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Red Rocks National Park



Slide Rock National Park

Slide Rock NP

Montezuma Castle

Rocks on 89-A from Prescott AZ

Prescott AZ

Prescott Rocks



Flagstaff Mountain

Verde Valley from Jerome

89-A from above Jerome

We arrived in Page Springs via I-17 from W-40 because 89-A is not recommended for large vehicles. The road leading to the campground was narrow and windy and the sharp right hand turn into the campground was impossible. We walked down the drive to the office and the manager asked if we followed a GPS which we had. He informed us we should have gone to the Cottonwood exit and in to Page Springs from the other direction. That direction we would have avoided the narrow, windy road and the inconvenience of having to drive two miles down the road to turn around so we could safely enter the park. It's a small Coast to Coast park. No pull through, No full hook ups, No cell service and No internet. Secluded yes, but close to Sedona and Cottonwood; a nice drive to Jerome and Flagstaff and the only amenity was the creek that ran through the park. The sites are tight with no side yard and no room to open our awning but our back yard was awesome. We put our chairs on the bank by the creek. We watched the ducks and a resident blue heron guard their space while an otter frolicked in the water. Over night the soothing sounds of the water rushing over the rocks lulled us to sleep and we awoke to the birds singing their morning song.

The scenic byway that runs parallel to I-17 is 89A. Park the rig in the campground and venture out onto 89A. Be sure to bring your camera because you won't want to miss a single second of what you're about to see. From Flagstaff to Prescott, Sedona to Jerome you're in for the treat of a lifetime. Breathtaking, amazing, awesome...The beauty of the mountains here is immeasurable. I can't find the adjectives in my vocabulary to adequately describe the surprise around every curve or should I say prize. God's gift to us this first week in May 2010. Stroll along the streets of Sadona, shop for the perfect gift and dine in a restaurant with a scenic view. Travel through the Coconino National Forest and 89-A through Oak Creek Canyon. Stop to visit Montezuma Castle and the Tuzigoot Ruins. Take a trolley ride through Sedona or a four wheeling adventure through the back country; however you choose to enjoy your stay here, it will be unforgettable. All I can say is, Mother's Day is coming...

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