It all begins with a charming, boutique hotel. Arrive to fresh-cut flowers plus six chocolate-dipped strawberries and chilled Champagne.
Northern Arizona Highlights: Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona
Blessed with an ideal climate and supreme natural beauty, Northern Arizona is an ideal hiking destination for spring and fall trips. Meet: Prescott Visit: Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona Length: 7
Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona...sometimes. During droughts, it's frequently not so large, and occasionally even dry. But when it's a lake, which is most of the time, Mormon Lake is an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf and birdwatch.
Wet or not, there's a picturesque little resort on the lake's western shore where you can rent recreational equipment such as mountain bikes, horses to ride, snowmobiles and cross-country skis in season.
Or you can drop in at the Mormon Lake Lodge, a famous cowboy steak house where the brands of local ranches are burned into the log walls. Dairy Springs and Double Springs National Forest campgrounds are located nearby, too. There, in addition to developed campsites, you'll find some excellent hiking trails that lead to panoramic overlooks of the lake and the surrounding area.