Category Archives: Tucson Travel

Tucson Travel – The Return of the Streetcar

After many years of watching the construction and training process, the latest version of Tucson’s streetcar history officially began operations today. Like many cities, Tucson had a system of streetcars and local trains prior to the rise of the automobile … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Petrified Forest National Park

Barely doable in a 2 driver day trip from Tucson, and much better with an overnight, is Petrified Forest National Park. Although not overly far (relatively speaking) in a straight line, there really isn’t a straight route between the two. … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Wupatki National Monument

Between Flagstaff and the east entrance to the Grand Canyon there is a small brown sign on the side of US 89 for Wupatki National Monument. I wasn’t planning on visiting, but it looked to be worth at least a … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Grand Canyon National Park

A bit long for a day trip, but in theory it could be done as one from Tucson. It works much better as an overnight. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon many times from airliner windows, and given how big it … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Ramsey Canyon

Not being a birder, I was unaware of the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve until I was talking to someone about places to go take the camera on a walk and they recommended it. It was a good recommendation. The … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Montezuma Castle

Just in range for a long day trip from Tucson, Montezuma Castle National Monument preserves cliff dwellings from around 1100- 1425 AD. The name is a holdover from the initial non-native settlers who figured it was a castle built by … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Casa Grande Ruins

Around an hour north of Tucson, near the town of Coolidge, Arizona, a giant steel roof on pillars rises above the surrounding desert. Underneath, the ruins of a 4 story building form the basis of Casa Grande National Monument. The … Continue reading

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