After spending the night in Flagstaff, we were out on the road bright and early heading for Meteor Crater. Although we weren’t heading there at 26,000 miles an hour (that’s as fast as the meteorite that hit this spot) we got there just in time for them to open — in fact, we were the only people on the first rim tour of the day.
This place was fascinating! It is the most well preserved meteor crater impact site on the Earth. More than a mile across and roughly 550 feet deep, this is the exact spot a meteorite impacted the Earth roughly around 50,000 years ago! So, where’s the meteorite?
Bright and early February 14th we headed north out of Sedona on Highway 89 toward Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff wasn’t our final destination however. Instead, we were passing through on our way to the Grand Canyon. Located on the South Rim sits Grand Canyon Village, a tourist hub for those seeking to experience the beauty and incredible size that this National Park boasts.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 2 weeks since we left the cold Wisconsin winter for sunny Arizona. We had such an amazing time and I feel like we could have spent even more time just exploring the beautiful state with all the history and national monuments.
Arizona is a state unlike any other that I have visited before. In my head, it was desert and cactus as far as you could see. Was I ever wrong!! There were cactuses, but there was not only grass and trees, but also mountains and SNOW! I certainly didn’t pack accordingly.