• Grand Canyon Hermits Rest Trailhead Parking Area Picnic

    The Junior Ranger Program: A Fun Two-Day Itinerary for Visiting Grand Canyon National Park with Kids

    On our vacation to Sedona, we knew that visiting The Grand Canyon South Rim was an absolute must, but having never been there before I was a little bit intimidated.  We were able to pack in so much during our two-day visit to The Grand Canyon.  On this same trip to Arizona, Zac also earned Junior Ranger Badges at Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle. When visiting The Grand Canyon National Park with kids, taking part in the Junior Ranger Program is one of the best ways to draw them into the experience.   Having a plan in place can be helpful and knowing what to bring to The Grand Canyon when…

  • Day Trip Sedona Tuzigoot Montezuma

    Kid-Friendly Day Trip From Sedona: Junior Ranger Program at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument

    While on our Sedona vacation we took a day trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument.  This is a fun and educational day trip half an hour from Phoenix and and hour and a half from Sedona.  Montezuma and Tuzigoot are also another great opportunity to earn Junior Ranger Badges!  Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument both feature the ancient dwellings of the Sinagua people, Native Americans who lived in Arizona in pre-Columbian times. First Stop on the Day Trip: Spend a Few Hours at Montezuma Castle National Monument  Nestled in a sheer limestone cliff about 100 feet above the Verde Valley in Camp Verde,…