Grand Canyon

 

Grand Canyon

Check out of the Hotel then explore the town of Wickenburg, situated in the Salt Lake Valley of Maricopa County, an ex gold mining town steeped in history where one mine called Vulture, achieved over 30 million dollars of gold whilst being mined. The foothills around the town are full of relics of other mines plus home to many historic dwellings. It’s now home to ranches having sourced grazing land for cattle and horses, the land in the early times belong to the Yavapai Indian Tribe who battled hard with early settlers.

Wickenburg

Wickenburg

Sagaro Theater

Sagaro Theater

Wickenburg

Wickenburg

Leave the town travel 129 miles through mountains and desert into Kingman taking the Highway 93 north for 125 miles take exit 53 drop to the famous historic Route 66 continue for 5 miles. Kingman in Mohave County situated on the Mother Road Route 66 the downtown is area full of historic dwellings with many interesting museums Mohave, Route 66 and the Powerhouse Visitors Centre.

Kingman Railroad

Kingman Railroad

Korean Memorial

Korean Memorial

Amtrak Station

Amtrak Station

Take trip off route into Oatman travel Interstate 40 west exit 44 Route 66 turn right onto Highway 10 for  23 miles back onto Route 66,well worth the extra miles to experience a real Cowboy Town., then return back to Kingman.

Oatman

Situated on Route 66 is a real old west own still living in the past with dirt roads having donkeys roaming freely, historic buildings and salons all having stories to tell. So many attractions and street shows, watch the cowboys die in the shoot outs then they comeback to life.

Oatman

Oatman

Oatman

Oatman

Oatman

Oatman

Continue road trip to Seligman for 73 miles east on the Route 93, onto Interstate 40 and drop back onto Route 66 into the town. Seligman was established between 1889 and 1891 belonging to the Apache Indians, located alongside the Big Chino Wash on the Route 66. There’s many old historic dwellings the famous Snow Cap Drive In, The Havaasu House, Historic Seligman Sundries store and many more including several motels an unspoilt small western town.

Seligman

Seligman

Seligman

Seligman

Seligman

Seligman

Continue the road trip to Williams for 43 miles east on Interstate 40 drop onto Route 66 into the town which has the main street located on Route 66.

Williams is located in the Coconnino County, the real Wild West experience with its original historic buildings, the whole town is a live none stop show. Stroll around watch all the attractions and exhibits. The street is taken over by cowboys for their shoot outs and the bars have country and western artists giving their all. There are plenty of unique shops to view and get that special gift, plus various eateries. Enjoy the atmosphere as the whole town becomes a stage.

Williams

Williams

Ariz GC11 Williams

Williams

Williams

Visit the Grand Canyon Railway, the station from the old times with Steam Engines and rolling stock from the past. Climb aboard pays your monies take your seat take the ride of your life through beautiful scenery to the Grand Canyon alight at the station.

Station

Station

Train

Train

Train Robbery

Train Robbery

Proceed to the view points and view the wonders of the Canyon one of the Seven Wonders of the World 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and over a mile deep exposed to the Colorado River and its tributaries. Return on the train, on the return journey the train is stopped by outlaws on horse back and they enter the carriages with guns drawn and rob the passengers the effect was just fantastic. Back in Williams book into the Grand Canyon Hotel stay overnight enjoy the local night life.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon