Arizona RV Travel Destinations

Known as the Grand Canyon state and the Copper State, Arizona is rich in geological wonderments and history.   There are many areas to explore in this amazing state and it is a favorite RV travel destination.    To whet your appetite, below is a list of Arizona’s 26 incredible national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreations areas and trails.

  • Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ
  • Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox, AZ
  • Coronado National Memorial, Hereford, AZ
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox, AZ
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument, Coolidge, AZ
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, Nogales, AZ to San Francisco, CA, AZ,CA
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area,  the Mojave Desert, AZ,NV
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, AZ
  • Navajo National Monument, Black Mesa, AZ
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail, AZ,CA,CO,NV,NM,UT
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
  • Parashant National Monument, Northern Arizona, AZ
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
  • Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia, AZ
  • Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, AZ
  • Tumacácori National Historical Park, Tumacácori, AZ
  • Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ
  • Walnut Canyon, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Yuma, AZ

Below we have listed some Arizona destinations we particularly enjoyed.  We have also included any RV parks, attractions and/or restaurants we would recommend.  Since owners and/or management can change, we cannot guarantee the same level of food/service/accommodations as we experienced so please check current reviews and recommendations.

Check often as we will be adding other destinations as I research back into my journals from previous trips and as we continue to travel and find new and interesting places to go.

Bisbee, AZ

> Queen Mines Tour –  After you have been dressed in mining lanterns, hats and slickers of the miners, you will be transported by a mine train deep into the mine.  This tour gives a good perspective of mining life.
> Shady Dell –  This RV park has restored vintage trailers you can rent for a stay.  It was fun to catch a glimpse of them after lunch at Dot’s Diner.
> Dot’s Diner –  Dot’s Diner is an original 1950’s diner made by the Valentine Manufacturing Company.  A fun retro diner to have breakfast or lunch.  (Update – Unfortunately, I have read that Dot’s Diner has closed.  What a shame!)

Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon, AZ –  For magnificent views, the Grand Canyon can’t be beat.  Some people will return to Grand Canyon multiple times at different times of year and different times of day to glimpse the different breathtaking views.

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, AZ –  Montezuma Castle is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America.  It is a 20 room apartment built into a cliff.

Ramsey Canyon Preserve Sierra Vista, AZ –   If you like birding, especially hummingbirds, the Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Sierra Vista provides a nature walk where you can see some of the 170 species of birds.

Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ –  Giant Saguaro, enormous cacti, populate the Saguaro National Park.  These majestic plants are only found in a small area of the U.S.  The park is outside of Tucson, Arizona.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ –  At Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, you will see the effects of the volcano that erupted between 1040 and 1100.  Take a walk on the Lava Flow Trail which winds through lava flows and cinder fields.

Tombstone, AZ –  I have to admit that I grew up with the old western TV shows so I love old west attractions.  This old west town is a lot of fun with shows and shootouts.  We took a stagecoach ride and the driver gave us some of the history of the buildings and town.  Don’t miss the shootout at the O.K. Corral!  The historical buildings are now home to many shops and restaurants.

 Recommended RV Park:  Tombstone Territories RV Resort – We loved this park and saw our first roadrunner.  One word of caution, they charged us extra for electricity which is not something we have encountered often.

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Yellowstone National Park is my favorite national park so far. There is such a variety of things to see at Yellowstone including wildlife and geological wonders. To fully appreciate the park, you will probably want to spend more than one day as the park is very large. Be sure to see Old Faithful geyser.


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