Nearby Tourist Attractions

The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and Arizona's most popular tourist destination. Formed over millions of years, it is known for its visually overwhelming size, colorful landscape, and geological significance. Hike along the rim trail and enjoy the expansive vistas, or hike a mile down into the Canyon itself and enjoy whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. You may also avail yourself of the free shuttle bus, which brings visitors to various lookout points. In addition, the site offers restaurants, gift shops, and museums. The Grand Canyon is located 63 miles from the IKRC.

Known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon," Williams, Arizona is located within the ponderosa pine forests of Northern Arizona on historic highway Route 66. It offers a perfect day trip in which to enjoy an authentic, old-fashioned, southwestern small-town atmosphere. Enjoy a nostalgic walk down Main Street, with its diners, soda fountains, classic automobiles, and gift shops, or ride the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams up to the Grand Canyon's famous South Rim. Williams is located 9.7 miles from the IKRC.

Flagstaff, Arizona

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, desert landscapes, and ponderosa pine forests, Flagstaff is perfect for the outdoor adventurer. The town is the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, which feature Arizona’s highest mountain (Humphreys Peak) and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort. Other enjoyable nearby attractions include Lowell Observatory, Wupatki National Monument, Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater,  and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Historic downtown Flagstaff offers cafes, restaurants, and unique gift shops. Flagstaff is located 25 miles from the IKRC.

An approximately 14-mile drive along Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive has been recognized as one of the top 5 scenic drives in the United States.  You can ascend the canyon for 4,500 feet from Sedona, or descend the canyon from Flagstaff, via a breathtaking series of switchbacks. Either route is equally beautiful, bringing visitors face-to-face with picturesque forests featuring streams, waterfalls, red-faced rocks, and Kaibab limestone cliffs. Don't forget to stop off at the Oak Creek Vista Overlook for a complete view of the canyon. 

Located at the lower end of Arizona's spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona is completely surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, Its incredible scenery, ranging from ponderosa pine forests to unique, red-rock desert formations, makes Sedona perfect for hiking, guided jeep tours, or scenic drives.  After experiencing the stunning natural environment, visit uptown Sedona to enjoy galleries, eclectic gift shops, cafes, and restaurants. Sedona is located 52 miles from the IKRC.

Antelope Canyon is one of the most visited and photographed slot canyons in the American southwest. Enjoy the exquisite geological formations of curved, sandstone corridors formed by water erosion over thousands of years. While you are in the area, make sure to visit nearby attractions such as Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell. Antelope Canyon is located 159 miles from the IKRC.

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