Trip Planning


This can one of the best parts of the trip…planning!  You will want to pore over maps and Google sites, read about events, and learn about great places to visit in Arizona and the Southwest.  Sonoran Trails is happy to help you along the way and answer any questions you have.

Unfortunately, I have to add our disclaimer and it’s pretty simple – Sonoran Trails is not responsible for your trip choices in any way, shape, or form.  If you plan to head to the Grand Canyon in February you need to know it’s cold up there…very, very cold.  If you will be on land requiring a special permit, you need to obtain it.

Here are a few tips:

  • Check the weather and pack accordingly!  Sonoran Trails uses the app, www.wunderground.com.  Weather Underground’s worldwide personal weather station network consists of weather enthusiasts who report live weather data to them from weather stations located on their houses or in their backyards.  It is a very accurate tool!
  • Consider your route.  Many clients want to explore the great sites in and around Arizona.  Often they plan on taking forest service roads; however these routes are generally much slower causing them to miss these great areas.  Sonoran Trails advice is to see the places you would like to see via hard-surface roads, first, and then consider the slower, easy-going forest roads as you return.  A few epic ideas in no certain order…we love them all – Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, Jerome, Winslow, Tucson, Lake Powell, Crown King, Wickenburg, Bisbee, Monument Valley, Cottonwood, Tucson, Tombstone, and Globe.
  • Here are a few other websites we’ve used:

http://www.recreation.gov/ – Discover the best American experiences, learn about epic camping spots, national monument tours, hiking through pristine national parks and forests, renting a cabin on federal lands and so much more.

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/index.htm – Whether your a first time visitor or veteran, this informative website has a lot of info!

http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/monumentvalley.htm – The Official website of the Navajo Nation Monument Valley Tribal Park.

http://navajonationparks.org/ – This site offers information on both sections of Antelope Canyon.

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