The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of America’s greatest natural spectacles. 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary from when the Grand Canyon National Park was officially recognised and the land was given certain protections in order for visitors to continue to visit this phenomenal landmark.
With this monumental anniversary fast approaching, celebrations will be taking place to welcome in this milestone. From watching a sunset like never before, to hiking from rim to rim, or cruising down the Colorado River, to horse trekking, the Grand Canyon offers a wealth of exciting opportunities for visitors.
Glen Canyon Rafting Announces Float Trips
Early spring and summer water adventures can now be reserved via Wilderness River Adventures’s website. These half- and full-day journeys down the Colorado River are currently available for online reservations. The guide-led interpretive river raft excursions allow guests to experience the Colorado River and journey into the region’s past while aboard a comfortable and spacious 32-passenger float. Guests depart from Page, where they take a drive via motor coach through a tunnel carved of two-mile-long solid rock to see preserved dinosaur prints at the foot of Glen Canyon Dam.
Half-day Glen Canyon Float Trips are available from March through to 2nd December 2018, with lunch available for purchase. Full-day floats include lunch and are available from 4th May through to 2nd October 2018. Rafters must be at least four years of age to ride.
Mother Road Brewing Co. announces the new Flagstaff Brewery Trail
After declaring Flagstaff as a distinguished craft beer city, Mother Road Brewing Co., has announced the new Flagstaff Brewery Trail. Participants are encouraged to visit each brewery location to get a sticker on their ‘passport’. Once they have a full passport they can turn it in to the Flagstaff Convention and Visitor Bureau to receive a souvenir pint glass. Flagstaff Brewery Trail passports are free and can be downloaded online at craftbeerflg.com and flagstaffarizona.org, or picked up for from any of the Flagstaff breweries or Visitor Centre.
Yavapai – Apache Nation Opens New Hotel
The recently developed Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in the Verde Valley is now open to the public. The $30 million-dollar (£21.5m) project broke ground in January 2016 and includes 122 luxury hotel guest rooms, conference and entertainment facility, indoor swimming pool, new retail outlet, a new coffee shop and a 300 space parking garage. Located an hour north of Phoenix, Cliff Castle Casino is proudly owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The hotel is just a short drive from ancient Native American ruins, trout fishing, golf courses, wineries and countless other popular activities and destinations. Cliff Castle Casino is a family friendly destination that offers year-round world-class entertainment. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Storytellers Steakhouse, family dining in Mountain Springs Buffet, Johnny Rockets or grab a quick bite at Three Sisters Bistro.
Cambria Hotels Opens New Upscale Property in Chandler
The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Centre recently opened in the Phoenix area. The new 136-room upscale property features a pool with cabanas, fitness room, lounge area and 1,300 square-feet of multi-function meeting space. In addition, the property has onsite dining, including a menu consisting of locally-inspired specialties, signature cocktails and local craft beers. The hotel is located near many Phoenix attractions such as the Desert Botanical Gardens, and Camelback Mountain.