On the Road Arizona
When I arrived in Arizona in 1974, there were fewer than 2.2 million folks living here. That made for a lot of wide open spaces and empty wilderness where it was easy to be alone with the critters and sounds of wilderness. Route 66 was still carrying traffic across Northern Arizona.
Now there are more than 7 million people here. Sometimes you have to share the space with other people drawn to Arizona’s diverse landscapes. It helps that half of Arizonans live in Phoenix and Tucson. Travelers can still find many places to get away and leave the cities behind.
On the Road Arizona is focused on exploring those wide open spaces and the places in between. Take a peek at our pages (use the index above) and Best of Arizona selections. We advocate getting on the road for scenic drives to see the landmarks, small towns, historic buildings, neon signs, road ruins and other windshield attractions.
Arizona has18 national monuments, three national parks, 35 state parks and countless recreational opportunities in national forests, rivers and canyon lakes. Go do it all!