This Spring, I planned out a trip to The Grand Canyon.
It’s about a 7-8 hour drive from us and there are tons of things to do around the Grand Canyon. We’d hoped to pair it with Zion but this time of the year seemed a bit chilly to by hiking through spring run off in, so we tailored it to the big GC and Las Vegas.
My philosophy on travel is to have something historical/educational, something active and something for pure relaxation on every trip.
On our way out to the GC, we stopped in Oatman, AZ. It’s a one traffic light (literally) town. Mostly servicing only tourists with stalls for art work, fresh honey, home made soap, etc. And lots of trinkets.
Of course, our incentive to stop were the stories of the wild burros that roam around…..eager for visitors to buy the little treats and feed them!
These sweet little ones head home at 5:00 when things start to shut down. They reappear at 9:00 am when life starts back up!
There’s history here from the gold rush days. Sadly, we arrived with about 40 minutes to spare before the shops closed. It was enough time to feed the burros, buy a geode and walk around.
But the biggest surprise…….the incredible views on the drive back to the highway towards Flagstaff.
Take your time and stop in Oatman and catch a “shoot ‘em up”, old cowboy style gun show:
It’s all in good fun and I”m sorry we missed it! I doubt we’ll make it back this way again…..but I think we made some amazing memories in just a short time!