A bird list can be found on their web site While the area is definitely for bird lovers, the Santa Rita Lodge is certainly not “for the birds.” The Lodge offers rooms and cabins all with well equipped kitchens, TVs, tub & showers, barbecues and A/C. Rates range from $73-$93 a night for one or two persons, making it a

good choice on any budget. In fact, during the months of September - January the Lodge offers discounted rates ranging from $60-$70 per night! The Lodge offers morning bird walks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during June, July and August. They also offer an extensive Natural History Program. It is recommended that you make reservations in advance. However, the Lodge encourages you to feel free to call at the last minute, as cancellations do happen! To find out more log on to or give them a call at 520-625-8746

Useful Birding Contacts
The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, 520-432-1388 Huachuca Audubon Society P.O. Box 63, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Tricia Gerrodette, President Maricopa Audubon Society, 480-968-5614 Laurie Nessel Northern Arizona Audubon Society, 928-639-0491 Herb Henderson, President Prescott Audubon Society,, P.O. Box 4156, Prescott, AZ 86302, Jim Morgan, President

To help the public learn about this meteor shower, Flandrau Science Center will offer a special presentation on the Perseids (and about meteor showers in general) by UA Steward Observatory astronomer Tom Fleming. Prof. Fleming is an Associate Astronomer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona. The presentation, on Saturday August 7, will be an added feature of the 8:30pm planetarium show “More than Meets the Eye” and will start after the recorded portion of the program ends. Only patrons attending More than Meets the Eye at 8:30 pm can attend the presentation. The planetarium show and presentation costs $7.00 per person for adults, $6.00 for seniors/students and $5.00 for children 13 and under, and will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. FREE parking is available on the UA campus all day Saturday, August 7, even

in ‘Service Vehicle Only’ signed spaces. Flandrau Science Center is located on the University of Arizona campus on the northeast corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard. Other information about the meteor shower and the night sky is available by calling the Science Center’s free Astronomy Newsline at 621-4310 or visiting the Science Center’s Skywatcher’s Guide on-line at For questions about Flandrau Science Center, call 520-621-STAR. Perseids in Flagstaff You can also learn about the Perseid Meteor Shower at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff on August 11th. Evening programs will focus on meteor showers such as the Perseids. Doors open at 8p. Adults $5; seniors 65+, university students, AAA members $4; ages 5-17 $2; 4 & under free. 928-774-3358

More Special Astronomy Events
Junk Bond Observatory, Hereford (near Sierra Vista)
AUG 20 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Open to star gazers of all ages. Not necessary to own a telescope, club members will be present to assist & show. Begins at dusk, free. 520-366-5788 ware, observe moon, make own video, 10anoon. $10/$8/school rate is $6. Reserv: 520318-8726

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff
SEP 22 Autumnal Equinox Discussion of seasons especially the autumnal equinox, 9a-5p. Adults $5; srs 65+, univ students, AAA members $4; ages 5-17 $2; 4 & under free. 928-774-3358 See ad on page 15 for a 2-FOR-1 discount coupon.

Madera Canyon, Az
Cottages with kitchenettes and beautiful views of Madera Creek Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching some of the more than 230 species of birds including 12 species of hummingbirds or join one of our canyon birdwalks. 45 minutes south of Tucson Airport

Sonoran Audubon Society P.O. Box 8068, Glendale, AZ 85312 Chuck Kangas, President Tucson Audubon Society 300 East University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ 85705, 520-628-1730, Sonja Macys, Executive Director, Roger Wolf, President White Mountain Audubon Society 928-367 - 2462 Mary Ellen Bittorf, President Yuma County Audubon Society P.O. Box 6395, Yuma, AZ 85366-6395 John King or Cary Meister

Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of Tucson
JAN 1-DEC 31 Fun with the Sun All ages program about our favorite star. Hands-on activities, solar observing, making your own video. First Fri of every month. $10/adults, $8/seniors & kids, $6/school rate. 520-318-8726 AUG 13 Lunar Adventure Presentation, hands-on activities, lunar soft-

Nat’l Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson
AUG 21 Astrophotography Workshop 950 N Cherry Ave - Learn about cameras, film, mounts, intro to night sky, projects, 15p. $25, limit 20. Reserv: 520-318-8440

Call 520-625-8746 for reservations and information


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Sharlot Hall Museum

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787

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415 W, Gurley St., Prescott 928-445-3122

Show Low Historical Society Museum
541 E. Duece of Clubs, Show Low 928-532-7115

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 480-994-2787

Smoki Museum Inc.
147 N. Arizona St., Prescott 928-445-1230

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra
3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071

White Mountain Apache Museum
Fort Apache, 928-338-4625 Nature & Ecology

Southwest Shakespeare Company
P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039

Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 S. Woody Mt. Rd. 928-774-1442

West Valley Museum of Art
17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635 History and Heritage

Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs, 928-422-3223

Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park
Window Rock, 928-871-6573 Space, Science & Technology

Arizona Hall of Flame Museum
11010 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-255-2110

Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, 480-929-0292

Lowell Observatory
1400 Mars Hill Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-3358

Arizona State Capitol Museum
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581

Colorado River
Arts & Music

Arizona Wing of Commemorative Air Force Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, 480-924-1940

Dury Lane Repertory Players
P.O. Box 1727, Lake Havasu City, 86405 928-453-9466 History and Heritage

Bead Museum
5754 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, 623-930-7395

Cave Creek Museum
P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, Arizona, 480-488-2764

Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum
240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841

Chandler Historical Museum
178 E. Commonwealth, Chandler, 480-782-2717

Hi-Jolly Monument
Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174

Casa Grande Historical & Archaelogical Museum
110 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, 520-836-2223

Mohave Museum of History & Arts
400 W. Beale St., Kingman 928-753-3195

Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 North Frontier St., Wickenburg 928-684-2272

Lake Havasu Museum of History
320 London Bridge Rd., Lake Havasu City 928-854-4938

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 480-860-2700

Central Arizona
Arts & Music

Gila County Historical Museum
1330 N. Broad, Globe, 928-425-7385

Arizona Opera
4600 N.12th Street, Phoenix 602-266-7464

Gilbert Heritage Market Museum and Science Park
Gilbert & Page Rds, Gilbert 480-644-2178

Arizona State University Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe 480-965-2787

Glendale Historical Society
9802 N. 59th Ave, Glendale 623-931-3668

Northern Arizona
Arts & Music

Arizona Theatre Company
History and Heritage 502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899

Golden Era Toy & Auto Museum
297 W. Central Ave, Coolidge 480-948-9570

Flagstaff Symphony
113A E. Aspen, Flagstaff 928-774-5107

Apache County Historical Society Museum
180 W. Cleveland, St. Johns 928-337-4737

ASU Art Museum, Matthews Center & New Fine Arts Center
ASU Campus, Tempe 480-965-2874

Phippen Art Museum
4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott 928-778-1385

Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff 928-774-6272

Ballet Arizona
3645 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix 602-381-0184

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Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-786-2682

Prescott Fine Arts Association
208 N.Marina, Prescott 928-445-3286

Clemenceau Heritage Museum
1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood 928-634-2868

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N. Broad St., Globe 928-425-0884

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Sedona Arts Center
N.Hwy 89A, Sedona 928-282-3809

Grand Canyon Railway Museum
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams 800-843-8724

Fleischer Museum
17207 N.Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale 480-585-3108

Sedona Cultural Park
1725 W. Hwy Sedona, 800-780-2787

Jerome Historical Society
200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477

Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
302 W. Latham St., Phoenix 602-262-2050

John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

Casa Malpais Archaeological Park & Museum
Come Visit this Premier Archaeological Site in the scenic White Mountains. Tours daily at 9 & 11am, 2pm. Admission: Adults $5; Students 10-18 & Seniors $4. Under 10 $3 Call to confirm. 318 Main St., Springerville, Az 85938

6 N.Lake Powell Blvd., Page 928-645-9496

Mesa Arts Center & Galeria Mesa
155 N.Center, Mesa 480-644-2242

Little House Museum
Springerville, 928-333-2286

Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff (3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff), 928-774-5213

Phoenix Symphony
455 N.3rd St., Phoenix 602-495-1117

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Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix 602-254-2151

Navajo County Museum
100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558


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Goldfield Ghost Town And Mine
Highway 88, Apache Jnct, 480-983-0333

Heard Museum
22 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix 602-252-8840

Southern Arizona
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Tucson Attractions Passport
Bigger and Better Than Ever!
AZ Tourist News is pleased to offer the new Tucson Attractions Passport. Costing only $15 and valid, with limited restrictions, through September 15, 2005, the Passport is a 52-page savings booklet filled with 2-for-1 offers and discounts to 46 area attractions, museums, and shopping. The offers amount to a total savings of more than $400! Attractions in the Passport include, among others:
• Arizona Historical Society • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum • Arizona State Museum • Arizona Theatre Company • Biosphere 2 Center • Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum • Catalina State Park • Center for Creative Photography • Colossal Cave Mountain Park • Discovery Park • Flandrau Science Center • Funtasticks Family Fun Park • Kartchner Caverns State Park • Kitt Peak National Observatory • Old Tucson Studios • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve • Pima Air & Space Museum • Ramsey Canyon Preserve • Roper Lake State Park • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area • Titan Missile Museum • Tombstone Courthouse • Tubac Presidio State Historic Park • Tucson Botanical Gardens • Tucson Children’s Museum • Tucson Museum of Art • Tucson Sidewinders • Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Arizona Theatre Company
330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson 520-622-2823

Heritage Square
115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, 602-262-5071

Lost Dutchman Museum Superstition Mountain
4650 Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction 480-983-4888

Center for Creative Photography
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-7968

Pima Comm. College, Center for the Arts
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson 520-884-6988

Mesa Historical Museum
2345 North Horne, Mesa 480-835-7358

Tubac Center of the Arts
9 Plaza Rd., Tubac 520-398-2371

Mesa Southwest Museum
53 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa 480-644-2230

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
P.O.Box 12034, Tucson 520-296-6277

Museum of Rim Country Archaeology
510 W. Main St, Payson, 928-469-1128

Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave., Tucson 520-624-2333

Phoenix Museum of History
105 N. Fifth St, Phoenix, 602-253-2734

Tucson Symphony Orchestra
443 South Stone Ave., Tucson 520-792-9314

Pine-Stawberry Museum
Rt. 87 (Beeline Highway), Pine-Strawberry 928-476-3547

University of Arizona Museum of Art
Tucson, 520-621-7567 History and Heritage

Pioneer Arizona Living History Village
3901 W. Pioneer Rd., Phoenix, 623-465-1052

Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 East Washington St., Phoenix 602-495-0900

Amerind Foundation Museum
P.O. Box 248, Dragoon 520-586-3666

Rim Country Museum
700 Green Valley Parkway, Payson 928-474-3483

Arizona Historical Society Museum
949 E. 2nd St., Tucson 520-628-5774

Scottsdale Historical Museum
7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 480-945-4499

Arizona Ranger Museum
The 1904 Old Courthouse, Nogales, Az 520-281-8675

Sirrine House
160 North Center, Mesa, 480-644-2760

Arizona State Museum
U Of A Campus, Tucson 520-621-6302

Using your Passport is simplicity itself. Present it for stamping when you purchase one admission to an attraction and receive your second admission FREE. Many discount coupon books contain coupons redeemable only on certain days, offering insignificant discounts, or - worst of all - containing many coupons that are unlikely to be used. The Passport stands apart, offering true 2-for-1 admissions and other discounts, a $400 value for only $15. Along with your savings on admissions, you can redeem your Passport for a GREAT GIFT! Collect 10 stamps and receive a $10 gift certificate to a favorite Tucson-area shopping mall. All passports are to be redeemed at the Tucson Visitor Center. You can order online at ml or by calling 1-800-462-8705.

Tempe Historical Museum
809 E. Southern Ave. Tempe 480-350-5100 Family Fun

Bird Cage Theatre
6th and Allen, Tombstone 800-457-3423

Family Fun

Space, Science & Technology

Arizona Museum For Youth
35 N. Robson, Mesa 480-644-2468

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Bisbee, 520-432-7071

Old Tucson Studio
201 S Kinney Road, Tucson 520-883-0100

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
I-19 & Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-798-7798,

Pima County Fairgrounds
Home to Tucson Raceway Park, Southwestern International Raceway 520-762-9100

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale 480-312-2312

The Douglas-Williams House Museum & Genealogical Library
(Registered National Historic Landmark.) Corner of 10th St and D Ave. Built in 1908 by James Douglas, home of Douglas Historical Society. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Sat from 1pm-4pm. Admission in free, donations accepted.

Biosphere 2 Center
Oracle Rd., Tucson 800-828-2462

Reid Park Zoo
1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson 520-791-3204

Discovery Park
1651 Discovery Pk Blvd, Safford 520-428-6260

The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-273-1341

Tucson Children’s Museum
200 S Sixth Ave., Tucson 520-792-9985 Nature & Ecology

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
University of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-STAR

Graham County Historical Society Museum
Hwy 70 & 4th Ave, Thatcher, 928-348-0470

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Amado, AZ 85645 520-670-5707

Wildlife World Zoo
16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park 623-935-WILD Nature & Ecology

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson 520-647-PARK

Kitt Peak National Observatories
Hwy 86 Tucson 520-318-8726

Muheim Heritage House
207 Youngblood Hill, Bisbee, 520-432-7071

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-647-7121

Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia, Tucson 520-574-0462

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
P.O. Box AB, Superior 520-689-2811

Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum
136 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, 520-287-4621

International Wildlife Museum
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson 520-617-1439

Titan Missile Museum
Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley 520-625-7736

Deer Valley Rock Center
P.O. Box 41998, Phoenix 623-582-8007

Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, 520-384-4583

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-326-9686

Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-941-1225 Space, Science & Technology

San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society Museum
180 S. San Pedro, Benson 520-586-3070

San Xavier del Bac Mission
1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson 520-294-2624

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
1502 W. Washington, Phoenix 602-255-3791

Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington, Phoenix 602 -716-2000

Slaughter Ranch Museum
Original 1880’ Ranch (part of the San Bernardino Spanish land grant of 1730). 15 miles outside of Douglas on Geronimo Trail. Admission Adults $3, Children under 14 free. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am3pm. Closed Mon & Tues, Christmas & New Years., email:

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EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS: 2,000 Year Old Caskets • Egyptian Polychrome Largest Egyptian Exhibit in the Entire State FRAMED GOLD RECORDS: Alice Cooper, Steppenwolf, Foghat and more CLASSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS • CLASSIC HARLEY DAVIDSON & INDIAN MOTORCYCLES


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FORT YUMA Paradise Casino 450 Quechan Dr. 888-777-4946, 760-572-7777 MOHAVE VALLEY Spirit Mountain Casino 8555 S. Hwy 95 928-346-2000 Blue Water Resort & Casino

TUCSON Casino del Sol 5655 W. Valencia Rd. 520-838-6506 Casino of the Sun 7406 S. Camino De Oeste 520-883-1700

BERNALILLO Santa Ana Star Casino 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd., 505-867-0000 CASA BLANCA Dancing Eagle Casino P.O. Box 520 505-552-7777 ESPANOLA Big Rock Casino 419 N. Riverside Dr., 505-747-0059 LAGUNA PUEBLO Route 66 Casino 14500 Central Ave., Exit 140 505-352-7866 SAN FELIPE San Felipe’s Casino Hollywood 25 Hagan Rd. 505-867-6700, 877-529-2946 SAN JUAN PUEBLO Ohkay Casino Resort P.O. Box 1270, 505-747-1668 TAOS Taos Mountain Casino Main Pueblo Rd. 505-737-0777, 888-946-8267

Fremont Hotel & Casino 200 E. Fremont St. 702-385-3232, 800-634-6460 Orleans Hotel and Casino 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 702-365-7111 Silverton Hotel Casino RV Park 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. 866-668-6688 Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South 702-380-7777, 800-99-TOWER Slots: 1460 Other games: Single "o" roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Paikow Poker Eating places: 9 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes Special Features: Viva Las Vegas Show, American Superstars Show, Thrill rides - Big Shot, High roller, and X-scream; pool, poolside fitness center, observation decks, 50 unique retail shops. Terrible’s Hotel & Casino 4100 Paradise Rd 702-733-7000 LAUGHLIN Colorado Belle Hotel Casino 2100 S. Casino Dr. 800-789-2893 Edgewater Hotel and Casino P.O. Box 30707 702-298-2453, 800-677-4837 River Palms Resort Casino

ALPINE Viejas Casino & Turf Club 5000 Willows Rd. 619-445-5400, 800-847-6537 HAVASU LAKE Havasu Landing Resort & Casino 1 Main Street 760-858-4593, 800-307-3610 Slots: 221 Other games: Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Blackjack Switch, table games Eating places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: No Special Features: Ferry from Lake Havasu City, AZ to casino campground, convenience store, deli, marina, fuel pumps 24 hrs, mobile home park. LAKESIDE Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd. 619-443-2300, 888-722-7662 OCEANSIDE Ocean’s Eleven Casino 121 Brooks St. 760-439-6988, 888-439-6988 RANCHO MIRAGE Agua Caliente Casino 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. 760-321-2000, 800-615-7805 TEMECULA Pechanga Resort Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Rd. 909-693-1819, 888-732-42642 VALLEY CENTER Rincon Casino Harrah’s 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way 877-777-2457

PARKER Blue Water Resort & Casino 11300 Resort Drive 928-669-7000, 888-243-3360 • Slots: 470 • Other Games: Live Keno, Poker, Bingo • Eating Placecs: 3 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Senior Discount: 10% room discount (except in summer) for AAA and AARP members. • Special Features: Adj. to Phoenix 4-Plex Theatre. Resort rooms, pool and waterpark, fitness center, 164-slip marina, double-wide boat launch ramp, Marina Shop, conference center, concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, special events. PAYSON Mazatzal Casino Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529 PINETOP Hon-Dah Casino 777 Highway 260 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744 • Slots: 600 • Other Games: Poker; Blackjack • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: Yes • Fun Book: Available through chamber of commerce and local motels • Special Features: Cigar bar, gift shop, Kids Arcade, conference center. 258-space fullservice RV park. Convenience store. Gas station. Ski/Outdoor Store. Apache Gold Casino Resort

BOULDER CITY Hacienda Hotel & Casino US Highway 93 702-293-5000, 800-245-6380 HENDERSON Eldorado Casino 140 Water St. 702-564-1811 Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel 777 W Lake Mead Dr. 702-558-7000, 888-899-7770 Green Valley Ranch Station Casino 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy 702-617-7663 LAS VEGAS Aladdin Hotel Casino 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard S. 702-785-5555 Arizona Charlie’s Hotel & Casino - East 4575 Boulder Hwy. 702-383-5241, 702-951-9000 Barbary Coast Hotel Casino 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702-737-7111, 888-227-2279 Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel & Casino 128 E. Fremont St. 702-382-1600, 800-957-6537 California Hotel & Casino 12 E. Ogden Ave. 702-385-1222, 800-634-6505 Slots: 1100 Other Games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Paigow Poker, Let it ride Eating places: 5 Liquor: Yes Buffet: No Special Features: Just a block to downtown transportation center and two blocks to Fremont Street Experience.

River Palms Resort Casino 2700 S. Casino Dr. 800-835-7904 MESQUITE The Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo 100 Pioneer Blvd. 702-346-7777, 800-346-7721 PAHRUMP Saddle West Hotel, Casino & RV Resort 1220 South Hwy. 160 775-727-1111 Terrible’s Lakeside Casino & RV Resort 5870 S. Homestead Rd. 775-751-7770

IGNACIO Sky Ute Lodge & Casino Hwy 172 N. 970-563-0300 SAN CARLOS Apache Gold Casino Resort 5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8 • Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200-seat Bingo Hall, Blackjack • Eating Places: 1 Liquor: Yes Buffet: yes • Special Features: Best Western Hotel, Stay and Play Packages, 18-hole golf course w/ driving range, golf school, Pro shop. RV Park with full hookups and dump station. Convenience store. All-purpose Outdoor Pavilion. SOMERTON Cocopah Casino 15138 S. Avenue B 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS TOWAOC Ute Mountain Casino P.O. Box 268 970-565-8800

ALBUQUERQUE Isleta Resort & Casino 11000 Broadway SE 877-747-5382 SANDIA CASINO 30 Rainbow Rd. NE 505-796-7500, 800-526-9366

El Paso Speaking Rock Casino 122 South Old Pueblo Rd. 915-860-7777


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Hands-on Cultural Seminars
San Carlos Apaches Share Their Skills
Imagine weaving your very own Apache burden basket! Or perhaps you’d like to make an Apache violin or learn about tribal history and language. These unique experiences and more can be yours this summer. Cultural seminars to be held at the Apache Gold Casino Resort Convention Center will offer the opportunity to learn and practice some time-honored Apache crafts as well as to appreciate the traditions of the San Carlos Apache tribe.
• Apache Burden Basket Weaving, instructor Evalena Henry

• Apache Cradle Board Making, instructor Darlene Russell • Apache Violin, instructor Terrill Goseyun • Apache Camp Dress, instructor Veronica Belvado • Apache Language Preservation and Communication, instructor Carol Sneezy • Apache History, instructor Reede Upshaw

Special hotel packages are available June 27 through September 3. Class size is limited, so call today. To learn more, call 1-800-APACHE 8, press # sign, then dial ext. 3704 or ext. 3259.

Diné Dah’ Atl’ó - Men Who Weave
New Exhibition at the Navajo Nation Museum
The growing phenomenon of Navajo male weavers has been largely unrecognized, both on and off the Navajo Reservation - until now. In Navajo culture, weaving has been most commonly associated with women. The traditional telling of the Emergence Story explains that Spider Woman received the tools and knowledge of how to weave from one of the Holy People to give to the Dine, so Navajo weavers trace their craft back to Spider Woman. This is often given as the reason why most weavers are now women. However, there is another version of the story, one that is not widely known nor broadly accepted. This rendition names Spider Man as the one who brought the tools and knowledge of weaving to Spider Woman. The heritage of Spider Man continues to be renewed by a little-known community of male weavers, who claim that their role and heritage have been nearly forgotten with the loss of the Spider Man story. The new exhibition at the Navajo Nation Museum features a great many of the currently active male weavers, as well as work by two famous late weavers. The catalogue includes a directory of many more male weavers, which is constantly being expanded as more of these craftsmen are “discovered.” A Documentary Video accompanies the exhibition. Many of the weavings will be available for purchase. From August 5, 2004 through January 15, 2005 you will be able to view the work of 19 Navajo male weavers from Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. They are Gilbert Begay, Shane Begay, Allison Billy, Eddie Black, Alfred Castillo, Herman Brown, Garrick Blueeyes, Ron Garnanez, Nathan Harry, Jaymes Henio, Albert Jackson, Carleton Jackson, Heber Johnson, Roy Kady, Ronnie Lee, Juan Jay Scott, Robert Tohe, Eli Van Winkle and Larry Yazzie. All are welcome at the Opening Reception Aug. 5th, 5-8 pm. Also showing through October 16, 2004 are 64 original works created by Navajo artists for the series of children’s books published by Salina Bookshelf, Inc. You’ll find the museum at Highway 264 and Post Office Loop Rd. in Window Rock, AZ. For more information please call 928-871-7941.

Authentic Native American Arts, Crafts & Jewelry
Scenic view of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona!

Diné Dah’ Atl’ó - Men Who Weave:
A Revival in Diné Bikéyah
Opening Reception August 5th, 2004 • 5 - 8 p.m. The growing phenomenon of Navajo male weavers continues to be largely unrecognized, both on and off the Navajo Reservation - until now. This exhibition features the work and ways of 19 Navajo male weavers from Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah; through January 15, 2005. Most weavings are available for purchase.

Visit one of the most popular rest areas in the Coconino National Forest...

Navajo Children’s Books:
Original Art by Navajo Artists
This exhibition features 64 original works created by Navajo artists for children’s books published by Salina Bookshelf, Inc.; through October 16th. Hwy 264 & Post Office Loop Rd, WINDOW ROCK, AZ
1/4mi w. of the AZ/NM border, 26 mi’s from Gallup, NM

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Native American Tribal Attractions
1. Kaibab-Paiute Tribe 350 miles north of Phoenix on Highway 389 and 14 miles west of Fredonia • Pipe Spring National Monument • Full hook-up RV & General Store • Museum (Arts and Crafts) • Grand Canyon-North Rim • Cedar Breaks National Monument • Hiking & hunting • Coral Pink Sand Dunes • Zion & Bryce Canyon National Park Fredonia, Arizona 86022 Phone 928-643-7245 2. Hualapai Nation 250 miles northwest of Phoenix on Route 66 and west of Grand Canyon National Park • Grand Canyon West • Trophy Elk • Desert Big Horn Sheep • White water rafting Peach Spring, Arizona 86434 Phone 888-255-9550 928-769-2216 (Tribal Council)





12. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation 23 miles east of Phoenix on Highway 87 Verde River Water Recreation • Fort McDowell Casino • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Course • Fort McDowell Adventures Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269, Phone 480-837-5121 13. White Mountain Apache Tribe Approximately 4 hours from Phoenix and 46 miles south of Show Low on Highway 73 • Sunrise Ski Resort • Fort Apache Cultural Museum • Hunting • Hon-Dah Resort-Casino Conference Center • Fishing & Camping Ft. Apache, Arizona 85926 Phone 928-338-1230


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• Navajo fairs, rodeos & pow-wows Window Rock, Arizona 86515 Phone 928-871-6436 6. Hopi Tribe 250 miles northeast of Phoenix on Highway 264 and 67 miles north of Winslow • Stone Pueblos Villages • Ancient ceremonial dances • Cultural Center • Arts & Crafts Guild • Walpi Village Tour • Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant & Inn Second Mesa, Arizona 86043 Phone 520-734-2401 (Cultural Center) 928-734-2441 7. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe 236 miles northwest of Phoenix and located along the Colorado River near Needles, CA on Highway 95 and interstate 40 • River recreation • Avi Casino • Golf, Ghost towns • Spirit Mountain Casino • Hiking & rock hounding • Winter National Sand Drag Races Needles, California 92363 Phone 760-629-4591 8. Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe 102 miles northwest of Phoenix and adjacent to the City of Prescott on Highway 69 • Bucky’s Casino • Frontier Village Mall • Historic Prescott • Fishing, camping, hunting Prescott, Arizona 86301 Phone 928-445-8790 9. Yavapai-Apache Nation Tourism 95 miles north of Phoenix off of Interstate 17 at Camp Verde • Cliff Castle Casino • Montezuma Castle National Monument • Native Visions horseback riding, van tours, & gift shop • Montezuma Wells and Tuzigoot National Monuments Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 Phone 928-567-3035 10. Tonto Apache Tribe 93 miles north of Phoenix and adjacent to Payson on Highway 87 • Mazatzal Casino • Winter recreation • Mogollon Rim • Tonto Natural Bridge Payson, Arizona 85541 Phone 928-474-5000 11. Colorado River Indian Tribes 189 miles west of Phoenix and along the AZ-CA border at Parker on Highway 95 • Lake Moovaly • Poston Memorial Monument • Aha’Khav Tribal Preserve • Hunting & Fishing • Colorado River Tribe Museum • Blue Water Casino Parker, Arizona 85344 Phone 928-669-9211 ext. 1324


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3. Havasupai Tribe 310 miles northwest of Phoenix off Route 66 at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park • Pools of turquoise water • Spectacular waterfalls • Camping & hiking Supai, Arizona 86435 Phone: 928-448-2237/2141 (camping) 928-448-2111 (lodge) 4. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe 200 miles north of Phoenix at Willow Springs and Paiute Canyon/Navajo Mountain • Paiute Canyon native basket weaving Tuba City, Arizona 86045 Phone 928-283-4589/4587 5. Navajo Nation 260 miles northeast of Phoenix, located in northern Arizona, New Mexico, & Utah - in Coconino, Navajo, & Apache Counties, Az • Monument Valley • St. Michael’s Historic Museum • Canyon De Chelly • Hubell Trading Post • Four Comers National Monument • Navajo Museum, Library, Visitor’s Center • Ten Recreational Lakes • Window Rock & Shiprock natural formations

14. San Carlos Apache Tribe 115 miles northeast of Phoenix and east of Globe on Highway 60 • Hunting & Fishing • San Carlos Lake • Apache Gold Casino • San Carlos Apache Cultural Center • Salt River Canyon San Carlos, Arizona 85550 Phone 888-275-2653 15. Gila River Indian Community 40 miles south of Phoenix off interstate 10 Gila River Heritage Theme Park • Wild Horse Pass Casino • Vee Quiva Casino • Japanese Internment Camp • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Sacaton, Arizona 85247 Phone 928-562-6000 16. Ak-Chin Indian Community 58 miles south of Phoenix on Highway 347 • Him-Dak Museum • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino • Casa Grande Ruins Monument • Farming, Basketry • St Francis Church Feast Maricopa, Arizona 85239 Phone 928-568-2227 17. Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community 10 miles east of Phoenix and adjacent to Scottsdale • Hoo-Hoogamiki Museum • Talking Stick Golf Course • Pavilions Shopping Center • Cypress Golf Course • Casino Arizona at Salt River Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 Phone 480-850-8000

18. Cocopah Indian Tribe 211 miles southwest of Phoenix and 13 miles south of Yuma on Highway 95 • Tribal Museum • Cocopah Indian Casino • 18 hole golf course with swimming pool & tennis courts • Tribal cultural Center • Full hook-up RV Park • Agriculture Somerton, Arizona 85350 Phone 928-627-2102


19. Fort Yuma Quechan Tribal Council 185 miles southwest of Phoenix, Adjacent to Yuma off interstate 8 and located along the AZ-CA border • Historic Fort Yuma • Paradise Casino • Fort Yuma Museum (Arts & Crafts) • Water recreation • RV Parks, Fishing, camping & hunting • Port-of-Entry (U.S. & Mexico) Yuma, Arizona 85366 Phone 760-572-0213/0214 20. Tohono O’Odham Nation 136 miles south of Phoenix, 58 miles west of Tucson on Highway 86 and near the U.S. & Mexico border • San Xavier Mission Del Bac • Desert Diamond Casino • Baboquivari Mountain Park • Kitt Peak Observatory Sells, Arizona 85634 Phone 520-383-2221 ext. 285 21. Pascua Yaqui Tribe 135 miles south of Phoenix and 15 miles west of Tucson off of Interstate 19 • Casino of the Sun • Old Tucson Studio • Saguaro National Monument • Santa Catalina Mountain • Sonoran Desert Museum Tucson, Arizona 85746 Phone 800-572-7282 or 520-883-5000




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Wild Horses and Burros
Looking for Adopters in Arizona
Wild horses and burros living legends of the American West, will be available from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to adopt at the Mohave and Santa Cruz county fairs in September. In Kingman, the adoption site at the Mohave County Fairgrounds will be open Thursday through Sunday, September 9-12, from 10 am to 5 pm. At the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita, the adoption site will be open Friday through Sunday, September 17-19, from 9 am to 5 pm. Each adoption event will feature a silent competitive bid auction on Saturday. Potential adopters should contact BLM for further details on these events and the specific site schedules. Adoption fees for horses and female burros (jennies) will start at $125 during two rounds of silent competitive bidding on Saturday. Successful adopters will receive an information kit with their animal’s medical history, herd area statistics, capture date, and tips for equine care. Each event will feature BLM’s Adopt a Buddy program, in which successful bidders during silent competitive auctions have an opportunity to “Adopt a Buddy”

companion animal for just $25. In addition, each Jack burro (males) will be available for $25 on a first-come, firstserved basis on Friday. Adopters must provide transportation home for their animal, along with a sturdy corral of at least 400 square feet, food and water. BLM will load each adopted animal with the adopter’s halter and lead rope, after payment is made of adoption fees by cash, check or major credit cards. Adopters must keep the following in mind - Drop ramp and open-top trailers cannot be used, and two-horse trailers will be accepted only for transporting burros or a horse one year old or younger. Following adoption, the wild horses and burros remain the property of the federal government for at least one year after adoption. After the first year of care, adopters may apply for legal title to the adopted animal. BLM adopts several hundred wild horses and burros throughout Arizona each year. For a schedule of future adoption events or more information about the program, contact the BLM in Phoenix (623-580-5500), Kingman (928-7183700), toll free at 1-866-4MUSTANGS, or on the web at:

Arizona State Parks Arizona Fish and Game Dept. Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Indian Affairs National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services Field Ofc. USDA Forest Service

Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Albuquerque NM

602-542-4174 602-942-3000 602-417-9200 602-379-4511 602-640-5250 602-640-2720 505-842-3898

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Tonto National Monument Coolidge Roosevelt Chinle Springerville Page Grand Canyon Ganado Camp Verde Tonalea Petrified Forest Fredonia Flagstaff Clarkdale Flagstaff Flagstaff Dos Cabezas, Willcox Bowie Ajo Tucson Tucson Tumacacori 520-723-3172 520-467-2241 928-674-5500 928-333-5375 928-608-6404 928-638-7779 928-755-3475 928-567-3322 928-672-2366 928-524-6228 928-643-7105 928-526-0502 928-634-5564 928-526-3367 928-679-2365 520-824-3560 520-847-2500 520-387-6849 520-733-5158 520-733-5153 520-398-2341

Canyon De Chelly National Monument Casa Malpais Ruins - National Park Affiliate Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Grand Canyon National Park Hubbell Trading Post Historic Site Montezuma Castle National Monument Navajo National Monument Petrified Forest National Park Pipe Spring National Monument Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Tuzigoot National Monument Walnut Canyon National Monument Wupatki National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie Historical Site Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Saguaro National Park (TMD - West) Saguaro National Park (RMD - EAST) Tumacacori National Historical Park

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Lost Dutchman State Park McFarland State Historic Park Picacho Peak State Park Superior Apache Junction Florence Picacho Wenden Parker Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City Yuma Yuma Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson Tucson Benson Oracle Patagonia Safford Tombstone Tubac 520-689-2811 480-982-4485 520-868-5216 520-466-3183 928-669-2088 928-667-3231 928-855-2784 928-855-1223 928-783-4771 928-329-0471 928-634-5283 928-567-3275 928-289-4106 928-634-5381 928-337-4441 928-282-6907 928-779-4395 928-282-3034 928-476-4202 520-628-5798 520-586-2283 520-896-2425 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252

Glen Canyon Nat’l Recreation Area
In the Heart of the “Grand Circle”
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, stretching hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to southern Utah’s Orange Cliffs, offers great back country and water recreational opportunities. The National Recreation Area sits in the middle of what is known as the “Grand Circle.” This is a collection of seven national monuments, many state parks, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins and ghost towns. Great views, geological wonders, an interesting history and a combination of nature and man-made monuments blend together to make an interesting all around trip. You can take guided tours of the Glen Canyon Dam through the Carl Hayden Visitor Center in Page which offers the tours daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day from 7a-7p and the rest of the year from 8a-5p (excluding major holidays). The Carl Hayden Visitor Center also features dinosaur tracks, “Glen Canyon during the Ice Age,” a three-dimensional map of the Recreation Area and photos and historical information on the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. You can also check out the Bullfrog Visitor Center, at the Bullfrog Marina in Utah to see exhibits relating to the geology, natural history and human history of the area as well as Anasazi and pioneer artifacts and a lifesize model of a slot canyon. Beginning in March you can purchase either the Golden Eagle or Golden Age Passports from the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon NRA Park Headquarters or, in April, at entrance stations. The Golden Eagle Passport is only $50 per year and provides federal fee area entry for all those in the passholder’s vehicle. The Golden Age Passport is $10 and never expires. It provides fee area entry just like the Golden Eagle Passport, but also provides 50% off all user fees for the pass holder. For more information call the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at 928-608-6404.

Alamo Lake State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu State Park Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park Fort Verde State Historic Park Homolovi Ruins State Park Jerome State Historic Park Lyman Lake State Park Red Rock State Park Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Slide Rock State Park Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Catalina State Park Kartchner Caverns State Park Oracle State Park Patagonia Lake State Park Roper Lake State Park Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Tubac Presidio State Historic Park


Ongoing Events at Az’s State Parks
JAN 1-DEC 31 BENSON Educational Programs Kartchner Caverns State Park - Programs on scorpions, butterflies, worms, historic mining and more. Weekly basis, various times and dates. 520-586-4114 JAN 1-DEC 31 CAMP VERDE Living History Fort Verde State Historic Park - Living history presentations on site, upon request as staffing allows. Daily. “The History of the Apache Scouts” video presentation. Call for times. 928-567-3275 JAN 1-DEC 31 ORACLE Oracle State Park Tours Historic Kannally Ranch House - Tour this Mediterranean Revival Style home built in 1929, Sat, Sun, and Holidays at 10a & 2p. Guided nature walks, Sat at 8:30a. 520-896-2425 MAY 1-SEP 24 ST. JOHNS Petroglyph & Ruin Tours Lyman Lake State Park - Ranger-guided petroglyph & ruin tours, Saturdays & Sundays. Petrogylphs 10a and Ruins 2p. $5 per car (up to 4 people). 928-337-4441 MAY 31-SEP 4 FLAGSTAFF Backyard Birding Riordan Mansion St Historic Park - Sundays, park naturalist introduces birds and their habitat on Mansion grounds, 7:30a. Bring binoculars & bird book. Donations appreciated. 928-779-4395 JUN 1-AUG 31 SEDONA Sunset Hike Red Rock State Park - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 6-7:30pm. Sunset Hike with theme: Mondays - Archaeology, Wednesdays - “The Beauty of Nature and the Written Word” and Fridays & Saturdays - Nature Hikes. $6 per vehicle (up to 4 people). 928-282-6907

Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest

Springerville Flagstaff Williams Prescott Phoenix

928-333-4301 928-527-3600 800-863-0546 928-445-1762 602-225-5200

Coronado National Forest Tucson 520-670-4552

Alchesay National Fish Hatchery Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Imperial National Wildlife Refuge Kofa National Wildlife Refuge San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery Parker Sasabe Ajo Cibola Needles, CA Yuma Yuma Douglas 928-338-4901 928-667-4144 520-823-4251 520-387-6483 928-587-3253 619-326-3853 928-783-3371 928-783-7861 520-364-2104 928-338-4901 928-767-3456


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Utah’s Canyon Country!
A Perfect Fall Getaway
Fall in the high country! Everyone knows how beautiful the golden aspen is and how crisp the air! But not everyone knows how lovely fall is in the high desert. The stifling heat of the summer abates and the ordinarily cool nights turn crisp. In the wash bottoms, the temperature in the deep shadows cast by venerable cottonwood trees hint at cooler winter coming. It’s a perfect time to be outdoors. Summer crowds are gone, the pace is slower, time itself seems to slow. If you like to use your SUV on dirt roads, endless exploration awaits in southeast Utah. Your 4 wheel drive will easily carry you into canyons and washes where you can hike to ruins and rock art tucked away in alcoves. Or perhaps you would like to drive among the golden aspen groves at higher elevation on the mountains. The crisp fall air is clear and from those high places you can see the entire Four Corners. Since the crowds have gone, finding lodging is easy and meals taken in local restaurants are unhurried. Small unique bed & breakfast facilities, country inns and motels are all available. Restaurants serving Navajo inspired dishes, country breakfasts, buffalo burgers and stew, and even smoothies and wraps are all to be found in Canyon Country. If golf is your bag, the Hideout Golf Club offers challenging play, stunning views from many holes and an unhurried atmosphere without tee times. Early morning and late afternoon play is often accompanied by deer foraging on the course, and afternoon play is accentuated by long deep shadows cast by the lowering sun as it streams through the fall colors of cottonwood and aspen. Many tee boxes are set high above the green with peaceful views of the course and surrounding area. Some greens are nestled deep within groves of cottonwood or behind rolling aprons designed to add just enough challenge to make the game interesting. Come experience fall in southeast Utah! Enjoy the hidden gems found in canyons and washes, climb the heights of the Abajo Mountains and revel in the sparkling glitter of aspen moving in the breeze, play golf on the exquisite Hideout course, and relax as the season changes. Contact Utah’s Canyon Country at 800-574-4386 for your Adventure Guide!

Anaheim/Orange County, CA
Events to Remember
Anaheim/Orange County is full of great things to see and do for every member of the family, including an array of popular art and music festivals. Take note of these upcoming scheduled events. The Art-A-Fair runs though August 31st in Laguna Beach. This juried event will feature more traditional art forms including sculpture, bronzes, stained glass and paintings from all over the world (949-4944514). Running through August 27th and also in Laguna Beach, the Festival of Arts features nearly 140 painters, sculptors, ceramists, jewelers, photographers and others. Their works will be on display and available for sale on the Festival Grounds (949-494-1145). Also in Laguna Beach, the Sawdust Art Festival takes place through September 5th. Over 200 Laguna Beach artists exhibit and sell their original works such as jewelry, ceramics and textiles. There will also be artists’ demos, complimentary art classes and children’s art activities plus three stages for entertainment, cafes and a saloon (949494-3030). A Women’s Touch, located at the Irvine Museum in Irvine, is a diverse exhibition of California’s top women artists including examples in landscape painting, portrait, figure and still life through September 18th (949-476-2565). On September 3rd don’t miss the International Street Faire in Old Towne Orange. The Faire features cuisine, folk music, dance and over 100 craft artisans with works on display (714-538-3581). The Hyatt Newport Beach presents their Summer Jazz Series through October 15th (949-729-1234) and Long Beach’s Queen Mary Jazz Series runs Thursdays through the 23rd of September and features artists such as Chris Botti and Eloise Laws (562499-1650). If you’re feeling a bit hungry don’t forget to check out the Lobster Cookout at the Sutton Hotel in Newport Beach each Saturday through September 25th (949-4762001). For more information on these and other events online check out

Escape from the Heat
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa
by Pamela Marlowe Blue, blue, Hawaii... cool ocean breezes, iridescent water - warm enough for an morning swim, tall, WRITER earlydrinks by the pool. tropical Sounds like the perfect escape from Arizona heat... and that it was! Having just returned from a seven day stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa on the beach at Waikiki, I can attest to the fact that a stay at this resort is just what the doctor orders to “treat the heat!” As Waikiki’s premier beach resort, located on 22 tropical landscaped acres, there’s always something to do - for the entire family - grandmothers and babies included. I enjoyed Waikiki’s largest beach front pool and a private gym-workout area overlooking the gorgeous palm-lined beach. Lots to see, both at the pool and the beach. You can enjoy being right on the beach, using comfy lounge chairs and umbrellas to soak up the tropical rays, or you can swim in the gorgeous pool with a view of the beach. Anyway you slice it, it’s “water, water everywhere,” a welcome change for us “desert dwellers.” Even if you’re not a “water baby,” there’s excellent shopping in any of the 90 shops and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, a fabulous spa (replete with the most relaxing massage ever), and nightly cultural events and entertainment. All of this at the resortno car rental necessary! The Hawaiian Hilton is a very simple direct flight from Phoenix to Honolulu - I left from Phoenix at 7:30am and arrived at the hotel at 2:30pm; a short, direct flight left me rested and ready to enjoy my afternoon and evening at the resort. As most travelers, I look not only for relaxation and entertainment on my journeys, but also value. The Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort provides all of the amenities-and great value. Check out their website at for more information, or call 1-800HILTONS for reservations - think water! Aloha.

Summer temperatures rarely exceed 95°. Scenic drives traverse high desert and mountain terrain on pavement and graded gravel. Find a favorite place among the fir and ponderosa on the mountain or along the San Juan River where the water lulls you into relaxation.
Visit: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park • Hovenweep National Monument • Natural Bridges National Monument • The Dinosaur Museum • Edge of the Cedars State Park/Museum • The Abajo Mountains • Canyonlands National Park

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The Tequila of Tequila
A Small Town of World Reknown

Arizona’s Ocean State of Mind

San Carlos

by R.D. Phares

Down in the Mexican State of Jalisco is a little town with a familiar moniker. Where the town of Tequila got its name is obvious from the many distilleries located there. But to understand the town, you must first understand its brew. Infamous for the lick, suck, and slam ritual of salt, lime, and a shot glass, Tequila is actually intended to be sipped and savored. What’s more, the process of Tequila’s creation is imbued with as much history and tradition as those of wine or whiskey. To truly enjoy tequila to the fullest, a brief overview of this process is in order. Of Mexico’s 136 species of agave, only the Weber Blue variety is fit to produce tequila. Originally the core, or pina, of this succulent was used by natives of the region to craft a drink called pulque. The Conquistadors then distilled pulque into what we now call tequila. Ripeness of the pina, which can way up to 200 pounds, is determined by a professional Jimador. By the time an agave has produced its once-in-a-lifetime flowering stem called a quiote, it is well past its prime for tequila production because the sugars that ferment into alcohol have been used up to produces the quiote.

However, if harvested too soon, the plant will lack sufficient sugars. At just the right moment, the Jimador harvests the pinas and ships them off to the distillery where they are chopped and roasted until their starches turn into sugars. They are then shredded, pressed and placed in fermenting vats. A yeast recipe, secret to each distiller, is then added to convert the sugars to alcohol. Tequila comes in two colors; gold and white. While gold, joven abocado, may be the more familiar, it is primarily an export product augmented by additive colors and flavors. If margaritas are on the agenda, this is the variety to use. However, tequila purists opt for the white, or silver, variety. This is tequila in an unadulterated state, bearing a stronger agave taste and a bolder character. Tequila is also available in “rested” or “aged” classifications. Rested, or Reposado tequilas must be matured for at least sixty days, while Anejo, or aged tequila must sit for a minimum of one year. If you would like to reposado yourself in balmy old Mexico, be sure to investigate the town and tonic of Tequila. For information on activities in Jalisco, home of Tequila, call the Jalisco State Tourism office at 011-52322-221-2677.

by R.D. Phares

Everyone knows that Arizona has no beach. From a strictly cartographic point of view, that is true. Spiritually, however, it is a different story. The resort town of San Carlos is a frequent destination and even a part-time home to a number of Arizonans. It should comes as no surprise that ocean lovers should find their way down to San Carlos’ sun-kissed shores. For starters, about 4 hours south of Nogales on four to eight lane Highway 15, San Carlos is easy to get to. Once there, an endless variety of land and sea activities are available. For the landlubbers there are hiking opportunities in the Ranchita Mountain range and Nacapule Canyon. There are stretches in the canyon where its massive walls narrow to a few feet apart. If golfing is more to your pace, check out Club de Golf and its 18-hole championship course. There is excellent, year round fishing in the Sea of Cortez. The summer catch includes marlin, sailfish, dorado (mahi

mahi) and tuna. It is also possible to rent jet skis and kayaks to do some coastal exploring on your own. As spectacular as that might be, it’s what lies below the surface that is truly amazing. To swim with the 800 species of fish in the sea, there are SCUBA and snorkeling rentals, classes and tours. You can also book a seat on a dolphin, whale and orca viewing vessel. Ocean Sports of San Carlos should meet all of your water recreation needs. For accommodations, you can pamper yourself at the San Carlos Desert Bay Hotel & Resort or the Los Jitos Hotel and Spa. Both offer luxurious rooms and royal treatment. Visiting San Carlos is as easy as it is enjoyable. It may not be part of our state, but it is part of our state of mind. Club de Golf, 011-52-622-226-1102 Ocean Sports, 011-52-622-226-0696 Los Jitos Hotel and Spa, 011-52-622-226-0092 San Carlos Desert Bay Hotel & Resort, 1-800-500-2040

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Walk along the peaceful beaches Relax at the pool Read a book to the sound of the waves
• 128 Beach View Room • A/C in Rooms • Jacuzzi • Satellite TV • Outside Bar • Restaurant •Swimming Pool • Happy Hour • Live Music USA Toll Free: 1-800-569-1797 México Toll Free: 1-888-232-8142 Phone from USA: (011-52-638) 383-2586 or 383-2199
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Your satisfaction is our #1 goal! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns
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SOUTH Ajo Shadow Ridge RV Resort 431 N 2nd Ave 520-387-5055 125 spaces, full hookups including cable, phone available (each space), club house and fitness center, tiled restroom and showers, 2 laundry rooms, shuffleboard, pool tables, holeyboard, nature trail, park models for sale, Sedona’s available, TL rated. Benson Butterfield RV Resort 251 S. Ocotillo 520-586-4400 173 large full hook-up sites w/satellite, cable, large clubhouse. Computer friendly, showers, laundry, LP gas, swimming pool and spa. No age limit. Pets welcome. Walk to shopping and restaurants. Park model sales and rentals. GOLF PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Exit 304 from I-10, go south through stoplight, left behind Safeway Store. Pato Blanco Lakes & R V Resort 635 E. Pearl 520-586-8966 104 RV pull thru sites, phone-electricwater-sewer hook-ups, clean-out station, laundry, CATV, LP Gas, recreation hall, game room, swimming, handiaccess, organized activities, modem friendly, restrooms, showers, plus pet allowed! Clifton North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-4146 New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, 11 sewer, dump station, handicap friendly, showers, restrooms, landscaped, pets ok. Located on the banks of the San Francisco River in the historic mining town of Clifton and the south end of the Coronado Trail. Mild year round climate. Quiet setting. Huachuca City Mountain View RV Park 99 W. Vista Lane 520-456-2860 96 RV sites. Full hookups. Bath houses with showers and laundry, modem hookups, pay phones, clubhouse, cable TV, pet allowed.

Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82 520-457-2584 877-316-6714 102 HUGE pull-through lots with full hook-ups. We love pets! Large rec room with kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts and more! Pool, spa, and BBQ. Miles of hiking / riding / biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, AAA members welcome. Very competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40’ x 80’) sites with FHU w/cable-20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rooms, showers, modem friendly, propane, and many more amenities. Wonderful views, See our Ad in this issue. Marana A Bar A RV Park 6015 Tangerine Farms Rd 520-682-4332 85 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse with kitchen, laundry, restrooms and showers. Sierra Vista Pueblo Del Sol RV Resort 3400 Resort Dr. 520-378-0213 55+. No tents, pop-ups or pick-up campers. 224 full hook-ups. showers, restrooms, laundry. Clubhouse, exercise room, outdoor pool and spa, restaurants and convenience store within walking distance. Pets welcomed! Spectacular mountain views, park models for sale or lease. Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St. 520-457-3573 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones. Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl. 520-883-4771 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting. Rincon Country West RV Resort 4555 S. Mission Road 520-294-5608 1101 RV sites, 55+, no tents, city water, modem hu/office, SATV. Restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, spa, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, & planned activities.

“One of the West Valley’s Best Kept Secrets”
Saddle Mountain RV Park is located approximately 45 minutes west of metropolitan Phoenix in Tonopah, situated in the beautiful Sonoran Desert surrounded by several mountain ranges. Maximum winter temperatures are in the 60 & 70 degree range making it the perfect “winter haven.” Saddle Mountain RV Park was originally built in 1979, but has since been under new ownership and a whole new face has been put on the park. Newly enlarged, this 344-space park has complete hook-ups at all sites with 30/50-amp service including telephone lines to all sites. Our oversized spaces easily accommodate large rigs with slide-outs and vehicles in tow. All of the roads are paved which makes it great for those morning or evening walks. Our park is landscaped with hundreds of palm trees, cactus, yellow lantana and bright red bougainvillea. Our amenities consist of horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball, tennis courts, swimming pool, large NEW laundry facility and a NEW activity center. If you don’t feel like cooking, then come join us this winter for our pot-luck dinners, hamburgers & hotdogs, homemade biscuits & gravy or bring your own bowl & spoon for our delicious stew & cornbread dinners. Get ready to meet some new friends along with our friendly staff while enjoying a game of pool or playPR OF ILE

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ing in one of our dart tournaments. The Tonopah area offers hiking, bird watching, rock hunting and other scenic and recreational opportunities. Visitors can choose from three wilderness areas or hike along Saddle Mountain. Nearby BLM land is available for 4-wheelers and sand rails. Each year the community holds an annual Spring Fling, Fourth of July celebration and a Winter Carnival. Within 35 minutes drive you’ll find the Phoenix International Raceway, which hosts Indy Car & NASCAR races, golf courses, the Goodyear Market Place & Swap Meet, movie theatres, major shopping and popular restaurants. You may want to take a day trip to Wickenburg, Quartzsite, Yuma or even San Luis and Algodones, Mexico, port of entry communities where shopping is very popular. At the end of the day enjoy the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine and when darkness falls be prepared for skies so bright with stars that you will want to reach up and touch them. For more information, email us at, call 623-386-3892 or visit our website at We are located at 3607 N. 411th Avenue, PO Box 146, Tonopah, AZ 85354. Saddle Mountain RV Park can be easily accessed from Interstate 10, exit 94 (411th Avenue) then south on 411th Avenue 1⁄2 mile to park.

South 40 RV Ranch 3600 W. Orange Grove Rd. 520-297-2503 224 spaces, heated pool, hot tub, rec room, library, modem hook-up, ecercise room, shower houses. Social activities during fall/winter. Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 520-574-5000 From Jct. of I-10 and Kolb Rd. (Exit 270), S. 0.5 mi. on Kolb Rd. (L). 1,576 full hookup sites with patios, includes back-ins, big rig sites, and 100 foot pull thrus, modern hu/site. Telephones available at sites. Restrooms and showers, dump, security, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, food service. Heated pools, spa, rec hall, activities, 9hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts, 36 room Inn, Day Spa, Massage Center, and planned activities.

Western Way RV Resort 3100 S Kinney 520-578-1715 300 RV sites, 55+, no tents, city water, modem, restrooms & showers, public phone, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, game room, planned activities. Willcox Grande Vista MH & RV Park & Self-Storage 711 Prescott Ave. 520-384-4002 34 spaces. Full hookups. Mobile home rentals and self-storage. Pets allowed. No age restriction. Cable TV, internet hookup, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicapped access, dump station, rec hall, heated pool.

• Near Kartchner Caverns • Birdwatcher’s Paradise • All Amenities • Large Recreation Building • WiFi • Pool & Spa

To Tucson EXIT 32 mi
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COLORADO RIVER REGION Bullhead City River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave. 928-754-2121 We offer 132 spaces for the value conscious traveler. Utilities and cable are free, as well as the heated pool, rec hall, exercise room, games, clean showers and restrooms, and outside picnic area. Horseshoes and mini golf are also free. Laundry facilities, phones, vending machine, ice machines and propane service is available at a small cost. 30 and 50 amp service. Free email service is available in the office. Silverview RV Resort 1501 Gold Rush Rd. 928-763-5500 151 sites. Clubhouse, convenience store, pools, spas, laundry, views of river and casinos, full hookups with TV and phone available. High speed interenet available. Camping and tent areas. Pets and children welcome. Hope Ramblin Roads RV Resort 60650 E. Hwy. 60 928-859-3187 178 full hookup RV spaces. Laundry, showers, restrooms, telephone hook-up available, recreational facilities, minimart, gas/diesel/propane. 18 hole desert golf course. Shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green.

Lake Havasu City Havasu RV Resort 1905 Victoria Farms Rd. 928-764-2020 NEW!! Opening January 2004. Views of lake and mountains. 169 oversized lots for purchase or rent. Spacious Clubhouse with many amenities and large covered patio adjacent to game area. Heated pool and jacuzzi overlook the 9 hole putting green with water feature. We have it all including 100 amps, big rig sites, internet hookups, and pet friendly. Our city caters to our RV visitors. Many activities including a new senior center are in town. Quartzsite Desert Sunset RV Park 480 W. Central Blvd 928-927-6433 Two locations next door to each other. Pets allowed. LP gas, rec/card room, laundry, library, picnic area, resident planned activities. 30 min. from Casino. Rates 670/yr. Wellton Pioneer RV Park 28595 E. County 11th 928-785-3579 320 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Laundry, satellite and cable TV, heated pool and spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, telephone, large rec hall. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.

Yuma Bonita Mesa R.V. Resort, L.L.C. 9400 N. Frontage Road 928-342-2999 470 spaces, No age restrictions, CATV, LP Gas, Showers, Handi-access, Internet Hook-up, Rest Rooms, Game Room, Laundry facilities, & Rec hall. Caravan Oasis Resort 10500 E. Frontage Road 928-342-1480 460 RV sites. Pets allowed. Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry. Cocopah RV & Golf Resort 6800 Strand Ave 928-343-9300 QUIET! 806 gravel spaces with concrete patios away from highway and RR noise. A 55+ park, allows pets, internet/cable hook-up, LP service and laundry. Has FT Activity Dir, rec hall, craftshop, wood shop, shuffleboard, tennis, horseshoes, 18-hole golf, and the BIGGEST pool in Yuma. Las Quintas Resort 10442 E. Frontage Road 877-975-9005 928-305-9005 460 RV sites. Age restrictions, pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hookups, red hall, game room, restrooms, showers, handicapped access, laundry.
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Sun Vista RV Resort 7201 E. Hwy 80 928-726-8920 Located off of I-8 exit 7/Araby Road.1230 RV spaces complete with Indoor/outdoor heated pools and Jacuzzi. Ammenities include Cable TV, LP Gas, Showers, Handicap Access, rec/game hall, internet hookup and more. no pull throughs Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E. 32nd St. 928-342-2992 1075 sites. Laundry, showers, restrooms, 3 par 9 hole golf course, pro shop, activity office, library, email station, craft room, billiard room, lounge, ballroom, fitness center, shuffleboard court, volleyball court, cafe. NORTH Camp Verde Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320 From I-17 (exit 287) east on Hwy. 260 9 miles. Entrance on left after bridge. Extra large, level, shaded pull thrus and back ins; big rig sites; meticulously clean, well landscaped Full hook ups 20-30-50-amp, new laundry, spa, showers, restrooms, modem friendly, LP gas, on running creek. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Pinetop Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260 928-369-7400 258 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 600 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.

Free Camping & RV Resources
• Near Canyon de Chelly National Monument is Cottonwood Campground, just 1/2 mile south of the Visitor Center. There are 104 RV and tent sites available on a first come, first served basis. Facilities are open from April to October and there are flush toilets, picnic tables and drinking water available. No fee required to stay here. Adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge on the North Kaibab Trail. Chinle, Arizona • Unless posted, many Wal-Mart stores allow RVers to spend the night for free in their parking lot. Please look for signs indicating otherwise. • Sedona/Cottonwood Area - There is government land located between Sedona and Cottonwood that permit up to two weeks for RVers and campers to stay in the middle of desert range land with the occasional cattle herds crossing. Dump stations and groceries are available in nearby Cottonwood. • Globe - Apache Gold Casino, 7 1/2 miles east of Globe on Highway 70 permits free overnight parking in the parking lot. The RV Park charges a fee; there is a dump station available there. • Kayenta - Free camping is available at Navajo National Monument, located only 30 miles from Kayenta. The primitive campsite has 30 paved sites to accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. Facilities are limited but offer a bathroom and drinking water. • Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot. • Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.

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Show Low Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St. 928-537-4611 www.apollopropertiescom/waltners Full hookups, Recreation Hall, age restriction, showers, activities Venture In RV Resort Winslow Meteor Crater RV Park 928-289-5898 I-40 Exit 233, 35 mi. east of Flagstaff 71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, public phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground. CENTRAL Apache Junction Gold Canyon RV & Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 480-982-5800 754 RV sites, full hookups. Age restrictions, electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, wireless internet available. LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, billiard room, recreation hall, classrooms, swimming, handiaccess, organized activities, computer lab, modem friendly, restroom, showers, sauna, & steam room. 9 hole golf course and golf shop. Ironwood Mobile Home Park 1280 N. Ironwood Dr. #44 480-982-3413 61 RV sites, full hookups. Clubhouse with patio, spa, and BBQ. Billiards room, restrooms, shower, laundry and kitchen. Swimming pool. La Hacienda RV Resort 1797 W. 28th Ave 480-982-2808 280 RV sites, 5 star rated, large pool, 2 spas, large auditorium, laundry, shower area, pool room, game room, library, computer room, music room, room for sewing and ironing, silversmith shop, lapidary, carpentry, craft rooms for ceramics, wood carving, oil painting and stained glass. In park satellite system, close to several golf courses, hiking, outdoor activities
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Park Place East RV Resort 146 N. Merrill Rd. 480-986-2378 173 sites, full hookups. Pool hall, laundry room, rec hall, shuffleboard, horseshoes, restrooms, showers. Pets with some restrictions, age restrictions. Rock Shadows Travel Trailer 600 S. Idaho Rd 480-982-0450 55+, Jct of Hwy 60 & Idaho Rd (exit 196), N 1.8 mi on Idaho. Pet rstctns, no tents, avail spaces: 120 gravel, patios, backins (35x38), 120 full hookups. Restrms/showers, pets OK, CATV, LP Gas, clean-out station, internet ready, game rm, public phone, security, laundry. Heated pool, spa, rec hall & activities. Shiprock RV Resort 1700 W. Shiprock St. 480-505-1300 120 sites. Full hookups. Handicap access, 7,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, billiards room, library, computer access, kitchen, restrooms, showers, laundry, swimming pool, spa, BBQ area, putting green, cable tv, dump station and Scheduled activities. Sunrise RV Resort 1403 W. Broadway Ave. 480-983-2500 501 RV spaces, full hookups. Age restrictions. Full hookup units only - 24 ft. length unit minimum. Modem hookup. Laundry, exercise room, library, woodshop, billiard room, game & craft room. Tennis, shuffleboard and pickleball courts. Recreation hall. Planned activities. Heated pool and hot tub. Pets allowed in pet area. Superstition Lookout Travel Trailer 1371 E 4th Ave 480-982-2008 192 RV spaces, pets allowed, age restriction, cable tv, game & rec room, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, gas available, dump station, internet hook-up and handicap access

Black Canyon City Rivers Edge Rv Park 18801 School House Rd. 623-374-9448 Age restriction, 59 spaces, pets allowed, cable TV, LP gas weekly. Casa Grande Leisure Valley RV Park 9985 N Pinal Ave 520-836-9449 800-225-2134 125 RV sites, 55+, 20, 30 & 50 amp receptacles, laundry, rest rooms, Pets Allowed, CATV, LP Gas delivered, showers, public phone, patios, cleanout station, internet, Handi-access. Club House with large screen TV, game room, pavillion, swim pool, spa, horseshoes, rec hall, & planned activities. No tents. Open all year. Big rigs welcome. Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd 520-421-7000 1600 RV sites, active adult (55+), luxury resort. All amenities - 18 hole golf course, pro shop, heated pool, spa, clubhouse, baseball diamond, rec hall, lawn bowling, 8 tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards, exercise room, game room, crafts rooms, computer center, wireless internet access, planned activities. Gravel sites, patios, full hookups (30/50 amps), city water, CATV, laundry, 24 hour security. El Mirage Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort 11201 N. El Mirage Rd. 623-583-0464 1075 site. Full hookups. 95 mobile home sites. In-park manager, social director, elegant club house with lounge, library and billiards, 18 hole Fuzzy Zoeler championship golf course, driving range and putting green, rec center, 2 jacuzzis and 2 saunas, large swimming pool, lawn bowling green, tennis and shuffleboard.

Mesa Good Life RV Resort 3403 E. Main St. 480-832-4990 1163 RV sites, age restrictions, pet restrictions, 50 rental units, patios, full hookups, city water and sewage, cable TV available, restrooms, showers, public phone, laundry, security. 2 heated pools and spas, shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green, tennis courts, rec hall, computer lab, health club, silversmith, lapidary and ceramics, library, pool hall, weekly entertainment and dances. Post office on site. Towerpoint Resort 4860 East Main 480-832-4996 1111 RV sites, 55+, pets allowed, handicap access, high-speed internet access, restrooms & showers, cable TV, dump station, public phone, laundry, 2 pools, adults room, shuffleboard, horseshoes, game room, rec hall, tennis courts Phoenix Desert’s Edge RV Village 22623 N. Black Canyon Hwy. 602-789-6903 888-633-7677 210 RV sites, full hook-ups (30/50 amps) No age restrictions! Pet restrictions, no tents, gravel, patios, city water, modem hu/office. Restrooms & showers, ATM, laundry, public phone, limited RV supplies, LP gas. Satellite TV, heated pool, spa, rec hall, game room, & planned activities. Red Rock Picacho Park RV Resort P.O. Box 11 520-466-7841 I-10 Exit 219 312 spaces, pets allowed, gas available, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, dump station, handicap access, internet hook-up @ office, game and recreation hall.

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San Carlos Apache Gold RV Park P.O. Box 1210 928-475-7800 60 sites, full hookups. Pets welcome! Cable TV, showers, laundry, heated pool and jacuzzi, within walking distance of the casino Tempe Apache Palms RV Park 1836 E. Apache Blvd. 480-966-7399 80 spaces, full hook-ups, no age restrictions on indiviudals but only 4 people per RV allowed, accept pets with restrictions (please call for more information), no tents, most sites have patios, elite sites offer immediate phone service on arrival, picnic tables and grills. Modem station at office, big-rig friendly, restrooms with showers, laundry room, heated pool and spa, reservations accepted, centrally located in the heart of Tempe with city bus access at gate. Tortilla Flats Canyon Lake Marina and Campground 16802 N. E. HWY 88 602-944-6504 31 Paved Rv Sites,13 With Electric and Water.Dump Station on property. 19 Tent Sites,9 On The Water Pets Allowed, Showers, Restrooms, Restaurant,Camp store, Boat Rental Tour Boat,Boat Slips available on the lake. Open all year. Reservations Recommended Wickenburg Horspitality RV Resort 51802 Hwy 60 928-684-2519 Huge sites with patios, rec room, TV room, data port, copy and fax service, propane, movie rental, laundry, restrooms, hot showers, phones, horse boarding, pet friendly, playground CALIFORNIA Big River Big River RV Park P.O. Box 2398 760-665-9359 Located off of Hwy. 62, Rio Mesa exit w/182 sites, pets allowed, CATV, showers, internet hook-up, rest rooms, laundry, rec hall, horseshoe pit, beach & picnic area. All sites on grass with launch ramp on the Colorado River just six miles west of Parker, Arizona. Activities during the winter: dinners, games, crafts, casino bus trips to Laughlin and more. El Centro Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd. 760-352-7061 500 sites. Cable TV, cafe, country store, heated pool and spa, laundry room, shuffleboard, library, clubroom, billiards room, golf course and golf shop, horseshoes, lakes

Desert Trails RV and Golf Resort 225 Wake Ave. 760-352-7275 404 sites. Full hookups. Pool, spa, horseshoes, shuffleboard, restrooms, laundry Hemet Mountain Valley RV Park 235 South Lyon Ave. 909-925-5812 171 sites, full hookups. Beautifully maintained park with pool, spa, billiards, two clubhouses and fireside room. 10 golf courses within 30 minute drive. Groups welcome. Voted “Best Large RV Park 2001” Needles Blackstone RV Park 3299 Boundary Cone Rd. 928-768-3303 www.bullheadcityaz/ 136 sites. Full hookups, 30/50/20 AMP service on all sites, patios on all sites. Paved interior roads, clubhouse, laundry, mini-market, propane. Newport Beach Newport Dunes Waterfront RV Resort 1131 Back Bay Dr. 949-729-3863 www. 406 sites. Full hookups, 12 cottages. 75 acres with 25 acre lagoon, marina, pool. Activities, restaurant, market, laundry, showers. Palm Desert Emerald Desert Golf & RV Resort 76-000 Frank Sinatra Drive 800-426-4678 760-345-4656 Sammi 592 full hookups. Max. 50’. AMP:50 Exclusively for the sophisticated RV lifestyle. Lush 9-hole Executive golf course; clubhouses, fitness center, tennis courts, pools, spas & onsite activities are exceptional features. Groups welcome - meeting rooms available. RV storage available

Palm Springs Happy Traveler RV Park 211 W. Mesquite Ave. 760-325-8518 130 full hookups. 42’ max. AMP: 50. The only RV park in the heart of Palm Springs. Heated swimming pool / hot tub. Paved sites. Cable TV, mature landscaping. Restrooms, showers, public phones, laundry, limited RV supplies. Planned activities, walk to shops, restaurants, casino. Resv. rec. COLORADO Bayfield Blue Spruce RV Park 1 875 Country Road 500 970-884-2641 Open May 1 to Oct 1. Heavily wooded full hookup RV sites. Cabin and trailer rentals. Laundry room, showers, LP Gas. Convenient limited cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Park model sales. Cortez Cortez / Mesa Verde KOA Kampground 27432 E. Hwy. 970-565-9301 800-562-3901 100 units, RV Sites, all pull-thrus. 50 amp. service. Kamping Kabins. Indian teepees. Playground & spa. Deluxe tent sites. 2 laundry rooms, swimming pool, KOA Gold Rated. Credit cards accepted.

Dolores Outpost RV Park 1800 Central Ave. 970-882-7271 16 sites. On river, fishing, laundry, picnic area, restaurant nearby, 50 amp service, TV. Credit cards accepted. Durango Alpen - Rose RV Park 27847 Hwy. 550 N. 970-247-5540 108 sites, 30/50 amps AAA, AARP and Good Sam discounts. Big rig sites, heated swimming pool, game room, Internet access, laundry, breakfast 7 days a week, lounge/rec center, full bathrooms with showers, volleyball, tetherball, putt-putt, basketball, pavilion, fishing pond, convenience store, movie rentals. Junction Creek Campground Hwy 550 via 25th St. 970-375-0385 34 sites. 3 miles west of Durango, elevation 7,300 feet. All sites have picnic tables, fire grates, and access to water. Some RV size sites. Az Tourist News is distributed statewide at participating JB’s Restaurants.

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Casa Grande - I-10 exit 200 Petro Truck Stop 5235 N. Sunland Gin Rd., 520-836-3983 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee. ATM/Check Cashing, 14 showers, travel and convenience store, mail services, internet kiosks, arcade, movie theater, laundry room, lighted parking, phones. Eloy - I-10 exit 208A Flying J Travel Plaza 16189 S. Sunshine Blvd., 520-466-9205 Convenience store, The Cookery Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms, laundry, arcade, showers. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Latham St., 623-936-1118 Convenience store, The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. Laundry and shower. Tonopah - I-10 exit 103 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1010 N. 339th Ave., 623-386-6443 Country Fare Restaurant, Subway, Pizza Hut. Parking, showers, travel store, phones, lounge, game room, laundry. Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms, laundry, game room, TV room. I-40 Exit 66 Petro Truck Stop Blake Ranch Road, 928-757-2799 Iron Skillet Restaurant, deli with premium coffee, Pizza Hut Express, Baskin Robbins. travel/convenience store, filling station, ATM/check cashing, showers, video game arcade, movie theater, laundry room, AT&T/SmartStop phones, mailing services, internet kiosks, lighted parking.

Winslow - I-40 exit 255 Flying J Travel Plaza 400 Transcon Lane, 928-289-2081 Country Market Restaurant. ATM, phone rooms.

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Tucson - I-10 exit 268 TTT Tucson Truck Terminal, Inc. 5451 Benson Highway, 520-574-0050 Convenience store, deli, Hi-Way Chef Restaurant, CB shop, gift shop, barber/beauty shop, massage clinic, post office, Western Union, RV dump, propane. Rio Rico - I-19 exit 12 Pilot Travel Center #279 520-377-0001 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store. Willcox - 1-10 exit 340 Rip Griffin Travel Center 1501 Fort Grant Rd., 520-384-5311 Minh Chinese, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking, repair shop, RV dump.

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Minutes From: • National Forest • Museums • Golf Course • Casino • Antique Shop • Lake

Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Showers and laundry. Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Flying J Travel Plaza 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 The convenience store, The Cookery

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APACHE JUNCTION Gold Canyon RV and Golf 7151 E. US Highway 60 877-465-3226
Electric, water and sewer hookups, laundry, snack bar, pets OK, CATV, LP gas, instant phone hook-up, internet, game room, recreation hall, swimming.


CASA GRANDE Palm Creek Golf & Resort 1110 N. Hennes Blvd, 520-421-7000
1089 RV sites, 55+, no tents, gravel, patios, full hookups, (30/50amps), city water, modem h/u site, CATV, restrooms & showers, security, public phone, laundry, heated pool, spa, adult’s room, horseshoes, shuffleboard & rec hall, game room, planned activities.

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Fredonia 389 89A Jacob Lake Page 89A 89 98 67 Supai North Rim Grand Canyon Village Tusayan Cameron 64 89

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Rainbow Bridge N.M. Navajo N.M. 564 Kayenta


Monument Valley Tribal Park 160 191


CLIFTON Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146
Camping and RV spaces, pull thrus, dump station, showers.

Mexican Water 160 160 Teec Nos Pos 64

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DEWEY Orchard RV Ranch 11250 E. Hwy. 69 928-772-8266 800-352-6305
402 RV sites, 55+, 290 pull-thrus (35x45), 315 full hook-ups, 30/50 amps, CATV, city water, modem hu/office, restrooms & showers, public phone, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, LP gas. Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, horseshoes, rec hall, & game room.

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EHRENBERG River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641
Rrec room, handicapped access, pool, spa, restrooms, showers, full hookups, cable. Open year round.

Lake Mohave Laughlin 68

Dolan Springs 66 93 Peach Springs 66 Seligman

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FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400,
258 spaces, no age restrictions, pets allowed, satellite TV, LP gas, showers, handicap access, dump station, internet hook-up, restrooms, laundry, recreational hall. Adjacent to Hon-Dah Resort Casino featuring 600 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.

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HUACHUCA CITY Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 MESA Fiesta RV Resort 3811 E. University Dr., 480-832-6490 877-506-0071
336 full hookups, 23 pull-throughs, Cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, recreational facilities, library, shuffleboard, horseshoes, billiards, driving cage, ceramics, heated pool & spa, and golf nearby.

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RED ROCK Picacho Park RV Resort I-10 Exit 219, 520-466-7841,
312 spaces, pets allowed, gas available, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, dump station, handicap access, internet hook-up @ office, game and recreation hall.

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TOMBSTONE Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417 TONOPAH Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N. 411th Ave. 623-386-3892


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New expanded. 342 sites, 62 pullthrus, 20-30-50 amps, full hookups w/phone connections. 213 sites w/patios. Newly enlarged laundry/new machines, new activity center (modem), clean restrooms & showers, pool, tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes and shuffleboard, RV storage, LP gas, ice, public phones, dump station. Very competitive prices! Pet Friendly.

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TUCSON Vista Del Rey Mobile Home Park 3405 N. Romero Rd., 520-888-1707 866-847-8777, YUMA Westwind RV 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. • 866-440-2992 WINSLOW Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35mi east of Flagstaff. 928-289-5898, 800-478-4002
71 gravel sites, 71 pull-thrus (30x60), big rig sites, tent sites, modem hu/office, restrooms, showers, clean-out station, security, phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground.




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Mancos A&A Mesa Verde RV Park and Campground 34979 Hwy. 160 970-565-3517 71 sites, 4 cabins. Family campground, 38 acres, cabins, pull-thrus, tenting, groups, hot tub, mini-golf, rec. hall, wagon ride fossil hunt, pet sitting, store, showers, laundry, 2 playgrounds. Credit cards accepted, senior discount. Mesa Verde RV Resort 35303 U.S. Hwy. 160 970-533-7421 Formally Mesa Verde Kampark. 48 sites and growing! Under new ownership, 3/4 mile from entrance of Mesa Verde National Park on highway 160. 20, 30 and 50 amp hookups. Several pull-thru sites. Heated pool, 2 spas, laundry facilities, restrooms, pets welcome. High speed internet available at 20 sites. LP gas. Good Sam members, AAA, and AARP discounts. 3rd night free. Credit cards accepted. Come see the beautiful view of Mesa Verde from your own RV site! Towaoc Sleeping Ute RV Park 3 Weeminuche Drive 970-565-6544 63 sites. Relax and stay close to the Casino. The RV park offers full hookups as well as spa, recreation room, laundry, showers, cable and convenience store. Credit cards accepted, senior discount, handicapped accessible. MEXICO Hermosillo, Sonora Kino Bay R.V. Park P.O. Box 857 011-52-662-2420216 200 Full Hookups, beachhfront location. Laundry, propane, fax services, ice, RV supplies, currency exchange, fishing tackle/cleaning house, hot water showers, bilingual staff, dump station, handicap access and internet hookup at office

San Carlos NVO.Guaymas El Mirador RV Park Parcela 43 Carretera Al Mirador 011-52-622-227-0213 Rates Include:Taxes, Sewer, Water, Electric 30 AMP, Cable T.V, Extra Wide Spaces, Swimming Pool/Hot Tub, Tennis Courts, Rec. Room, Showers, Night Security,Free Internet Access, Restaurant & Laundry Available NEW MEXICO Anthony El Paso - West RV Park 1415 Anthony Dr. 505-882-7172 103 sites. Full hookups. We offer security, laundry facilities, cable TV, recreation room, handicap accessible restroom and showers, limited groceries and RV supplies, public phone and modem friendly, horseshoes, shuffleboard. Carlsbad Carlsbad KOA 2 Manthei Road 505-457-2000 100 sites on 22 acres. Full hookups. Hot tub, playground, live bait & fishing supplies, restrooms, laundry, clubhouse. Deming Roadrunner RV Park 2849 E. Motel Drive 505-546-6960 83 sites, full hookups. Indoor hot tub and pool, laundry, showers, store, cable TV, RV storage & propane. El Prado Monte Bello RV Park 24819 US Hwy. 64 505-751-0774 19 sites, full hookups. Convenience store, pavilion, horseshoes, playground, picnic tables, tent sites, dump station, pet walk, walking trails. Bathrooms, showers, laundry, handicap access and internet hookup Elephant Butte Lake Lakeside RV Park 107 Country Club Rd. 505-744-5996 52 full hook-up sites,Big rig level sites available, up to 90’ long,20/30/50 Amp service,Daily, weekly, monthly rates,Phone hook-ups for monthly stay, Cable TV / 32 Stations, Modem Friendly, Covered Patio, picnic tables and BBQ grill under patio

Faywood Faywood Hot Springs Campground 165 Hwy 61, HC 71, 505-536-9663 1200-acre private ranch, 4 cabins w/full bath, kitchenette, heat&AC, 17 RV sites, 11 w/full hook-up, tent sites, overnight lodging teepee, dump station, shade area, group fire pit, BBQs, 2 horsehoe pits, hot springs pools, massage therapy, horseback riding & lessons Las Cruces Sunny Acres RV Park 595 N. Valley Dr. 505-524-1716 80 sites, full hookups. Clubhouse, showers, laundry, modem hookups, large park area. Good Sam, FFMCA, AAA, Passport America, Escapees discounts. Ruidoso Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout hwy. 37 505-336-7877 8 miles north of Ruidoso in a typical mountain and forest area, adjoining Lincoln National Forest. Private RV sites, full hook-up. TV and instant telephone connections. Max amp electricity. Indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, Internet Counter, game room, guest laundry. Santa Fe The Trailer Ranch RV Park 3471 Cerrillos Rd. 505-471-9970 Located in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. Full RV hookups, clean restrooms and showers, a laundry facility, an activity center, library, cable TV and city bus services to nearby plaza and shopping. A seasonal pool is also available. NEVADA Mesquite Desert Skies RV Resort 350 E. Hwy. 91 928-347-6000 Interstate 15, exit 122, 189 sites, full hookups, cable TV, restrooms, showers, laundry, clubhouse, heated pool & spa, planned activities, horseshoes, card & craft rooms, general store, paved streets, telephones & internet access

Laughlin Don Laughlin Riverside Resort 1650 S. Casino Drive 800-227-3849 702-298-2535 740 spaces, pets allowed, cable YV, lp gas, showers, rest rooms, handicap access, dump station, laundry and game room with arcade inside resort. RV guests have access to al Riverside Resort amenities UTAH Mexican Hat Burch’s RV Park PO Box 310-337 435-683-2221 7 sites. Full hookups. Laundry, restroom, showers, restaurant, store, located right on San Juan River. Monument Valley Goulding’s Monument Valley Resort & RV Park Box 360001 435-727-3225 Full hookups. 30/50 AMPS, paved interior roads, tent sites, modem hookup, satellite TV. Restrooms and showers, dump, laundry, groceries, RV supplies, heated pool, playground, lodge, dining, BBQ cabana. Virgin Zion River Resort 730 E. Hwy. 9 435-635-8594 Full hookups, 20/30/50 amp, concrete pads, paved roads, phone/modem lines, media room, snack bar, shuttle to park, convenience store, restrooms, pool and spa, kitchen, gift shop, laundry, game room, playground.

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