Recreation Areas and Lakes in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada

View nearby Lake Powell and Lake Mead as well as recreation areas, state parks, and national forests.

Monument Valley

9 Rocky Views Surrounding the Grand Canyon

A Canyon vacation is a bit of a road trip. Be sure to stop and see other natural monuments, hoodoos, arches, natural bridges and caverns in the area. Read More...

Lake Powell

Arizona Lakes near the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a land of big lakes including Lake Mead, Lake Powell, and Lake Havasu. Read More...

RV camping at Flying Dutchman State Park in Arizona. Courtesy photo

Arizona State Parks

Visit Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, right in the heart of Flagstaff, and Homolovi State Park, just outside of Winslow. Read More...

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Four Corners and Beyond

A proper Southwest road trip includes the Grand Canyon and these iconic landscapes. Read More...

Arch in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Situated in northern Arizona and southern Utah, Glen Canyon is a protected and managed designated recreational playground. Read More...

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the U.S. Star features are its 2 reservoirs: Lake Mead & Lake Mojave. Read More...

Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. Photo by George H.H. Huey, Alamy, courtesy of Mesa Verde Country

Mesa Verde Country

National Geographic called Mesa Verde National Park one of the 50 places you must visit in a lifetime. But the archeological wonders and fun don’t stop at the park entrance. Read More...

Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly National Monument

National Monuments Near the Grand Canyon

Experience the culture and history and wonder of the great state of Arizona by exploring other National Monuments. Parashant designated as having Flawless Skies from the International Dark Sky Association. Read More...

Navajo Nation Veterans Park at Window Rock, Arizona. Courtesy photo

Navajo Nation Parks, Monuments and Museums

Experience the natural grandeur of Navajo Nation east of Grand Canyon including Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Four Corners, Lake Powell, and the Code Talkers Museum. Read More...

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Page, AZ – Lake Powell

Explore Lake Powell’s colorful canyons. Get outdoors on a canyon hike or rim trail running adventure. And tour the Slot Canyons or Horseshoe Bend. Read More...

Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park in Eastern Arizona

Home to fossils 200 million years old, some of the largest concentrations of petrified wood, “painted desert” badlands, and archeological sites. Read More...

Panoramic of Horseshoe Bend

Photo Op: Horseshoe Bend Near Grand Canyon

One of the most photographed sites in Arizona, Horseshoe Bend is definitely worth seeing and a convenient stop if you are traveling between Grand Canyon’s rims. Read More...

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Rivers in the Grand Canyon Region

So many river options on a hot day in the Grand Canyon! Read More...

Saguaro National Park in Arizona

Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona

Located in the Sonoran desert, Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of giant saguaro. Read More...

Zion Subway. Photo by Whit Richardson

Utah National Parks

Head north from the Grand Canyon to explore one of Utah’s five national parks – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Read More...