As Arizona locals, we at Mr. Glassworks have experienced its diverse landscape first hand. From the Grand Canyon and the Red Rocks to the Saguaro Desert and the Ponderosa Pine Forests, Arizona is where our heart is.
While we’re not providing windshield repair and replacement to our customers, we enjoy these three scenic drives that show off some of the best that Arizona has to offer!
Flagstaff to Sedona
Travel through the Coconino National Forest to discover one of Arizona’s least known canyons: Oak Creek. Here you’ll see the famous Mogollon Rim, Red Rock, sandstone cliffs, and reflective pools. There are many stops for you to pull over with the family and picnic while gazing at awesome views. There are also small cafes, open stands selling Native American crafts, and designated sight-seeing posts.
Make sure to also visit Slide Rock State Park—a local favorite in Sedona. Slide down sandstone chutes into pools of water and explore different swimming holes.
Apache Junction to Tortilla Flat
The landscape changes from the famous Saguaro to Ponderosa Pine as you move through this short 16-mile drive. But don’t let the distance fool you—the Apache Trail is a favorite amongst locals.
You’ll pass through Lost Dutchman State Park and sight the famous Superstition Mountains. You’ll also have the chance to visit Canyon Lake, Bartlett Lake, and Saguaro Lake. They offer water recreational activities, swimming, and even romantic cruises. So much packed into a short drive!
Grand Canyon: North Rim
While other visitors will flock to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, you’ll get to peacefully experience the scenic drive along the north. Kaibab Plateau will allow you to travel through two national forests while also exploring Bright Angel Canyon, the Roaring Springs, and even the Colorado River.
Along the drive, you will come to a fork in the road. You will make a decision between either Point Imperial, which takes you to the highest elevation of the Grand Canyon, or Cape Royal, which brings you to Angels Window. Either way, you’re in for beautiful scenery.
Feel free to go on your own adventure at any time! These paths have numerous stopping points that will encourage your family to get out and explore the surrounding environment. Also, make sure to bring plenty of water, as Arizona is notorious for its outdoor weather.
And last, but not least, remember to keep Mr. Glassworks’ number in your back pocket just in case you need windshield repair during or after your trip. As locals, we’ll be able to provide service quickly and even recommend some great nearby places to eat!