From El Portal, this trip takes you north to the High Country, starting with Walnut Canyon National Monument.  Start at the visitor’s center and museum before taking in the panoramic views from the cliff edge and visiting the well-preserved, ancient buildings in the canyon walls.  From here, you visit the Meteor Crater, the site of impact between planet Earth and a piece of an asteroid thousands of years ago.  Take in the stunning view of this natural wonder, and then head back on Hwy 40 East to Winslow, Arizona for lunch at Hotel La Posada. (Go ahead, stand on the corner, you know you want to!!!)

After snapping a picture in Winslow, head east to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park.  This U.S. National Park is home to one of the world’s largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood.  View ancient petroglyph sites and Agate House, a Native American building made of petrified wood that was reconstructed during the 1930s.  We want to hear all about your day as you relax back at El Portal Luxury Hotel that evening, sitting around the camp fire in the courtyard!

For your Sedona Arizona vacation call El Portal Luxury Inn, we welcome you and your pet! Call 1-800-313-0017 for our “Returning Guest Specials”