Summer in the American West is hot, we all know that, so let’s get that out of the way first. Just because the temperatures here are a *little* above average, doesn’t mean your vacation has to be anything less than amazing. As the hot summer days drift away, let us help you make the most of your summer nights while in our city!
For our guests coming to Phoenix, let us treat you to a unique adventure! This summer, join us on July 28th, August 25th, and September 15th for our Verde Canyon Summer Starlight tour from Phoenix. Enjoy the cooler temperatures with a late morning departure and the opportunity to see the beautiful Arizona sunset and starry night sky in the Verde Valley. Included in the tour is a stop in the historic town of Jerome, known originally in the 1800’s for being a large producer of copper and gold, but now is a quaint ghost town full of history. After enjoying the charm of Jerome, the tour heads to the Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale to see the incomparable collection of copper pieces, guided by the museum’s expert curator and docent. The collection combines history and artifacts, including functional and artistic pieces, into stunning and unique exhibits. The final leg of the tour treats you to remarkable views of the Verde Valley in first class seats on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The train departs the depot during the cooler temperatures in the late afternoon and travels through a wide and wild array of changing light and color in the canyon, from golden sunset to twilight and into the glow of the moon. Sandwiched between two protected national forests and adjacent to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Verde Canyon Railroad brings its passengers into an untamed and unspoiled terrain, the exceedingly rare ribbon where high desert meets the river. This limited-time, summer starlight train is the perfect way to spend a summer night in the beautiful state of Arizona.
If you’re joining us from Las Vegas, don’t miss one of our brand new private, overnight tour offerings to Page, AZ, one of the most beautiful destinations in the American West. This small town features incredible spots such as Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell. Our private, overnight tour of the area gives you a chance to experience the exquisite and serene surroundings, with extra activities available if desired. Our tour travels in a private, custom vehicle through the Mojave Desert, which is known for the iconic Joshua tree, native to only this desert. After a comfortable journey, you will visit Horseshoe Bend, a natural phenomenon of the Colorado River known for its beauty. After taking in the views, you will head to Lake Powell and be treated to a scenic cruise while enjoying the dazzling sunset among the towering mountains and cliffs. An overnight stay at a Lake Powell hotel is included, and necessary to be sure you’re rested for the next day of adventures! During the morning hours, the tour heads to Antelope Canyon, one of the most beautiful slot canyons in the world. Experience the oranges, reds, pinks, and purples of the tall, winding canyon walls. Don’t forget your cameras because this spot is a photographer’s dream! This is the perfect private getaway from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.
As the famous actress Olivia Newton-John once said, don’t let your summer dreams rip at the seams, stay out ‘till 10 o’clock (Grease reference, anyone?). However you decide to enjoy the summer nights in the Southwest, make sure DETOURS is your go to for all your travel desires!