Arizona Copper Art Museum

Arizona Copper Art Museum

Precious metals have been mined in Arizona since the first people arrived thousands of years ago. Gold, silver and copper were used by indigenous people for pigments, ornaments and tools. Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century came to Southwest looking for...
Getting to Page, Arizona, on US 89T

Getting to Page, Arizona, on US 89T

UPDATE: As of March 2015, US Route 89 between Bitter Springs and Page has reopened with the completion of repairs to the highway as it ascends the Echo Cliffs. US 89T is now Navajo Route 20 and is a possible alternative. Heavy trucks and vehicles pulling large boat...
The Painted Desert Project

The Painted Desert Project

The last place you would expect to find street art is along US Route 89 on the Navajo Reservation. But there it is. You can’t miss it as you head north from Flagstaff. It’s on tanks and roadside jewelry stands. Big black and white photographs pasted up there for all...
Spanish Settlements in Southern Arizona

Spanish Settlements in Southern Arizona

In this day of Google maps and GPS’s everywhere, it is hard to imagine how the world looked to the Spanish explorers when they arrived in the region we now call Arizona. Early explorers had mistakenly believed that California was an island and the territory between...
Camping in State Parks on US Route 89

Camping in State Parks on US Route 89

Campgrounds in the national parks, monuments and forests along US Route 89 are not the only options. Campgrounds established by the states are a possibility and often not as crowded. Arizona and Utah in particular have many parks that offer modern facilities for both...