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Fun Day Trips - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Fun Day Trips (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Fun Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Jerome

P.O. Box K,
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 634-2900
azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com
Once an old mining camp, Jerome is alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians and families. The city is known as the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”


Cottonwood

1010 S. Main St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 634-7593
cottonwoodaz.gov, cottonwoodchamberaz.org
Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Mingus Mountain to the west and the Mogollon Rim stretching north and east, Cottonwood is located in the Verde Valley. Come visit the Verde Valley Wine Trail, Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Tuzigoot National Monument and more.


Globe

1360 N. Broad St.,
Globe, AZ 85501
(800) 804-5623
globeaz.gov, globemiamichamber.com
Located along the Historic Old West Highway, visit the Salado Indian Ruins at Besh-Ba-Gowah Archeological Park, walk historic downtown and its antique shops; or visit the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.


Payson

303 N. Beeline Hwy.,
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-5242
ci.payson.az.us
Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona and situated in the world’s largest group of Ponderosa pines.


Prescott

201 S. Cortez,
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 777-1100
cityofprescott.net
Arizona’s territorial capital is the perfect place to escape summer heat.

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Rim Golf Club’s Newest Development Announced

The Heritage Collection at the Rim, the newest development at The Rim Golf Club, was officially announced. This exclusive collection of custom luxury residences, designed by Candelaria Design and built by MB Fine Homes along with custom homesites offered by Diamond Ventures, Inc., will offer homebuyers the quiet splendor and stunning natural landscape of Arizona’s High Country.

As the exclusive real estate agency for Diamond Ventures, Inc., Rim Premier Properties’ on-site sales office is now open and ready to showcase three exciting new home plans designed for outdoor living.

“Whether you’re looking for that turn-key residence to enjoy or want to create your own custom home, The Heritage Collection at The Rim will be the final opportunity for new home products within this stunning community,” said Roxanne Charley, an Associate with Rim Premier Properties. “The community offers residents the casual luxury only found in northern Arizona.”

Diamond Ventures, Inc. has established itself as a top contender in luxury real estate and adds to its growing list of developments with The Heritage Collection at The Rim – further solidifying the company’s strength in the highly competitive market of northern Arizona.

“In an attempt to further enhance the natural beauty and tranquility of the High Country and the Rim Club in particular, we have created new luxury cabin residences that offer sophisticated elements of style coupled with down-to-earth convenience,” said Rob Myer, CEO of MB Fine Homes, LLC.  “The new residences will include natural stone, reclaimed wood siding, energy efficient appliances and optional loft and walk out level plans. Our goal is to provide a magnificent home that enhances every activity from entertaining, cooking and sleeping in the High Country.”

The Heritage Collection at The Rim is located in the spectacular Mogollon Rim Country and provides the ultimate in mountain luxury and golf experience in the southwestern United States.  Located only 75 minutes from Scottsdale, the 555-acre community has become a second home destination for Arizonans looking to escape the summer heat. The Heritage Collection is built around its natural surroundings to take full advantage of the area’s dramatic views and elevation changes.

Mark Candelaria, Owner of Candelaria Design mentioned, “Candelaria Design is proud to be a part of the design team for the luxury residences within The Heritage Collection at the Rim. We have developed three beautiful models; the Remington, Coach House and Winchester, each with three different elevations complete with unique character and features complementing the High Country and Rim Club experience.”

Interested buyers can receive more information on this limited offering of new home properties by calling Roxanne Charley at 928-474-4532.

Top 5 Northern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Northern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Jerome

P.O. Box K,
Jerome, AZ 86331
928-634-2900
azjerome.com, jeromechamber.com
Once an old mining camp, Jerome is alive with writers, artists, artisans, musicians, historians and families. The city is known as the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”


Prescott

201 S. Cortez,
Prescott, AZ 86303
928-777-1100
cityofprescott.net
Arizona’s territorial capital is the perfect place to escape summer heat.


Mogollon Rim

100 W. Main St.,
PO Box 1380,
Payson, AZ 85547
928-474-4515
rimcountrychamber.com
One of the state’s defining natural features, this giant, slanting escarpment of volcanic and sedimentary rock and pine has amazed and hypnotized travelers for hundreds of years.


Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

336 State Route 179,
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-4838
tlaq.com
Tlaquepaque, the “Art and Soul of Sedona,” offers more than 40 specialty shops and exclusive galleries. Shopping becomes a joyful revelation of art treasuries and distinctive gifts.


Payson

303 N. Beeline Hwy.,
Payson, AZ 85541
928-474-5242
ci.payson.az.us
Considered the Festival Capital of Arizona and situated in the world’s largest group of Ponderosa pines.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Tonto Natural Bridge

Tonto Natural Bridge

Tonto Natural BridgeBetween Pine and Payson is a small valley, which is the site of the Tonto Natural Bridge. This bridge, which was discovered back in 1877 and is now one of Arizona’s most well-known natural landmarks, is thought to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world.

The Tonto Natural Bridge stands 183 feet above a 400-foot long tunnel, and the park around it allows visitors the chance to stand on top of the bridge and look down into the valley below, or hike down into the valley in order to look back up at the bridge and really take in the wonder of it.

In order to give visitors the chance to head down into the areas below the bridge, the park provides four trails for guests to use. These trails can be tough, so the park recommends wearing hiking shoes and not bringing pets or glass containers:

  • There’s the Pine Creek Trail, which is about half a mile long and leads into the Pine Creek natural area. As long as guests follow the arrows, the trail should be easy enough to follow.
  • There’s also the Waterfall Trail, which is around 300 feet long and ends at a waterfall cave, but does have uneven steps to deal with.
  • Also, there’s the Gowan Trail, which is roughly half a mile long and leads to an observation deck in the creek bottom. This trail can be steep, though, so visitors should be careful with this one.
  • Finally, the Anna Mae Trail is about 400 feet long and leads to both the Pine Creek Trail and the bridge itself.

In addition to these trails and the sights they offer to guests, the park also provides a few other services for the enjoyment of tourists and visitors. There are picnic tables scattered around the park grounds, as well as a few group-use areas containing a large gathering area, a barbecue and electricity, and a shaded ramada with picnic tables for guests to sit and relax at.

Some visitors may just want to enjoy nature and the area around the bridge itself. For these guests, the park also allows swimming in the nearby Pine Creek and doesn’t hesitate to inform people about the various kinds of birds and other wildlife that can be seen around the park. They even provide a list of birds within the park for anyone interested specifically in birdwatching.

The park is open Thursdays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. So, if you’re in the area and want to see one of Arizona’s great natural landmarks, the Tonto Natural Bridge is definitely worth a look.

For more information on the Tonto Natural Bridge, visit Payson’s website or the Arizona State Parks website.