When we leave Eager, Arizona on Sunday, October 8, we head on down to Meteor Crater RV Park to stay for 3 nights. I not only like this park, but It’s in a great location, too. The nightly rate for pull through water and electric with the Good Sam discount is $30… not the cheapest, but worth it to me. There are lots of very private showers, and you get a whole bathroom, not just a tiny shower. There are nice, clean washers and dryers, 2 large fenced dog areas plus a great dirt road with no traffic to take walks on. I have a favorite site and have not failed to get it when I ask for it, when reserved ahead.
Last nights sunset from Meteor Crater RV Park.
Nearby of course you have the big Meteor crater 6 miles down the road. And I do mean BIG! It’s worth it to go see it and take the tour. But also to the west there are various other sites for day trips, including, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, Wupatki, Flagstaff with Lowell Observatory and all its other adventures including the San Francisco Peaks. To the east Winslow (where you can stand on the corner and take it easy!),
There’s that flat bed ford! It’s all right there by Route 66.
Just a few blocks down the Route is The La Posada Hotel. (The Resting Place).
This beautiful hotel was designed and decorated by Mary Jane Colter (she is famous for her magnificent buildings at the Grand Canyon, but this was her favorite) and built by Fred Harvey for the Santa Fe Railroad. It opened in 1930 and was the finest hotel on Route 66 for many years. But…it was closed in 1957 because rail travel was becoming less popular. Forty years later it was purchased and remodeled room by room by The Winslow Arts Trust. It is once again a stunning Spanish Hacienda, and a lovely place to visit, stay or go for lunch or dinner to its lovely Turquoise Room Restaurant.
When we were here in this area in March I went to Walnut Canyon and wrote about that experience here.
This is an area of ancient ruins that it just fascinating. At that time I took the trail into the canyon. There are lots of steps but I highly recommend it if your knees/back/feet can handle it. There is another trail along the rim that I took this time. It’s only about 3/4 of a mile round trip and has no stairs. Not as impressive but still amazing. Bring binoculars.
The homes were built right into the sides of the canyon. Those are the San Francisco Peaks in the background.
Here’s a closer look.
Near Walnut Canyon we take a walk on a trail in Coconino National Forest. (Dogs are not allowed on the trails in Walnut Canyon).
These trees are callled Gambles Oak. Leaves turn golden brown in the fall.
And then, back to the RV Park….
The trees have changed a lot in just the three days we’ve been here.
And then you have those Arizona sunsets!
This sunset happened tonight, and those are the San Francisco Peaks there, as seen from this park.
Tomorrow…..oh my gosh…I’m very excited….we will be heading to the Grand Canyon for a week!!