RVers come in all shapes and sizes. Many enjoy the open road. Some prefer the highway while others enjoy the back roads. Some recreational vehicles have never been off road while others were purchased for just that purpose. The recreational vehicle varies only as much as the RVer and you can imagine how widely varied the “RVer” actually is when you realize that they’re just people who have decided to travel by recreational vehicle. For those RVers who prefer to avoid the well-traveled roads, there are many opportunities to get off the beaten path.
Off the Beaten Path in Arizona can mean experiencing a number of National Parks and Monuments. The most obvious of Arizona’s National Parks is the Grand Canyon National Park, but visitors to the Grand Canyon State should not check off the entire state after visiting the most popular travel destination. There is much more to see…off the beaten path.
Off the beaten path in Arizona RVers will find:
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park/Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Chiracahua National Monument
Every National Park and National Monument preserves a unique piece of nature or history for current and future generations. Travelers sometimes attempt to avoid these designated areas as they feel they should consider less well-known spots and entertainments. The local hotspots can certainly provide entertainment and beauty. But it is undeniable that some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring scenic views, natural wonders and nuggets of history preserved are clearly marked as national treasures. In Arizona, experiencing some of the most amazing national treasures actually requires travelers to get off the beaten path. This is not the case in all regions, but Arizona is nothing if not unique and full of opportunities for spontaneous moments of silence as travelers suddenly realize what all the fuss is about.