Just a couple of weeks ago, I was in Northern Arizona. I had an absolutely amazing time, and returned home to the DC Area feeling refreshed.
The coolest place I visited while in Arizona was definitely the Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monument in Flagstaff. I know what you're thinking. Yes, I visited the Grand Canyon. No, I wouldn't describe the Grand Canyon as "cool." It's absolutely awesome! I mean, it's the Grand Canyon, people!
But Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument... I really connected with these parks. I visited these two parks a day before visiting the Grand Canyon, and they were totally unexpected and wonderful. (A little background on Sunset Crater and Wupatki Monument, in case you've never heard of these amazing places.) There are many reasons to visit these beautiful parks, which are located along the same road, but I'm going to narrow them down to five simple reasons.