Just 25 minutes down State Route 89A from Sedona, Arizona, Old Town Cottonwood is chock-a-block full of boutique hotels, nationally and regionally acclaimed restaurants, trendy gift shops and art galleries located in the historic buildings that line Main Street. Wine tasting venues crowd the street where, once-upon-a-time, bootleggers battled it out with local law enforcement during Prohibition. In the middle of it all, one of the most unique bookstores to found regionally, state-wide, and beyond. Located in the old Cottonwood Lumber building, which is perfectly suited to the store's dual nature – Adventures Unlimited is a store literally and figuratively divided in two.
Travels With Ernie
Adventures Off-the-Beaten-Path Across Sedona and Northern Arizona.
Follow Ernie to places that you didn't know existed, but would like to know more about.
I love Route 66! It is an iconic combination of fascinating history, dreamy nostalgia, exciting adventure, and incredible scenery. What more could an adventuresome dog ask for, let alone all of the peoples? But, dogs have a tremendous advantage over peoples, because we are low to the ground, and can really explore this place as no human can. And, Williams, Arizona is the ideal place to experience Route 66 during the holiday season.
Now who doesn't love getting naked with strangers?
If you raised your hand, just click on by. If you were hoping, however, that I meant enjoying one of Northern Arizona's wilderness hot springs, read on my adventurous friend! Whether you're after the touted health benefits of soaking in warm, mineral-rich water, the sociability of enjoying the springs and the scenery with friends or if you just have to have a purpose when you hike, you can satisfy the hot springs urge just a quick day trip away from the Sedona area.
The Colorado River is one of the major rivers in the United States. Located in the Southwest, this 1,450 mile river contributes to watersheds in 7 US States.
Kendrick Mountain is part of the San Francisco Peaks, a volcanic field north of Sedona, Arizona. Three maintained trails managed by the Kaibab National Forest, the Kendrick Mountain Trail, Pumpkin Trail, and Bull Basin Trail, lead hikers to the top of Kendrick Mountain and a fire lookout tower which is open during summer months.
Verde Valley, Emerald in the Desert by Victoria (Vicky) Oldham.
Route 64 to the Grand Canyon South Rim is an easy, scenic, and fun drive from Sedona. As a bonus, along the 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive, visitors can stop and enjoy some time in beautiful, fun downtown Williams, an historic town located along the old Route 66 made famous by fast cars and movie stars! This rainbow appeared along Route 64 the last day of September.
Representative Paul Gosar's Misguided and Misleading Opposition to the Proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument
Special interests consisting of private companies and members of the Arizona legislature are opposed to the establishment of the Greater Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument because it would prevent expansion of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon. Currently, one such foreign company, based just 6 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon, is mining and selling uranium to the world market.
Follow us on our adventure as we search for a back route to Laws Spring by way of a forgotten part of the Beale Camel Trail.
Part 2 of our story recalls how the City of Sedona was approached by the Grand Canyon Trust in order to adopt a resolution supporting a twenty-year withdrawal of a million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon from mining activities. What seemed like an obvious "yes" to the resolution turned out to be a bit more complicated.
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