Arizona Page Three
~ Arizona ~ In My Air Force Days ~
~ Trips Around Arizona in 1952 ~ Page Three ~

~ Wupatki National Monument ~ Petrified Forest ~ Grand Canyon ~

On the way to Tucson, in South Arizona... is this Indian Ruin... But I don't remember what the name is...


But this is Wupatki National Monument 34 Miles Northeast of Flagstaff... In Northern Arizona... These red sandstone pueblos were abandoned about 1200 A.D. This ruin contained over 100 rooms...

This view shows the circular arena supposed to have been used for ceremonials...

View of the West... or back side of Wupatki...

The Rainbow Forest... in the Petrified Forest National Monument...

Old Faithful Log in the Rainbow Forest... The largest intact log in the Petrified Forest...

Newspaper Rock... An example of prehistoric petroglyphics...Maybe it is a Bulletin Board?

The Agate Bridge... This log is 111 feet long and forms a natural bridge across a small canyon 44 feet wide and 25 feet deep...

The ancient trunk has been reinforced with concrete to prevent collapse of this favorite attraction...

A scene in the desert in the Petrified Forest...

More desert stretching for miles...

The Grand Canyon... This view from Yavapai Point... The canyon running toward the top of the photo contains Bright Angel Creek... The Kaiabab suspension bridge can be seen spanning the Colorado River at the right center of the photo...

Well, not in this pic... but in the 8 X 10 inch original photo...

The Grand Canyon is said to be one of the Greatest of the World's Wonders... The area was made a National Park in 1911...

The South rim of the canyon averages 7,000 feet altitude... The depth averages one mile and the width 4 to 18 miles...

Grand Canton from Hopi Point... From here another glimpse of the Colorado River...

Picturesque Cedars and Junipers are sprinkled liberally throughout the viewpoints along the canyon rim...

The North and South rims are only 10 miles apart by airplane... By trail ut is 21 hard miles by mule... The trip takes two days each way... The shortest auto route is 214 miles...

This spectacular park covers over 1,000 square miles... The South rim is open the year round but the North rim is closed by snow usually from October til May...

Desert View Watchtower... Constructed of native stone... A wonderful view of the canyon from this point... I recently saw a Travel Channel show mentioning thislandmark...

The Canyon view from Desert View Watchtower... This is the last of the viewpoints on on the East Drive and the Climax of the South Rim trip...

Now.... All those photos were taken by lugging this big old Speed Graphic all over the State... Time to pack it in for now... Hasta la Vista...


* To the Parkville Pages *
* To My Personal Pages *
* Vacations ~ Trips ~ Tours *
* Cars ~ Cycles ~ Vans ~ Canoes *
* Hobbies ~ Interests *
* To the Kansas City Pages *
* Parkville Nature Sanctuary Pages *
~Email Me!~