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Astronomy....................................................................................................33 Attractions..............................................................................................34-35 Az Tourist News Partners ..........................................................................47 Birdwatching ................................................................................................33 Casinos ..........................................................................................................37 Central Arizona..........................................................................................5-7 Colorado River Region ...................................................................................8 Contest ..........................................................................................................31 Events, Featured..........................................................................................24 July Events ..............................................................................................28 August Events.........................................................................................29 September Events .................................................................................30 A Month of Sundays.................................................................................31 Ongoing Events..........................................................................................31 Sports Events.............................................................................................32

Four Corners Region ................................................................................22-23 Globe/Miami....................................................................................................7 Grand Canyon ............................................................................................14-15 Guest and Dude Ranches .............................................................................42 Lodging............................................................................................................26 Mexico .............................................................................................................39 Native American Culture .......................................................................36, 38 Northland..................................................................................................9-17 Public Lands ..............................................................................................40-41 Rim Country .....................................................................................................6 RV Resorts & Campgrounds ...................................................................43-46 Statewide Map .........................................................................................24-25 Southern Az ...............................................................................................18-21 Tombstone......................................................................................................20 Travel Briefs - International, National & Regional....................................4 Tucson ..............................................................................................................19 Visitors Centers..............................................................................................47 White Mountains.......................................................................................12-13

Letter from the Publisher July in Arizona offers a mid-summer extravaganza of wonderful, colorful events. This month’s issue will guide you through the myriad of entertaining festivals that our state’s cities and rural areas bring you throughout the month. Also this July, the Office of Tourism will conduct the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Each year, over 300 Arizona tourism business people and officials gather to consider the state of the industry, review recent accomplishments, and discuss ideas and goals for the future. And this year, we all have reason to celebrate. Attempts to cut crucial funding and downsize Arizona’s Office of Tourism were unsuccessful - to the great benefit of tourism throughout our state. The theme of this year’s conference is “One Vision, One Voice, One Future.” Your Online Arizona Tourist Guide


by Steve Willis We have a whole bunch of new things in the works for the Az Tourist News web site ( Many of them will not be visible to you, our visitors, but will greatly enhance our ability to deliver the latest and greatest news concerning what is fun and educational to do and see in our beautiful state. One that is already in place is an upgraded search capability for quickly finding the pages containing the topics you are most interested in. Of the future changes the most visible will be a complete makeover of the “look and feel” of our web site, with new visuals as well as simplified and improved navigation. We also will be adding an online store for the purchase of TravelPacks, Tucson Attractions Passports, and subscriptions to our various publications. So keep coming back and checking us out - we’re just getting started and we’re already on a roll!

AZ Tourist News will be there, and we invite you to come visit us and learn how we make AZ Tourist News available to 160,000 readers every month. We plan to use this opportunity to encourage Arizona’s Office of Tourism to revise the manner in which they allocate matching promotional funds. The competitive bidding process on which they rely is, of course, a common model in the public sector. However, I believe it is contrary to the very purpose of public tourism funding, as well as this year’s conference theme of “One Vision, One Voice, One Future,” which calls for a cooperative, synergistic approach to promoting tourism in our state. I propose that, in the bidding process, AOT award credits to marketing plans which foster cooperation among neighboring local and regional communities. This will be a much more effective investment of our tax dollars, even as it will promote cooperation

AZ Tourist News FAST FACTS September 1997 Founded as Tucson Tourist News in Tucson by Anthony Venuti, Publisher, with a circulation of 50,000 readers. June 1998 evolved to AZ Tourist News with circulation reaching 125,000 readers. Expanded distributed throughout all of Az at over 1,000 locations including hotels, visitor centers, visitor destinations, etc. April 1999 - AZ Tourist News ON-LINE was established. Currently receiving over 500,000 verifiable hits monthly. Over 700 pages of information on Arizona destination travel. May 2001 AZ Tourist Visitor Center opens in Tanger Outlet Mall. Between Phoenix and Tucson on I-10 providing valuable and timely visitor information as needed 7 days a week. April 2002- AOT awards contract to AZ Tourist News to publish The Arizona Event Guide Quarterly. Published now 4 times a year, 10,000 glossy guides are made available to visitor centers, chambers, and cvb’s throughout the state. For more information or to advertise call 1-800-462-8705

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(One Vision, One Voice, One Future), helping us all make working together the order of the day, in a very practical way. Our hearts go out to the residents of Mt. Lemmon’s Summerhaven, as they are challenged by the recent fires. As a long-time resident of Tucson, I am proud to see Tucson citizens pulling together as a community to come to the aid of the victims of this fire. We at AZ Tourist News wish everyone affected by these tragic events all the best and eagerly anticipate the rebuilding and revitalization of this beautiful area. Our organization is committed to doing all that we can to help businesses and tourism venues in the area survive and thrive. Ciao,

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MAIN OFFICE -TUCSON Publisher/Editor Anthony Venuti Managing Editor Charlis McVey Art Director Alaena Hernandez Associate Editor Pam Marlowe Associate EditorTric Ortiz Travel Director Associate Editor Deb McQueen Associate Editor Jessica Fielding Travel Coordinator Listings Editor Kate Seymour Webmaster Steve Willis Distribution Jack DeRaps The Blue Ghost Submissions of Articles & Press Releases: Deadline July 15, 2003. Fax (520) 622-7275. Press releases, etc. are always welcomed. Az Tourist News, P.O. Box 5083, Tucson, AZ, 85703. (800) 462-8705 Toll Free (520) 624-2897, (520) 6227275 Fax, email, To reach an account executive, associate editor or to contact the editor or publisher, call (800) 462-8705. Any editorial portion of AZ Tourist News may not be duplicated without written permission from the Publisher. AZ Tourist News © 2003. 60,000 copies distributed monthly. Look for us at visitors centers, hotels, resorts, movie theaters, restaurants, major attractions, major events, and everywhere else in Arizona!

EVENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Due to the demand for listing events, we have set the following guidelines. We hope that these will clarify our criteria. 1. Space Availability: We simply cannot list all the events we receive. We reserve the right to select appropriate event listings and when space is tight, we will give first priority to those who partner with us. 2. Length: 25-30 words in length or 180 characters. This should include the necessary information such as event title, date, venue, brief description of event, admission and public contact number for further information. The name of the city is not included in the word count. 3. Type: Tourism / Visitor related... typically this leaves out charitable events and events that would draw from only the participants’ family, friends and like demographic reach, unless these have a particularly “western” or Arizona theme. Events submitted on line at or e-mailed to will be given priority consideration. We have limited staff to retype, fax for approval/proofing, etc. If you can help us help you, it will be in your best interest to do so, for the time we can save will encourage us to choose your events.

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OK, you’re ready to take a weekend break... or maybe you’re planning for your summer vacation. There are so many choices in this great state of ours, all promising a unique experience. There is one town that delivers with charm, character and distinctive appeal and that is Flagstaff! Surrounded by natural wonders, with world class attractions, festivals and cultural performances, Flagstaff offers something of interest to all visitors. Outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, culture vultures and day trippers just out to enjoy themselves all rave about this small town with big appeal. There are more than two hundred restaurants and plenty of affordable accommodations in Flagstaff. The town hums with energy and bustle. Those with a yen to shop will find gallery art, antiques, Native Americana and much more. Colorful night spots provide evening entertainment. While Flagstaff provides year-round enjoyment, the summer is especially rich in events of all types. Amerisuites, one of our cover sponsors, is the host hotel for the 6th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival on July 19. Bagpipe bands, athletic demonstrations including the caber toss, Scottish and Irish dancers, traditional foods and vendors of quality Celtic merchandise make this an event not to be missed. Amerisuites is providing a FREE

Shuttle Service to and from the festival at Thorpe Park. This All Suite Hotel is affordable and family friendly and offers a free Bountiful Breakfast Buffet. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool and 24 hr. Universal Fitness Center. Amerisuites is conveniently located close to many restaurants and shops. Other events during July and early August include the Flagstaff Indian Days Celebration, The Arboretum at Flagstaff’s free Open House, the Festival in the Pines with 150 country-wide juried artisans and entertainment, the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Navajo Marketplace, the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival with 100+ micro-brews, and the Southwest Renewable Energy Fair with the latest in green building and alternative fuel vehicles. One of the unique things about Flagstaff is that there is plenty to do whether or not a special event is on when you are visiting. The selection of top class attractions is quite astonishing for such a relatively small city and will keep you busy exploring for days. July is a great time to visit The Arboretum at Flagstaff. This is the peak of the wildflower season. Despite having

the highest elevation of any arboretum in the US with only 70 days in the growing season, some 2,500 species of plants grow here. See the ad below for a 2-for-1 admission. The Museum of Northern Arizona, recognized worldwide for its collection of Native American art, is celebrating 75 years of “Bringing the Colorado Plateau to the World.” Visitors can view exhibits relating to anthropology, biology, geology and fine art, as well as enjoy the summer Heritage Program. Another not-to-be-missed Flagstaff attraction is Lowell Observatory, founded in 1894. From this spot, the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930, and astronomical research continues today. On clear evenings peer through the historic telescope used by Percival Lowell. Day tours are also available. Part of the charm of any city is its history. Learn about turn-of-the-century Flagstaff at the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. The guided tour features original furnishings and personal items of the prominent Riordan family. Another kind of history can be explored along Route 66 where the Museum Club, an original roadhouse on the “Mother Road,” is still frequented by celebrities. Those looking to escape summer’s heat can take a cool day trip on the Scenic Skyride at the Arizona Snowbowl for spectacular views from 11,500 feet, or stay overnight at one of the 25 cozy cabins. Slightly further afield is one of Arizona’s most incredible sights - the

STATEWIDE AZ PAGE 3 Grand Canyon. Fly over this wonder of the natural world with Grand Canyon Airlines. Their roomy “Vistaliner” is a stable, powerful airplane delivering a smooth, quiet ride. With climate control, narration in 7 languages and the largest windows of any tour airplane in the world, this is a “once in a lifetime” experience. As you plan your Flagstaff vacation, consider the Radisson Woodlands Hotel with its 183 newly renovated sleeping rooms and elegant lobby adorned with Italian marble. A heated swimming pool, whirlpool spa, soothing steam room, sauna and fitness center are on the premises. The Woodlands Cafe and Lounge serves Continental cuisine, while Japanese dining can be found at the Sakura Restaurant and fresh Sushi Bar. Campers and Rv’ers will find a great choice in the Woody Mountain Campground and RV Park with its 148 large, tree-shaded sites, large pull-thrus and full hookups. There is a general store and Sandwich Shoppe, bath houses and hot showers, playground, video rental and the only outdoor heated pool at an RV site in the area. Woody Mountain is found at Exit 191 off I-40. For more details on Flagstaff events please see the listings on page 10. To learn more about the attractions or our sponsors, see their ads on the Flagstaff pages or call the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-842-7293. Cover photo credits: Flagstaff CVB, Lowell Observatory, Celtic Festival/Betsey Bruner, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and the Museum of Northern Arizona/Marinella.

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Burney Falls, California

Theatre Under the Stars in Vancouver

The “Eighth Wonder of the World”

BIO: Celeste Snavely is a Arizona winter visitor from California who enjoys RV travel, photography and basketball.

History of Paper Comes Alive Atlanta Museum Reveals the Story


The paper that we know today is so commonplace -it is hard to imagine life without it. Yet, the science of making paper and the cultural traditions and achievements extend over a period of at least 2,000 years. Those interested in learning about papermaking can trace its long and fascinating history at the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta. The museum features art and artifacts as well as historic photographs and documents. Highlights include Egyptian papyrus, European parchments, great wooden Chinese and Japanese papermaking vats, and many antique papermaking tools, such as molds, deckles, and brushes from Asia and Europe. The museum also contains a one-of-a-kind exhibition of exquisite watermarks, as well as examples of unique handmade papers, from delicate Japanese Washi paper to rare South Pacific tapa cloths made from bark.

Artifacts from the colonial period in America include handmade newspapers, colorful ream wrappers, and the first run of currency paper for the Continental Congress. For those interested in exploring other topics in papermaking, the museum also offers an array of workshops. Adult attendees can learn about Japanese bookbinding, collage papermaking, or pulp painting, for example. Admission to the museum is free, although a fee is charged for guided tours and workshops. The facility is open from 9-5 Monday through Friday. To get there take I-75/I-85 North to Exit 101 (Williams Street/10th Street). Turn left at exit light on 10th Street, go about 3/4 of a mile. Just after you cross Hemphill Ave, the parking entrance for IPST’s main location will be on your left. Parking is free. To learn more about the museum and its offerings, call 404-894-6663 or visit

Theatre represents a major cultural activity in Vancouver. The city has more than 30 professional groups and holds several major theatre festivals with performances held in some 21 venues. An all-time summer favorite is Theatre Under the Stars from July 17 August 22, 2003. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and sit back and enjoy professional live theatre under the stars in Stanley Park at outdoor Malkin Bowl. This year features Anne of Green Gables and The King and I. Sources for the theatre venues and companies, and other sources of theatre information are the Playwrights Theatre Centre or the Greater Vancouver


In a remote corner of California lies some of the grandest and most glorious the Golden State WRITER scenery has to offer. The Cascade Range, stretching from Washington to Northern California, is among the most potentially volatile real estate in the world. Anchoring the bottom of the chain is mystical Mt. Shasta and the still active Mt. Lassen. Halfway between these two towering mountains is the glittering panorama that is McArthurBurney Falls. President Theodore Roosevelt once called Burney Falls the “eighth wonder of the world.” It is a double frothy cascade thunderously tumbling into a deep blue pool. Rainbows dance at the bottom of the sepia colored cliffs from which individual ribbon-like rivulets flow like a liquid curtain of sheer delight. From this eye popping vision, Burney Creek flows down through a forest of Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Incense Cedar and mighty oaks emptying into the 9-mile long, 1-mile wide sky blue Lake Britton. Canoes and paddle boats are available for rent and an easy and wide boat launch is nearby. A roped off swimming area edges a shaded, sandy beach although no life guard is on duty so caution is urged. The altitude is around 3,200 feet and the temperature is between 80 to 90 during the summer months. Up near the Falls, 128 generous camp sites await. Modern restrooms and hot showers are available. A rustic cabin, built in 1934, has been restored and moved near the picnic area. Inside is an

artistic and interesting display of plants and wildlife in the park. There is a convenience store with a gift shop plus a snack bar located near the entrance. The Park aides and Rangers are friendly, warm and helpful. Numerous moderate well kept trails crisscross the Park as well as the Pacific Crest Trail which intersects the Park at the Fisherman’s Bridge. The Pacific Crest Trail is a complete odyssey starting at the Mexican border and continuing to the Canadian border. This area is dotted with quaint small towns brimming with big time charm. All are abundant with terrific restaurants and lodging. World class fishing awaits in the well known Pit River and Hat Creek. Romantic and historic McCloud is a short trip North. It is well known for its Shasta train excursions, the McCloud Falls and enchanting Victorian Bed & Breakfasts. The town of Fall River Mills boasts a championship golf course adjacent to the airport. The turn of the century Fall River Hotel offers fly-in packages whether you are interested in fishing, golf, camping or just enjoying this delightful and beautiful region. State Highway 299 is accessible from Redding off of Interstate 5 and meets State Highway 89 6 miles South of Burney Falls. All access roads are well marked. Don’t forget the camera!!! For more information contact the Siskiyou County Visitors’ Bureau at 530-926-3850 or visit these websites: or

Professional Theatre Alliance. For convenience, check out Tickets Tonight, an outlet offering tickets for the performing and visual arts, as well as sporting events, festivals and much more. Tickets Tonight is fashioned after similar outlets in major cities such as New York, London and Toronto, and features halfprice tickets that must be purchased inperson at the box office on the day of the performance. The ticket booth is located inside the Tourism Vancouver Tourist Info Centre at 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver. For more information visit .

Experience Namibia With Spiral Horn Tours & Safaris Highlights of this tour are the landscapes of Namibia, from the treacherous gorges of the Fish River Canyon in the south to one of Africa’s premier wildlife reserves in the north, the famous Etosha National Park. Habitats include the vegetated red dunes of the Kalahari Desert and the natural wonders of the southern Namib Desert with its magnificent dune belts as well as coastal areas such as Cape Cross Seal Reserve. We visit Twyfontein, meaning ‘doubtful spring’ - occupied for thousands of years with its spring attracting huge herds of game. The slopes of the area are strewn with boulders, all dotted with thousands of paintings and ancient engravings, a virtual open-air museum. Geological features in the area include the Organ Pipes, A CA FRIC LL A S


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angular columns of dolerite which are all part of Namibia’s rich natural history. A visit will also be made to the Petrified Forest. A special destination is Etosha National Park. The game and birds found here are typical of the savannah plains of Southern Africa. Herbivores include zebra, elephant, giraffe, eland, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and steenbok. Among the rarer species, black rhino and white rhino (recently introduced) are frequently seen. Larger felines are found such as the lion, leopard, cheetah and caracul. For more information contact Spiral Horn Tours & Safaris. Email: ; Web:

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Summer Nights in Scottsdale CH OIC ES

Relaxing by your hotel pool, shopping in one of Scottsdale’s exclusive malls or visiting one of the area’s museums are enjoyable ways to spend the not-so-cool summer days. Then, when the sun dips towards the horizon, Scottsdale offers unique ways to spend the summer nights. Restaurants offer a complete gamut of dining opportunities and the Old Town shopping district is a perfect place for a leisurely stroll. Plan to come for the yearround Thursday night ArtWalk or the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk on July 10 with gallery show openings, live music, prize drawings and food and drink samples, beginning at 6pm. Or, choose from a variety of performances at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Kerr Cultural Center and smaller venues such as the Desert Stages Theatre. Desert Stages Theatre offers entertainment for the entire family. Intimacy and interaction are created by the “theater-inthe-round” seating, placing audience members literally on the stage, surrounded by actors. An original rock opera for children, In the Kingdom of Clouds, takes place through July 27, and the musical Cabaret begins July 11 and runs through August 27. 480-483-1664 One of Scottsdale’s most famous attractions is the famous home of renowned

architect Frank Lloyd Wright. For a unique view of Taliesin West take the Friday evening “Night Lights on the Desert” tour. After sundown, the site takes on a luminous, jewel-like quality with the carpet of city lights spread out below. Visitors will view the fire-breathing dragon sculpture, the famous living room, the Cabaret Cinema and more. Spaces are linked by terraces, walkways and splashing fountains, all subtly lighted for night viewing. Friday nights only at 6:30, 7 & 7:30 pm. 480-860-2700 Another great place to spend the evening is the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, open until 9 pm. It’s a wonderland of miniature trains and buildings from Arizona’s past. Scale models of steam locomotives and diesel-electric engines offer daily rides. Kids will love the model trains, 1950 carousel and playground areas. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Pullman observation car. Built in 1928 and used extensively by Presidents of the era, it was the locomotive’s equivalent of “Air Force One.” FREE admission; rides are $1.00 (closed 1-4 pm weekdays). 480-312-2312 Scottsdale has it all: southwestern attitude and contemporary flair. Many hotels and resorts are offering great summer rates. Come enjoy! For more info contact the Scottsdale CVB at 800-877-1117.

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Summer Hours at Pioneer Village TE RR I ER TOR A IAL

Summer hours for the Pioneer Arizona Living History Village are now in effect from 9 am to 2 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. During the summer season, free trolley rides are being offered and old time western shoot-outs will be held daily. The Village contains 29 buildings (the largest collection of authentic territorial era buildings in the state), including a working blacksmith shop, three homes, Sheriff’s

office, a one room school, community church, dress shop, and a Critter Corral. A restaurant and gift shop is also open to the public. Pioneer Village is located right off I-17 at Pioneer Road, Exit 225, 1 mile North of Carefree Highway. Admission fees to the Village June through Sept are $7 adults, $6 seniors over 60, $5 students 6-18, $4 children 3-5. For more information visit the web site at or call 623-465-1052.

Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. Scottsdale, Arizona Recorded info: (480)860-8810


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



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Even on a Hot Day...

Mile-High Excitement

Fun Can Be Had in Apache Junction with off track betting fun at the Apache Greyhound Park or just an opportunity to enjoy an evening swim and quiet time viewing the changing colors of the mountains. Sunday morning is the time for an early morning hike in the Superstition Mountains. With trails originating at both Lost Dutchman State Park on Highway 88 and the Peralta Trailhead, Highway 60, the views one will witness are some of the most majestic in the state of Arizona. Hikes range from easy to very difficult and no hike should be taken lightly. Distances range from one-mile turn-arounds to a 17-mile trek along the base of the Superstitions. Old Mines, sheer cliffs, caves and petroglyphs can be found on any given trail. The entire family will enjoy Goldfield Ghost Town with exhibits, train ride, museum, restaurants and shops. Jeep tours and horseback rides also originate at the Ghost Town. Another option is a visit to Canyon Lake or Tortilla Flat, a thirty minutes drive east on Highway 88 along the historic Apache Trail. A nature cruise on a steamboat or lunch at a historic old stage stop, the Apache Trail can be a full day round trip or a couple hour turn around. For more information visit the web site at or call the Apache Junction C of C at 480982-3141 or 1-800-3141.

“Serenades” in Surprise

Make a Date to “Rock” at the West Valley Art Museum CO NC ER TS

Thursday nights are “rockin” at the West Valley Art Museum with “Surprise Serenades.” All concerts begin at 7 pm and the cost is $5 at the door Surprise residents and museum members are admitted free of charge. Docents will be on duty at 6:15 pm for gallery tours. The following is a schedule of upcoming events: July 24 The Four 50s - Great oldies August 21 Opus IV - The American string quartet, a romantic journey September 25 The Back Porch Band Bluegrass and Country

West Valley Art Museum Exhibitions for July include: Shoe Fetish: Selections from the Permanent Collection, June 3 - Aug 18 Contemporary African Artists: Gene Grigsby Collection, July 1 - Aug 31 A Birds Eye View: J. L. Wade Collection of State Birds, July 22 - Sept 7 Nature’s Way: Photography of Willis Peterson, July 22 - Sept 25

West Valley Art Museum is open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday and offers five exhibition galleries, a Museum Store, and Classic Café. For non-members: $5 adults, $2 students, 5 and under free. Located at Bell Rd. and 114th Ave. For more information please call 623972-0635.

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623-972-0635 Arizona Rim Country There is no better time to come up to Arizona Rim Country and enjoy the wonders of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Christopher Creek, and Star Valley. Every day is beautiful and all the nights are really cool. In fact, you should always bring a light sweater just in case you feel you are getting too chilly. Our centrally located region of Arizona is geared towards visitors and weekenders. We have two museums on the history of the region, a museum on archaeology and the oldest schoolhouse in Arizona. Zane Grey is extremely popular in our Rim communities because he wrote about half of his western novels about our revered way of life. Come see the most beautiful State Park in Arizona. Just eight miles north of Payson, the Tonto Natural Bridge will leave you in awe. It is a perfect place to hike for an hour, enjoy a picnic under a shady tree, chill out under the spray of the waterfall and, if you are lucky - photograph one of the herds of friendly javelina (boy, are they cute). Fishing is everywhere. There are rainbow trout in the creeks, in the seven lakes atop the Mogollon Rim and even in



30 minutes and miles away from the bad air and congestion of the city, the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas of the far east valley are a haven for the frazzled and hassled. A weekend won’t be near enough time, but it will give the visitor a taste of the great opportunities that reside in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains. Bring the family and know that there will be something for everyone to enjoy. All facets of lodging are available from resort weekends to economy digs. Travel east, west, north or south on Highway 60. At some point you will reach Apache Junction. Good food and great ambiance can be found with Italian, Mexican, and some great down home family fare. If you like Western music and dancing, Apache Junction has some great places to kick up your heels. Wake up early and take advantage of some of the best golf in the valley with great summer rates. There are four great golf opportunities ranging from a superb public course to the Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course at the Gold Canyon Resort, considered one of the best in the State. If the ladies in the family don’t golf, there are some great spas in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon with every service to pamper and gratify a woman’s whim. There is even a place to have a traditional English Tea after your spa treatment. Evening can again be parents’ night out

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Payson’s town lake, stocked with 425 pounds of Arizona-grown trout every three weeks. Bring your poles, or buy all of your supplies when you arrive, and get ready to fight a lunker or two. Horseback riding, llama hikes, rock hounding and Jeep tours await you. If taking walking tours of historic buildings is more your style, we have maps showing you where to go. We have maps pinpointing the many antique stores in our towns, too. The opportunities to have fun are endless here in Arizona Rim Country. When you are ready to rest, we have many hundreds of hotel, bed & breakfast and rustic lodge rooms available most every night of the week. Our restaurants serve tender prime rib, fabulous Italian dishes, spicy barbecue beef and delicious Mexican food, as well as fresh-made ice cream, luscious strawberry pie, and rich fudge candy to please your sweet tooth. For help with everything from reservations to a list of recreational opportunities, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 800-672-9766. Ask us and we will fax you information too.

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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park Apache Stronghold Golf Club Exploring Salado Culture in Globe same way as the ancient Salado did. You will find pottery and tools typical of the times in the reconstructed dwelling. There is also an excellent museum at the park where you can watch a video explaining the life of this past civilization. Then enjoy a walk through the exhibits of pottery, clothing, jewelry, tools and other artifacts found there. The museum’s collection of Salado pottery is the world’s largest! It is interesting to note that trading was widespread - jewelry was found made of shells from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The ruins can be reached by following the signs along U.S. Highway 60-70 through Globe to the Broad Street exit. Make a right turn onto Jess Hayes Road. Besh-Ba-Gowah is on the right. The park and museum are open 9 am to 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day and New Year’s Day). Special programs are offered periodically on excavation and history of the site. For more information call 928425-0320.

In Golfweek America’s Best State by State ranking of public access golf courses, Apache Stronghold tops the Arizona list. Painstakingly designed by award-winning architect Tom Doak, this championship course is both challenging and spectacular. Apache Stronghold Golf Club is located on a wilderness desert site 5 minutes east of Globe on Hwy 70, approximately 90 miles east of Phoenix and about the same distance north of Tucson. Natural beauty has been preserved at every juncture and, unlike the desert courses in the metropolitan areas, it won’t ever be spoiled by development, as it is owned and operated by the San Carlos Apache Tribe as an adjunct to their casino. The course features a 3,200 foot elevation, with two par-5 holes of over 600 yards each and five par-4’s that push the envelope. Many of the fairways on the RA TO NK P ING


The earliest residents of the Globe area were the Hohokam, who established pit house villages in the Tonto Basin around A.D. 900. After several hundred years this culture was replaced by that of another group, known as the Salado Indians. In the 1200’s they built several pueblos along the banks of Pinal Creek. Shortly after 1400 the pueblos were abandoned and the civilization of the Salado people mysteriously disappeared. The area remained uninhabited until the Apache people made it their homeland sometime after A.D. 1600. The name Besh-Ba-Gowah comes from the Apache language and translates to English as “place of metal.” At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park on the outskirts of present day Globe you can walk within the restored rooms of one such Salado pueblo. The pueblo was built in stories. Many of the ground floor rooms were used for storage as upper levels were added for living areas. Climb the re-created ladder and enter a typical second story room in the

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plans to be open with in the next year. Most of the shops are located one block North of US 60 in downtown Miami and all are in very easy walking distance of each other. Look at some of the items to be found in the wide selection of specialized shops and galleries... There are paintings by famous western oil painters like Joe Beeler CA, antique sports, Cambridge glass, original western bronzes, depression glass, coke machines, antique gas pumps, cowboy collectibles, shabby chic, garden decoration, swords & armour over 400 years old and a wide selection of antique furniture. Weekends are best time to visit and spend a great day shopping and exploring the area’s unique shops and galleries. For a listing of Miami businesses see For information about the area call the Globe-Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce at 800-804-5623.


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Antique Hunters Paradise Antique hunters would do well to head to Globe-Miami to indulge their passion for the beautiful, useful, rare or everyday items from the past. There are a total of 28 antique shops to browse in these historic and charming towns and surrounding area. Miami has the largest Antiques District. Currently there are 17 Art and Antique shops open and 8 more locations are being restored or remodeled with

front nine are isolated in their own valleys, surrounded by 20- to 50-foot hills covered in sage and mesquite trees. Distant mountain ranges provide a backdrop for several greens, including the par3 14th, a modified Redan hole set atop a 90-foot ridge at the southern end of the course. After a round of championship golf, enjoy great food, nightly entertainment and a 500-slot casino with live Poker, Bingo, Keno and Blackjack. The Best Western Hotel with pool, spa and much more is offering great rates (see ad this page). For reservations call Apache Gold Casino-Resort at 1-800-APACHE 8.





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“Arizona’s Hottest Destination” Located on the Colorado River near the spot where Arizona, Nevada and California meet, Bullhead City is a thriving community where striking scenic beauty provides the backdrop for a host of attractions and outdoor recreation activities. Gold miners first began settling the area in the mid-1800s, and the community now known as Bullhead City first began as Hardyville, when William Harrison Hardy began operating a ferry, trading post and inn on the Colorado River in 1864. The modern beginnings of the city are tied to the construction of Davis Dam, which was completed in 1950. The construction workers and their families lived in a community at the foot of the dam called Davis Camp, but the town that sprang up to support the growing population was named Bullhead City after a rock island in the Colorado River. The rock, which resembled the shoulders and head of a bull with large, curved horns, was eventually submerged under the rising waters of Lake Mohave as they backed up behind Davis Dam. The Colorado River Valley is known across the Southwest as a year-round vacation paradise, offering a choice between the cold, fast-flowing Colorado River and the warm, smooth waters of Lake Mohave. Both are perfect for water


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sports like boating, skiing, personal watercraft and sport fishing throughout the year. Regular special events like rodeos, a bluegrass festival, an annual motorcycle rally, powerboat races, chili cook-offs and community barbecues provide familyfriendly activities. A variety of lodging, dining and shopping experiences are offered by the area’s many businesses, and real Nevada casinos are located just across the Colorado River. The scenic Black Mountains east of Bullhead City hide many interesting ruins of mines and forts, most accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle. In Bullhead City you will find big city lifestyle in a community still small enough to enjoy. In 1980 the city’s population was approximately 10,000 residents; in just 20 years it quadrupled to nearly 40,000 in the 2000 census. Every day new folks discover that Bullhead City is one of the best places in the United States to choose for active retirement or a second home. For more information on Bullhead City or surrounding region, call the Bullhead City Area Chamber of Commerce toll-free at 800-987-7467. For free brochures please visit the city’s website at

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This was our family’s first trip on the famous Route 66. We stopped at the Route 66 Museum WRITER Historic & Theater at the Powerhouse Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona. The Museum shows the U.S. Army led survey teams, settlers migrating west, and the hardship of dust bowl refugees through paintings, artifacts, dioramas, full size porcelain dolls and street fronts. We enjoyed eating at the 50’s Diner. Our next stop was the Grand Canyon Caverns. We pulled off Route 66 and checked into our newly renovated hotel rooms, then ventured out to see how much of this 800 acre wonderland we could squeeze into 2 hours. The kids found the playground, basketball, and tether ball immediately, and after being

cooped up in a van for 3 hours they needed to burn off some energy. The next morning we talked with a couple of tour guides trying to pick which tour we wanted to take... and picked the flashlight tour because my 5 year old daughter had light up shoes and wanted to be seen in the dark!!! We went down 21 stories... Out went the lights, on went the flashlights, and the real beauty of the caverns unfolded room after room... Two days were not enough time to spend at the caverns, we’re already planning to go back and do some horseback riding, hiking, biking and just lying by the pool. Grand Canyon Caverns, 928-4223223 Bio: Kim McLaughlin lives in Tucson, Arizona, is married with two sons and two daughters. She is a semi-retired Histologist and enjoys Indian arts and crafts, snakes and discovering the never ending beauty of Arizona.

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Richard & Sherry Mangum give the tours at 10am, except for July 4 at 8am, dressed in period costumes. There is no fee for the tour, though donations are accepted. Reservations: 928-774-8800 For more information call the Flagstaff CVB at 800-842-7293.


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Coconino National Forest at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, the Ski Lift Lodge offers 25 cozy cabins, with front porches and gas fireplaces for those chilly nights. Relax and sleep peacefully as you are free from the train and traffic noise often heard in Flagstaff. The Ski Lift Lodge also offers you an on site restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stay the night and receive FREE Skyride Tickets. The Arizona Snowball is located 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff via Hwy. 180 and Snowball Rd., right on your way to the Grand Canyon. For more information on the Arizona Snowball and the Ski Lift Lodge, please visit us on the internet at or call 928-7791951.

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Historic Downtown Flagstaff Flagstaff’s historic downtown district lies at the heart of this mountain community. This friendly, compact area contains a variety of shops including outdoor outfitters, clothing boutiques, galleries, bookshops and more. For your dining pleasure there are many unique restaurants, as well as microbreweries and coffee shops. Colorful night spots provide live entertainment most evenings. The downtown is safe and active both day and night - perfect for a relaxing stroll. Be sure to stop by Heritage Square where there’s always something going on. Join residents and visitors for Thursdays on the Square, a series of musical entertainment every Thursday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. On Fridays come along for summer “Movies on the Square.” Traditional and classical music series entertain on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. “The square” is located on Aspen Ave between Leroux and San Francisco. 928-774-6929; Historic Walking Tours of the downtown area run every other Sunday from May 25th through September 14th, beginning at the historic Visitors Center/Amtrak Station. Historians



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The Arizona Snowbowl’s Scenic Skyride operates daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, then Friday through Sunday until midOctober, 10 am to 4 pm. In 25 minutes, the lift shuttles you to an elevation of 11,500 feet for spectacular views of northern Arizona. From this vantage point, you can see the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and look almost a mile down on the city of Flagstaff. Lunch is served daily on the Agassiz Lodge Deck. On the weekends, enjoy live music on the Deck. Skyride Prices are Adults $10.00, Seniors (65-69) $8.00, Juniors (8-12) $6.00, Seniors 70 & Over FREE, Children 7 & Under FREE. Group rates are available for 15 or more. Nestled in the Ponderosa Pines of the



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What’s On in Flagstaff JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF American Gem & Mineral Show Little America Hotel - Rough rocks, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, equipment, tools. $2; under 12 free. Fr 11a-7p, Sa 10a-7p, Su 10a-5p. 928-526-5152

AUG 9 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds - Taste 100+ microbrewed beers. Food & live entertainment, 4-7p. $25/adv, $30/door, all inclusive VIP ticket $50. Benefits Sun Sounds of AZ. 928-779-1775

JUL 5-6 FLAGSTAFF Hopi Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Outdoor Indian market featuring Native American artists selling their works, as well as demos, tribal dances, kid’s activities, $5-$2, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213

AUG 9-10 FLAGSTAFF The SW Renewable Energy Fair NAU Union - Latest in renewable energy & green building for your home/business. West’s largest expo of alternative fuel vehicles. Sa 9-5, Su 9-4, free parking, $5 adm. 800-595-7658

JUL 19 FLAGSTAFF 6th Annual AZ Highland Celtic Festival Thorpe Park - Bagpipes, kilts, folk-dances, traditional foods, entertainment, dance, kid’s activities, traditional foods, live music. $6 adults, $3 kids, 9a6p. 928-779-3817

AUG 23 FLAGSTAFF AZ Rough Riders Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Living History Presentation 10a-4p. Brings Spanish/American War era to life, authentic costumes of the famous Rough Riders, 100 yr old weapons. 928-779-4395

JUL 25-27 FLAGSTAFF 5th Annual Flagstaff Indian Days Celebration Fort Tuthill Grandstand - All Indian Rodeo, Junior Rodeo (Fr 10a), Pow Wow, Indian market. Open daily at 10a. $7, $5/kids & seniors. Off I-17, Exit 337. 928-214-9348 JUL 26 FLAGSTAFF Annual Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Music, hayrides, tours, & craft activities, free, 9a-5p. 928-774-1442 AUG 1-3 FLAGSTAFF Festival In The Pines Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried artisans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid’s area, food, $7, under 12 free, look for ad for $2 off. Fr 11a-6p, Sa-Su 9a-6p. 888-278-3378 AUG 2-3 FLAGSTAFF Navajo Marketplace Museum of Northern AZ - Indian market w/Native American artists selling their work, demos, tribal dances, kid’s activities. Adults $5, 55+ $4, 7-17 $2, Students $3, 9a-5p. 928-774-5213

AUG 29-SEP 1 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Fair Co. Fairgrounds - Airplanes, flying pigs, helicopter exhibits, more! In remembrance of the Wright Brothers’ 1st flight 100 years ago. Fr-Su 10-10, Mon 10-4; $6 adults, $3 ages 7-17 and 65+. 928774-5139 AUG 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Zuni Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Native American artists sell & demonstrate arts & crafts, tribal dances, kids activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 9a-5p. 928-774-5213 AUG 30-SEP 1 FLAGSTAFF Art in the Park Wheeler Park - Juried fine art & fine craft show, all handmade, no import or commercial, continuous live music, food, free, Sa & Su 9a-6p, Mon 9a-4p. 928-556-9498 This is a partial listing of events - for more information call the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-842-7293.

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Explore the “Mother Road” with Hampton Inns

Flagstaff makes a great base for exploring America’s most famous highway. Route 66 is Flagstaff’s main east-west street with “Mom and Pop” restaurants, cafes, roadhouses, motor courts and unusual attractions. From the city you can head both east and west to find funky landmarks that capture the spirit of the “Mother Road.” One of these is the World’s Longest Route 66 Map at the Meteor City Trading Post about 10 miles west of Winslow. The trading post, built in 1938, is vintage Route 66. Its billboard-type 100-foot fence was famous for over 60 years before the map was painted over with advertising. Today, thanks to the “Explore the Highway with Hampton, Save-A-Landmark” initiative, both the map and 6 teepees at the trading post have been restored to their former glory. Hampton is teaming up with Route 66 Associations and Departments of Transportation across the nation to help the “Main Street of America” become recognized as a national landmark. They are donating Route 66 signs to replace those damaged or stolen and are designing and raising retro-styled “Point of Interest” signs that feature the stories behind many of Route 66’s nostalgic sites. In addition, Hampton is donating funds and employee volunteers to refurbish famous landmarks throughout the country. On October 23, 2002 volunteers from all the Hamptons in Arizona gathered at Meteor City for a painting lesson from the map’s artistic creator and then got to work... head down Route 66 to see the results of their labors! Both the Meteor



City Trading Post and Winslow’s “Standin’ On The Corner Park” have received official recognition as “sites worth seeing” along Route 66. While you are exploring, why not make one of the Hampton properties in Flagstaff your home away from home? The Hampton Inn & Suites Flagstaff is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-17 & I-40 at 2400 S. Beulah Blvd. There is a total of 126 rooms and suites, with specialty fireplace suites and King Jacuzzi rooms available. Amenities include indoor heated pool, exercise room, guest laundry and complimentary breakfast buffet. For reservations please call 928-9130900. Another option is Hampton Inn-Flagstaff located on the east side of the city, just off I-40, exit 201, at 3501 E. Lockett Rd. The inn has 50 rooms, indoor heated pool and spa and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. They offer safe deposit box, cribs, connecting rooms and more; also laundry/valet services and exercise gym are available for a nominal fee. For reservations please call 928-526-1885. See ad on page 26 for a great $15 off special discont for readers of Az Tourist News.

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Enjoy the Outdoors in Flagstaff Power Up ✹Build Green ✹Drive Clean The course winds through the Ponderosa Pines and is free is charge. 245 N. Thorpe Rd., located behind the adult center. For visitors traveling with man’s best friend, the Bark Park off-leash facility is a fenced, enclosed area where dog can run freely. There are two sections, one for larger breeds and one for smaller animals. 600 N. Thorpe Rd, located in Thorpe Park. To spend an afternoon picnicking, taking in the magnificent views of the San Francisco Peaks or hiking, head to Buffalo Park. There you can access a vast network of trails including FUTS, National Forest trails and the Arizona Trail. Forest Ave., go west on Gemini St. A great base for enjoying outdoor adventure is the Montezuma Lodge at Mormon Lake, 25 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Nestled among the towering pine and oak trees, 18 rustic mountain cabins and a beautiful 1920’s lodge sit on 16 acres. The cabins are equipped with full kitchens, bathrooms with showers and comfortable bedrooms. With hiking trails, horse back riding and lakes for fishing there are plenty of activities for everyone. 928-354-2220 For more information on outdoor recreation in the Flagstaff area, contact the Flagstaff CVB at 800-842-7293.

Explosion in Northern Az! Visit Meteor Crater for the Full Story AT UN TR IQU AC E TIO N

50,000 years ago, a huge iron-nickel meteorite, hurtling at about 40,000 miles per hour, struck the rocky plain of Northern Arizona with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of TNT. In less than a few seconds the meteorite left a crater 700 feet deep and over 4000 feet across. Today the crater is 550 feet deep, and 2.4 miles in circumference. Twenty football games could be played simultaneously on its floor, while more than two million spectators observed from its sloping sides. The topographical terrain of Meteor Crater so closely resembles that of the Earth’s moon and other planets, NASA designated it as one of the official training sites for the Apollo Astronauts. The U.S. Government deemed the crater a

Natural Landmark in 1968. Meteor Crater’s Visitors Center, open daily, includes the Museum of Astrogeology and an Astronaut Hall of Fame, gift shop and snack bar. Visitors take a casual self-guided tour of exhibits and video presentations vividly portraying how the meteorite impacted and the devastation that resulted. The largest meteorite ever found in the area is on display for visitors to view and touch. You can view the crater from three different look-out points, and a guided rim trail hike, weather permitting, is included in the price of admission, which runs daily from 9:15 am to 2:15 pm. Meteor Crater is located 22 mi. west of Winslow on I-40, then 6 mi. south off exit 233. 1-800-289-5898;

Southwest Renewable Energy Fair in Flagstaff

Recharge amidst the pines, aspens, blue skies and mountain air of northern Arizona August 8, 9 and 10. Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is a great destination for a summer get-away. You won’t want to miss the 2003 Southwest Renewable Energy Fair. Themed Power Up, Build Green, Drive Clean, it’s the Southwest’s best event for renewable energy, green building and alt-fuel transportation. Discover the latest technologies and products to power your home or business. Learn about green materials and methods for energy-efficient construction and see clean energy vehicles with virtually no emissions. Tour a solar plant, learn about straw-bale construction, see the latest in solar powered appliances, and learn how you can turn energy from the sun and wind into useable electricity for your home or business. Back by popular demand: the APS Future Fuels Fleet, which now includes the Road Train from the 2002 Olympics. Our Kids Fair will include two full days of activities to engage kids of all ages. Energy Fair hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4 at the NAU Union and Field House. Friday night’s keynote will provide a unique perspective on renewable energy issues from the federal, state, and tribal perspective. David Garman, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, will speak on “Energy and the Environment”. U.S. Senator John McCain has been invited to speak on Federal and State issues for Renewable Energy and Energy



The world’s largest contiguous forest of Ponderosa Pine surrounds Flagstaff. Come explore while you escape the heat of the Arizona summer. The Coconino National Forest contains numerous campsites, many of which are located on lakes where one can enjoy fishing, boating and other water recreation. Climb to the tops of Arizona’s highest mountains along one of the hiking trails in the forest and enjoy the majestic views below. Along the way you’ll find crystal clear swimming holes, a variety of flora and fauna, great fishing and Indian ruins. The trails through the forest range from steep, tough climbs to flat, leisurely strolls. You don’t need to head to the mountains to hike, however. The Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS) has 22 miles of completed trails that connect the parks and neighborhoods of the city. The trail system is open year-round and offers ample opportunities for bicycling, hiking, jogging, and cross-country skiing. For info or to buy a FUTS Map ($2.00) contact Flagstaff Parks & Recreation at 928-779-7690. There are some unusual City Parks in Flagstaff. The 18-Hole Disc Golf Course offers an exciting challenge year-round.

Independence. Arizona State Representative Jack C. Jackson, Jr., is planning to talk on the importance of Renewable Energy for Arizona’s Communities and Native American People. The keynote event is 7:30 pm Friday at NAU Cline Library Auditorium. All events are at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Parking is free. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students 13-21, free for kids under 12, and $10 for a family pass. Workshops are $5, or free with paid admission. Check out our website, for information on exhibitors, speakers, workshops, tours, the kids fair, directions, lodging, and area attractions, or call 928-526-9317.

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Be a Pioneer in Snowflake!

Arizona’s Most Spectacular Theatrical Event of Summer 2003!

The Silver Creek Little Theatre presents...

Washington a Patriotic Pageant

Snowflake Rodeo Arena July 3 and 4, 2003 Taylor Rodeo Area July 11, 12, 17 and 19, 2003 Time: 8pm-9:30pm | Admission: $5 (Group Rates Available - Ages 4 and under free)

To Order Tickets Call 1-800-331-1269

Tour guides dressed in full pioneer attire are ready to show visitors each of the historic downtown homes. Along the way, see demonstrations of how pioneer women spun yarn, wove fabric and made candles and soap. Festivities start early Saturday, July 19, with the morning fun run, followed by the Pioneer Days Parade, a patriotic program and a barbecue. Golf and softball tournaments are open to the public and will run throughout the weekend. The Pioneer Day rodeo is slated for Saturday afternoon with fireworks and dances following. Washington, a Patriotic Pageant will take place at the nearby Taylor Rodeo Arena on July 19 from 8 to 9:30 pm. More than 100 actors will bring America’s past alive. Snowflake held its first Pioneer Day Celebration in 1879 to commemorate the entrance of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in Utah on July 24, 1847, and the entrance of William J. Flake and 5 other families into the Silver Creek Valley to settle present day Snowflake on July 21, 1878. For more information call the Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce at 928-536-4331.

“Breeze in the Trees”

The 18th annual Eagar Daze celebration will be held August 1st and 2nd at Ramsey Park in Eagar, Arizona in the cool White Mountains. The celebration kicks off Friday evening with an Ice Cream Social followed by a teen dance. Saturday morning begins bright and early with a pancake and sausage breakfast starting at 6am. There will be a 1 mile, 5K, 10K fun run - “Run for your Life” - starting at the Eagar Pool. Registration is at 6am and races begin at 7am. Program and opening ceremonies will be held at 9am. There are kids games and activities, a mud mania competition, tug-o-war, volleyball tournament, logging competition, free swim, a dog contest, entertainment throughout the day under the pavilion, a pit Bar-B-Q beef dinner, and vendors sellA Part of Pinetop’s History Since 1938

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Best Western Inn of Pinetop 404 E. White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop

928-367-6667 Central Reservations: 1-800-WESTERN

• 40 large guest rooms, 1 junior suite, with refrigerator, microwaves and private balcony • Complimentary continental breakfast • In-room coffeemakers • Indoor whirlpool • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units • Cable TV with HBO • Non-smoking rooms available • Minutes from 25 trout filled lakes and 500 miles of streams • More than 20 restaurants within 2 mile radius • 5 minutes to golf • 10 minutes to Hon-Dah Casino • 10 minutes to the White Mountain Trail System • 30 minutes to Sunrise Ski Resort On Highway 260 (White Mountain Blvd.) in Pinetop, 3 hours northeast of Phoenix

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• 40 large guest rooms • Complimentary deluxe breakfast bar • In-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers • Indoor whirlpool, sauna, and exercise room • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning units • Cable TV with HBO • Meeting room for up to 30 people • 30 Non-smoking rooms available • Quiet, interior corridor rooms • 25 trout filled lakes and 500 miles of streams within minutes • More than 20 restaurants within 2 mile radius • 5 minutes to golf • 10 minutes to Hon-Dah Casino • 10 minutes to the White Mountain Trail System • 30 minutes to Sunrise Ski Resort On Highway 260 (White Mountain Blvd.) in Pinetop, 3 hours northeast of Phoenix

18th Annual Eagar Daze FE TOW ST N IVA L


Escape to scenic northeastern Arizona July 18-19 to enjoy the Town of Snowflake’s Annual Pioneer Days Celebration. An arts & crafts fair will take place Friday and Saturday in Snowflake’s downtown historic district complete with food vendors, music performed by live bands, and other entertainment for both children and adults.

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ing cuisine and finery. The evening will highlight a street dance with music provided by one of our local bands. We guarantee a low cost day of fun for the entire family. For more details call 928-333-1639 or e-mail Visit the Town’s web site at for complete updated information.

18th Annual Eagar Daze

Breeze in the Trees August 1-2, 2003 FRIDAY, AUG. 1st Ice Cream Social - 5:30pm Teen Dance - 8pm

SATURDAY, AUG. 2nd Pancake Breakfast • Mud Mania Logging Events • Tug-O-War BBQ Dinner • Food & Craft Vendors Dog Show • Live Entertainment Volleyball Tournament • Family Street Dance

928-333-4128 Town of Eagar - Ramsey Park

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Golf and Fishing Packages at Hon-Dah Resort-Casino


Whether your passion is fishing or golf, the White Mountains should be at the top of your list of destinations. Arizona Game & Fish biologists are predicting a great trout fishing season for the high mountain lakes. These cool elevations are a bonus for golfers, too, with local courses offering fine play along with refreshing temperatures. Hon-Dah Resort-Casino is again offering their popular golf packages at Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club and Torreon Golf Club. The packages include one round of golf (18 holes) for 2 persons with cart, 2 nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort and 2 breakfast coupons for two people at Hon-Dah’s Indian Pine Restaurant. HonDah will call for tee times with a four-day

notice. In addition, they are introducing a fishing package this year. This package includes 2 nights stay at Hon-Dah Resort Hotel, fishing and recreation passes for all package customers, Box Lunches, complimentary souvenir fishing lure, complimentary fishing map of the Reservation and discount certificate for purchases at the Hon-Dah Outdoor Store. After your day on the links or lakes you’ll enjoy one of Hon-Dah’s 128 well appointed king and queen rooms, satellite television, an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and lively casino action including live Blackjack. Visit or call 1-800-929-8744 to reserve YOUR getaway in the White Mountains.

Experience Tribal Culture White Mountain Native American Art Festival PR EV EMI EN ER T

The Town of PinetopLakeside will host the 16th Annual White Mountain Native American Art Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20. More than 80 of the Southwest’s finest Native American artists and performers will gather at Blue Ridge High School on Hwy 260 for the juried art show. Artisans will display, demonstrate and sell their creations in pottery, weaving, jewelry, sculpture, painting and more. Festival master of ceremonies Ken Duncan will be introducing the many Native American entertainers: the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, internationally-renowned Native American flute player Fernando Cellicion, traditional junior dancers Kevin Dakota Duncan the 2003 World Champion Youth Hoop Dancer, and Tony Duncan - past four-time Champion Teen Hoop Dancer, Edgar Perry and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, and the beautiful and enchanting music of Estun-Bah. Traditional foods including fry bread, Navajo tacos, Pima chili and Apache bur-

ritos will tempt your appetite. There also will be special hands-on children’s activities. Admission is $8 for adults. Children 12 and under are free and there is plenty of free parking at the festival site. Hours are 9 am -5 pm on Saturday, July 19 and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday, July 20. On Friday, July 18 a Festival PreShow party will be held from 6pm-9pm, hosted by Hon-Dah Resort Casino in their Conference Center. This is a gala event featuring the festival’s top artists displaying and selling their arts and crafts. An auction will be held during the evening. Raffle tickets($5) will also be sold for chances to win some of the best work. Tickets are $10 before July 14, or $15 per person at the door, and include hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Call 928-369-7568. For more information contact the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at 800-573-4031. Or visit them online at

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Make Powerful Memories at Page Lake Powell


Page Lake Powell, Arizona, is dead center at the top of the State on the Utah state line! Okay. Other than that, what’s so great? 186 mile long Lake Powell has over 1,900 miles of shore line (more than the entire west coast from Canada to Mexico!), fabulous side canyons to explore, sheer sandstone walls, sandy beaches for camping, great water skiing, natural bridges and terrific scenery. Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the largest rock span in the world, is an awesome sight with enough room for the United States Capitol Building to sit under it with room to spare. Whether you houseboat, kayak, take a guided boat tour or a runabout, plan on at least two days to get acquainted with this magnificent man-made marvel named Lake Powell! Antelope Canyon, a world famous slot canyon, is three miles from Page on the Navajo Reservation. With its narrow, serpentine channel, and exquisitely sculptured walls of multi-colored sandstone, it is reached by a “ must experience” jeep tour. You want an active vacation? Golfing, hiking, fishing, rafting, biking, or ATV tours are just a few of the activities available. Lake Powell National challenges

golfers with 18 unique holes on-and-off the mesa. There are hikes of varying lengths from one hour to five days. Enjoy a float trip through Glen Canyon on the Colorado River by raft. Stripers, large mouth, pike, small mouth - no, those aren’t people you’ll meet but fish, and lots of them. Fish the world class fishery below Glen Canyon Dam for rainbow trout. Or, you might wish to rent a scooter and buzz around the mesa. A quieter enjoyment of Page Lake Powell? Enjoy Powell Museum, Glen Canyon Dam, scenic vistas, Blair’s Trading Post Museum, Page Library’s stained glass art collection, a Navajo Tapestry boat tour or a scenic flight over Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Browsing in our shops for that perfect souvenir or Native American jewelry or resort wear is very tempting. Page has a wide range of accommodations and restaurants for all budgets and tastes, including an on the water resort, Wahweap Lodge and Marina. Please stop by the Chamber of Commerce at 644 N Navajo for more ideas from our knowledgeable staff or call 928-645-2741. It is our goal to assure that you have a great trip and powerful memories of the beautiful Page Lake Powell area.

Ban Lifted on Personal Watercraft Take Advantage of Huge Discounts!


Personal watercraft are making a splash at Lake Powell after being left high and dry following a six-month ban in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The machines were reintroduced on the expansive blue waters of the reservoir beginning May 10, 2003. The Page Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce reports that many businesses were not anticipating the ban being lifted before August and are currently offering huge discounts on lodging, tours, meals and entertainment. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States and is among the most popular recreational boating destinations in the West. It was announced that PWCs would be allowed with restricted access. The machines will not be allowed on the San Juan River or the main channel above mile marker 108 to the National Recreation Area boundary. PWC access is prohibited on the segment of the Colorado River below or south of the Glen Canyon Dam to the Glen Canyon

PAGE-LAKE POWELL Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau Plenty of Water, Plenty of Room!

NRA border and wakeless speed must be observed on the Escalante River from Cow Canyon to Coyote Gulch, with no access from Coyote Gulch to the Glen Canyon NRA boundary. Most of Lake Powell will be open to watercraft use. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit Lake Powell where everything has come together to the advantage of the visitor,” said Joan Nevills-Staveley, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “You can still plan a last minute summer premium vacation at a cost that may be lower than it has been in over five years. The lake level is rising and there are plenty of large sandy beaches. The views from your favorite canyon will be completely different and truly spectacular.” Staveley added that regardless of whether visitors plan to explore by PWC or by boat, kayak or with a tour, anyone with a desire for a bargain vacation this summer should look toward Page, Arizona in northern Arizona. “Most of the businesses simply weren’t expecting this to be resolved before the end of summer and their prices reflect that.” For more information about the Page and Lake Powell area, call the Page-Lake Powell Visitor Bureau at 928-645-2741.

644 N. Navajo Dr.P.O. Box 727 • Page, Az 86040

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Shopping at the Grand Canyon Shopping opportunities in Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan are varied. Local shops and stores offer a wide array of equipment and grocery items to complement any trip to Grand Canyon National Park. Besides practical goods, area shops and galleries provide a unique assortment of beautiful items that will serve as mementos of the Grand Canyon for years to come. Local artisans create stunning Native American goods and crafts, jewelry, paintings, and sculptures, as well as local photography. • Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn - Unique southwestern gifts, fine Native American jewelry, kachinas, pottery, artwork, T-shirts, hats, even packaged gourmet western food & sauces. An experience just to shop! 1001 Main St. Tusayan, AZ 86005; 928-928-8888 • Grand Canyon Association Bookstores, located in Kolb Studio, Yavapai Observation Station, Tusayan Ruins Museum, Desert View Contact Station, Canyon View Information Plaza, and North Rim Visitor Center. P.O. Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; 928-638-



2481; • Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - Bright Angel, El Tovar, Maswik, Moqui, Yavapai, Hopi House, Hermits Rest, Desert View and Look Out Studio gift shops. P.O. Box 699 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; 303-29-PARKS or 303-297-2757; • Grand Canyon Quality Inn & Suites Monarch II Gift Shop - Monarch offers an extensive line of fine Southwestern gifts and logo specialty items. Our flagship store located at the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Heliport also features a Cappuccino Cart and a 20-minute photo lab. For your convenience, Monarch has two other locations for your shopping enjoyment while visiting majestic Northern Arizona. Our other fine stores are located at the Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal or the Monarch II store located in Tusayan. Highway 64 / P.O. 520 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; 800-221-2222 • Verkamp’s - Featuring handcrafted Native American items. South Rim, P.O. Box 96, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; 928638-2242;

Frequently Asked Questions When is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon? South Rim and Tusayan facilities are open year round, but the heaviest demand on food and lodging is during the summer. Cooler temperatures and fewer visitors make Spring and Autumn an ideal time to visit, but scenery is at its best during the Winter season. It does snow at the Canyon, but delays are rare. Solitude along the Canyon Rim is easy to find at any time of the year. How Can I Plan a River Trip? Raft Trips through Grand Canyon on the Colorado River are available April-October. 3 to 22 day motor, oar and paddle trips originate from Lee’s Ferry near Page Arizona. Reservations are recommended 6 months in advance, except for one-day trips, which include white-water rafting with the Hualapai Indian Tribe. Can I hike and camp inside the Canyon? Trails are open year round. Permits are required for overnight camping, available from the Back Country office. Are there ample lodging facilities? Over 2,000 rooms are available in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village, but reservations are recommended in advance, especially in the summer months. Open year round. Are Grand Canyon Tours Available? Motorcoach tours and air tours by fixed-wing

aircraft or helicopter are readily available at all times of the day year round. Rental cars and ground or air transportation are also available. What about restaurants and shopping? Most hotels have excellent full-service restaurants and there are numerous fast-food facilities, and a family restaurant, Cafe Tusayan. There are an abundant number of gift shops in the area, in addition to several general stores. All are open year round. Are campgrounds and RV Parks available? Facilities are available year round both inside the Park and in Tusayan. Reservations are recommended, but some are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Temperatures at the South Rim HIGH (F.) HIGH (C.)

JAN 41 5

FEB 45 7

MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 51 60 70 81 84 10 15 21 27 29

AUG 82 28

SEP 76 24

OCT 65 18

NOV DEC 52 43 11 6

LOW (F.) LOW (C.)

18 -8

21 -6

25 -4

53 12

47 8

36 2

27 -3

32 0

39 4

Note: Inner Canyon temperatures average 20 degrees warmer.

47 8

54 12

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Grand Canyon Airlines

Easy on the Budget

Daily Service from Scottsdale

In-Season Package at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

narration system. After the air tour portion, you will land at our exclusive and private Grand Canyon Airlines passenger terminal/museum at the Grand Canyon Airport, which is just minutes from the rim. The total morning flight time is approximately 1.5 hours. From the airport you will board our luxury vehicles provided by Grand Canyon Coaches for a relaxing guided ground excursion (approximately 4.5 hours) including rim stops with ample time for shopping and picture taking in the heart of the Grand Canyon Village. This part of the tour also includes a delicious meal and the unforgettable Grand Canyon IMAX® film“Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets.” Completion of the return flight time that afternoon is approximately 1 hour. Complimentary tour photo and ground transportation to and from most valley hotels is included. GCA will operate other tour options of the Grand Canyon and Sedona, including combinations with jeep tours, helicopter tour, rafting tours, and hotel packages. One-way travel may be available on demand. GCA is also available for immediate custom charter needs for groups of any size. Contact us today for reservations and information, or to customize a package - Call Toll Free 866-2-FLYGCA, fax 928-638-9461, or visit our website at With Grand Canyon Airlines, Your Memories Are Cleared For Takeoff!

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. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning or if you plan your visit at the last minute. 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 yearround. On the canyon floor, you can retire for the night at the legendary Phantom Ranch. Then head back to the rim and retreat to a rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge. Or choose the elegance of the hisYO PL UR AN TR IP


The original air tour operator, Grand Canyon Airlines (GCA) has been serving Canyon visitors for 75 years, since 1927. They now offer a variety of spectacular Grand Canyon air and ground tour packages departing daily from Scottsdale Airport aboard their exclusive fleet of Vistaliner® aircraft. The Deluxe Tour departs northbound from the Scottsdale Airport in the morning, flying over spectacular golf courses such as LPG and Troon North. You’ll soon pass over the Horseshoe Reservoir and follow the Verde River before spotting Montezuma Well. See incredible views of the rugged Tonto National Forest and soar quietly above the Red Rocks of Sedona before heading up Oak Creek Canyon. Continuing on, pass through the west side of Flagstaff where you can see the Naval Observatory, the NAU Skydome, Lowell Observatory (which discovered the plant Pluto). Sail past Hart Prairie, Humphrey’s Peak, and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort located on Arizona’s tallest mountains, The San Francisco Peaks, before entering the world famous Grand Canyon. You will never forget the incredible colors and shadows of the Grand Canyon as you carry past the confluence where the Colorado River and Little Colorado River join. Listen to music and information through individual Acoustic Noise Cancelling Bose® headsets in several languages on our custom designed digital

toric El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating. Your next visit to Grand Canyon just got even easier on your budget! Take advantage of our new in-season package, the Grand American Getaway. Effective March 14 through September 12, 2003, this $99 package includes a room at Yavapai West Lodge (dbl occ), two breakfasts, buy one get one free in-park motorcoach tours, and a 10% retail discount at any Xanterra gift store. Each additional person in the same room is only $9. Yavapai West is conveniently located in the Canyon Marketplace, and is only a short walk from the rim and the new visitor center, Canyon View Information Plaza. Call today and ask for the GET03 package (some black-out dates apply). Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - we’re not just close, we’re there. Call 303-29PARKS (297-2757) or 888-29-PARKS (297-2757) for reservations or visit our website at Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

Experience a Grand American Getaway

MAR 1-NOV 30 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon Field Institute Courses Grand Canyon Nat’l Park - One to 8-day classes. Subjects include geology, ecosystems, archaeology, hiking, art, history, backpacking, photography, botany & birds. $.\fieldinstitute, 928-638-2485

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Cafe TUSAYAN Grand Canyon Arizona One night stay at Yavapai West*. Includes breakfast and 2 for 1 motorcoach offer.

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$99 Double occupancy. Each additional person $9.

Make your visit to the Grand Canyon even more grand. Stay inside the park at Yavapai West for only $99. Plus enjoy two complimentary breakfasts and a 10% discount at our gift shops. And don’t miss one of our breathtaking tours on a Grand Canyon Motorcoach – buy one, get a second of equal or lesser value free! Make your reservations today. Call toll free 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757) or 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757). Or reserve online at and enter promotional code GET03 to check availability.



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*Accommodations based on availability and seasonal lodge closures. Motorcoach Tours based on availability, booked upon arrival to the park. One complimentary breakfast per person per day. 10% discount limited to one cash register purchase, single or multiple items. Grand American Getaway $99 accommodations good from Friday, March 14, 2003 – Friday, September 12, 2003. Blackout dates apply. Does not apply to Group Bookings. Taxes and utility surcharges not included. Rate and accommodations subject to availability.

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11th Annual Cornfest

Cowboy Poets Gather in Prescott

Fun for the Whole Family in Camp Verde

Storytelling in Verse and Song mance will feature the Desert Sons, with different Featured Poets and special guests. All evening performances will be held at the Yavapai College Performance Hall, 1100 E. Sheldon. All shows were almost sold out last year, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. Center stage of the Gathering is reserved for the real working-cowboy poets who represent the best of authentic cowboy storytelling traditions. Fourteen Featured Poets have been chosen from over one hundred applicants; in addition to the poets named above, you will hear from Bimbo Cheney, Jan Choate, Steve Lindsey, Mike Prince, Charlotte Thompson, and Marge Tucker Woodhurst. Free daytime sessions Friday afternoon and all day Saturday take place at the Sharlot Hall Museum - with as many as nine different small sessions at once. A reception at the Phippen Museum Friday at 5 pm is open free to all; it offers a great show of Western art, entertainment by Roughstring, and light refreshments. Reserved seat tickets for the evening shows are only $15 and may be ordered by calling the Yavapai College Community Events box office, toll free, at: 1-877-928-4253. The Museum is located at 415 W. Gurley Street. For further information, call Warren Miller at 928-445-3122 or visit

What’s New in the Prescott Area TID BIT S

Yavapai Heritage Foundation has published a back road guide with four separate one-day itineraries to historic ranches and mining sites. Take one or all selfguided driving tours and experience some of Arizona’s most beautiful countryside. Or hire a new jeep operator, Mile High Adventures, to take you on one of the tours. Prescott Gateway is Arizona’s newest state-of-the-art shopping center. The center, located at Highway 69 and Gateway

Blvd. in Prescott, will contain 80 stores in a traditional mall and an Outdoor Village. Whiskey Row is the new home of Jersey Lilly Saloon. With an all-new interior truly reminiscent of the old west and a patio overlooking Courthouse Square, the Jersey Lilly is a great addition to famous Whiskey Row. The new Iron Springs Cafe has one of the southwest’s most tantalizing menus. For more information about the Prescott area call 1-800-266-7534 or go on-line to

Camp Verde, Arizona is the place to be on July 19th for the 11th Annual Cornfest, hosted by Camp Verde Parks & Recreation. The whole family will enjoy the Cornfest. There are plenty of contests for all ages, including corn eating, corn shucking, corniest joke and the all time favorite of hog calling. If contests are not to your liking, how about putting on your dancing shoes for the Corn Ball and dance to the wonderful bluegrass music of the Burnett Family Band. Some of the best corn in the state is raised in Camp Verde by Hauser and Hauser Farms. There will be plenty of



The 16th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering will take place August 14-16 in Prescott, Arizona. The Gathering presents cowboy storytelling in verse and song, Western harmony bands, cowboy singer/songwriters, and cowboy traditions - from the latest rangecountry styles to fine art of the West - in a mix that is refreshingly different and delightfully entertaining. For people coming from Arizona’s cattle culture, the Gathering offers renewal through familiar, traditional, and beloved art forms. For city folks, the Gathering offers a chance to experience the Arizona cowboy’s life through his own eyes and in his or her own carefully crafted words. The Gathering is both entertainment and eye-opening education. Some professionals will be on hand: Don Edwards will headline the 7:30 pm kickoff show on Thursday with cowboy storyteller and humorist Dennis Gaines, Featured Poets Chris Isaacs, Carole Jarvis, Randy Rieman, and Jesse Smith. Friday night’s 8 pm performance is headlined by the Gillette Brothers from Crockett, Texas, and Dennis Gaines, with musical highlights provided by Jean Prescott, Featured Poets Daisy Dillard, Ray Fitzgerald, Joel Nelson, and Bud Strom, and special guests. Two Saturday performances will be offered at 5 pm and 8 pm. Each perfor-

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fresh roasted corn and other great food available and, of course, fresh corn straight out of the field for you to take home. Some of the other activities include arts & crafts and the Camp Verde Kiwanis Club Red Tag Sale, train rides and jolly jump for the kids, balloon tying, yo-yo and magic show and much more. The Cornfest takes place from 5pm to 11pm at the Camp Verde Community Center on Main Street. Camp Verde is located just 90 miles north of Phoenix. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun that you won’t forget. For more information call Parks & Recreation at 928-567-0535 ext. 136.

Verde Valley Attractions Dead Horse Ranch State Park 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood The mild temperatures at 3,300 ft elevation are perfect for hiking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing or just wading in the cool water of the Verde river. Wildlife from bald eagles to river otters and beavers. 928 -634-5283 Fort Verde State Historic Park 125 E. Hollamon, Camp Verde See what life was like back in the days of the Indian Wars in the late 1800’s. Museum filled with uniforms, weapons and other artifacts. Docents in period costume. 928-567-3275 Montezuma Castle National Monument P.O. Box 219, Camp Verde Numerous Sinagua cliff dwellings and irrigation works built during the 12th century. The Monument extends to Montezuma’s Well, a limestone sinkhole lined with cliff dwellings. The visitor center is 90 miles north of Phoenix, off I17. Open daily from 8-5. 928-567-3322 Tuzigoot National Monument P.O. Box 219, Clarkdale A 12th century village settlement built by Sinagua Indians close to the Verde river.

Best Western Prescottonian Your Choice for Comfort, Value, and Convenience When in the Prescott Area. • 121 Spacious Rooms • In-room Coffee • In-room Refrigerator • Group Rates • Non-smoking Rooms • Seasonal Pool

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Visitor center includes a fine display of artifacts. The largest room of the village has been completely reconstructed and is open to the public. 928-634-5564 Verde Canyon Railroad 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale Offers a four-hour ride through a beautiful red-rock landscape. Attractions include Indian ruins, the authentic Perkinsville Ranch featured in the Hollywood movie How the West was Won, eagle nesting areas. 800-293-7245 Cliff Castle Casino 353 Middle Verde Dr, Camp Verde 125,000 sq-ft facility with great restaurants and lounges, live entertainment, child care, bowling, a video arcade and the latest in gaming. The Stargazer Pavilion brings in national entertainers. The Yavapai-Apache Nation also operates Native Vision Tours and a Conference Center and Hotel. 75-minute drive from Phoenix at I-17’s exit 289. 800-381-7568 Clemenceau Heritage Museum 1 N Willard St, Cottonwood Local history exhibits and the largest H O train display in the state. 928-634-2868


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Shakespeare Sedona Festival

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Features Richard III and Love’s Labour’s Lost The second production, the romantic comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, will open on July 15. This is a co-production with Southwest Shakespeare Company in Mesa and stars Travis Mendenhall as the lovesick Berowne. Phoenix audiences loved this show, attending in record numbers. The Arizona Republic’s Kyle Lawson wrote that this “romp will tickle all ages with its romantic flimflammery, slapstick humor, and visual opulence...These players are delightful. Moreover, they speak Shakespeare’s verse with clarity and bravado, proving as ravishing to the ears as to the eyes...” The production received rave notices from all reviewers who saw it. Both productions are not to be missed. Richard III opens Friday, July 11, 2003 at 7:30pm at the Sedona Red Rock Auditorium. Playing in repertory is the remount of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Tickets for each play are $18 for adults, $14 for students. Call 928-203-4TIX or 1-800780-ARTS to order now, or order online at For directions call the Sedona Cultural Park at 800-780-ARTS. Shakespeare Sedona Free “Insight” Series Lecture 1 - Looking at Shakespeare / The Designers - July 13 Lecture 2 - The Sound of Shakespeare: Music and Language - July 20 Lecture 3 - Actor Training for the Classics Today’s Approach - July 27 Held at the Sedona Red Rock High School at 3pm.

You’re on the right track for summer fun if you head to the railroad town of Williams. Bring your camera and a jacket for our cool evening weather. We always feature live nighttime entertainment outdoors throughout the summer months at local restaurants, and our revitalized Main Street would love to have you “Cruise the Loop” on Route 66. Promptly at 5:45 pm each evening you can wave to the travelers on the Grand Canyon Railway. Hear that fabulous whistle blow as the vintage steam engine pulls into view. The 5th Regimental Cavalry Band plays at the depot and then into town. Don’t miss the Western Gunfight that takes place each evening at 7 pm at various locations on Main Street. The Cataract Gang are not happy unless they can get you involved and entertain you, so be sure to meet them. The summer would not be complete without our newest Williams Wild West Rodeo Show. The skill of the cowboys, the power, strength and speed of the animals and the energetic interaction of them all will provide unparalleled evenings of entertainment. Show dates are July 11-12, Aug. 8-9, Sept. 19-20 & 26 & 27.



Shakespeare Sedona returns for their sixth season bringing to Northern Arizona the finest in professional theatre. They will open the summer season on July 11 with the thriller Richard III, featuring one of the Bard’s most infamous villains. Andres Alcala, who played Iago so brilliantly a couple seasons ago in Othello, will play the title role. Alcala has acted with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as Borderlands Theatre and Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company in Portland. Psychologically, Alcala feels Iago and Richard are coming from completely different places. Richard is reacting to “being shunned his whole life because of his deformity. Richard is the ultimate villain...” How does Alcala feel about Sakren’s 1920’s mobster setting of this Richard III? “I love the idea - the concept is very fascinating.”


Join us this summer for our annual Cool Country Cruise-in and Route 66 Festival (August 16). This event is always a favorite with the sock hops, Battle of the Bands (which has grown into a real competition), and 50s competitions (better brush up on that twist and the limbo). The 3rd Annual Railroad Days on September 19-21 is a time to re-live some of our grand railroad history. Stroll the exhibits of Model Railroads and Western and Railroad Fine Art. Local historians and displays of the future Arizona State Railroad Museum will also be on hand. No matter what weekend you are in Williams this summer, be sure to inquire about our great events going on... others to plan for include Great Escape Motorcycle Rally, (July 18-19), Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo (August 1-3), and Labor Day PRCA Rodeo (Aug. 30-Sept. 1). Williams is a place where events come alive. Let the heat drive you to Williams, and keep you on the right track for summer fun. P.S. We have a brand new Route 66 event for the fall-so STAY ON TRACK with our schedule of events by calling us at 1-800-863-0546.

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hole Elephant Rocks Golf Course. • Fishing at seven lakes within 18 miles of town. • Observe wildlife such as trophy elk, deer or pronghorn antelope along with smaller animals and dozen of bird species. • Get out and enjoy horseback riding, a petting zoo, old time rodeo, guided tour or just go for a cruise around our small mountain community. Call or visit the City of Williams/Kaibab National Forest Visitors Information Center at 200 W. Railroad Avenue, 800-863-0546.

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My wife and I had planned a camping weekend with our friends, Walley and So with a map of the WRITER Molly. state of Arizona in hand, we set off southward from Tucson. It was not long before we found an ideal place quite close by. The campgrounds at Madera Canyon had a high enough elevation to make for comfortable temperatures, an escape from summer heat. Just south of Green Valley, off the Continental exit of I-19, the site also has excellent hiking trails surrounding it. We set up our tents and soon had dinner cooking before it got dark. It is important to properly dispose of what you bring, because, as the saying goes (and information was readily available on this), “there are bears in those woods.” Well, Yogi Bear did not put in an appearance that night. Instead, we received a free show just by looking up to the sky, where twice as many stars seemed visible. The next day we drove down to Lake Patagonia, which is directly past the town of Patagonia, and just off Route 82. This was a surprisingly large manmade


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lake. We parked where you could fish, the lake being stocked for such a purpose. Nearby was a most unique wooden bridge, the arch high enough for boats to pass by underneath, making for a steep climb. In the shade on the shore, the weather was perfect. We had thought of taking advantage of nearby boat rentals, but the four person rowboats were not available for rent on account of strong winds. We did go to the strip of beach along the lake where you could swim. While not very deep, going up to waist level, after which the section is roped off, was a quick way to cool off. For a relaxed lunch we drove to Patagonia. Route 82 goes directly through this small town. There is a park right off the road, perfect for picnicking. We had thought of doing this, but in the end, we were lured into a simple Mexican restaurant right across the street, where we dined outdoors at tables set up in front of the place. Fourteen kilometers further north is the neighboring town of Sonoita, where those who fancy wine can have their taste of the wine made in Arizona. Walley and Molly had never been here, so a stop at a winery was in order. Shirleen and I had been to two of the other wineries but had missed Callaghan Vineyards, so we chose this place and left with an excellent bottle of wine in hand to bring back to Tucson. Bio: Jesse and his wife hail from Pennsylvania, Seattle, then Tucson. Avid travelers, they enjoy the Arizona experience. Jesse is a novelist and also has a surreal television program on Public Access Tucson.

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Tucson - Real. Natural. Arizona. OV ER VIE W

A sophisticated city of 800,000 that feels like a sleepy desert town, Tucson has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, urban cowboys, and culture vultures alike. Spread out over a 500-square-mile valley surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson is a fresh-air fan’s dream. Visitors enjoy hiking and horseback riding among towering saguaro cacti - Saguaro National Park has the world’s largest concentration of them - and birdwatchers come in droves to find the Southeast Arizona specialty species. World-class observatories offer star-gazing programs and tours. Golf enthusiasts tee off on one of the area’s many fine courses designed by some of the world’s top golfers. Spa lovers are in heaven in Tucson, which is home to world class establishments including the famous Canyon Ranch, Miraval Life in Balance and Elizabeth Arden Red Door spas. Did we mention the weather? Over 300 days of sunshine a year more than most cities in the world - allow visitors to play outside year round. It gets a bit toasty in summer but shaded getaways abound and (as the local mantra has it) it’s a dry heat. With its strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage, Tucson is home to attractions such as the Mission San Xavier del Bac, still serving the same Tohono O’Odham Indian community for whom it was established by the Franciscans two and a half centuries ago. Nor has the west been lost here. City slickers mingle with cowboys at guest ranches and country and western dance bars. Old Tucson Studios, where some of the west’s most famous legends were captured on celluloid, offers simulated shoot’em-ups and western entertainment shows. Civilized pleasures are plentiful, too. Tucson is one of only a few cities in the U.S. that have a resident symphony as well as opera, theater, and ballet companies. Palate-stimulating southwest cui-

sine and authentic Mexican food are among the city’s myriad dining options. Lively nightspots are easy to find. Those whose idea of a successful trip involves unique souvenirs will be delighted, too. Country western gear, Native American crafts, and southwestern gifts say it with salsa or cactus - can be found everywhere from momand-pop shops to air-conditioned malls. An hour’s drive south will bring you to Nogales, Mexico, where bargains and treasures mingle in arrays of colorful stalls. Tucson is a jumping-off point for many other terrific Southern Arizona day trips. Within easy driving distance are the old west mining towns of Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, and Ajo; the Arizona vineyards around Sonoita and Patagonia; the Native American art collection of the Amerind Foundation; the unusual rock formations of Chiricahua National Monument and much more. For more information call the Metropolitan Tucson CVB at 520-6241817, 800-638-8350.



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Thousands will attend N ER ST UN Tombstone’s annual summer E W F events. It all begins with the 17th Annual Vigilante Days, held Aug 810th. This year’s line-up of gunfight groups will perform actual historical gunfight re-enactments. Shows are $3 and held on the Helldorado set, Toughnut St. at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm each day of the three day event. On Saturday, an all day pass is available for one flat fee in order to visit and revisit a competition with judging based on costume, action and drama content. There will be entertainment on Allen Street from 10 am until 3 pm including the traditional 1880’s fashion show at noon each day. The Chili CookOff will be on Saturday, again on Allen Street, with tasting at 3 pm. Tasting is $4 and Entry fee is $10. The 17th Annual 10-K Run will be held on Sunday with registration at 5 am. The 10-K Run will start at 6:30 am and the 2-K run will start at 7 am. This is a great race for kids, seniors, and the less active adding to the street entertainment and fun. Entry fee $15. For more information call Steve Reeder at 520-457-3197 or email him at The 22nd Annual Rendezvous of the Gunfighters is another well attended event held every Labor Day weekend,

Aug 30th - Sep 1st. Invited gunfighter groups from throughout the country gather in Tombstone to participate in competitions while entertaining the masses. First showtime is 10:30 am and last is 5 pm at the famous O.K. Corral. A $7.50 adventure pass includes one show and tours through The O.K. Corral, the Epitaph Newspaper Museum with a complimentary copy of the paper, Fly’s Photo Studio. Dust off your spurs or lace up your corset. Hundreds of costumed Gunfighters, cowboys, Madams, saloon women, and male and female townspeople (including ranchers, miners, barbers, preachers, schoolmarms, bartenders, undertakers, Chinese, etc) from the 1880-1890 period will gather at High Noon on Sunday and parade down Allen Street. Individuals only, no groups, or vehicles. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for each of the 6 categories later that night at the American Legion Hall on Allen Street. Entry blanks are available at Legends Saloon, Red Marie Bookstore and the O.K. Corral. For more information call Bill Traywick at 520-457-9465 or Ben Traywick at 520-457-3548. Catch the next stage (or maybe a minivan) and head for Tombstone, “the town too tough to die. “ Tombstone Office of Tourism, 800-457-3423

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Cochise County

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Exploring the “Land of Legends”

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Wings in August beckons even international visitors to spectacular locations. The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in Sulphur Springs Valley northeast of Bisbee, the Cochise Stronghold Recreation Area in the Chiricahuas and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area are saturated with nature’s offerings. In the Sierra Vista area alone, there are 31 canyons! Ramsey Canyon is recognized for 14 species of hummingbirds and summer is the time for spectators. The canyons are cool and hundreds of feathered and reptile friends frolic along the trails. The most pronounced aspect of Cochise County living is simplicity and charm. There are no stop signs in Bisbee and everyone walks to the downtown post office to get their mail. The Holy Trinity Monastery and a community of friendly neighbors make Benson / St. David quaint and appealing. The Gadsden Hotel in Douglas has stunning décor and world class warmth. Throughout Cochise County, easy smiles and friendly waves greet visitors in restaurants, stores, and shops. Populated by the type of people who restore your faith in humanity, Cochise County is set apart from anywhere else. Cochise County Tourism Council, 520-432-9215 /

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As you drive an hour or so south of Tucson, climbing in elevation, the temperatures start to fall. You will begin to experience a true “Land of Legends” with the OK Corral, Kartchner Caverns, the towering Chiricahua National Monument and much more, including the border of Mexico. If you’re looking to explore old west history, natural settings and wonders, museums and art galleries, romantic getaways and some of the best hiking and birding in the entire country, then Cochise County can meet all your needs. Living western history is practically everywhere in Cochise County, but Tombstone - the world famous “Town Too Tough to Die” - led the historical path of gunfights, gambling, and good times. Willcox is the hometown of the late singing cowboy, Rex Allen. Sierra Vista’s history includes an original outpost, Ft. Huachuca, home of the “Buffalo Soldier.” It was part of the westward expansion and the settling of untamed lands. Bisbee was the largest city between Denver and San Francisco and is now an engaging artist’s colony. Douglas is an international town that captures the flavor of both Mexico and the U.S. Cochise County is also revered as a birder’s paradise. Bisbee’s Southwest



For a change from the desert sun, Willcox offers shady lanes of peaches, apples, cherries, sweet corn, zones of zucchini and other produce. Visitors enjoy the farm experience by picking their own fresh produce throughout the summer. The farms of Willcox are plentiful and ready for pickin’. By the bushel, bag, or bite, fruits and vegetables are ripe for UPick Season. A variety of farm owners look forward to the thousands of visitors each summer and fall to enjoy the home grown experience. If the fields are not your bag, not to worry. Farmers markets have bagged the goods for you. The Willcox Agricultural Dept and some of the farms are located just off exit 340 /I10 East. Peach Mania 2003 at Apple Annie’s Orchard takes place on weekends, July 26-August 10. “All you can eat” pancake breakfast with delicious peach topping is served each morning from 6:30-10:30am. Apple smoked burgers are available from 11-5 along with fresh home made peach pie and delicious peach ice cream. Each year Apple Annie’s Orchard kicks off the harvest season; however, innumerable farms are waiting to be reaped.

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The Dolores River RV Park and Cabins is located approximately two miles east of Dolores, Colorado on Highway 145. Dolores is primarily a small service center with numerous restaurants and small shops. Retail shopping such as a Wal Mart Super Store, gift shops, and curio shops can be found in Cortez, which is approximately ten miles from Dolores. Also, Cortez is a regional medical center and can provide for all medical needs. The Dolores River RV Park is situated in the Dolores Canyon at approximately 7,000 feet in elevation with two 14,000 foot peaks nearby. The park was the idea of a native Dolores woman who teamed up with another Dolores woman who owned 40 acres of land on the Dolores River. After the initial construction in 1988 they formed a corporation with a builder and completed the project in 1990. The park consists of 80 full service RV sites with 30 and 50 amp service available at each site, cable TV, some 40 individual telephone hook-ups, and twelve cabins. All the buildings are log construction with several cabins located directly adjacent to the Dolores River. Current owners, Tomas & Sharon Kurpius, purchased the park in 1995 and continue to provide the small town atmos-

phere of the Dolores Community. In addition to the unique Dolores River setting the park is located mid-way between Durango and Telluride, or just a short hour drive from each city. Mesa Verde National Park is only twenty minutes away with numerous archaeological sites located in the area. Highway 145 is part of the San Juan Skyway scenic loop, which is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in America. The approximately 240 mile loop travels through the historic old mining towns of Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton providing some spectacular mountain views. In addition to the scenic quality of the Dolores Area, days can be spent challenging the many hiking and bike trails, stream and lake fishing, and enjoying the numerous back roads and trails. As the “locals” say, life is not complete until you have experienced the heart of SW Colorado and shared the beauty, warmth, and generosity of the Dolores Community. So, put Dolores on your future travel plans and personally experience the quiet and filling beauty of the Dolores Area. The Dolores River RV Park & Cabins can be reached at, e-mail -, or 800-200-2399.

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The Rio Grande Southern Hotel Located on the town square of picturesque Dolores, Colorado, the Hotel has been in continuous use as a hostelry for over 100 years. A bed and breakfast with comfortable historic atmosphere and victorian decor. Claw foot bath tubs in most of the rooms take guests back to days gone by. Our fine restaurant is well known for its southwestern cuisine and comfortable setting. All rooms with private bath!

101 South Fifth St. Dolores, Colorado


With 236 miles of beautiful mountains, alpine forests, historic mining towns, cattle ranches and prehistoric Indian ruins the San Juan Skyway in Southwest Colorado takes you through the most diverse scenic and cultural region in the state. The designated scenic and historic byway travels through the San Juan Mountains and connects five national historic districts all on state-maintained highways. You can take rides on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, visit national and tribal parks, view world-class collections of prehistoric Indian artifacts and marvel at the historic Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Telluride’s Bridal Veil waterfall, the highest waterfall in the state. Go to Cortez for Indian dancers and storytellers or Durango for melodramas. The region hosts a variety of cultural and nightlife entertainment, sure to keep you pleasantly occupied. 1. Pagosa Springs Located between two scenic national wilderness areas, Pagosa boasts one of the world’s hottest mineral springs. 2. Chimney Rock Archaeological Area This is a unique Anasazi archaeological site located between two rock pinnacles southwest of Pagosa Springs and is open only for guided tours. 3. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Take a 45-mile steam-powered train ride to the mining town of Silverton, a national historic district. Reservations suggested on this historic railway, operates year-round.

AUG 22-25 DURANGO 4th Annual Railfest Celebration Durango & Silverton Train - Galloping Geese Excursions, 1875 Eureka Excursions, Casey Jones Excursions, Railroadiana Swap Meet, Garden Rail Tours, Yard Tours. 970-259-0274

9. Ouray “The Switzerland of America” - See majestic waterfalls and a hot springs first used by the Ute Indians for medicinal and spiritual purposes. National historic district, the hot springs are open year-round.

4. Mesa Verde National Park Take a tour of ancient Pueblo Indian cliff dwellings. Home to the popular Cliff Palace of the Anasazi. There are also lodging, camping, restaurants and tours in the Park.

10. Black Canyon National Monument The combination of depth, narrowness and sheerness makes this canyon the only one of its kind in North America. Camp in this unique area filled with wild flowers and wildlife.

5. Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park See hundreds of Anasazi cliff dwelling and surface pueblos. Guided tours only. Reservations required. Contact Tribal Park, Towaoc 81334.

11. Colorado National Monument These towers and canyons made of red rock are located southwest of Grand Junction. Camping, hiking and climbing opportunities available.

6.-7. Hovenweep National Monument and Lowry Pueblo Ruin Seven groups of Anasazi Ruins. Self-guided

For more information call the Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority, 800-COLORADO.

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AUG 8-10 DOLORES Escalante Days Bar-B-Q, food, games, arts & crafts. 800-807-4712 AUG 10-11 DURANGO Main Avenue Juried Arts Festival Great art and wonderful music on Main Street. 970-259-2606

tours begin 42 miles southwest of Cortez, camping and day hiking. 8. Anasazi Heritage Center Travel back in time and see how the Anasazi lived. This civilization was well established in the Dolores River Valley Area and pre-dated the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings. Two miles from Dolores.

ACTIVITIES MANCOS Rimrock Outfitters 12175 County Rd. 44, 970-533-7588 Horseback rides, breakfast & dinner rides, wilderness trips, wagon and sleigh rides

Bartel’s Mancos Valley Stage Line 4550 Country Rd. 41, 970-533-9857 800-365-3530, Stagecoach rides, lunch and steak dinner rides, some tours include a firsthand look at some local Indian ruins.

ACCOMMODATIONS DOLORES Rio Grande Southern Hotel and Restaurant 101 S. Fifth, 970-882-7527 108 year old National Historic Site, suites with private baths, antiques, no TV, breakfast in restaurant. All rooms 2nd floor.

CORTEZ Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites 535 East Main, 970-565-3778 800-547-3376, Only 10 miles from Mesa Verde National Park, two room suites with all amenities, seasonal outdoor pool, deluxe continental breakfast, unique gift shop.

DURANGO Best Western Rio Grande Inn 400 E. Second Ave., 970-385-4985 800-245-4466, Located in Durango’s historic downtown with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, shopping, dining & entertainment just steps away.

General Palmer Hotel 567 Main Ave., 970-247-4747, 970-375-2401 Prestigious Victorian hotel just steps from the train station. Located in the heart of historic Durango.

Rochester Hotel 726 E. 2nd Ave., 970-385-1920 800-664-1920, Built in 1892, fifteen spacious rooms with private baths, decorated in an Old West motif.

MANCOS Willowtail Springs 10451 Road 39, 970-533-7592 800-698-0603, 3 units. 40 acres. Lakefront cabins facing mountains, woods, gardens. Antique furnishings, full kitchens, fireplaces. Private lake with boats.

RESTAURANTS CORTEZ Dry Dock Restaurant 200 W. Main St., 970-564-9404 Open daily 3-10pm, American, SW/Mexican, Seafood, Steaks, Cocktails, Lounge, Patio, Takeout.

DURANGO Francisco’s Restaurante and Cantina 619 Main Ave., 970-247-4098 Durango’s oldest restaurant, combining the traditions of the Garcia family’s original recipes with new and varied menu items including fresh seafood, beef, pasta, and Southwestern specialties.

The Palace Restaurant 505 Main Ave., 970-247-2018 Extensive menu, wine list, cocktails, live music, happy hour, TV, and above all nice people. Located next to Durango-Silverton Railroad.

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Monument Valley

History, Arts and Scenic Beauty

Where Time Stands Still

New Mexico Events JUL 11-13 TAOS Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Taos Pueblo - Intertribal dance competition, drumming, craft and food vendors. $10 a car load, $5. 800-732-8267 or 505-758-1028 JUL 19-20 SAN JUAN PUEBLO Northern Indian Artist & Craftsman Show San Juan Pueblo, Main Church Rd - Native Americans from around the United States exhibit their creative talents. 505-747-0700

than 120 galleries, offering highly soughtafter paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and pottery pieces. These span from Picasso to the Taos Founders to contemporary artists. Music too, is a year-round affair in Santa Fe, and the performing arts are another cause for celebration with a focus on richness and diversity. Take your pick of symphony, chamber music, opera, jazz, bluegrass, rodeos, film, flamenco, western melodramas or theater. Santa Fe is history, healers, rodeos, dust devils and prairie dogs. It’s adobe, sagebrush and pinon. It raises expectations of what a town should be, how the light should reflect, and just how good clean air can feel against the skin. The Old Santa Fe Inn, built in the local Indian Pueblo Style, captures the feeling of warmth and hospitality from a simpler time. The Inn, with only 43 rooms and adjacent parking, is nestled into the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe. The Old Santa Fe Inn is owned by a fourth-generation New Mexico family who recreated Santa Fe- style hospitality at some of the best rates in the downtown area. Call 1-800-745-9910 to make your reservations.

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JUL 25-27 ALBUQUERQUE Christmas in July New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro St. NE The all-arts media show includes more than 100 exhibitors, food and entertainment. 505-823-1092 JUL 26 LAGUNA Festival of Saint Anne Seama Village - Harvest and various other dances. No photography on the property.505-552-6654 AUG 6-10 GALLUP Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Red Rock State Park, also downtown Gallup - 50 tribes from US & Canada: dances, parades, and rodeos. Juried Indian art show, arts & crafts vendors, half marathon & 5K run. Adm varies. 505-863-3896 AUG 22-24 SANTA FE Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds - Three days of Bluegrass and Old-time music., 505-344-2975 SEP 20 ESPANOLA Really Chili Festival/Carlos Santana Day Espanola Plaza - Chiles, lowrider car contest, arts & crafts fair, music, a Carlos Santana look-alike contest, Frida Kahlo beauty contest, guitar contest & more.505-992-1048


by Kathie Curley

Recently, I took a trip to Monument Valley. This place that has been made in countless movies WRITER famous and commercials... I wanted to see it for myself. The 23-mile drive to Monument Valley from the neighboring town of Kayenta, Arizona was beautiful. Huge rock formations were jutting up from the desert floor. I found myself trying to give them all familiar resemblances. Hey! That one looks like an owl! Or that one is huge and looks like an office building! Of course, what I really enjoyed was the absence of office buildings. There are no malls, no crowded apartments, no traffic jams. Man has not put his indelible mark on this land. It still belongs to the Great Spirit. I decided to take a tour into the Valley. I rode with a group of others in a fourwheel drive truck that was able to maneuver the sand and dirt road with ease. We sat on bench seats in the open-air transport that provided us unobstructed views of the magnificent Mittens, the Three Sisters, and the Totem Pole rock formations. The pure, clean air was foreign to my nostrils, but immediately luscious! I inhaled deeply, trying to capture as much as I could.

The driver of our transport stopped a number of times and we all disembarked while he provided information on what we were seeing... about the rock formations, petroglyphs and pictographs, the history, and the Navajo people who live there. One particular stop will always remain in my memory. We walked under a huge curved amphitheatre-like rock formation and laid down on the slanted smooth surface at the base, drinking in the moment and visualizing an ancient way of life. It was then... we heard the breathtakingly beautiful and haunting sound of a Navajo flute. In this location, in this time, in this state of mind... that flute melody entered my soul. We were all mesmerized as our Navajo guide played for us. Now that I have returned to the land of office buildings, traffic jams, crowded Wal-Marts, I can stop and reflect on a place where time stands still, where the air is pure, and the Great Spirit is ever present. I can reach into my soul and, once again, hear the sound of the flute in Monument Valley. BIO: Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Kathie Curley has lived on the Navajo Nation since 1990. As marketing coordinator for the Navajo Tourism Department, she enjoys the opportunity to invite others to Discover Navajo.

Flora & Fauna of the Reservation Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park

Dedicated to displaying animals and plants that are part of Navajo history and culture, the Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park is located in Window Rock, Arizona. This is the only zoo in the country owned by Native Americans. Most animals at the zoo have been rescued in one way or another. They are not just taken out of the wild. Some are orphaned, some come from other zoos. Eagles, hawks, great horned owls and other birds arrive with bad wings or injured talons. The zoo is home to deer, elk, coyotes, wolves, bears, cougars, red foxes, bobcats and a badger. Domesticated animals include several different types of sheep (including the Churro sheep, famous for its wool used in Navajo rugs), goats, ducks, geese and chickens.



In Santa Fe, the fresh air and the legendary light is as amazing as everyone says. Santa Fe is startlingly beautiful, and continues to survive the hype while offering spectacular surroundings, casual lifestyle and an invigorating mix of cultures. Santa Fe is both the oldest and highest capital city in the United States. Founded in 1610, a full decade before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, the Spaniards formally established the City of Santa Fe as their colonial capital. The area had previously been home to the Anasazi, precursors of the Pueblo peoples, who reached the pinnacle of their civilization in 1000-1300 A.D. Santa Fe still retains the flavor of another time and has earned a reputation as the most European city in the States. There is little neon and much beauty with magnificent views of the mountains. The Plaza, which marks the end of the Santa Fe Trail, was once filled with traders in wagon trains. Today it is still a hub of commerce as museums, galleries and boutiques mark the spot. With a reputation as the nation’s third largest art market, Santa Fe boasts more

This is a small zoo, very well arranged. It is an easy, pleasant walk to visit every animal. Because the zoo is rarely crowded, the animals tend to take notice of visitors, unlike animals in metropolitan zoos who have learned to ignore passersby. The park’s flora is at its best in late August through early September. Some of the plants that struggle to survive in this high desert setting of low rainfall, high winds, alkaline soil, and frosty days include junipers, Navajo tea, lupine, and asters. The Park is open 7 days a week, every day except Christmas and New Year’s Day, from 8 am - 5 pm. Located northeast of the Navajo Nation Museum, Library & Visitors Center on the north side of Hwy 264, admission is free. For more information call 928-871-6573.

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JUL 11-19 TAYLOR Washington, A Patriotic Pageant JUL 19 CAMP VERDE 11th Annual Cornfest JUL 19-20 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountain Native American Art Fest & Market


JUL 25-27 FLAGSTAFF 5th Annual Flagstaff Indian Days Celebration

KBSZ AM 1250 We have something special each & every day about our town and other interests.

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You are what you experience…

Live The Suite Life at Windmill Inns & Suites


Windmill Inns & Suites believe that true hospitality means going the extra mile. You’ll find that their high standards for comfort, cleanliness, value, and service extend from the first person who greets you to their President and CEO, John Cauvin, who is a very visible presence at all 6 locations in Arizona and Oregon. Windmill Inns & Suites offer a variety of amenities including full complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms and suites, and secure indoor corridors and a refreshing swimming pool. It’s the little things that make this hotel a home away from home- there is always a warm cup of coffee waiting, bicycles to borrow at no charge, freshly baked cookies available in the evenings and a microwave and mini refrigerator in the rooms. Not a morning person? Guests may now choose to have a “Windmill Inn Good Morning” delivered to their suite in lieu of visiting the morning buffet. Windmill Inns is also proud to be a pet-friendly hotel, at no extra charge, by designating a special block of rooms for guests traveling with pets to ensure the comfort and safety of all hotel guests. In addition, as of July 1st, 2003 all locations will be non-smoking, though outdoor smoking areas will be provided for guest convenience.

There are three Arizona locations to serve you: Chandler: Next to the new Chandler Fashion Center, Windmill Suites of Chandler is located just 4 miles east of Interstate 10 and 1/2 mile west of the Loop 101. Their staff is committed to “110% Hospitality Guaranteed”. 3535 West Chandler Boulevard Chandler, AZ 85226, 480-812-9600, 1-800-547-4747 Option 6. Tucson: Windmill Suites at St. Philip’s Plaza is located at the northern edge of Tucson in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Enjoy the plaza’s fashion boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants and day spa. 4250 North Campbell, Tucson, AZ 85718, 520-577-0007, 1-800-547-4747 Option 5. Surprise (North West Valley): Windmill Suites at Sun City West is located at West Bell Road and R.H. Johnson Blvd. The inviting three-story structure with courtyard landscaping offers spectacular views of the neighboring White Tank and Bradshaw mountain ranges. Access from US 60, I-10, Loop 101 or I-17. 12545 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ, 623-583-0133, 800-547-4747 Option 4.

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JUL 1-6 PRESCOTT Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo This rollicking rodeo in the Prescott pines features entertainment and events for the whole family. 928-445-3103 or 800-358-1888

JUL 4-5 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, BBQ, rodeos, dances, patriotic program, fireworks. Times/prices: 928-536-7366

JUL 2-5 WINDOW ROCK Cowboy Christmas on the 4th of July Big-named cowboys at the PRCA Rodeo, Concert, Youth Fair, Carnival, 10k run, Native American foods. Call for admission cost. 928-871-6478

JUL 4-5 OVERGAARD Fourth of July in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - “A Country United, Cannot Be Divided.” Arts, crafts, food, live entertainment, children & adult activities, 5th: parade & fireworks. 928535-5777

JUL 3-6 WILLIAMS 16th Annual Railhead Buckskinner Park - AZ Cowboy Shooters Assoc, 1890 era cowboy action shooting at its finest. Team shooting, costumed dinner, vendors & more!

JUL 4-5 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792

JUL 4-5 SPRINGERVILLE Round Valley 4th of July Celebration 4th: Parade at 10a, Rodeo at 1p, BBQ Dinner at 12p & 9p dance w/fireworks after dark at the Springerville Airport. 5th: Rodeo & dance. 928-333-2123

JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF American Gem & Mineral Show Little America Hotel - Rough rocks, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, equipment, tools. $2; under 12 free. Fr 11a-7p, Sa 10a-7p, Su 10a-5p. 928-526-5152

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JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Festival Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including spinning, weaving, woodworking, camp cooking. Donations. 10a-4p. 928-774-6272


July 19 & 20, 2003 Pre-Show: July 18, 6pm-9pm at Hon-Dah Resort Conference Center Fine Arts & Crafts, Dance Performances, Demonstrations, Music, Children’s Crafts and Authentic Native American Food ADULTS $8 • 12 & UNDER FREE

Saturday 9am-5pm • Sunday 10am-4pm Blue Ridge High School 1200 W. White Mountain Blvd.

PINETOP-LAKESIDE, AZ For more information call the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce

928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031

Seligman Days July 25, 26 & 27

I-40, Exit 123 • Route 66 • Seligman, Az FRIDAY: Miss Seligman Pageant (Ages 4-20, at the Old Gym - 7pm) SATURDAY: Parade, Art Show, Baked Goods, Rodeo, Softball Tournament, and Live Music SUNDAY: Softball Finals

JUL 4-6 FLAGSTAFF Fair of Life Festival Arts & Crafts Extraordinaire Wheeler Park-120 regional artisans/crafters, classic cars, food, kid’s activities. 9-6p, free. 10K run on 4th benefits Northland Hospice. 928-779-1227 JUL 4-6 OVERGAARD Bison Ranch Family Celebration Days Bison Ranch - Arts & crafts bazaar, entertainment, food, fun family activities, 9a-5p, free adm. 928-472-7892 JUL 4-6 SHOW LOW SL Summer Classic Car & Truck Show Festival Marketplace - 888-746-9569 JUL 4-6 PINETOP 28th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Art Barn on Buck Springs Rd. - Northeast AZ Fine Arts Association hosts show and sale. Food, silent auction, free. Fr & Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-4p. 928-367-3916 JUL 4-6 ST. JOHNS America West Barrel Racing Equestrian Center - About 200 runs per day, contestants from 8-10 States in the U.S., ages 4-70, free. 928-337-2363 JUL 4-7 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill Downs - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter horse racing! Live & simulcast, full pari-mutuel wagering avail, 1p. $2.50, $1.50/ages 6-12, under 5 free. 928-774-5139 JUL 4-AUG 31 OVERGAARD Western Stage Show & Chuck Wagon Dinner Bison Camp - Every Friday & Saturday evening, all you can eat dinner & Stage Show! Opens 5:30p. 928-595-6789

JUL 6 FLAGSTAFF Annual Nuvatukya’ Ovi Foot Race Museum of Northern Arizona - Honor the Hopi running tradition. Pre-registration 6-6:45a, race starts at 7a, $15/$18. 928-774-5213 JUL 10 SCOTTSDALE Summer Spectacular ArtWalk Main St & Marshall Way - Artist demos, gallery show openings, live music, prize drawings, food/drink samples & more, 6-9p, free., 480-9903939 JUL 11-12 WILLCOX Warren Earp Days Fri 10a-3p: parade, food, music, meet the movie stars at Rex Allen Museum; 6:30p “Dinner Theatre with the Western Stars”; Sat: 10a-1p Western Book Exposition w/ book signings, music & food. 800-200-2272 JUL 11-13 WILLCOX Annual Muddy’s Mine Poker Run Motorcycle show, live music, prizes. Cost-$10 donation w/$10 toy & can of food, ages 13 under are free. Benefits Willcox Community charities. Hwy 186. 520-384-3006 JUL 11-13 PHOENIX Annual Arizona Home & Building Expo Civic Plaza - 700+ exhibits, home remodeling, improvement & home building, interior design, products and services. $5 at door. 602-277-6045 JUL 11-13 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Summer Showcase Coconino Co Fairgrounds - Free wine tasting, quality antiques, estate jewelry, glass repair, Fr & Sa 9-5, Su 10-4, $3/Gen, under 14 free. 602-717-7337 or 623-587-7488 JUL 11-19 TAYLOR Washington, a Patriotic Pageant Rodeo Arena - Recounting Washington’s life from his beginnings through the Revolutionary War & founding of the U.S; July 11, 12, 17 & 19.; 800-331-1269 JUL 11-26 SEDONA Shakespeare Sedona Summer Festival Sedona Red Rock H.S.- Richard III and Love’s Labor’s Lost (co-produced w/ Southwest Shakespeare Company of Mesa). Call by 6/30 for discount. For play dates, times, prices: 800-780-ARTS JUL 11-AUG 27 SCOTTSDALE Cabaret Desert Stages Theatre, 8473 E. McDonald Dr - The seedy glamour of the legendary Kit Kat Club comes to life in this Kander & Ebb musical. Fri-Sat 7:30p; Su 6p, $18. 480-4831664

JUL 19 CAMP VERDE 11th Annual Cornfest Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main - Contests for all ages: corn-eating, hog calling, corniest joke; bluegrass band, arts & crafts. Adm free. 5-11p. 928-567-0535 ext 136 JUL 19 MAYER Italian Night Colley Soleri Music Center - Italian Cultural Institute musicians. Concert & traditional Italian dinner. A tour of Arcosanti will be held 5p, dinner 6p, concert 7:30p. $35. 928-632-7135 JUL 19 FLAGSTAFF 6th Annual AZ Highland Celtic Festival Thorpe Park - Bagpipes, kilts, folk-dances, traditional foods, entertainment, dance, kid’s activities, live music. $6 adults, $3 kids, 9a-6p. 928-779-3817 JUL 19 SIERRA VISTA Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Junk Bond Observatory - Enjoy an evening w/ the stars in the sky, not the stars on TV. Telescope viewing, learn about craters, rings & more! Call for confirmation: 520-366-5788 JUL 19-20 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountain Native American Art Fest & Market Blue Ridge HS - Art/crafts, demos, dance performances, music, Native American food/heritage. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $8/adults, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 JUL 21-26 PHOENIX International Conference on Thinking Phoenix Civic Plaza - In the U.S. for only the 3rd time in this event’s 21-year history! 150+ of the world’s most influential and challenging thinkers. $75-$115. 480-609-0298 JUL 22-26 ST. JOHNS Annual Pioneer Days Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball & golf tournaments, storytelling, dances, fishing derby, parade, campfire circle, rodeos, ice cream social, BBQ. 928-337-2000 JUL 24 PRESCOTT Western Night Auction The Palace - Fundraiser incls dinner, music, live auction w/artwork, antiques, furniture, western treasures, cowboy memorabilia, silver jewelry & more, 7p. $25. 928-778-1385 JUL 25-26 PRESCOTT Annual Navajo Rug Auction Smoki Museum - Fri evening Cowboy BBQ. Preview of rugs Fr & Sa am, auctioneer Bruce Burnham of R.B. Burnham & Company Trading Post, free, Fr 1-8p, Sa 9a, auction 1p. 928-445-1230 JUL 25-26 SELIGMAN Delgadillo’s Snow Cap 50th Anniversary Fiesta Snow Cap - Cruise and Classic Car Show, Salsa Challenge, Poker Run, Route 66-Snow Cap Idol (Talent contest), dancing all day to live music. 928-422-3291 JUL 25-27 WILLIAMS Bowhunters Happening Rodeo Grounds. Adm $15-30. 928-635-4571 JUL 25-27 SELIGMAN Seligman Days Parade, rodeo, art show, live music, Miss Seligman Pageant, softball & horseshoe tournaments and more. 928-422-4571 JUL 25-27 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. 928-524-6407

JUL 5 WINSLOW Homolovi Ruins State Park Annual Archaeology Day Special activities & demonstrations, guided tour of the sites at 8a, 10a, & 1p, $5/vehicle, 8a-4p. 928-289-4106

JUL 12 TUCSON Getting Started: Astronomy as a Hobby Kitt Peak National Observatory - Learn the difference between different types of amateur telescopes, accessories, learn techniques, receive a planisphere & observer’s log book, $20-$25. 520-318-8726

JUL 5 ALPINE 10th Annual Worm Races & Parade Junc. Hwy 180 & 191 - Parade 11a; worm races afterwards held at Ye Olde Tavern - buy a worm there to race! Evening bluegrass band at country club, fireworks. 928-339-4114, 928-339-4330

JUL 12 TUCSON Going Bats AZ Sonora Desert Museum - Learn how bats make our desert more beautiful & livable. Separate fact from fiction on the 28 bat species in Southern AZ, study them in action. $40 (non-members). 520-883-3086

JUL 5 SHOW LOW Country Music Show Down Show Low City Park - 7p. 888-746-9569

JUL 12-13 PRESCOTT Prescott Indian Art Market Sharlot Hall Museum - authentic hand-made Native American arts, demonstrations, dance performances and native food. $5 adm, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928-445-3122

JUL 26 EAGAR Pioneer Days Ramsey Park - Historical/cultural exhibits, dutch oven cooking, entertainment, children’s activities, barbecue, food, dance. Free. 4p. 928-333-2123

JUL 13 PRESCOTT Zoo by Moonlight Heritage Park Zoo - Bring a flash light, $3, children under 3 & members are free. 8-9:30p. 928-778-4242

JUL 26-27 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza (Hwy 179) - Exciting new art, 30+ artists/craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery etc. 10a-5p, free. 928-284-9627

JUL 5-6 FLAGSTAFF Hopi Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Outdoor Indian market featuring Native American artists selling their works, as well as demos, tribal dances, kid’s activities, $5-$2, 9a5p. 928-774-5213 JUL 5-6 PINE Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Center - 80 arts & crafts booths, juried show, all handmade. Food vendors, ample parking, town full of antique shops, free, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p. 928-476-3547


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JUL 6 KACHINA VILLAGE Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Highlands Fire Station 21 (568 Kona Trail) - Children’s firefighter muster, raffle, vintage fire truck rides, 7-11a. Adm $5 adults, $2 children, kids under 5 free. 928-5251717

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SNOWFLAKE PIONEER DAYS CELEBRATION July 18th & 19th Visit the best example of a Mormon Pioneer Town in the Southwest during Snowflake, Arizona’s Annual Pioneer Days Celebration. There is something for everyone - young & old. Festivities include an outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair, Live Bands, Rodeo, Parade, Fireworks, Golf and Softball Tournaments, 10K Fun Run, Outdoor Pageant, Quilt Shows, or take a Guided Tour of Snowflake’s Pioneer Homes. Stop by or call the Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce for a schedule of events.

Located in the scenic Northeastern corner of the state. Snowflake is 30 miles south of Holbrook on Hwy 77.

Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce 110 N. Main St., Snowflake, Az

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JUL 16 PINE Old Time Fiddlers Jam Session Pine Community Center-Cultural Hall - Anyone with an instrument can get together, make music. Spectators welcome. No charge. 1p for about an hour. 928-476-3547 or 928-476-4791

JUL 25-27 FLAGSTAFF 5th Annual Flagstaff Indian Days Celebration Fort Tuthill Grandstand - All Indian Rodeo, Junior Rodeo (Fr 10a), Pow Wow, Indian market. Open daily at 10a. $7, $5/kids & seniors. Off I-17, Exit 337. 928-214-9348 JUL 26 FLAGSTAFF Annual Open House - The Arboretum at Flagstaff The Arboretum at Flagstaff - Music, hayrides, tours, & craft activities, free, 9a-5p. 928-774-1442

JUL 26-27 FLAGSTAFF Beat the Heat Fun Fly Peaks RC Field, Luepp Rd - Remote control airplane open fun fly, pilots of all ages & skills, Sa 7:30a -dusk & Su 7:30a-2p. $13/adv, $15/day of, spectators free. 928-5268666 or 779-3602

JUL 18 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, free food, no host bar, 6-9p. Tickets: 928-367-4290

JUL 26-27 DEWEY Young’s Farm Corn Festival Outdoor produce stands, craft show, hay rides, outdoor BBQ, live entertainment, $2, 9a-4p. 928-632-7272

JUL 18-19 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Pioneer Day Celebration Parade, arts, crafts, entertainment, BBQ, rodeo, dances, run, softball & golf tourneys, swimming, theatrical performances, fireworks. Times/locations: 928-536-4331

JUL 26-AUG 10 WILLCOX Peach Mania Festival Apple Annie’s Orchard - Weekends: All-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10a. Lunch 11a-5p. Peach picking all day long. Outdoor craft festival 8/2-8/3. Free adm. 520-384-2084

JUL 18-19 WILLIAMS Annual Great Escape Rally Biker Rally by Desert Road Riders incls. games, bike show, tent & RV camping, live music, Miss Great Escape contest, food, 50/50 drawing, poker walk, vendors. 928-758-5699 JUL 18-19 SCOTTSDALE Southwest US Clogging Competition Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort - Fr 10a-4p, Sa 10a-4p & 7p-10p, All event passes avail. 623-879-7421 JUL 18-20 YOUNG Pleasant Valley Days Parade, quilt show, tours of historical sites in the area, craft fair and roping all weekend, steak dinner and dance on Sat. night. 928-462-3588 JUL 18-20 CAMP VERDE 2003 Verde Valley Pow Wow Cliff Castle Casino Stargazer Pavilion - A fascinating festival & exhibit of native American crafts & culture that draws participants and visitors from many areas. 928-567-7999

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AUG 1-2 EAGAR Eagar Daze Ramsey Park - Fri. eve: Ice Cream Social. Sat: local entertainment, arts & crafts fair, softball & volleyball tournaments, free swim, Fun Run, Pit BBQ $, logging events, kids games, free adm. 928-333-1639 AUG 1-3 WILLIAMS Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo Bob Dean Rodeo Arena - Real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves, great fun to watch. Daily 1p, dance Fr & Sa. 928-632-7680 AUG 2 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. 928339-4319 AUG 2-3 ELGIN Sonoita Vineyards August Fest Wine tasting w/ souvenir wine glass ($10); tour of vineyards & winery, live music, grape stomping contest w/prizes. Catered lunch avail for purchase. 11a-4p. 520455-5893 AUG 6-10 BISBEE Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival Exhibits, vendors, presentations & field trips to places like the San Pedro River, Chiricahua Mts & Huachuca Mts. Featured bird is the Black-throated Sparrow. 520-378-0233 AUG 7 KINGMAN Mighty Mudmania Fireman’s Park - 100 yard obstacle course, maze mud challenges, competition for different age groups from 3-5 year olds to senior citizen divisions, free, 10a. 928-757-7919 AUG 8-10 TOMBSTONE Vigilante Days Activities include a 10K run, reenactments, street entertainment, shoot outs, hangings, gunfight competition & chili cook-off, $4. 520-803-0846 AUG 9-10 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival Woodland Road Festival Site - Gospel music, cloggers, children’s workshop, nightly jam sessions, food & crafts. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. $8, under 12 free. 800-573-4031 AUG 9-10 PRESCOTT Summer Festival Courthouse Plaza - 164 of the finest artists & artisans from around the West, demonstrations, free adm, Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-4p. 928-445-2510 AUG 9-10 OVERGAARD Calf Roping & Barrel Racing Bison Ranch Arena - Starts 10a, 928-535-6789

AUG 14-16 PRESCOTT 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 15-17 PAYSON 119th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Multi-Event Center - Bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing & more, PRCA sanctioned. Adults $14, children $7. Call re family performance. 928-474-4515 or 800-672-9766 AUG 16 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. 928-635-0266 AUG 16 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. 136 AUG 16 ALPINE 4 Corners Chili Cook- Off Rodeo Grounds - CASI sanctioned, entertainment, also a bean competition and BBQ contest, SPAM contest, lots of prizes for contest entry! Free, 10a-5p. 928-339-1840 AUG 16-17 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza presents exciting new art from about 30 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-284-9627 AUG 20 TUCSON 228th Tucson’s Birthday Bash American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, Tohono O’Odham, Pascua Yaqui & State of AZ flag ceremony incl patriotic music. Period costumes encouraged. Starts at 8a. 520-299-1743 AUG 22-23 TUCSON Pio Decimo Norteno Music & Street Festival Greyhound Park - A free juried art exhibit, Sat. battle of the bands, carnival, food, Norteno music. 520-881-8520 or 520622-2801 AUG 22-24 EAGAR-SPRINGERVILLE Valle Redondo Fat Tire Fiesta Mountain bike festival, trails of the White Mountains near Greer, Eagar & Springerville, Apache Sitgreaves Nat’l Forest, $30. 928-333-5553 AUG 23 GANADO Native American Auction Hubbell Trading Post - preview 9-11a, auction 12p, held in a large tent. Navajo weavings, Pueblo Kachina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. 928-755-3475

AUG 23 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, 2p & 7p. Free adm but ticket required. 520-533-3354 AUG 23-24 KINGMAN Annual Hualapai Mountain Park Arts & Crafts Hualapai Mountain Lodge - Includes about 30 vendors, food and beverages, live music, no adm fee. Located 12 miles above Kingman in the mtns. 928-757-3545 AUG 23-24 CHINO VALLEY Chino Valley Territorial Rodeo Susan A. Williams Equestrian Cntr - IPRA Rodeo, Sa at 4p & Su at 3p. Rodeo dance Sa night. Also a Wild Horse Race & mutton bustin’, calf ridin’ for kids. For tickets: 928-636-1379 AUG 24 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-SEP 1 OVERGAARD Bisontown Labor Day Bash & Great American Picnic Bison Ranch - Picnickers welcome on village green, arts & crafts show, food booths, musical entertainment, Cowboy Mountain Shooting in Arena, Parades! 928-535-6789 AUG 28-SEP 2 WHITERIVER 78th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo Whiteriver Fairgrounds - Carnival, stages, parade Sa morn, bike & car show, dances, fireworks, all Indian rodeo, $. 928-338-4346 ext. 316 AUG 29-30 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Springs Day Dolan Springs School - Fri: Pageant 7p. Sat. Main Street parade at 10a, famous Cow Bingo - will the cow pick YOUR lucky number? Car show, arts & crafts, games, raffles, evening dance. 928-279-6786

AUG 29-30 SPRINGERVILLE Cowboy Cow Pasture Golf Tournament Bar Flying V Ranch - Golf on the open range, poets, storytellers, music, cowboy demos, BBQ ($), Western art show, crafts. 928-333-2123 AUG 30 BISBEE Brewery Gulch Daze Brewery Gulch - Celebrate Bisbee’s bawdy mining past. Old Miz Biz contest, Waterball tourney, Chili Cook-Off & waiter/waitress challenge, kid’s activities, carnival, free. 520-432-5421 AUG 30 CHINO VALLEY First Territorial Capital Day Pancake b’fast at Senior Center, Parade at 10a followed by chili cook-off, entertainment, carnival, vendors, corn dinner from 3-7p & dance 8p-12a. 928-636-9780 AUG 30-31 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. 928-643-6014 AUG 30-31 PINE Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Ctr. - 85+ arts and crafts booths, food, free adm. Sat 8a-5p, Sun 8a-3p. 928-476-3547, 928-476-4480 AUG 30-31 SEDONA Bob Marley Festival Sedona Cultural Park - Celebration of reggae music in the spirit of Marley. Top reggae artists from around the world, food, activities, crafts. Donation. 928-203-4TIX or 800-780ARTS AUG 30-SEP 1 SONOITA 88th Annual Labor Day Rodeo Fairgrounds - Come watch exciting rodeo action with bulls, broncs and more. 520-455-5553 AUG 30-SEP 1 TOMBSTONE Rendezvous of Gunfighters Allen St - 3 days of shows in the O.K. Corral by the best western show groups from around the U.S, authentic costume parade on Sun. $4 for the O.K. Corral, 5 shows daily. 520-457-3548

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SEP 3-7 WINDOW ROCK Navajo Nation Fair Fairgrounds - Arts, crafts, baby contest, BBQ, exhibits, concerts, wild horse race, parade. Pow Wow, rodeo, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival. $2-$4. 928-871-6478

SEP 13 MIAMI The Fiesta Miami Memorial Park, Sullivan St - Parade, live music, dance, raffles, vendors, beer garden, World Famous Chihuahua Races, Salsa Contest, Piñata Break-Contest. 8a11p, Free adm. 928-473-4403

SEP 5-7 PHOENIX Outdoor Recreation Expo Phoenix Civic Plaza - Everything from archery to water skiing, kid’s fishing pond, kayak rodeo, planetarium & more, 10a-8p, $4 w/can of food, under 12 free. 623-516-7878

SEP 13 PRESCOTT Taste of Prescott Yavapai Casino - Tasting event showcasing the best restaurants in Prescott. Sponsored by the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe to benefit the Yavapai Food Bank. 928-771-0580

SEP 5-20 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon Music Festival Shrine of the Ages Auditorium - Musicians from around the country - jazz to classical. Fri, Sat, plus 10th & 17th. $18/adults, $8/kids 5-18, no kids under 5. Concerts start 7:30p. 800-997-8285

SEP 13-14 SEDONA Sedona Arts & Crafts Show Bell Rock Plaza - wonderful, exciting new art from about 30 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Free adm. 10a-5p. 928-284-9627

SEP 6 WICKENBURG Fiesta Septiembre Wickenburg Community Center - Exhibits, arts & crafts, food, folklorico dancers, mariachi bands, salsa contest, tortilla making demo, free adm. 928-684-5479

SEP 13-14 CAMP VERDE General Crook’s Pioneer Days and the Fall Gun & Knife Show Community Center Grounds - Antique tractor and engine show, mule show, 40+ vendors, picnic & more. 928-5670535

SEP 6-7 PAGE-LAKE POWELL Annual Lake Powell Stampede Rodeo Vermillion Downs (off Haul Rd) - PRCA rodeo. All classic rodeo events, performances 7-9p, $10/gen, $5/11 & under. Get adv tickets to enter to win Ariat Boots. 928-645-3008

SEP 18-20 ST. JOHNS Apache County Fair Apache County Fairgrounds - Lots of entertainment, food and fun for the whole family, including horse racing. 928337-2000

SEP 6-7 OVERGAARD Calf Roping & Barrel Racing Bison Ranch Arena - Starts 10a, 928-535-6789

SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Yavapai County Fair Yavapai County Fairgrounds - Exhibits, livestock, staged entertainment, carnival rides, Demolition Derby, commercial vendors, food. 928-775-8000

SEP 10-13 HOLBROOK Navajo County Fair Navajo County Fairgrounds - Rodeo, arts & crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, Little Buckaroo Rodeo. $3 adult, $1 child, 10a-10p. 928-524-6407 SEP 11-14 KINGMAN Mohave County Fair Mohave County Fairgrounds - Carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, $5 adults, $2 srs and 12-4. 928-753-2636 SEP 11-14 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Fair, carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music; rodeo, trick & team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 9a, $3. 520455-5553 SEP 12-13 GLENDALE Fiesta Glendale Historic Downtown, 58th & Glendale Ave - Traditional & contemporary Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts, fine art. Also a special Fiestas Patrias ceremony, free. 623-930-2299 SEP 12-14 DOUGLAS Douglas Fiestas Veterans Memorial Park (8th Street Park) - Featuring The China Poblanas Coronation, Mariachi music, folkorico dancers, Saturday parade, cultural foods and vendors, daily entertainment and carnival 520-364-3484 SEP 13 SEDONA Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque Traditional Mexican Independence Day Celebration w/mariachi bands, folklorico dancers & fiery flamenco dancers. Demonstrating artists, food & fun for the kids. Free 10a-6p. 928-282-4838 SEP 13 CHANDLER Chandler Mariachi Festival Chandler Cntr for the Arts - Mariachi music, folklorico dance, kids’ mariachi groups. Mariachi Mujer headlines. $15-20/adv, $20-$25/door, 7:30p. 480-782-2680, 602-7885265 SEP 13 BENSON Mexican Independence Celebration Turquoise Hills Country Club - Mariachi music, folkloric dancers, singers, and more. Sponsored in combination with the City of Benson. 520-586-1103 SEP 13 TUCSON Annual Chiliheads of Arizona Cookoff Old Tucson Studios - Sample cups, $3, 1p, chili to taste while supplies last; live music, beverages. 10a-6p. $14.95 adults, $9.45 ages 4-11(+ tax). 520-883-0100, ext 257 SEP 13 SUPERIOR Bye-Bye Buzzards Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Farewell party celebrating seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vultures, $6, $3/kids, 7a-3p., 520689-2811

SEP 18-21 GLOBE Gila County Fair Gila County Fairgrounds - 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, entertainment, games, carnival, livestock auction. $2, 10a10p. 5mi N of Globe on Hwy 60. 800-804-5623 SEP 18-21 DUNCAN County Fair & Rodeo Traditional county fair with Fair Parade, Ranch Rodeo, Horse Show, Bull Riding, BBQ, Carnival, Gospel Concert, Chili & Biscuit Cookoff, mule roundup & more. 8a-10p, $2. 928-359-2032 SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Adopt a living legend at the Yavapai County Fair. Bureau of Land Management will offer horses & burros for adoption, silent bid auctions. 866-4MUSTANGS(468-7826) SEP 19-20 SEDONA EcoFest IIII Sedona Cultural Park - Concert ticket prices vary. or 800-780-2787 SEP 19-21 SAFFORD Gila Valley Cowboy Poetry & Musical Round-Up Music & poetry, attractions incl storytellers & western vendors. $8/adv, door: $10/adults, $3/students; Fr eve/Sa daytime $2. 888-837-1841 SEP 19-21 PEARCE/SUNSITES Cochise Days Parade, arts & crafts, steak cookout, fundraising auction, live entertainment throughout the day. Noon on Fr through Su at 3p. 520-826-1421 SEP 19-21 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. For more info call: 520-533-2404 SEP 19-21 WILLIAMS Williams Railroad Days Celebrate our railroad history with Williams, AZ & the Grand Canyon Railway. Western & railroad oriented events & crafts, vendors, food. Free. 800-863-0546 SEP 20 SIERRA VISTA Target Great Strides Walks 2003 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: 5k/10k walk, walkers collect donations prior to event. Light breakfast, lunch, prizes, great music & massages, 7a. 520-690-4500 SEP 20 PRESCOTT Prescott Book Festival Sharlot hall Museum - New, rare & used books, entertainment, popular author book signing, sandwiches, coffees, teas. Donation. 928-445-3122

Summer Nights on the Corner 20 Weeks of Music Saturday Nights 7-10pm Mix of Country, Rock, Jazz and International including the Phoenix Bands “Talk to Sheep,” “Twist/Da/Fable,” and “Pigna.” 928-289-2434

5th Standin’ on the Corner Annual Event October 3 & 4, 2003

Standin’ on the Corner Park Corner of Kinsley & 2nd, Winslow, Az

Featuring “Hotel California” - a Salute to the Eagles. Vendors, music all day, food and lots of fun! 928-289-3434

SEP 20-21 PINETOP Hon-Dah’s Rodeo in the Pines Hon-Dah Outdoor Event Arena, 3 miles south of Pinetop For more information:, 602-757-3520

JULY 2003 SEP 26-27 ELGIN Annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival Village of Elgin Winery - Wine tasting $13, Annual Crowning of the King & Queen of Grape Stomping, live music, a blessing of the vintage, vendors. 520-455-9309 SEP 26-28 PHOENIX Fall Beautiful Home & Landscape Show State Fairgrounds - Interior design, landscaping, auction, seminars, product trends & ideas. $5/adult, $2/ages 3- 12. Fr & Sa 10a-8p, Su 10a-6p. 800-995-1295

SEP 20-21 OVERGAARD Oktoberfest in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park - Live music, arts, crafts, food, Sat 10a-4p, Sun 10a-3p, $3/parking. 928-535-5777

SEP 26-28 PINETOP/LAKESIDE Run to the Pines Car Show Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club - SW’s largest free to public open class pre-1973 car show, 550 vehicles, poker run, Fri Parade from Show Low to Hon Dah Casino, 8a-5p. 928-368-5325

SEP 20-21 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Pai Arts Museum of Northern AZ - Handcrafted artwork incl basketry, pottery & beadwork, demos, traditional dances of the Pai people. 9a-5p. For prices: 928-774-5213

SEP 26-OCT 5 PRESCOTT Arizona Shakespeare Festival Granite Creek Park - “MacBeth” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by AZ Classical Theatre, Sep 26-28 and Oct 3-5. $12/gen, $10/students & snrs, under 12 free. 928-443-1868

SEP 20-21 WILLCOX Cider Sip’n Celebration Apple Annie’s Orchard - U-pick tree ripened apples & Asian pears, pancake b’fast, pies, jams, samples, crafts, 6:30a-5:30p. 520-384-2084

SEP 26-OCT 5 FLAGSTAFF Festival of Science Promotes science awareness & enthusiasm thru field trips, hands-on exhibits, open houses, lectures, scientific displays, tours. 800-842-7293

SEP 20-21 PHOENIX Antique Market & Free Wine Tasting Phoenix Fairgrounds, 19th Ave. & McDowell - $3/Gen., $2/Sen., under 14 free. 602-717-7337

SEP 27 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. 928-6347593

SEP 20-21 FLAGSTAFF Annual Flagstaff Open Studios 80 artists open their workspaces & homes, view original art & talk with artists, see demos, free, self-guided tour, 10a5p., 800-842-7293 SEP 20-21 CAMP VERDE 2003 Thunder Valley Rally Poker Run & Bike Show Cliff Castle Casino - A day of fun w/ other motorcycle enthusiasts, a cruise around the scenic Verde Valley and a chance to win some cash. To register: 928-567-7999 SEP 21 TUCSON Annual El Tour 10K & 5K run/walk. Benefits “Tu Nidito” family services. Finishers medallions, age category awards, fruit/water aid stations. 5:30a late regis. Starts Tucson Mtn Reserve. Fees vary. 520-745-2033 SEP 21 PRESCOTT Antiques on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Appox. 85 dealers, 9a-5p. 928776-1728 SEP 25-28 SEDONA 22nd Annual Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Legendary jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Russell Malone, the Brubeck Brothers & other top-name jazz artists. Meet & Greet party & Sunday Jazz Brunch. 928-282-1985 SEP 25-28 DOUGLAS Cochise County Fair County Fairgrounds, 3677 Leslie Canyon Rd. - Carnival, rides, games, live entertainment, food, college rodeo on Fri & Sat and 4-H livestock. 888-364-5500 or 520-364-3819 SEP 25-28 TUCSON Greek Festival St. Demetrious Church - Kid’s games, homemade Greek food, imports, tours, movies, music, prizes. Th 5p-10p, Fr 5p-11p, Sa 4p-11p, Sun 12p-6:30p. 520-888-0505 SEP 26 YUMA Hispanic Heritage Celebration Main Street Plaza - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, food booths and more, free, 6p-midnight. 928-783-2423 SEP 26-27 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 27 MARANA MS 100 Corona de Marana Bike Tour 100K bike tours around city, family ride bicycling event for cyclists of all ages/abilities, benefits MS. Call for registration details: 800-FIGHT-MS SEP 27 CAMP VERDE Yavapai-Apache Indian Day Call for details: 928-567-1006 SEP 27-28 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. Parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 866-427-RT66 SEP 27-28 PINETOP-LAKESIDE Annual Fall Festival Pancake B’Fast, rummage sale, Fun Run, “Run to the Pines” car show, antique show/sale, Parade, quilt show, Kids Zone, Pops Concert and more! Prices vary per activity. 800-573-4031 SEP 27-28 SEDONA Hopi Artists Gathering Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - 40+ Hopi artists, pottery, painting, silverwork, kachina carving, weaving, dancers, lectures on Hopi history/traditions, demos, food. 928-204-2658 SEP 27-28 PAYSON State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest New Rodeo Grounds - Best fiddling in AZ by contestants aged 6-86, cowboy poets, food, 21 Fiddle Salute, gospel, crafts. $5 adults, $2 6-16, 9a-5p. 928-474-5242 or 928-4745882 SEP 27-OCT 5 TUCSON Architecture Week 2003 “Design Matters” Activities incl. walking tours, interactive building activities for kids, workshops, exhibits & lecture series. Architecture Tour on Sun Oct. 5th. 520-323-2191

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JUL 6 KACHINA VILLAGE Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Highlands Fire Station 21 (568 Kona Trail) - Children’s firefighter muster, raffle, vintage fire truck rides, 7-11a. Adm $5 adults, $2 children, kids under 5 free. 928-5251717

AUG 30-31 FLAGSTAFF Zuni Marketplace Museum of Northern Arizona - Native American artists sell & demonstrate arts & crafts, tribal dances, kids activities. $5 adults; $4 snrs; $3 students; $2 kids 7-17. 9a-5p. 928-774-5213

JUL 12-13 PRESCOTT Prescott Indian Art Market Sharlot Hall Museum - authentic hand-made Native American arts, demonstrations, dance performances and native food. $5 adm, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 928-445-3122

SEP 5-7 SIERRA VISTA Oktoberfest Veterans Memorial Park - Live entertainment, food, beer tent, music, carnival, free adm. 520-417-6980

JUL 18-20 YOUNG Pleasant Valley Days Parade, quilt show, tours of historical sites in the area, craft fair and roping all weekend, steak dinner and dance on Sat. night. 928-462-3588

SEP 11-14 SONOITA Santa Cruz County Fair County Fairgrounds - Fair, carnival, exhibits, games, 4H livestock, live music; rodeo, trick & team roping, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, vendors, food. 9a, $3. 520455-5553

JUL 25-27 SELIGMAN Seligman Days Parade, rodeo, art show, live music, Miss Seligman Pageant, softball & horseshoe tournaments and more. 928-422-4571

SEP 18-21 PRESCOTT VALLEY Yavapai County Fair Yavapai County Fairgrounds - Exhibits, livestock, staged entertainment, carnival rides, Demolition Derby, commercial vendors, food. 928-775-8000

AUG 1-3 FLAGSTAFF Festival In The Pines Coconino Fairgrounds - 150 country-wide juried artisans, 2 stages of entertainment, interactive kid’s area, food, $7, under 12 free, look for ad for $2 off. Fr 11a-6p, Sa-Su 9a6p. 888-278-3378

SEP 27-28 KINGMAN Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo and Parade Celebrating the ranching era of earlier Kingman days. Parade on Sa at 10a, rodeo at 1p at the Mohave County Fairgrounds on Sa & Su. 866-427-RT66

AUG 9-10 FLAGSTAFF The SW Renewable Energy Fair NAU Union - Latest in renewable energy & green building for your home/business. West’s largest expo of alternative fuel vehicles. Sa 9-5, Su 9-4, free parking, $5 adm. 800595-7658

OCT 3-5 WILLCOX Rex Allen Days Celebration of Rex Allen Sr, hometown hero, “Last of the Silver Screen Cowboys.” Golf tournament, parade, country fair, rodeo, General Orlando B. Willcox Int’l Turtle Race, country music concert, more. 520-384-2272

AUG 15-17 PAYSON 119th 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 or 800-672-9766

OCT 11-12 SCOTTSDALE Railfair McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model trains, exhibits & more, $1/train & carousel rides, children under 3 free w/ paying adult. 10a-5p, free. 480-312-2312

AUG 23-24 PHOENIX Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium - 60+ arts and crafts exhibitors, fresh sweet corn, baked goods, free adm & parking, $5 for lunch. 10a-5p. 602-231-0300

OCT 17-19 AVONDALE Billy Moore Days Coldwater Park - Founder’s day celebration, parade at 10a on Sa-bands, marching units, floats & equestrians. Carnival, burro races, & more. 623-932-2260

NOV 2 PHOENIX 15th Annual Sunday at Shemer Shemer Art Center & Museum - art festival, demos, handson activities, musical entertainment & auctions, $3, under 12 free, 10a-5p. 602-262-4727 NOV 7-9 YUMA Quilt & Antique Faire on Main Street Vendors, 9a-4p. 928-783-0071 or 928-782-5712 NOV 14-16 WICKENBURG Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds - Three host bands on stage twice a day, 13 events, food, arts & crafts. Suggest bring own chair. Call for hours/prices. 800-942-5242 NOV 21-23 TUCSON Holiday Craft Market Tucson Museum of Art - Over 130 of the finest SW artisans offer photography, jewelry, clothing, garden art, sculpture and lots more. 10a-5p, free adm to market, museum. 520624-2333 NOV 29-30 BISBEE Historic Home Tour Unique architectural selections, walk or take a trolley. Sat 10a-4p; Sun 12-4 p, $10. Also the Christmas House Art Fair (Fri-Sun). 520-432-5421 DEC 6-7 TUMACACORI La Fiesta de Tumacacori Tumacacori Nat’l Historical Park - Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley history/culture. 50 food, crafts & info booths, stage entertainment, kids activities, 10a-5p, free, Sunday Mass 10a. 520-398-2341 DEC 12-14 CHANDLER Christmas Holiday Wine & Gifts Kokopelli Winery - presentation of 1999 & 2000 wines, gifts for the holidays, live music, art, food & wine tasting, free adm, $7 souvenir wine glass, 10a-6p. 480-792-6927 DEC 21 GLOBE Festival of Lights Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park - Celebrate the holidays with hundreds of glowing luminarias along walls/walkways, holiday music, free drinks and adm., 5:308:30p. 928-425-0320


JAN 2-4 MESA Flagg Gem & Mineral Show Mesa Community College, Dobson & Southern - 100 dealers with exhibits of minerals, fossils, & gems; free mineral samples for children & teachers, free adm & parking. 480575-5214 JAN 9-11 CASA GRANDE Old-Time Fiddlers Bluegrass Jamboree, Country Store Bazaar & Car Show Pinal County Fairgrounds - Music, arts & crafts, car show, food vendors, Budweiser Clydesdales scheduled, 9a-5p, $3, under 12 free. 520-723-5242 JAN 16-18 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding Festival - Sandhill cranes, longspurs, hawks, sparrows, wetlands and woodlands, Ft. Bowie history, Playa geology, tours, banquet & silent auction. Reserve early! 800-200-2272 JAN 23-25 YUMA 6th Annual Lettuce Days Old Main St - Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, farm equip and agricultural displays, cabbage bowling and more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3, free. 928-782-5712

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OCT 19-26 LAKE HAVASU CITY 32nd Annual London Bridge Days Free concerts, a variety of entertainment & contests, parade, garden tea. 800-242-8278/928-453-3444

JAN 1-DEC 31 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale ArtWalk Downtown - Perfect for an evening out or for those searching for that special piece of art. Demos, entertainment & exhibitions Th nights, free, 7-9p., 480-990-3939

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MAY 30-JUL 25 PRESCOTT Free Movies at the Courthouse Lawn Classic films such as Annie Hall & In the Heat of the Night. May 30; June 6, 20, 27; July 11 & 25. BYO chair/blanket, etc. 928-445-1519

JAN 1-DEC 31 HEREFORD Arizona Folklore Preserve Performances Saturdays and Sundays at 2p by Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, also guest artists., 520-378-6165

MAY 1-OCT 31 SNOWFLAKE Snowflake Historic Home Tours Spinson Pioneer Museum - 11a & 2p, Tues- Sat. Covers 2 3 houses/museum dependent upon which the tourists want to see, $1/per person per location, under 6 free. 928-5364881

JAN 1-DEC 31 SIERRA VISTA Friends of the San Pedro River Hikes Hike along the San Pedro Trail to various sites of interest i.e. the Boston Mill, the Presidio & Boquillas Ranch. One hike per month, $5/hiker. 520-459-2555

MAY 31-OCT 19 SNOWFLAKE The Heritage Marketplace Heritage Park, Main St - Farmers, artists and craftsmen offer goods in open-air market. Music, entertainment, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Sat’s, 9a-4p. 928-536-4331

JAN 1-DEC 31 TUCSON Indoor/Outdoor Antique Fair Lew Sorensen Community Cnt - Country furniture, pottery, china, farm implements, Oriental rugs, jewelry, native artifacts. 1st Su each month. Free, 10a- 4p. 520-740-5845

MAY 31-AUG 15 PHOENIX Climbing Wall Phoenix Spectrum Mall - Ongoing through the summer months. 24’ high climbing wall. Great for kids & adults. $5 for 5 minutes. Located on Bethany Home Rd. between 15th & 19th Ave. 602-249-0670

JAN 1-DEC 31 PINE Old Timers Fiddlers Jam Session Pine Community Center - Cultural Hall. Spectators welcome. Bring instrument and join in the Jam. 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1p. Free. 928-476-3547 or 928-476-4791 JAN 1-DEC 31 VAIL Sundays in the Park Colossal Cave Mountain Park - 1st Sunday of each month, family-oriented array of events and activities ranging from birds of prey to Native American games to Ranch Heritage Day. 520-647-7121 MAY 1-OCT 15 LAKE POWELL Star Safari Lake Powell Resort & Marina Waheap - Every night, times dependent upon time of sunset, $28/adults, $21/children 12 & under. Seating limited, recommended you call for reservations: 800-528-6154 MAY 1-OCT 31 MAYER Colly Soleri Music Center Series Arcosanti - Dinner & concerts - selected shows followed by Picto-graph light & sound show, incl tour of Arcosanti, $30. 602-254-5309; 928-632-7135; MAY 11-JUL 13 SCOTTSDALE Summer Concerts in the Park McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park - Every Sunday. Live performances, variety of local bands, free admission, train & carousel rides $1/per ride. 480-312-2312 MAY 23-SEP 20 TUCSON Budweiser Summer Concert Series Old Tucson Studios - Outdoor concerts 6:30p w/doors opening at 5p. Includes Gary Allan; Honky Tonk Tailgate; Lynch Mob, LA Guns, and Yngwie Malstein - more TBA. Prices vary. 520-883-0100 MAY 24-SEP 27 WINSLOW Summer Nights on the Corner Standin’ on the Corner Park - Beginning May 24 & every Sat. night through Sept, a live band at the park, 7-10p. Blues, jazz, country, rock and more. Clap, dance, make new friends. 928-289-2434 MAY 25-SEP 14 FLAGSTAFF Historic Walking Tour Visitors Cnt/Amtrak - Walking tours every other Sun 10a, except for July 4 at 8a, by historians Richard & Sherry Mangum dressed in period costume, donations. Reserv: 928-774-8800

JUN 1-JUL 31 HOLBROOK Native American Dances Old Historical Navajo County Courthouse - Variety of authentic dances, public may participate. Free, M-Fr, 6:308:30p., 800-524-2459 JUN 1-AUG 10 WILLIAMS Summer Series Rodeo Rodeo Grounds - Six 2-day weekends featuring bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding. 928-635-1418, JUN 7-AUG 9 SHOW LOW Concert in the Park Series City Park - June, 7th, 21st, 28th; July 5th & 19th; August 9th. 7p-9p, free concerts, variety of music genres & family entertainment., 928-532-4140 JUN 21-JUL 26 PAYSON Summer Concert Series Green Valley Park - Enjoy warm summer nights w/free concerts every Sat except July 4th (concert on Fri), 7p. Bring a lawn chair, blanket & non-alcoholic bev. 928-474-5242 JUN 26-SEP 25 SURPRISE Surprise Serenades West Valley Arts Museum - Various dates, concerts incl Latin-American Folklore music, great oldies, an American String Quartet and a Bluegrass & Country Band. 7p, $5 at the door. 623-972-0635 ext 26 JUN 28-AUG 31 PRESCOTT Square Dance on the Plaza Courthouse Plaza, Prescott - Every Saturday, 7p-9:30p. 928771-9653 JUL 10-AUG 7 SIERRA VISTA Summer Concerts in the Park Veteran’s Memorial Park - “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” - Relax on the lawn and listen to great music, July 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st & Aug 7th. 800-288-3861 JUL 10-AUG 8 SIERRA VISTA Tsumami Nights Sierra Vista Aquatic Center - July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and August 8th. Grab your surf & boogie boards & ride the big waves, dance to “Berry Boy”, eat pizza, $8.50/adm. 800288-3861

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Sports Events JUL 4-5 PEORIA Fast-Track Racing Canyon Raceway, Carefree Hwy & 99th Ave. $10/day; $15/weekend. Food/drinks. 928-524-7792 JUL 4-7 FLAGSTAFF Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill Downs - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter horse racing! Live & simulcast, full pari-mutuel wagering avail, 1p. $2.50, $1.50/ages 6-12, under 5 free. 928-774-5139 JUL 6 FLAGSTAFF Annual Nuvatukya’ Ovi Foot Race Museum of Northern Arizona - Honor the Hopi running tradition. Pre-registration 6-6:45a, race starts at 7a, $15/$18. 928-774-5213 JUL 12 GOODYEAR Annual Swing & Sweat Golf Tournament Sundance Golf Course - Format: 4 Player Scramble. 6a check in, 7a Shotgun, 12 lunch. Includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. $70 per player. or 623-386-2727 JUL 13 FLAGSTAFF 19th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon Upper Lake Mary, 9 mi. south on Lake Mary Rd. - swim, bike & run, spectators free, 6:30a. 928-526-8761 JUL 19 LAKE HAVASU Annual Charity Bowling Tournament Havasu Lanes - Proceeds benefit the Lake Havasu city schools & the Colorado River Building Industry scholarship program. 928453-7755 JUL 25-27 WILLIAMS Bowhunters Happening Rodeo Grounds. Adm $15-30. 928-635-4571

Arizona Diamondbacks

AUG 9 FLAGSTAFF Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon Wheeler Park-Fr dinner 6:30p. Free dinner to runners, $3: spectators. Sa 13mi, 8:15a; 5K fun run Race 8a. Race Reg. Fee $15-$30. Awards. 928-774-0649 AUG 16 GLENDALE Junior Golf Championships Glen Lakes Golf Course - Longest running junior golf tournament in Glendale, variety of age divisions, $17, 8a-1p. 623-930-2832 AUG 23 SHOW LOW Annual Tri in the Pines Triathlon Aquatic Center - USA Triathlon sanctioned sprint event, 825-yd swim, 12.3mi bike on city streets, 3.5 mi run, $50-80, 7a. 928532-4140 AUG 23 SIERRA VISTA Hummingbird Triathlon Aquatic Center - Starts with 800-meter swin, then 13-mile bike race, ending with 5-kilometer run. Team & individual entries, various age groups, $30/single, $60/team. 800-288-3861 AUG 29-30 SPRINGERVILLE Cowboy Cow Pasture Golf Tournament Bar Flying V Ranch - Golf on the open range, poets, storytellers, music, cowboy demos, BBQ ($), Western art show, crafts. 928333-2123 AUG 29-31 TUCSON Desert Bracket Classic Southwestern International Raceway - Big Bucks Race, gates open at 9a. 3 day pass/$30, children/$15 . 520-762-9700 AUG 30-SEP 1 ST. JOHNS St. Johns Great American Race St. Johns Airpark - Over 200 cars race the runways. Formula cars, vintage cars, Indy cars and NASA. $2, under 16 free! 928-3372000 SEP 19-20 PARKER The Main Street Golf Tournament: Golf-Fun-Frolic Emerald Canyon Golf Course - Approx 25 teams compete in this fundraiser, 7a. Calcutta Friday night at Patty Clearmen’s Steak House, entry $60. 928-669-6333 SEP 27 MARANA MS 100 Corona de Marana Bike Tour 100K bike tours around city, family ride bicycling event for cyclists of all ages/abilities, benefits MS. Call for registration details: 800-FIGHT-MS

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Bank One Ballpark, (locals refer to it as BOB), 401 E. Jefferson St, Phoenix, I-10, 7th St. Exit, Ticket Office: 888-777-4664 DATE July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 July 12 July 13 July 14-16 July 25 July 26 July 27 August 5 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10 August 19 August 20 August 21 August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 August 29 August 30 August 31 September 8 September 9 September 10 September 11 September 12 September 13 September 14 September 26 September 27 September 28

DAY Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday All-Star Break Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday Sunday

OPPONENT Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies San Diego Padres San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants (Chicago - AL) Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Montreal Expos Montreal Expos Montreal Expos New York Mets New York Mets New York Mets Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs San Diego Padres San Diego Padres San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals

GAME TIME 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 3:05pm 7:05pm 1:05pm 1:35pm 7:05pm 1:05pm 1:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 7:05pm 7:05pm 1:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 7:05pm 7:05pm 1:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 7:05pm 1:05pm 5:05pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 6:35pm 7:05pm 7:05pm 1:35pm 7:05pm 1:05pm 1:35pm

NOTE: All game times, especially Wednesday nights, Saturday and Sunday games, are subject to change once network television commitments are determined.

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by Charlis McVey

Do you want to beat the heat and enjoy some great birding at the same time? Head for the island in the desert the Chiricahua Mountains. Known as a “Sky Island,” the forested mountain with moist habitats sits surrounded by arid lands. The huge size of the range and its nearness to Mexico means that a variety of bird, animal and plant life found nowhere else in the U.S. can be seen here. Habitats range from semi-desert grassland at 4,000 feet to forests of Engelmann spruce and alpine fir at the summit of Chiricahua Peak at almost 10,000 feet. Northern species such as Northern Goshawk and Golden-crowned Kinglet nest in the coniferous forest. Species from south of the border are added to many a life list. This is the only place in Arizona, for example, where Mexican Chickadee can be found. Cave Creek Canyon on the eastern side of the mountain range is noted as one of the easiest places to spot the Elegant Trogon. Five owl species can be found near Portal, including Elf Owl. In the tiny town of Paradise you’ll find the George Walker House, where birders are welcome to view the rare Juniper Titmouse resident there. 13 species of hummingbirds pass through Paradise each year - in July look for Broad-tailed, Blue-throated, Magnificent, and Rufous among others. Are you looking for a great base from which to bird the area? This historic guest

Birdwatching in Flagstaff The Arboretum at Flagstaff is continuing to offer early morning bird walks. Each Saturday through July join local birding experts at 7:30am for these free walks. The Arboretum is located just outside Flagstaff on scenic Woody Mountain Rd. 928-774-1442 or visit Riordan Mansion State Historic Park offers Backyard Birding free to the public on Sundays at 7:30am May through September. A park naturalist will introduce the birds in this little haven in Flagstaff. Ideal for beginners, bring your binoculars. Donations appreciated. 409 W. Riordan Rd. adjacent to NAU. 928779-4395

house offers two comfortable bedrooms, dining room, living room, bathroom with shower and tub and well-equipped kitchen. The George Walker House welcomes only one party at a time, so you are assured your comfort and privacy. The west side of the Chiricahuas, though less visited by birders, offers just as many “Mexican specialties” as the east slopes. West Turkey Creek Canyon provides the quickest access to the entire spectrum of Sky Island habitats. It can be reached by heading east on AZ 181 at Sunizona. Some species to watch out for include Montezuma Quail, Scott’s Oriole, Western and Whiskered Screech-Owl, Strickland’s Woodpecker, and Olive, Grace’s, and Red-faced Warblers. A good place to stay while you bird this area is Sunglow Guest Ranch. Located in the foothills of the Chiricahuas only 5 miles from West Turkey Creek Canyon, it offers modern accommodations in the midst of peaceful beauty. Hummers abound along with many other species - look for Cassin’s Kingbird and Acorn Woodpecker. The best birding in the Chiricahuas is during the warmer months, April through September. So grab your binoculars and your water bottle, head up the canyons, and enjoy cooler temperatures and great birds! Sunglow Guest Ranch, 520-824-3334 George Walker House, 520-558-2287

Bird Watching in the White Mountains Beaver Meadow 928-333-2123, Greer

Big Springs Environmental Area 928-368-6700, On Woodland Road in Pinetop-Lakeside Canero Lake 928-333-2123, Round Valley Jacques Marsh 928-367-4290, Two miles north of Pinetop-Lakeside on Juniper Road Mexican Hay Lake 928-333-2123, Round Valley Nelson Reservoir 928-333-2123, Round Valley

Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area 928-333-2123, Round Valley Cottages with kitchenettes and beautiful views of Madera Creek

Woodland Lake Park 928-368-6700, Off of SR 260 in Pinetop-Lakeside

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

Call 520-625-8746 for reservations and information

Historic buildings from the late 1880’s, ideal for individuals or groups looking for a scenic retreat in the high desert. Overnight guests can enjoy hiking, birding, and natural hot springs.

Southeastern Arizona

Cool Visits to Mountaintop Observatories by Charlis McVey

What, you might wonder, has astronomy to do with daytime? Surely you’ll need to wait for the stars to come out to enjoy the world of telescopes and the wonders of the universe... Well, here in Arizona there are many opportunities to explore our prominent observatories during daylight hours. Kitt Peak Observatory, located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation southwest of Tucson, is the site of the world’s three largest solar telescopes as well as 21 other telescopes of varying size and purpose. Daily guided tours show you the scopes, there’s a Visitor Center, a film to enjoy - and the top of the peak is a beautiful place to have a picnic or watch the sun go down. On Mt. Hopkins 35 miles south of Tucson, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is the site of the MMT (a 6.5 meter telescope that has the largest single mirror in North America). Guided bus tours up the mountain are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from March to November; reservations are required. The Visitor Center at the foot of the mountain is open daily all year. How would you like to see a 3D model of galaxy distribution in the universe? Tours are also available up Mt. Graham from May to November to view the International Observatory there;

again reservations are required. One of the three telescopes, known as the LBT (Large Binocular Telescope), is under construction and will be the world’s most powerful optical instrument when completed. To book tours, contact the Graham County Chamber of Commerce. Lowell Observatory, located west of downtown Flagstaff at 1400 W. Mars Hill Rd., is open to the public throughout the year. Hours of operation are seasonal: from April through October it is open 9am-5pm. Tours at 10am, 1 & 3pm show visitors the historic Rotunda Library and several telescopes, including the one used to discover Pluto. In addition, Lowell has telescopes with the special filters necessary for public viewing of the sun, which takes place at 12:00pm. Well, as you can see, you don’t have to wait ‘til the sun goes down to have a “cool” time enjoying an astronomical adventure. Leave the desert heat behind, head up to those cool mountaintops or north to Flagstaff and spend a day visiting an observatory. See below for contact information: Kitt Peak National Observatory, 520-318-8200 Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, 520-670-5707 Graham County C of C, 1-888-837-1841 Lowell Observatory, 928-774-3358

Special Astronomy Events

Becker Lake 928-333-2123, Springerville

Pintail Lake 928-368-5111, Four miles north of U.S. 60 on SR 77 in Show Low

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Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff JUL 20 Summer Stargazing Workshop Hands-on workshop. Learn the constellations, deep sky objects & planets of the summer evening skies. Reservations req’d. Contact Russell Tweed: 928-774-3358 ext 267

Junk Bond Observatory, Sierra Vista JUL 19 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party Junk Bond Observatory - Enjoy an evening w/ the stars in the sky, not the stars on TV. Telescope viewing, learn about craters, rings & more! Call for confirmation. AUG 22 Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party As above. 520-366-5788

Kitt Peak National Observatory, SW of Tucson JUL 12 Getting Started: Astronomy as a Hobby Learn the difference between different types of amateur telescopes, accessories, learn techniques, receive a planisphere & observer’s log book, $20-$25. SEP 20 Getting Started: Astronomy as a Hobby As above. 520-318-8726

Tucson Children’s Museum, Tucson JUL 19 Star-B-Que Tucson Children’s Museum - an evening of stargazing, story-telling, games, music & food, 5-10p. 520-792-9985

Observatories and Planetariums Biosphere 2 Center Observatory Oracle, 800-828-2462, Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, 928-774-3358, Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, 520-318-8726, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Amado 520-670-5707 Mt. Graham International Observatory Gov Aker Observatory/Discovery Park Safford 928-428-6260, Arizona Science Center Phoenix, 602-716-2000, Flandrau Science Center Tucson, 520-621-7827,

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Fleischer Museum

Nature & Ecology

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

Grand Canyon Caverns Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park

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

Window Rock, 928-871-6573 Space, Science & Technology

Phoenix Art Museum

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

Colorado River Arts & Music P.O. Box 1727, Lake Havasu City, 86405 928-453-9466

Arizona Historical Society Century House Museum

400 W. Beale St., Kingman 928-753-3195

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

Central Arizona Arts & Music

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

4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott 928-778-1385

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Navajo County Museum

History and Heritage

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

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

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

Arizona Theatre Company

John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

17420 N. Ave. of the Arts, Surprise 623-972-0635

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 602-542-4581

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

Phippen Art Museum

West Valley Museum of Art

Arizona State Capitol Museum

Arizona Opera

200 Main St., Jerome 928-634-5477

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

P.O.Box 30595, Mesa 480-641-7039

Mohave Museum of History & Arts

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

7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale 480-994-2787

Southwest Shakespeare Company

Bus. Rte. 1-10, Quartzsite 928-669-2174

Flagstaff Symphony

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

3817 N.Brown, Scottsdale 480-945-8071

Hi-Jolly Monument

Jerome Historical Society

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

Phoenix Theatre

Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra

240 Madison Avenue, Yuma 928-782-1841

Arts & Music

Phoenix Symphony

7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 480-994-2787

History and Heritage

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

1625 N. Central, Phoenix 602-257-1222

Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Dury Lane Repertory Players

Grand Canyon Railway Museum

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

Peach Springs, 928-422-3223

Northern Arizona

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

Cave Creek Museum

502 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix 602-256-6899

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

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

Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum 4636 Fighter Aces Drive, Mesa, 480-830-4540

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

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

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

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

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

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

100 E. Arizona, Holbroook 928-524-6558

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 W, Gurley St., Prescott 928-445-3122

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

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

White Mountain Apache Museum Fort Apache, 928-338-4625

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Space, Science & Technology

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

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

Southern Arizona Arts & Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Douglas-Williams House Museum & Genealogical Library

Space, Science & Technology

Family Fun

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

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

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

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

Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 602-941-1225

I-19 & Pima Mine Rd., Tucson 520-798-7798,

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

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

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium University of Arizona, Tucson 520-621-STAR Amado, AZ 85645 520-670-5707

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

Colossal Cave Mountain Park 4660 E. Colossal Cave Rd, Tucson 520-883-1380

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

(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.

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Nature & Ecology

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

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

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

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520-364-7370 Graham County Historical Society Museum Hwy 70 & 4th Ave, Thatcher, 928-348-0470

Muheim Heritage House

Bisbee’s Legendary Queen Mine Underground Tours

207 Youngblood Hill, Bisbee, 520-432-7071

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


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

San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society Museum

Located immediately south of Bisbee’s Historic District, off the U.S. 80 Interchange.

180 S. San Pedro, Benson 520-586-3070

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

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

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, a $250 value for only $10. This means a family of four can save up to $500 with the purchase of two! Along with your savings on admissions, the Passport provides additional value by qualifying you for a gift certificate at either Park Place or Tucson Mall. 10 collected stamps qualify for a $10 certificate and 20 for a $25 certificate. “Tucson residents and outof-town visitors are looking for the best family-value around,” says Tom Moulton, director of Pima County Attractions. “The Passport is what families have been asking for. It’s the perfect gift when the grandkids come to visit in the summer.” You can order online at ml or by calling 1-800-462-8705.

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:

Constructed in 1904 as the home of two brothers, this historic mansion is a remarkable example of territorial logging town style architecture.


Flagstaff, Az 520-779-4395

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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)

13 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: 520-448-2237/2141 (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



• 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 • Hikin & 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 • Jerome Historic Ghost & Mining Town • 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

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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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 • Mt. Lemmon • 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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Casino Del Sol Expansion Grand Opening Set for July 4th L IN ARG STA EST TE

The face of gaming and entertainment in Arizona will change dramatically this 4th of July, when the second of two casinos owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Casino Del Sol, opens its 213,000 square-feet gaming complex expansion, making it the largest and most unique casino and entertainment destination in the state. New amenities will include 26 additional blackjack tables, an additional 670 gaming devices, a new bingo hall seating more than 600 players, four new distinctly-themed restaurants and a spectacular bar and lounge area. Designed by Leo A Daly, Casino Del Sol will showcase a remarkable Tuscan Village motif, complete with streetscapes, a gaming piazza and traditional Mediterranean-style decor highlighted in deep purple, bronze and sandstone. A key feature of Casino Del Sol is the magnificent “Mediterranean Sky,” a 40,000-square foot mural suspended from the casino’s ceiling. The Mediterranean sky peaks 46 feet above the gaming floor and is able to simulate a vibrant sunrise or sunset. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jesus Lorenzo, four new eateries will let casino customers sample cuisine from different regions of the globe. Chef Lorenzo has been certified by the American

Culinary Federation as Master Chef. The new restaurants are Bellissimo Ristorante, a full-service Tuscan-style restaurant; The Tequila Factory, a traditional Mexican village-style restaurant featuring a private dining room modeled after a greenhouse; Slice, an Italian pizzeria; and Abuelitas Taqueria, a taco shopstyle eatery giving players a wide variety of authentic Mexican fare. Celebrate your 4th of July at the Grand Opening for a chance to win more than $20,000 in cash prizes. Guests can show up between 8 am and midnight to be eligible to win instant cash, along with hourly prizes. Casino Del Sol is also hosting the spectacular “Flying Elvi.” This ten-member skydiving team combine a spine tingling aerial skydiving performance of smoke trails, pyrotechnic fireworks, and precision maneuvers with an over-the-top stage show at 8 pm. A free concert with R&B singer Brenton Wood follows from 9-10:30 pm during the spectacular fireworks display. Visit the Casino’s website at for more information, call 520-838-6508, or come along to Casino Del Sol at 5655 West Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona.

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BlueWater Resort & Casino, 1-800-747-8777 7/5 Infinity - A Tribute to “Journey” Unauthorized Ozzy - A Tribute to “Ozzy Osborne” 8/23 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Casino Del Sol, 1-800-344-9435 7/24 Heart 7/26 Doors


Cocopah Bingo & Casino

Apache Gold Casino Resort

15136 S. Avenue B, Somerton 928-726-8066, 800-23-SLOTS

5 miles E. of Globe, Hwy 70, San Carlos 928- 475-7800, 800-APACHE-8 • Slots: 500 • Other Games: Poker, $50,000 Keno, 200seat 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.

Casino Arizona - 101 & McKellips 524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR

Casino Arizona - 101 & Indian Bend 9700 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale 480-850-7777, 877-7-24-HOUR

Fort McDowell Casino Hwy 87 & Ft. McDowell, Fountain Hills 602-837-1424, 800-THE-FORT

Gila River Casino - Vee Quiva 6443 N. Komatke Lane, Laveen 520-796-7777, 800-WIN-GILA

Gila River Casino - Wild Horse 5512 W. Wild Horse Pass, Chandler 520-796-7727, 800-WIN-GILA

• Slots: 479 • Other Games: Bingo • Restaurants: 1 Snack Bar Liquor: No • Special Features: Nonsmoking gaming areas. $1 breakfast special from 3am-10am.

Paradise Casino 450 Quechan Drive, Yuma 760-572-7777, 888-777-4946 Paradise Casino California Off I-8, Exit 524/ adjacent to AZ casino

Spirit Mountain Casino 8555 South Highway 95, Mohave Valley 928-346-2000, 888-837-4030

NORTHERN Bucky’s Casino & Resort 530 E. Merritt, Prescott 928- 776-1666, 800-SLOTS-44

Cliff Castle Casino & The Lodge at Cliff Castle 555 Middle Verde Road, off I-17, Exit 289, Camp Verde 928-567-7900, 800-381-SLOT

Hon-Dah Casino

Gila River Casino - Lone Butte 1200 S. 56th St., Chandler 520-796-7728, 800-WIN-GILA

Casino Entertainment Apache Gold, 1-800-APACHE 8 7/3-5 Los Guys - Tejano, Variety 7/8-12 P.Y.N - R&B, Dance, High Energy, Old School 7/15-19 Tribe 7 - R&B, Dance, Old School, Variety 7/24-26 Neon Prophet - Reggae, R&B 7/31-8/2 Sneezy Boyz - Classic Rock 8/2 Scottie Goff - Stand Up Comedian 8pm & 10pm 8/4 Freddy Fender with opening act Andrea y Los Guys Show begins at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. $10.00 adult, $7.00 children and 5 years and under FREE.


7/29 Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth and Ted Nugent 8/2 Boz Scaggs 8/5 Tori Amos Desert Diamond, 1-866-DDC-WINS 7/25 Kenny Loggins - Classic Rock 8/2 Kansas - Classic Rock 8/8 Ronnie Millsap - Country Hon-Dah Resort Casino, 1-800-929-8744 Timbers Lounge 7/1-5 Barrio Latino - Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Classic Rock 7/8-12 Ronnie and the Classics Musical Styles from the 50s to the Present 7/15-19 Latin Vida - Latin Rhythms and Dance 7/22-26 Smooth - R&B, Disco, Hip Hop 7/29-8/2 Michael Chain Classic Country 8/5-9 The Kid & Nic Show - Swing

Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino 15406 Maricopa Rd, Maricopa 480-802-5000, 800-HARRAHS

Mazatzal Casino

Hwy. 87, Milemarker 251, Payson 928-474-6044, 800-777-7529

COLORADO RIVER REGION Blue Water Resort & Casino 11300 Resort Drive, Parker 928-669-7777, 800-747-8777 • Slots: 460 • 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: 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.

Hon-Dah Casino 777 Highway 260, Pinetop 928-369-0299, 800-929-8744 • Slots: 500 • 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. 200-space fullservice RV park. Convenience store. Gas station. Ski/Outdoor Store.

Yavapai Casino 1501 E. Highway 69, Prescott 928- 445-5767, 800-SLOTS-44

SOUTHERN Blue Water Resort & Casino

Casino Del Sol 5655 W. Valencia, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435

Casino of the Sun 7406 S. Camino De Oeste, Tucson 520-883-1700, 800-344-9435

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Desert Diamond Casino 1100 West Pima Mine Road, 7 minutes south of Tucson on I-19 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

The KSAZ All-Star Lineup Unforgettable Music of the Stars Dave Rafferty, Joe Lacina, Eddie Hubbard, Dan Babich, Bob Wagner ABC News on the hour, 24 hours Cele Peterson's "Star of the Day" salutes unsung heros Monday - Friday, 8am, 12noon, 5pm "Viva Tucson," history series, Tuesdays & Thursdays following ABC News at 4:00pm

Desert Diamond Casino S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson 520-294-7777, 866-DDC-WINS

Golden Ha:san Casino Hwy 86, 1 mile east of Why 520-362-2746

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Hands-On Cultural Seminars Casino Resort Convention Center. The following workshops are offered: • Buckskin & Beads • Apache Burden Basket Weaving • Apache Cradle Board Making • Apache Violin Special hotel packages are available June 23rd through September 5th. Class size is limited, so register now. See ad on this page. To learn more, call 1800-APACHE 8 ext. 3704.


Imagine making your very own Apache burden basket! Or perhaps you’d like to make a buckskin bag or learn to do the decorative beadwork? This unique experience can be yours this summer – the opportunity to learn and practice some time-honored Apache crafts as well as to appreciate the traditions of the San Carlos Apache tribe. Week-long cultural seminars will be held at the Apache Gold

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Mount Graham Sacred Run Everyone is Welcome to Participate


On August 1st, 2003 runners will begin a Sacred Run from the Pascua Yaqui reservation southwest of Tucson through Oracle, Aravaipa Canyon, and on to the top of Dzil Nchaa Si An - Mount Graham - a spiritual site in the religion of the San Carlos Apache, Pascua Yaqui, White Mountain Apache, Zuni and Navajo people. This year the Sacred Run is being hosted by the Pascua Yaqui People, who have participated in every run since the Sacred Run began. On Wednesday and Thursday there will be a sweat lodge for runners and participants, who will set out on Friday for 2

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days of running, camping and praying. On Thursday at Pascua Yaqui there will be a Blessing done for the runners and the following day runners will take the prayers and blessings to the top of Mt. Graham. To the San Carlos Apache Dzil Nchaa Si An is the central source of spiritual guidance and the path by which prayers travel to the heavens. It is the dwelling place of the Ga’an or “Angels” and an ancient burial ground. It occupies a place of enormous importance in their religious belief and practice. Despite this, a consortium of astronomers representing the U of A, the German Max Planck Institute, the Italian Arcetri Observatory and the Vatican are building a telescope complex on the peaks of Mt. Graham. Every year since 1992 the Apaches and other Arizona tribes have conducted the run up Dzil Nchaa Si An to take prayers to the mountain and bring blessings back to their people. The run is also in protest of what they feel is desecration of the mountain by the astronomical groups. Last year Native Americans and non-Indian individuals from throughout the U.S. - as well as people from Italy, France, Germany and Denmark - participated in the run to show their support for the Apache. Everyone is welcome to participate. There is no cost. All meals will be provided. Bring sleeping bags and warm clothing for the top of the mountain. For more information call contact Wendsler Nosie, Spirit of the Mountain Runners, at 928-475-2494 or email:

Package includes greens fee, cart, sleeve of premium balls, resort room, and meal. Apache Stronghold, named by Golfweek as the top public course in Arizona in 2002. In San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Highway 70. Call 1-800-APACHE 8.

Per person per night based on double occupancy. Reservations required. Not valid with any other offer. Prices may change at any time. Must be 21 or older to participate in gaming activities. Some restrictions apply. $79 price good thru Sept. 30, 2003.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN’T LEARN OVER THE INTERNET. ONE-WEEK SEMINARS: Buckskin & Beads ◆ Burden Baskets ◆ Apache Cradle Board Making ◆ Apache Violin

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Native American Indian & Southwestern Arts & Crafts Monday-Saturday 9:30-5:30 Sunday 11-5

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This summer, learn directly from native Apaches as they pass down centuries of knowledge. Only at the Apache Gold Casino Resort. In San Carlos, five minutes east of Globe on Highway 70. Classes are limited, so register today. Just call 1-800-APACHE 8.

GO FOR IT ALL Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in gaming activities. Some restrictions apply. See Casino for complete details.

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Hold a Starfish, Dig a Clam Natural History Excursions in Puerto Penasco E HA XPL BIT OR AT E S

When is the last time you held a starfish, dug a clam, watched a pelican dive or a dolphin leap? All these experiences are just a short drive away - at CEDO’s Marine Science Center on the shore of the Sea of Cortez in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, offers guided excursions for explorers of all ages into a variety of marine and desert habitats, here where the desert meets the sea. Rocky intertidal habitats, sandy beaches and estuaries dominate the landscape. Just to the north lies the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve with volcanoes, lava flows, dune fields and craters. All of these habitats are readily accessible from the CEDO facility. Some of CEDO’s most popular natural history excursions are: • To Estero Morua: a walking tour to experience the natural beauty of a typical estuary in the upper Gulf of California - shore birds, fiddler crabs, oyster farm and more. CEDO also offers Kayak Excursions in Estero Morua - CEDO supplies the kayaks and expert guides. • To the Tide Pools of the rocky intertidal zone, teeming with starfish, snails, crabs and anemones. • To the Dunes: explore North America’s only true sand sea, hiking 600 foot pristine dunes and learning about dune formation and the plants and

animals that survive in this sea of sand. • To the Pinacate Volcanic Region: a full-day excursion to the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto Biosphere Reserve takes visitors into the heart of the Pinacate Volcanic range to learn about volcanoes, lava flows and craters. • To Isla San Jorge: a fullday cruise to an island teeming with sea birds - blue footed boobies, pelicans, cormorants, tropic birds - and home to a colony of thousands of sea lions. Jointly operated by Mexican and U.S. non-profit foundations, CEDO implements research, science education and conservation programs for a diverse public. For more information about CEDO and all its activities visit their website at or contact them at: CEDO, INC. P.O. BOX 44208 TUCSON, AZ 85733 E-MAIL: 520-320-5473 DIRECTIONS: In Penasco: Cross railroad tracks, then go left at next street light (Freemont Blvd.). Go 1.5 miles to the entrance to Las Conchas housing development. You will see a CEDO Whale sign. Go right into Las Conchas and through the guardhouse. CEDO is located 1 mile after the guardhouse on the right.

Kino Bay

The Pearl of the Sea of Cortez OV ER VIE W

Located in the center of the Sonora coastline, approximately 65 miles west if Hermosillo, is Kino Bay (Bahia de Kino), boasting some of the most incredible beaches in the state. With its sparkling turquoise blue waters and immaculate sandy beaches, one does not need much imagination to see why Kino Bay is referred as “the pearl of the Sea of Cortez.” These attributes make it an excellent vacation destination. Surrounded by sand and sea, visitors encounter the perfect place to relax and enjoy the abundant opportunities for beach activities and water sports. Its tranquil waters openly invite everyone to swim, dive, snorkel, kayak, wind surf, water ski, sport fish, or just enjoy the scenery. Meanwhile its sandy beaches are heavenly for sun tanning, playing volleyball, shell hunting, building sandcastles or just relaxing and taking it easy. Visitors to Kino will find hotels, apartments, bungalows, RV parks, restaurants, Visit Our New Location at Circle K in Ajo!

gift shops and the Seri Museum for their enjoyment. Also, for the convenience and care of both tourists and residents, Kino Bay has a 4,000 foot paved landing strip, post office, Red Cross, health clinic, fire department, a veterinary clinic and much more. Along with this modern infrastructure, nature has provided the area with natural estuaries, beautiful islands and picturesque mountain ranges to enhance the desert surroundings. As intriguing as the desert mountains, Kino’s crystal clear waters are home to a variety of aquatic species that are not found elsewhere in the world. Divers are often accompanied by curious sea lions as they gaze at multitudes of small invertebrates, fish, large crustaceans, eels, sea coral, sponges and even sea turtles. Divers are welcomed to a world they will find hard to forget. For more information about Kino Bay, contact the Sonora Board of Tourism at 1-800-4-SONORA.

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High Country Hijinks by Lee Allen

Here we are, stuck in the middle - post-Memorial Day, the traditional beginning of the summer season - and pre-Labor Day, when the last days of vacation generally get used up. Once triple digits begin to greet flatlanders on a regular basis, hot water starts to come out of both taps, and you can make sun tea instantly, those higher elevation hideaways become some serious summertime magnets. Folks who have weathered the dog days before will schedule some of that precious free time and join the caravan of taillights headed for high country - cool pines, inviting lakes, rustic cabins and daytime temperatures that make you want to get out and explore. Tucsonans Tom and Susie Strasburg are already relaxing in a Pinetop cabin in the woods as they have for the past ten summers. “It’s our summertime adventure,” says Susie. “Refreshing temperatures (20-30 degrees cooler than the Valley floor), beautiful scenery, incredible wildlife, scads of activities, and special times with family and friends.” The Fourth of July weekend brings a variety of events in virtually every mountain community. Show Low and Springerville/Eagar will hold a parade, dance and fireworks. Snowflake and Taylor opt for a community picnic. St. Johns hosts the Grand Prix car races that weekend while Alpine will conduct their 10th Annual Worm Race on July 5. Proponents of the Pinetop-Lakeside region bill themselves as “An Arizona postcard waiting to be delivered,” and say that serenity, beauty, fun and adventure are all available in their area - everything from scenic walkabouts along the banks of the Little Colorado in Greer to arts and crafts shows like the Annual White Mountain Native American Art Festival that kicks off July 18th at the Hon-Dah Conference Center. Pioneer Day celebrations are scheduled for July 18-19 in

Snowflake and July 22-26 in St. Johns. If go-see-do isn’t your thing, other options include seeking the comfort of a hammock and being rocked by gentle breezes. Other fun-seekers are energetic enough to either wade or splash in lake or stream, while fishing fanatics will head for the high country to smell the rain, sniff the pines and test their talent for taking trout. Dean of Arizona outdoor writers, Bob Hirsch, has made a living for half a century extolling the virtues of summering in cool country and says this year should be a winner. “The Mogollon Rim and White Mountains got lots of snowfall this winter, so Rim lakes are full as are most of the smaller White Mountain waters. Big Lake, Crescent and Sunrise are down a few feet from high water mark but are in good shape.” Hirsch says Big Lake will be one of this year’s favorite fishing holes. “Big Lake is THE class of the White Mountains this year. The store and boat dock are well tended and fishing is fantastic. Arizona Game and Fish reports 350,000 fingerling rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout were stocked last fall and again this spring to accompany the brown and native trout already waiting to chase angler offerings.” On the way home, make sure the route passes by the Lower Salt River for the chance at a couple of last casts. As soon as the Salt River Project started releasing water from the Stewart Mountain Dam at Saguaro Lake, Arizona Game & Fish stocked the entire 11 miles of the lower Salt and anglers have made their final vacation stop along this picturesque stretch of river to bring home rainbow trout for supper. Bio: Lee Allen is an outdoor journalist who appreciates blue skies and the beauty of nature while writing about things involving critters with fins, fur, fangs or feathers. He is a member of Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and Western Outdoor Writers. You can hear Lee Allen on KUAT News.

Arizona Outdoors Calendar Courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department July 10, 7:30-9 pm Flashlight Discovery Tour Desert Botanical Garden. 480-941-1225 July 10, 7-9 pm Annie Oakley Sure Shots Women-only shooting group at Ben Avery Shooting Facility. No experience or firearms needed. All skill levels welcome. 623-5828313, or e-mail July 12, 8 am until afternoon Maricopa Audubon Society Birding Hike Page Springs fish hatchery near Camp Verde and other locations. 480-966-5246 July 12, 9 am-4 pm Off-Highway Vehicle Information Station In Unit 4B. Call Arizona Game and Fish Department Pinetop regional office at 928367-4281.

July 12, All day Kachina Trail Hike Six-mile Flagstaff hike with 1,000-foot elevation change. Participants must be at least 12 years old. $15 registration fee required by July 7. 480-503-6242 July 12, 9-11 am Exciting Exoskeleton Enigmas Program about insects at Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott. 928-445-5497 July 12, 4-6 pm Hummingbird Banding A close-up look at the birds as staff from the Southeast Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure and release them. San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. 520432-1388

For more calendar information, visit the department Web site 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

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Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix

602-542-4174 602-942-3000 602-417-9200 602-379-4511 602-640-5250

Phoenix Albuquerque NM

602-640-2720 505-842-3898

NATIONAL MONUMENTS, PARKS, & HISTORIC SITES CENTRAL ARIZONA Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Tonto National Monument

Coolidge Roosevelt

520-723-3172 520-467-2241

Chinle Springerville Page Grand Canyon Ganado Camp Verde Tonalea Petrified Forest Fredonia Flagstaff Clarkdale Flagstaff Flagstaff

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

Dos Cabezas, Willcox Bowie Ajo Tucson Tucson Tumacacori

520-824-3560 520-847-2500 520-387-6849 520-733-5158 520-733-5153 520-398-2341

Superior Apache Junction Florence Picacho

520-689-2811 480-982-4485 520-868-5216 520-466-3183

Wenden Parker Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu City Cattail Cove, Lake Havasu City Yuma

928-669-2088 928-667-3231 928-855-2784 928-855-1223 928-783-4771

Cottonwood Camp Verde Winslow Jerome St. Johns Sedona Flagstaff Sedona Payson

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

Tucson Benson Patagonia Safford Tombstone Tubac

520-628-5798 520-586-2283 520-287-6965 520-428-6760 520-457-3311 520-398-2252

Springerville Flagstaff Williams Prescott Phoenix

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



NORTHERN ARIZONA 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

SOUTHERN ARIZONA 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

STATE PARKS & HISTORIC PARKS CENTRAL ARIZONA Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Lost Dutchman State Park McFarland State Historic Park Picacho Peak State Park

COLORADO RIVER REGION Alamo Lake State Park Buckskin Mountain State Park Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu State Park Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

NORTHERN ARIZONA 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

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

NATIONAL FORESTS NORTHERN ARIZONA Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest Coconino National Forest Kaibab National Forest Prescott National Forest Tonto National Forest

SOUTHERN ARIZONA Coronado National Forest

WILDLIFE REFUGES 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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It’s a Dry Heat!

Maricopa County Parks

Until the Monsoons Come...

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park OPEN all Summer for Picnics and Paddling CO COM OL E OF F

Summers in the desert tend to be sweltering, but savvy families have discovered the retreat at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park where they can exercise, cool down and spend the day while the city sidewalks sizzle. Only a short distance past the town of Payson, hidden in the Pine Creek valley, hikers can boulder-hop their way down the 1/2 mile-long Pine Creek trail that traverses the fern-lined creek bottom. Exploring the riparian banks of this creek is just enough of a tiring journey to get the kids settled down for a cold picnic lunch under the ramadas. The Park’s short “Waterfall Trail” leads to a deep, lush, moss-covered grotto of caves with spring water gushing down the banks to the creek below. The “Gowan Loop Trail” is about 1/2 mile long and leads to the bottom of Pine Creek where the visitors can observe the soft-flowing waterfall over the bridge from the lower observation deck. The large pools under the bridge are not open to swimming but just a short hike downstream the kids can splash in the clear, spring-fed water.

The world’s largest travertine bridge is the attraction that has lured tourists from around the world to this secluded State Park. The bridge is 183 feet high over a 400-foot long and 150foot wide tunnel with a waterfall that drops to the creek below. Of course, the deer and the javelina families that roam the park have now become a wildlife viewing attraction to this oasis in the Tonto National Forest. David Gowan made the discovery of the little valley between Pine and Payson in 1877. He was a prospector who later claimed squatter’s rights and encouraged his Scottish family to come over and settle in 1898. The stately historic lodge at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park was built in 1925 and is a popular wedding venue. This summer don’t miss the opportunities to escape to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, a slam-dunk destination for mothers with heat-crazed children who insist on roller-skating in the house. For more details on all of the 27 State Parks, which are all OPEN!! see the webpage at or call 602-542-4174/800-285- 3703 to get directions to the parks.

Ongoing State Park Events JAN 1-DEC 31 SEDONA 1st Sunday at Red Rock Red Rock State Park - Lecture and slide shows or demonstrations covering a variety of topics - first Sunday of each month, 2p, reservations req’d. 928282-6907 JAN 1-DEC 31 ORACLE Historic Kannally Ranch House Tours Oracle State Park - Tour this Mediterranean Revival Style home built in 1929, Sat, Sun, and Holidays at 10a & 2p. 520-896-2425 JAN 1-DEC 31 COTTONWOOD Campfire Programs Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Campfire programs on various topics, Saturdays and Sundays, 2p & 4p. 928-828-2202 JAN 1-DEC 31 BENSON Educational Programs Kartchner Caverns State Park - Programs on bats,

hummingbirds, desert plants, reptiles, composting & soldiers in the SW. 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 MAY 1-SEP 30 SHOW LOW Outdoor Talks Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - Staurdays at 7p U.S. Forest Service will give one-hour talks regarding various outdoor topics. 928-537-3680 MAY 1-SEP 30 ST. JOHNS Petroglyph & Ruin Tours Lyman Lake State Park - Ranger-guided petroglyph & ruin tours, Saturdays & Sundays. Petrogylphs: 10a and Ruins: 2p. 928-337-4441

Recreation Opportunities Abound With 119,089 acres of parkland to manage, Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department covers 10 different properties. This month we will introduce several of these areas. PR OF ILE S

the beauty of these summer storms more than compensates. The monsoon season generally begins in early July and typically lasts 56 days. A monsoon day is defined as having a dew point of 55 degrees or higher. As the heat builds up during the day, cloud formations begin to appear and grow. Dust storms, magnificent displays of lightning and drenching downpours follow. The rain is very fickle, however, and may fall over a few blocks of town and completely miss adjacent streets. You never know what to expect during a monsoon... but one rule is very important. Do not drive through washes or low lying portions of streets that have been barricaded by officials. Water has an incredible power to drag your vehicle away, endangering all passengers.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Located about 30 miles north of Phoenix, Lake Pleasant Regional Park is ideal for boating and camping enthusiasts. It boasts 10,000 acres of crystal clear water where visitors can swim, water ski, Jet Ski, sail or fish. There are also over 140 acres of developed sites for RV and tent camping, with shoreline camping offered most of the year. The park also hosts large group camping areas with ramadas, restrooms and fire pits! Entrance fee is $5/vehicle and $2/watercraft and the park is open 24 hours a day. 602-372-7460 Cave Creek Recreation Area Located 1.5 miles north of Carefree Highway on 32nd Street, this recreation area consists of 2,922 acres just south of Go John Mountain. The area was a silent spectator to waves of speculators and settlers who hoped to make fortunes from mining the hills to the north and east or by irrigating the level plains to the South and West, neither of which turned out to be profitable. There are now family and group campgrounds, each with large parking area, water and electrical hook-ups, a picnic table and

barbecue/fire ring. There are immaculate restrooms and the family campground is on a first-come, first -serve basis. $18/night. Cave Creek Park offers 11+ miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding with trails ranging in length from 1/5 of a mile to 4.6 miles and with various levels of difficulty. 623-465-0431 McDowell Mountain Regional Park In the lower Verde Basin, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is located 15 miles northeast of Scottsdale. This is one of Maricopa County’s largest parks with 21,099 acres of Sonoran Desert. The elevation ranges from 1,550 feet to 3,100 feet. There is a Family Campground consisting of 76 sites for tent or RV camping. Each site has a large parking area, water & electrical hookups, picnic table, barbecue grill and fire ring. There are also restrooms and hot water showers that are fully handicapped accessible. Overnight in the Family Campground is $18/night and is firstcome, first-serve. There are also 3 large areas for group camping or picnicking with space to accommodate up to 30 RV units and the same amenities as the Family Campground. McDowell Mountain Regional Park has over 40 miles of trails on which to hike, mountain bike, and horseback ride, and the trails range in length from .5 miles to 15.3 miles and offer various levels of difficulty. There are also 3 loops of a competitive track, totaling 15 miles with different skill levels. 480-471-0173

Bighorn Sheep Workshop Set Popular Event in Kingman Plans have been finalized for the 2003 Arizona Game and Fish Department bighorn sheep workshop in Kingman. Region III is hosting two workshops for wildlife enthusiasts. The first is July 25-26, and the second is from August 1-2. The first day of each workshop involves mandatory classroom education from 6 to 8 pm at the Kingman Game and Fish office followed by a field trip the following day from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The sheep-viewing boat trip will depart from Willow Beach. The workshop is open to the public. Space is limited to 40 people per workshop. “Historically, this workshop has filled up quickly,” says Zen Mocarski, information and education program manager for Region III. “Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.” To help reduce the problem of noshows, a $20 deposit per person is



When visitors and newcomers see temperatures on the weather map hovering around 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more, they wonder how they will stand it! The key is that “it’s a dry heat.” In many parts of the US, temperatures in the 90s are often accompanied by high humidity. The Heat Stress Index shows that 90 degrees with 90% humidity actually feels like 122 degrees! And... 122 degrees is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix. Summertime temperatures are usually much less than that, nearer 105 degrees - with low humidity. Although the temperatures are much more comfortable than “out-of-staters” expect, the rains of the monsoon season are eagerly anticipated. The humidity increases and with it some discomfort, but


required in the form of a check made out to Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation. The money will be refunded when a person either attends the workshop or calls to cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Wildlife for Tomorrow is a non-profit group that works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Registration is by mail only. Send a check for $20 per person to: Sheep Workshop, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401. Include names of participants, address, phone, and specify which weekend is preferred. To help offset costs for boat rentals and fuel, the Game and Fish Department is accepting cash donations for the event. Without donations, it is unclear whether the department will be capable of continuing the yearly event. These workshops are open to individuals 14-years-old and up. Participants are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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Ironhorse Guest Ranch PO Box 536, Tombstone, 85638 520-457-9361

Bumble Bee Ranch HC34 Box 5075, Mayer, 86333 Reservations: 623-374-0002

Cottonwood Canyon Ranch 750 S. Klondyke Rd., Pima 520-507-7443

• 4 rooms • Hiking, Birdwatching, Horseback riding, Horse hotel.

Lazy K Bar Ranch 8401 N. Scenic Dr., Tucson, 85743 800-321-7018

• Open year round • 24 casitas • Horseback riding, heated pool, hiking, rappelling, cookouts, hayrides, country western dancing & nature programs. Team penning a specialty, riding lessons available.

Grapevine Canyon Ranch P. O. Box 302, Pearce, 85625 Reservations: 800-245-9202

• Open year round • 11 rooms • Swimming pool, Hot tub, Recreation room, Meeting space, Daily maid service, Bar, Gift shop, Laundry facility. • Cookouts, Guided hikes, Fishing, Sightseeing tours, Riding lessons, Cattle roundups, Cattle/ranch work, Specialty rides/trips.

Crown C Guest Ranch P.O. Box 984, Sonoita, 85637 Reservations: 520-455-5739

• Open Year Round • Accommodations for 18 • On-site Activities: Swimming, tennis, horseshoes, horseback riding. • Off-site Activities: Hiking, biking, birding, cattle drives, scenic railroad, horse racing (Apr-May), ropings on the weekends.

Muleshoe Ranch RRI, Box 1542 Willcox 520-586-7072

• 5 rooms • Guided nature trails, birding, “cowboy” hot tubs.

Rex Ranch P.O. Box 636, Amado, 85645 Reservations: 520-398-2914

• Open year round • 30 rooms • Historic casitas, unheated pool, hot tub, 2 page spa treatment menu, conference rooms, special events facilities. • Horseback riding, restaurant (open for dinner Wed-Sun by reservation), mountain bike rentals, hiking & biking trails.

Price Canyon Ranch 10923 Price Canyon, Douglas, 85608 520-558-2383

• Open year round • 10 rooms • Swimming pool, Hot tub, Recreation room with fireplace, pool table, satellite TV, games, cards, puzzles, books, kitchen & dining room, Meeting space, Gift shop, Laundry facility. • Cookouts, Hiking, Fishing, Specialty rides, ranch work, trail rides for different experience levels, arena games, wildlife, birding, small catfish pond.

Sunglow Ranch 14066 South Sunglow, Pearce, 85625 520-824-3334 • 9 rooms • Casitas, Cafe, Full meal service. • Stargazing, Birding, Hiking, Biking.

Cattle Drives A Piece of the Past

Chuckwagon Adventures on weekends including dinner and entertainment.

X Diamond Ranch P.O. Box 791, Springerville, 85938 928-333-2286

• Open year round • 6 Cabins • White Mountains photo workshops, Archaeological Field School at Little Bear Archaeological Site, Little House Museum, weddings, retreats, reunions. • Trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, tours, seasonal activities.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL Paradise Guest Ranch P.O. Box 790, Buffalo, WY 82834 307-684-7876

• Open May 25 thru September 21 • Accommodations for 72 people • Luxury log cabins with fireplaces, outdoor decks & spacious living rooms. Heated pool, spa, old western saloon & dining room. • Horseback riding, same horse for the week, fly fishing program, guided trips, pack trips to mountain fishing camp. Chuckwagon dinners, full kid’s program with counselor.

Coffee Creek Ranch HC 2 Box 4940, Trinity Center, CA 96091 800-624-4480

• Open April 1 thru November 30 • Accommodations for 50 people • Trinity Alps Wilderness, fly-fishing stream, secluded cabins, pool, spa, stocked pond, weddings, meetings, family reunions. • Hayrides, gold panning, nightly entertainment, hiking.

Big Bar Guest Ranch P.O. Box #27 Jesmond, Clinton British Columbia, Canada VOK 1KO 250-459-2333 • Open year round


The United States of • Open year round, Tues-Sun America had acquired the major• 2 guest houses - sleep 10 plus campgrounds ity of the western territories by the • Weddings, Special events, corporate & primid-nineteenth century when swarms vate programs, retreats, Catering of colonists from the East and South Department, live entertainment & Native came in search of cheap land. Some of American Dancers for Group Events • Cattle drives, horseback riding, Hummer them captured cattle & founded ranches. tours, ATV adventures, target shooting, heliSince large areas of the Texas, copter tours, gold panning, nature hikes. Wyoming and Oklahoma grasslands were declared open range, the need arose for NORTHERN the ranchers to be able to separate their cattle from those of the other ranchers. 26 Bar Ranch Thus, each spring there were “round-ups” P.O. Box 1925 Springerville, 85938 where each ranch collected their cattle 928-333-2102 and branded them with their own unique • Bed & Breakfast mark. • Working Ranch, Applied Horsemanship with Instruction June thru August. Fishing, This continued until the Civil War, hiking, photography. when for four years the ranches were deprived of workers able to keep track of Grand Canyon West Ranch the cattle. Thus by the end of the war Mile 6, Diamond Bar Rd., Joshua Tree there were an estimated four-five million Nat’l Forest, Meadview, (702) 798-4354 unbranded cattle wandering throughout • 5 Rustic Cabins the West’s open ranges. • Accommodations for 14 people Fortunately for those returning to try • Helicopter tours, live entertainment, natural springs, Indian Ghost dances, cattle drives, and make a living the war had also and much more! depleted the beef supply on the Eastern coast. Many cowboys were hired by Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center ranchers new and old to round-up, brand Haviland’s Old West Adventures and move the cattle to the new markets. East of SR 260 on Buck Springs Rd. This meant the cattle had to be driven Pinetop, Az 85935, 928-369-1000 over 1,000 miles. Trail bosses, cooks and • Horseback Riding, rodeos, roping,

wranglers were hired by dealers to work from sunrise to sunset herding the cattle along the newly made trails. They were sometimes gone for six months and at night each cowboy took turns riding “watch” to keep the cattle from danger or wandering. By 1870 cattle drives were delivering millions of cattle to market. But as the railroads grew the drives became less and less necessary until by the end of the 19th century they had come to a conclusion. Some old fashioned ranches still drive their cattle from summer to winter pasture or hold smaller drives in memory of those of the past. These ranches, such as K5 High Country Adventures, the Maynard Ranch, Grapevine Canyon Ranch & the Grand Canyon West Ranch, allow their guests to participate in cattle drives large and small, giving them a chance to experience a small piece of the past. K5 High Country Adventures, 928-333-4323 Maynard Ranch: 480-988-9654 Grapevine Canyon Ranch: 800-245-9202 Grand Canyon West Ranch: 702-798-4354

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch “Come as Guests, Leave Feeling like Family” Family owned and operated, Stagecoach Trails was opened in December of 2002, and with it the belief and practice stated in their motto “You’ll come as guests, and leave feeling like family.” Located amidst beautiful mountain and desert scenery Stagecoach Trials provides their guests with a variety of different activities in which to participate. Your overnight stay will include delicious home cooked meals, horse back riding and other ranch activities. The horseback riding program varies.... The program offers slow, intermediate and advanced loping rides along with challenging mountain rides. To top it off the climate is ideal and the scenery is outstanding. Evening entertainment including games, cowboy singing and campfires is common. The ranch also boasts a swimming pool, hot tub, billiards, Ping-Pong, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. If you don’t wish to ride you can also take scenic trips by off-road go-cart, mountain bike or, the very first form of transportation, by foot. But one of the things besides the excellent service and activities that makes


• 18 rooms, 10 suites • Working Ranch on 51,000 acres • Entertainment, food, riding programs. Close to Nogales and Tombstone, other nearby attractions include the Pima Air Museum, Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Biosphere II, the Chiricahua Mountains and Patagonia Lake.

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the Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch stand out is the fact that it is the only Ranch that is COMPLETELY handicapped accessible. Not only are the public rooms and guest rooms spacious to accommodate wheelchairs but every bathroom is accessible as well. The swimming pool and hot tub have a chair lift and the ranch sits on level land for mobility ease. Most importantly, the accessibility is subtle so everyone feels welcome. The disabled riding program offers not only arena riding but trail riding as well with a knowledgeable staff to make it safe and fun. So no matter who you are or what activities you wish to participate in go down to Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, located in Yucca, Arizona south of Kingman, for an experience of a lifetime! For more information please call 866-444-4471 or log on to

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Cortez McPhee Campground State Hwy. 184, 970-882-2294 76 sites located on McPhee lake. Large sites for RV camping, some with full service hookups. Group sites available. All sites have picnic table and fire grates. 11 miles NE of Cortez of State Hwy. 184. 7,100 feet elevation.

Hermosillo, Sonora Kino Bay RV Park P.O. Box 857, 011-52-662-242-02-16, 200 Full Hookups, beachfront location. Laundry, propane, fax services, ice, RV supplies, currency exchange, fishing tackle/cleaning house, hot water showers, bilingual staff.

Dolores Dolores River RV Park and Cabins 18680 Hwy. 145, 800-200-2399 81 sites. 12 cabins. Experience the beauty and serenity of the Dolores River and the quaintness of the Dolores River Valley. Only minutes from Telluride, Mesa Verde and Durango. On the river, also has fishing ponds, horseshoe pits, large rec hall, kitchen, family reunions welcome. Cable TV, private internet hook-up, laundry, pets allowed on leash. Credit cards accepted.

San Carlos NVO.Guaymas El Mirador RV Park Parcela 43 Carretera Al Mirador 011-52-622-22-7-02-13 Taxes included in rate. Sewer, water, electric 30 AMP, cable TV, swimming pool and hot tub, tennis courts, rec room, showers, night security, free internet access, restaurant and laundry available.

Durango Haviland Lake Campground Hwy. 550, 970-259-2978 45 sites, some with water and electric. All sites have picnic tables and fire grates. Large sites for RV camping. 15 miles north of Durango. 8,100 feet elevation. 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.

Truck Stops in Az CENTRAL

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 203 Travel America Travel Center 2949 S. Toltec Rd., 520-466-7363 Country Pride Restaurant, Taco Bell, A & W. Parking, showers, RV dump, laundry room, travel store, driver’s lounge. Gila Bend - I-8 & Hwy 80 exit 115 Love’s Travel Stop #296 928-683-2210 Taco Bell. Parking, showers, RV dump, ATM, phone banks, calling cards, mail services, driver rest area, trucking supplies, convenience store. Phoenix - I-10 exit 137 Flying J Travel Plaza 6700 W. Letham, 480-963-1118 The Country Market, Pepperoni’s, Magic Dragon. ATM and phone room. 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.


CENTRAL Apache Junction Apache Gardens Home Communities 1617 N. Ironwood Dr., 480-288-0311, 105 spaces. Pets allowed. CATV Country Villa Home Community 2325 W. Virginia, 480-982-2521, 70 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, rec hall, game room, handicap access, heated pool, horseshoe court.

Box 801 S. Frontage, 928-923-9600 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Kingman - I-40 exit 53 Flying J Travel Plaza 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave., 928-757-7300 The Cookery Restaurant. ATM and phone rooms. Petro Truck Stop - I-40 exit 66 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

Melrose Home Community 355 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521, 25 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, restrooms, showers, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall. Shady Rest Mobile Home Park 11435 E. Apache Trail, 480-986-6997 24 sites. Clubhouse with full kitchen, stage and sound system. Cable TV, heated swimming pool. Library, billiard room, BBQ, shuffleboard, bingo, potluck dinners, horseshoes, dances, crafts, golf, computer services. Sundowner Home Community 105 N. Delaware Dr., 480-982-2521, 114 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, CATV, game room, rec hall, heated pool, horseshoe court. Weavers Needle Travel Trailer 250 S. Tomahawk Rd., 480-982-3683 400 RV spaces. Age 55+, pets allowed. Cable TV, internet hook-up, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, laundry, dump station, handicap access, game room, rec. hall, heated pool plus spa, library, computer room, equipped exercise room, horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf. Wickiup Home Community 2015 E. Old West Hwy., 480-982-6604, 111 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, handicap access, showers, restrooms, laundry, internet hook-up, game room, rec hall, shuffleboard. Chandler Wishing Well Mobile Home & RV Park 800 E. Chandler Blvd., 480-963-4252

Quartzsite - I-10 exit 17 Pilot Travel Center #328 928-927-7777 Parking, showers, ATM, public laundry, convenience store.


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


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 Arizona Taco, Country Fare, Subway. Store, lounge, laundry, phones, showers, parking.

Ehrenberg - I-10 exit 1 Flying J Travel Plaza


Mesa Deserama Home Community 2434 E. Main St., 480-964-8850, 140 spaces. Age restrictions. Showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard. New Hope Home Community 5933 E. Main St., 480-830-1080, 173 spaces. Age restrictions, pets allowed. LP gas, showers, restrooms, laundry, handicap access, game room, rec hall, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, puttputt golf.

COLORADO RIVER REGION Blythe Rancho Ventana RV Resort 4410 N. Arrowhead Blvd., 760-921-3600 Country club living at a fraction of the price! Located on 18 hole golf course, gated community. 212 sites, 50AMP, sewer, water, cable TV, internet hook-up, natural gas, telephone. Laundry, restroom, showers, clubhouse with kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi, pool table, ping-pong, horseshoes, golf tournaments. Age restricted, open October - April. Ehrenberg River Breeze RV Resort 50202 Ehrenberg-Parker Highway 928-923-7483, 866-226-4641 94 RV sites, laundry, store, LP gas, fishing, boating and skiing. Credit cards accepted, rec room, handicapped access, pool and spa, phone hu/modem friendly, restrooms, showers, full hookup sites, free cable. Nearby golf, shopping, banking & restaurants. Open year round. Families, groups, and rally are welcome. Swimming beach with 200 ft. of shoreline and boating beach, boat launch ramp. El Centro Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd., 760-352-7061 800-545-6481 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 Lake Havasu City Havasu Falls RV Park 3493 State Route 95 877-843-3255, 928-764-0050 Gorgeous lake view, phone hook-ups, club house, cable TV, card room, swimming pool, activities, showers and restrooms, laundry room.

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Yuma Del Pueblo RV Park and Tennis Resort 14794 Avenue 3E, 928-317-1979 Yuma’s newest RV Resort! Lighted tennis court, volleyball court, horseshoes, putting green and shuffleboard, heated lap pool and jacuzzis, professional billiard tables, beauty shop. 480 spaces. Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E.S. Frontage Rd. 928-342-2992, 866-440-2992 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.

NORTHERN Camp Verde Zane Grey RV Park 4500 E. Highway 260 928-567-4320, 800-235-0608 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 20-30-50amp, new laundry, showers, restrooms, modem friendly, LP gas, on running creek. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

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Chino Valley Country West Mobile Home RV Park 853 N Hwy 89, 928-636-2000 countrywest.htm 13 RV sites Cottonwood Turquoise Triangle RV & Park 2501 E. US Highway 89A 928-634-5294 58 RV spaces Flagstaff Black Barts 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912 174 RV spaces with full hook-ups. Pull through sites. Pets allowed, no age restrictions. Restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry room. Internet hook-up, steakhouse, market, general store and antique store on premises. RV supplies available. Credit cards accepted. Pinetop Hon-Dah RV Park 777 Hwy. 260, 928-369-7400 800-929-8744, 198 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 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment. Prescott Point of Rocks RV Campground 3025 N. Highway 89, 928-445-9018 96 sites. Good gravel/dirt interiors roads. Pet restrictions, no tents. 20/30 amp(s), city water. Restrooms & showers, dumps, security, public phone, laundry, limited RV supplies. Horseshoes, rec hall.

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Willow Lake RV 1617 Heritage Park Rd. 928-445-6311, 800-940-2845 200 sites. Swimming pool, laundry room, store, 10 minute walk to lake. Restrooms, showers, dump station, cable, emai station Show Low Camp Town Show Low 1221 W. McNeil, 928-537-2578 50 RV spaces, 55+, club house, rec hall, shuffle board, pool hall, picnic area, metered electricity, laundry, distinctly shaped larger than normal spaces.

Travel Arizona WESTWIND RV & GOLF RESORT 9797 E. Frontage Rd., Yuma Az 85365 928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992 Visit our website at: Par 3 executive 9 hole golf course Call for tee times: 928-342-4535

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.

Waltners RV Resort 4800 S. 28th St., 928-537-4611 m 146 RV sites with full hookups. 30 amps. Laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, cable TV available, BBQ, rec hall, card games, Bingo, pool tables, ping pong, craft, library, golfing programs, horseshoes, hiking and fishing.

Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge 520-586-0600 145 spaces, lots 40x50, heated pool and spa, game room, no age restriction, pets allowed, cable TV, internet access, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, laundry room, rec hall, handicap access, dump station.

Williams Railside RV Ranch 877 N. Rodeo Rd., 928-635-4077 96 spaces. No age restriction, pets allowed. Cable TV, Internet hook-up, telephone and modem hook-ups, LP Gas, restrooms, showers, dump station, laundry, handicap access, game room, summertime cook-outs, entertainment, close to Grand Canyon Railway, full service park.

Clifton Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd., 928-865-4146 New! 55 paved spaces with BBQs, tables, electric and water, dump station, 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.

Winslow Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233, 35 mi. 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, public phone, laundry, limited groceries, limited RV supplies, rec hall, playground.

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RIO BEND RV & GOLF RESORT 1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243 760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481 Visit or website at: Executive 9 hole golf course. Slope rating or 102 Call for tee times: 760-352-6638

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Camp by Crystal Clear Waters Lake Pleasant for Boating, Fishing, Hiking & More

sparkling water and beautiful cactus flowers and is open year round. The trail can be characterized as easy and is approximately one mile round trip from the southern trailhead to Pipeline Cove and three miles round trip form the northern trailhead to the cove. Lake Pleasant also offers a Visitor Center where park visitors can learn more about the Central Arizona Project, Waddell Dam and Lake Pleasant itself. Books, pamphlets and a variety of gifts are available for purchase inside. Step out on the balcony surrounding the center and you get a beautiful view of Lake Pleasant and an up close view of the Waddell Dam. The park’s staff coordinates with local clubs, promoters and businesses to organize numerous events year round. These events include fishing tournaments, wakeboard tournaments, jet ski and water ski events, company campouts and triathlons. The park is always looking for new events to participate in. In addition to special events, we host many educational and safety programs for the public, guided hikes and stargazing. For more information, please call 602-372-7460 or refer to our website at: See ad on page 44 for $3.00 off park entry fees.

Huachuca City 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 w/kitchen, table tennis, shuffleboard, billiards, darts & more! Pool, spa, and BBQ. Miles of hiking / riding / biking trails. Good Sam, Passport America, Happy Camper members welcome. Very competitive rates. Top Rally Site. 102 (40’ x 80’) sites with FHU w/cable-20/30/50AMPS. 2 laundry rms, showers, modem friendly, propane, & more amenities. Wonderful views, See our Ad in this issue.

Tombstone Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 520-457-3573 800-574-0417 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, CATV, large clean rooms, phones.


Lake Pleasant is located 15 miles west of I-17 on Carefree Highway, (State Route 74) 30 miles north of Phoenix. The park’s 23,662 acres offer an ideal destination for boating and camping enthusiasts. With 10,000 acres of crystal-clear water, visitors can enjoy boating, water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, sailing or fishing. Lake Pleasant offers over 140 semi-developed and developed campsites, a group campground and plenty of primitive/shoreline camping areas for RV and tent camping. There are two entrances to the park, the main entrance located off Castle Hot Springs Road and the north entrance further up on Castle Hot Springs Rd. Lake Pleasant offers two concrete boat ramps that are functional to a water elevation of 1,600 feet. The largest boat ramp is located at the south end of Lake Pleasant and offers 10 lanes for boat launching. The second ramp, located at the north end of the lake, offers four lanes for boat launching. Lake Pleasant offers many day use picnic areas and group picnic areas with covered picnic tables, uncovered picnic tables and barbecue grills. The Pipeline Canyon Trail is the only hiking trail currently available in the park. The trail is closed at Pipeline Canyon during high water. The trail offers hikers views of the

Tucson Cactus Gardens Home Community 2333 W. Irvington Pl., 520-883-4771, 75 spaces. Pets allowed. Laundry, CATV, beautiful mountain setting.

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.


Parklane Mobile Estates 5255 S. Park. Ave., 520-889-5101 Clubhouse, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge & fireplace, billiards, shuffleboard, heated pool, jacuzzi, modern laundry facility, playground. South 40 RV Ranch 3600 W. Orange Grove Rd. 520-297-2503 224 Spaces, Heated pool, hot tub, rec room, library, modem hook up, exercise room, shower houses. Social activities during Fall/Winter. Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd., 520-574-5000 800-424-9191, 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 backins, 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, 9-hole golf course, tennis & shuffleboard courts, 36 room Inn, Day Spa, Massage Center, and planned activities.

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• Yuma Public Lands - Contact the Bureau of Land Management, 2555 Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85365 or call 520-317-3200.



• 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.

• Phoenix - Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino just south of Phoenix permits overnight stays in the parking lot.

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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.


BENSON Cochise Terrace RV Resort 1030 S. Barrel Cactus Ridge, 800-495-9005 520-586-0600


CASA GRANDE Campground Buena Tierra 1995 South Cox Road, 888-520-8360 E-bnd: Jct of I-10 & SR-84 (exit 198), continue on exit ramp to Cox Rd, S 0.5 mi; W-bnd: Jct of I-10 & I-8, W on I-10 to exit 198, W 500í to Cox Rd, S 0.5 mi. Pet rstctns, 15 tent sites.


FLAGSTAFF Black Barts RV Park 2760 E Butler Ave, 928-774-1912


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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HON-DAH Hon-Dah RV Park 1 Highway 73, 928-369-7400, 198 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 500 slots, poker, great food, and live entertainment.




LAKE HAVASU Havasu Landing RV Park & Campground 760-858-4593, Full hook-ups, laundry, showers, deli, security, boat launch, swin beach.



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


TOMBSTONE Tombstone Territories RV Park 2111 E. Highway 82, 520-457-2584 Trail Riders Motel & RV Park 13 N. 7th St., 800-574-0417 Motel Mini RV park, 10 spaces available, free morning coffee, Color Cable TV, large clean rooms, phones.


TUCSON Voyager R.V. Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd., 800-424-9191


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.


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







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Az Visitors Centers



❏ Apache Junction C of C 112 E. 2nd Ave Apache Jnct 85219 800-252-3141 Fax: 480-982-3234

❏ Ajo District C of C 321 Taladro St. Ajo 85321 520-387-7742 Fax: 520-387-3641

❏ Arizona Chamber Execs. 3348 N. Chestnut Mesa 85213 480-890-7259 Fax: 480-890-3042

❏ Benson/San Pedro C of C 249 E. 4th St, Box 2255 Benson 85602 520-586-2842 Fax: 520-586-7477

❏ Black Canyon City C of C P.O. Box 1919 Black Canyon City 85324 623-374-0038 Fax: 623-374-9797

❏ Bisbee C of C & Vst. Ctr. 31 Subway St., P.O. Box BA, Bisbee, Az 85603 866-224-7233 Fax: 520-432-3308

❏ Buckeye Valley C of C P.O. Box 717 Buckeye 85326 623-386-2727 Fax: 623-386-7527

❏ Douglas C of C 341 10th Street Douglas 85607 520-364-2477

❏ Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 734 Carefree 85377 480-488-3381 ❏ Coolidge C of C 320 W. Central Ave. Coolidge 85228 520-723-3009 Fax: 520-723-9410 ❏ Eloy C of C 305 N. Stuart Blvd. Eloy, 85231 520-466-3411 Fountain Hills C of C 16837 E. Palisades Blvd Fountain Hills 85269 480-837-1654

❏ Douglas Visitors Center 1125 Pan Am Ave. Douglas 85607 520-364-2478 888-315-9999 ❏ Graham County C of C 1111 Thatcher Blvd. Safford 85546 888-837-1841 Fax: 928-428-0744 ❏ Greenlee County C of C P.O. Box 1237 Clifton, Az 85533 928-865-3313 ❏ Green Valley C of C 270 W. Continental Rd. Green Valley 85614 520-625-7575

Az Tourist Visitor Center Historic Cottonwood Hotel

❏ Golden Valley C of C 5505 Hwy 68 Kingman, 86411 928-565-3311

❏ Lake Havasu City C of C 314 London Bridge Rd Lake Havasu City 86403 928-855-4115 Fax: 928-680-0010 Lake Havasu Tourism Bureau 314 London Bridge Rd Lake Havasu City 86403 800-242-8278 Fax: 928-453-3344 McMullen Valley C of C P.O. Box 477 Salome 85348 928-859-3846 Fax: 928-859-3726 Quartzsite C of C 1495 Main Event Lane Quartzsite 85346 928-927-5600 Fax: 928-927-7438 ❏ Yuma CVB 373 S. Main St. Yuma 85364 800-293-0071 Fax: 928-783-1897


❏ Chino Valley C of C 864 N. Hwy 89 Chino Valley 86323 800-721-7415 Fax: 928-636-4112

❏ Cottonwood C of C 1010 S. Main Street Cottonwood 86326 928-634-7593x2809 Fax: 928-634-7594

❏ Greater Florence C of C 291 N Bailey Street Florence 85232 800-437-9433 Fax: 520-868-5797

❏ MTCVB - Tucson 100 S. Church Ave Tucson, 85701 800-638-8350

Flagstaff CVB 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff 86001 928-779-7611

❏ Nogales/Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce 123 W. Kino Park Nogales 85621 520-287-3685

Fort Apache Tourism P.O. Box 710 Fort Apache 85926 928-338-1230

Hualapai Office of Tourism 3550 N. Central Ave. Phoenix 85012 602-277-7225 Fax: 602-277-4921 Mesa CVB 120 N. Center Box 5529 Mesa 85201 800-283-6372 Fax: 602-827-0727 Peoria C of C 8355 W. Peoria, Peoria 85380 800-580-2645 Fax: 623-486-4729 ❏ Pinal County Visitor Cntr. 330 E. Butte Florence 85232 888-469-0175 Fax: 520-868-1099 ❏ Southwest Valley C of C 289 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, Az 85338 623-932-2260 Fax: 623-932-9057 ❏ Sunland Visitor Center P.O. Box 300, Az City 85223 520-466-3007 Fax: 520-466-5048 ❏ Superior C of C 350 Main St, Superior 85273 520-689-0200 Fax: 520-689-0200 Tempe C of C 909 E Apache Blvd. Tempe 85281 480-967-7891 Fax: 480-966-5365 Tempe CVB 51 W. 3rd St. Ste. 105 Tempe 85281 480-894-8158 Fax: 480-968-8004 ❏ Wickenburg C of C 216 N Frontier Street Wickenburg 85390 928-684-5479 Fax: 928-684-5470

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