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Offering mountain views, Backland in Williams provides accommodations and a bar. This luxury tent offers air-conditioned accommodations with a patio. There's a restaurant serving American cuisine, free private parking, and an electric vehicle charging station. At the luxury tent, all units are fitted with a outdoor furniture. There's a private bathroom with walk-in shower in every unit, along with bathrobes, a hair dryer, and free toiletries. At the luxury tent, the units include bed linen and towels. Guests at the luxury tent will be able to enjoy activities in and around Williams, like fishing and hiking. Backland has a sun terrace, along with a private beach area and water sports facilities. The nearest airport is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, 37 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Private beach area

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Restaurants 1 Restaurant On Site

  • Cuisine American
  • Open for Breakfast • Dinner
  • Ambience Traditional

Amenities of Backland Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Clothes rack
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Sitting area
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Express check-in/out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Invoice provided
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge

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Last Updated on May 27, 2024 by Sarah Puckett

Embarking on a journey to the Grand Canyon is a bucket list adventure, but what if your escape to this natural wonder was accompanied by a touch of glamping luxury nestled in the heart of Arizona’s wilderness?

Welcome to Backland, a unique Grand Canyon glamping resort that redefines the art of blending opulence with the untamed beauty of the Kaibab National Forest. In this blog post, we review our recent stay at Backland’s eco-conscious haven, where plush accommodations meet a commitment to positive environmental impact.

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Disclaimer: Backland hosted us in a Sky Suite glamping tent for 2 nights during our trip to the Grand Canyon. All opinions, as always, are own. If you decide to book a stay at Backland after reading our review, we’d be so grateful for you to use our affiliate link! We’ll receive a commission at no extra charge to you, which helps us keep this page running. Thank you for your support!

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Overview of Backland Glamping near the Grand Canyon

Nestled in Arizona’s scenic landscape in Williams, Arizona and only an hour and a half from Grand Canyon National Park, Backland is a luxury eco resort featuring 10 spacious glamping tents that blend comfort with environmental stewardship. Emphasizing the power of meaningful outdoor encounters, Backland invites guests to unplug, breathe in fresh air, and stargaze while enjoying comfortable, sustainable lodging.

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Backland, true to its name, is located in a remote area of the Kaibab National Forest about a half hour drive southeast of downtown Williams, Arizona.

The last 8 miles of the drive to Backland is on maintained dirt forest service roads. Any vehicle should be able to make the drive without issue in normal conditions, but do pay attention to road conditions and call the resort if you have any concerns during the drive.

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Backland recommends downloading a third-party app with audio-guided instructions to get to the resort, but if, like us, you prefer to minimize your cell phone apps, you can easily navigate your way to Backland via the Google Map directions linked on their website’s Location page. The main thing to pay attention to is that you should NOT turn right onto Forest Service Rd 18 off of Garland Prairie Road, even if Google prompts you to. This will lead you to a locked gate. Instead, follow the directions as shown in the map below and turn onto Forest Service Rd 18 from Rosalida Springs Rd.

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Glamping Tent Options at Backland

Backland offers 4 different suite options in their glamping tents.

  • Backland Suite: Sleeps up to 4 with a king bed and queen sofa bed
  • Sky Suite: Same as a Backland Suite, plus a 16-foot skylight over the bed for stargazing
  • Grand Suite: Sleeps up to 6 with a king bed, queen sofa bed, twin bed, and rollaway bed
  • Grand Sky Suite: Same as Grand Suite, plus a 16-foot skylight over the king bed for stargazing.

Sky Suite Review

We stayed in a Sky Suite (Tent #5 to be exact). The glamping tent features a comfortable king-sized bed beneath a 16-foot long skylight. This was our favorite feature of our tent. Tim and I both caught a few shooting stars from the comfort of bed during our stay! Plus, as someone who tends to have night sweats, I appreciated the breathable bedding. Rarely do I find a hotel bed with comforters and sheets that prevent me from sweating overnight, so this was a big plus in my book.

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The tent also features a Kuerig coffee and tea area (with pods, mugs and creamers provided), a microwave, pull-out sofa, living room table, desk and chair, and bedside end tables.

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The bathroom has a sink, shower, toilet, and closet for resetting the electric hot water. One thing to note is that we did have issues with the hot water heater during our stay, which took over an hour to resolve with the help of Backland staff. Part of the adventure of glamping is being prepared to be flexible. While Backland is a luxury glamping stay, it is nevertheless glamping .

The bathroom is equipped with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, but you might want to bring your own conditioner, if, like me, you are prone to tangles. Towels and washcloths (including darker ones for makeup, dirt, etc.) are also provided.

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The tent is climate-controlled, with remote-operated heating and cooling units. We had no issues with the heat during our November stay!

The far end of the tent features floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open out to a lovely patio overlooking the forest. Our patio had two chairs and a sun lounger. This was a perfect spot to enjoy the sunrise! Oh, and don’t worry about unwanted light coming in in the mornings. There are separate privacy and blackout curtains on the windows/doors so you can let in as much or as little light as you’d like!

Amenities and Activities

  • Stargazing: In addition to skylights in the Sky Suites, Backland also offers complimentary telescopes available at reception to enhance your stargazing experience.
  • Spa: You can request a massage from the spa during your visit.
  • Pond and beach: An excellent spot to watch the sunrise, the pond and beach outside of reception have ample spots to lounge, yard games, fishing poles, and kayaks.
  • Fire pit and s’mores: In the evenings, there are complimentary s’mores by the fire pit outside of reception.
  • WiFi: WiFi is free and available in reception only.

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Restaurant and Meals

The onsite restaurant at Backland features seasonal and local ingrediants. The complimentary breakfast features fresh fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereal, granola, and a build-your-own crepe station. Juices, coffee, and water are also available.

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Backland’s restaurant also offers a decadent cooked-to-order dinner (additional cost), and boxed lunches to fuel your adventures to nearby destinations like the Grand Canyon or Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon.

Final Thoughts on Grand Canyon Glamping at Backland

For a tranquil natural environment near popular day-trip destinations in Arizona like the Grand Canyon, Page, and Flagstaff, Backland is a unique glamping option that invites guests to embrace the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort.

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Luxury Eco-resort BACKLAND is Now Accepting Reservations

Backland, a luxury camping and eco lodging provider best known for its signature tented suites, is now accepting bookings for the summer in late July this year.

The team at Backland is pleased to announce that reservations for stays from July 28, 2022 onwards, are now available. The eco-resort is anticipating opening for business in late June 2022 and will be opening up earlier reservation dates as construction completes.

A 20-minute drive from Williams, AZ, and just nine miles off historic Route 66, Backland is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine National Forest lands in the midst of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world. Nature meets luxury in the signature lodging tents with en-suite bathrooms and full climate control to keep guests comfortable.

Backland features a unique tented suite concept.  Guests get to choose from four exceptional options – the Suite, Sky Suite, Grand Suite, and Grand Sky Suite, all of which include panoramic windows to admire the scenic forest, king-sized beds complete with luxury linen, and an outdoor patio.

The Sky Suite and the Grand Sky Suite, in particular, feature a 16′ wide SkyView window over the bed, providing guests an opportunity to relax and gaze at the star-lit sky.

The night sky at Backland is truly a sight to behold. Situated miles from town in the middle of a national forest, Backland enjoys some of the darkest skies on earth. Backland also benefits from very strict local dark sky regulations which resulted in the neighboring city of Flagstaff being named the world’s first International Dark Sky City. At Backland the milky waypops with contrast and complementary telescopes allow guests to explore the universe.

Staying true to eco lodging, the tents are fully insulated, energy-efficient, and equipped with water conservation fixtures. In addition, the toiletries provided to guests are also ecologically-friendly and biodegradable.

Guests will enjoy dining in Backland’s restaurant, which features gourmet farm-to-table style cuisine. The restaurant has both indoor seating with panoramic views and covered outdoor seating which is integrated with a fire ring and beach-side event patio.

Backland’s on-site amenities and activities will keep guests engaged in the beautiful surroundings. An 8-acre pond provides both a bird sanctuary and a water recreation area. Water activities include fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding or just lounging on the sandy beach. Guests can also take advantage of four miles of onsite nature trails or explore endless hiking or e-biking in the adjacent national forest. Local hikes include the spectacular Sycamore Canyon and Sycamore Falls.Horseback riding takes the Backland experience to a new level with various riding experiences available.

To keep children entertained, families can also join Backland’s complimentary geocaching scavenger hunt to search for hidden treasures. In the evening, children can join in on the fun at fire pits, where they can take part in making their own complimentary gourmet s’mores.

Backland also offers spa services featuring treatments that incorporate herbs and botanicals found in the land to help guests relax. While rejuvenating the skin, body, and soul, guests get to relax and enjoy the bountiful forests of northern Arizona. Yoga classes near the beach are also offered. More information on the daily schedules will be provided at the reception.

Backland is conveniently located near some of the country and state’s top tourist attractions, including the Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona. Guests also can experience the wild west through the Grand Canyon Railways , Pink Jeep Adventure tours , Papillon Heli tours , and the Grand Canyon Air tours .

About Backland

Backland aims to provide guests with an immersive and transformative experience in nature while simultaneously conserving and protecting the environment through its sustainability initiatives. The team at Backland also believes that there is immense value in providing opportunities to unplug from an increasingly hectic and digitally saturated world andspend quality time outdoors with loved ones. Backland is located at 6929 E Rosilda Springs Rd, Williams AZ, 86046, and can be contacted through email at [email protected] or by phone at 928-288-5441.

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Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fire in our glass-walled restaurant, relax with a massage in our tented spa, marvel at the grandeur of the universe through our complimentary telescopes, and take advantage of miles of nearby hiking trails.

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Onsite Glass Walled Restaurant
  • Onsite and nearby hiking trails
  • Close to the Grand Canyon and dozens of local attractions
  • Pond with sand beach, fishing, and kayaking
  • Snowshoes and sledding onsite when it snows
  • Panoramic windows
  • Huge stargazing skylights over the beds (Skyview tents only)
  • Automatic climate control, fully insulated, and energy-efficient
  • King-sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom with showers
  • Luxury linens
  • Electricity in tents
  • Tentside parking + electric vehicle charging at reception
  • Private Outdoor patios
  • Coffee makers + mini-fridges
  • Ecological toiletries + water conservation fixtures
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With great anticipation, we drove along the gravel forest service road into the wilderness to Backland’s eco-luxury resort for our glamping experience. I waited for months to unplug and disconnect at this eco-resort.

Five years ago, I began solo camping. No tent for me, though. I slept in my SUV and purchased comfortable gear for such adventures. I loved visiting Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California to observe and photograph the night sky.

Last year, I upgraded my car camping to glamping in a covered wagon , which was a step up from car camping. Camping fulfills my midlife crisis but glamping is so much better!

Backland offers the best glamping in Arizona if you’ve been thinking about glamping at eco-resorts. They’ve thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.

Backland hosted me on this visit. However, all opinions are my own.

Where Is Backland Glamping Resort

On a hidden ranch about 20 miles southeast of Williams, Arizona, Backland resides on 160 acres of private land. Surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest and the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world, this luxurious glamping experience is ideally situated for quiet, connecting with nature, and reconnecting with loved ones. Yet, it is close to exciting destinations like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff for daytime entertainment.

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Let’s talk about tent construction. Built to stay taut and not flap in the wind, the tents are fully insulated with high-efficiency heating, air conditioning, and automatic climate control. 

Parking right by your tent is a plus. Transporting luggage to your tent is easy.

There are enough electrical outlets to keep all your devices charged, even though we were expecting to disconnect.

Ensuite Bathroom

The ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and water conservation fixtures rivals upscale hotel rooms in any big city. Add the bounty of thick white towels, and it’s pretty luxurious. Quality ecological toiletries are provided.

I enjoyed cozying up in a fluffy white robe. Need I say more?

King-Size Bed

The king-size bed with luxury linens speaks volumes for this eco-resort. We were in a skyview tent with a glass skylight over the bed. The full moon lit our room in its travel across the night sky. 

The 16-foot-wide panoramic sliding glass doors on the front wall of the tent gave us an unobstructed view of the meadows, pine forest, and lake. We felt immersed in nature.

With more than 75 feet between tents and sound-dampening insulation, we didn’t hear our neighbors.

Farm-To-Table Dining 

Enjoy gourmet meals inside or outside on the patio in the reception building.

Dining at Backland was such a pleasurable experience. The farm-to-table cuisine delivered to our table by knowledgeable waitstaff was memorable. The produce was fresh and the menu was creative. The breakfast and dinners, made to order, were delicious.

While you might think plastics and disposables are camping requirements, Backland uses compostable plates, utensils, and glassware. Backland doesn’t use dishwashers and saves many gallons of water every day. 

In the afternoon, we received a text asking when we would like to reserve our place for dinner. It was personal and attentive.

Spa And Yoga

The spa tent has two massage tables where you can schedule massages for two or other spa services where herbs and botanicals come from the Backland property.

Reserving a massage and participating in a complimentary yoga session by the pond takes average glamping to a much higher level.

Keeping with eco-luxury, lighting on the paths to the reception building and tents comply with dark sky conditions. Arizona has the most Dark Sky Communities in the nation.

If you drive an electric vehicle, you will be happy to know that Backland provides an electrical vehicle charging station by the reception building.

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Things To Do

You can do any or all of these when you are on a glamping vacation at Backland. I particularly enjoyed kayaking. It was a milestone in my adventure career.

Watch The Sunrise From Bed

If you’ve closed the shades, roll them up so you can see the splendor of the morning light or step out onto the patio while enjoying the first cup of coffee for the day.

Kayak On The Lake

Hop on a paddleboard or use one of the brightly colored kayaks pulled up onto the sandy beach for a paddle around the lake. You might see snakes sunning themselves on the rocks.

With over two miles of trails on Backland property, paved with wood chips, take a refreshing walk or run. Visit the original homestead, which may be placed into service in the coming years.

Outside Activities

Complimentary use of sports equipment, books, games, and even sleds for winter snow fun, can be checked out at the reception building. They’ve thought of everything!

What I enjoyed most was watching the kids play indoor board games with their parents and siblings in the dining room. I also enjoyed when they were outside building sandcastles on the beach. 

I asked Clare, the tiny 4-year-old guest digging in the beach sand under her mother’s watchful eye, what her favorite activity was. She said, “making sandcastles.” Clare’s 11-year-old sister, Emily, said she liked kayaking best and all the board games inside. 

I have to admit, my favorite activity was kayaking, too. The lake was so calm and the kayak so sturdy, that I overcame my fear of the sport and was reluctant to return to shore and hand over the paddle.

Wil Lewis, another young guest, said his favorite activity was s’mores after dark. He was so happy because he could make s’mores two nights in a row.

You can play outdoor games like tetherball, volleyball, and corn hole that are right outside the reception and the dining room. I must warn you this is not just child’s play.

Try your hand at fishing with complimentary fishing poles​. While the lake is currently not stocked, there’s something about casting a line in the water and watching the appealing float bob.

The staff organized scavenger hunts with geo-caching for the kids. While I didn’t see the hunt, I heard from the young guests how much fun it was.

All the activities are close to the reception building, making it easy to access after dark and keeping the space around the tents quiet. From roasting s’mores over the firepit to stargazing with the telescope, wrapping up with a star-spangled walk along the lit pathway to your luxury room is the perfect day’s end at Backland.

Stylish and cushy couches face the lake on the patio and provide a comfortable place for quiet conversations or reading in the sun. Two lounge chairs with a small table on the side of the patio also make a nice meeting place with a view for couples or solo travelers. While Backland is a great place for families with children, my husband and I enjoyed the luxury and location for just the two of us.

Connect With Nature

Connect with nature by bird watching with the complimentary use of binoculars and a bird guide.

Listen to coyotes in the distance as you watch the sunset over the lake or borrow a book from the library at reception. They have many to choose from.

Kayaking in Backland Resort in Williams, Arizona

Things To Do Off-Site

If you want to leave Backland for the day, here are some suggestions for things to do in Williams, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. 

Pro Tip: Consider visiting Sedona before your Backland experience because I promise you won’t want to leave once you get to Backland.

Grand Canyon Railway

You can have breakfast at Backland then head into Williams for the Grand Canyon Railway experience that includes almost three hours at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. You’ll be back in time for dinner at Backland.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm is close to the Backland turnoff from Highway 40. The farm is the most fun hands-on animal experience I’ve ever had. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this.

Bearizona is the perfect place to view wildlife in natural environments. The walk-through experience allows you to stroll through winding walkways and get up close to jaguars, grizzly bears, and smaller animals. You must stay in your vehicle for the drive-through experience.

Elephant Rocks Golf Course

Have breakfast at Backland then take your golf clubs to Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams. This championship course is nestled amongst the ponderosa pines with giant lava rocks at the entrance resembling elephants.

Historic Route 66

A visit to Williams wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Route 66 Museum & Gift Shop . Many neon signs decorate the downtown with memorabilia exhibited throughout the town. 

I ate at the Red Raven Restaurant midday and had a healthy wrap sandwich. Red Raven would be an ideal place to have lunch while you are in town.

Sedona is known for its art, shopping, and mystical influence. 

Red Rock State Park 

Learn about the scenic wonders and outstanding recreational opportunities in the park. See exhibits and environmental education services about the local geology, the human influence on Verde Valley, and seven biotic communities in the area.

Bell Rock Vista & Pathway

Bell Rock is a butte north of the village of Oak Creek. It’s a famous landmark with panoramic views. A hike up Bell Rock is fun, especially for kids.

Trolley Ride

An open-air trolley ride provides lively narration if you want something less strenuous than a hike up Bell Rock. 

Pro Tip: Traffic can be heavy in Sedona and Oak Creek. Bring your patience in the afternoon.

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Things To Consider

Mosquitos were not a problem when I was at Backland in the fall. However, they have all-natural mosquito bye-bye wipes that are aromatic with 100 percent natural oils that are safe for the whole family.


Water is shipped in for all consumption, so conservation is a priority at Backland. Because of their rigorous water-saving measures, they can utilize the existing septic system. I appreciated the awareness that it brought to my time there.

Backland provides a pitcher of water (with a cover) on request for your tent rather than bottled water. 

Handicapped Accessible

Backland welcomes and accommodates people with disabilities. Tent #1 is expertly adapted for wheelchair use. Pavers in front of the tent for parking and the low front door jamb provide an accessible entrance and exit. In addition, the brick pavement wraps around the tent for patio accessibility.

The handicap-accessible tent has a roll-in shower and a roll-under bathroom sink. The towel rack design makes the towels easy to reach. Area rugs are eliminated and a height-adjusted twin bed is conveniently close to the bathroom and entry door.

Handicapped parking with pavers at the reception and dining room allows the whole Backland eco-resort experience for all guests.

Allow yourself to succumb to the Backland experience. If you only have a two-day weekend, don’t leave the property. Live and deeply experience all that Backland has to offer. It’s a simple encounter with immeasurable results.

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Let’s explore Backland Glamping , where the wild beauty of Arizona converges with the comforts of modern living, creating an extraordinary experience that will ignite your sense of adventure and tranquility. Nestled in the heart of Arizona’s captivating landscapes, our resort beckons you to immerse yourself in the magic of glamping, blending the thrill of the great outdoors with the serenity of a luxurious retreat.

Imagine waking up to the gentle symphony of birdsong and the soft caress of a warm desert breeze. As you step outside your lavish canvas tent, you’re greeted by breathtaking vistas of towering red rock formations, sprawling desert vistas, and a sky ablaze with a tapestry of stars. At Backland Glamping, nature embraces you, inviting you to embark on a journey of discovery and renewal.

But this is not your ordinary camping experience. The resort boasts a harmonious blend of nature’s wonders and modern amenities, providing a peaceful sanctuary for travelers seeking a family-friendly escape that transcends traditional tent camping. Each meticulously designed glamping tent is a testament to comfort, featuring plush beds, cozy seating areas, and private en-suite bathrooms. You’ll find yourself immersed in luxury while still being in harmony with the natural world around you.

Backland Glamping stands as a beacon of authority and trustworthiness in the realm of outdoor accommodations. There is a dedicated team of experts committed to curating an unforgettable stay, ensuring that every moment exceeds your expectations. From personalized service to curated activities, they cater to your every need, offering an unmatched level of hospitality and attention to detail.

For families yearning to reconnect with one another amidst the splendor of nature, this luxury eco-glamping resort is a haven of togetherness. Engage in thrilling outdoor adventures like hiking through scenic trails, exploring hidden waterfalls, or even embarking on a captivating stargazing excursion. Share stories around a crackling campfire, relishing the warmth and laughter that only a family-friendly getaway can provide.

So, if you’re a traveler seeking an escape that transcends the ordinary, where the allure of nature intertwines with modern comforts, Backland Glamping is your ultimate destination. It’s time to trade in your ordinary camping gear for an experience that embodies luxury, tranquility and the boundless beauty of Arizona’s wilderness. Come, join me, and discover a world where memories are woven, dreams are fulfilled, and the spirit of adventure is awakened.

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You are not going to want to miss the glamping resort located in Williams, Arizona! It is a luxury Eco Resort that will blow your mind.


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For passionate outdoor lovers seeking a novel way to connect with nature without sacrificing comfort, let me introduce you to the enchanting world of glamping.

Glamping, short for glamorous camping, is an extraordinary fusion of outdoor adventure and indulgent luxury. It allows you to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of natural landscapes while enjoying the comforts and amenities of a lavish retreat.

Picture yourself nestled in a luxurious safari tent, a cozy cabin, or even a whimsical treehouse, where you can sleep on plush beds, relax in stylish seating areas, and indulge in gourmet meals. Glamping opens the doors to a world where you can marvel at star-studded skies, wake up to birdsong, and explore the pristine wilderness, all while relishing in the convenience and elegance of a carefully curated outdoor experience.

Whether it’s trekking through scenic trails, discovering hidden gems, or simply unwinding amidst nature’s embrace, glamping offers outdoor enthusiasts the best of both worlds – an extraordinary connection with the great outdoors coupled with a touch of refined comfort.

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Prepare to be amazed by the sheer opulence and attention to detail found within the glamping tents at Backland. These luxurious canvas retreats redefine the meaning of comfort in the midst of nature’s embrace.

As I entered my tent, the first thing that caught my eye was the expansive panoramic windows that framed the breathtaking scenery outside. It was as if I could bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, allowing natural light to flood the space and providing uninterrupted views of the stunning landscapes. The tents were thoughtfully designed with modern amenities, including electricity to keep my devices charged and a cozy king-size bed adorned with sumptuous linens that enveloped me in a cocoon of indulgence.

The en-suite bathroom, a welcome convenience, featured all the necessary fixtures for a refreshing experience. Stepping onto the outdoor patio, I could feel the gentle breeze brushing against my skin as I soaked in the tranquility of the surroundings. But the true pièce de résistance was the stargazing window above the bed. As I lay there, I could gaze up at the celestial wonders, feeling a profound connection to the universe.

It was a celestial lullaby that whispered tales of wonder and sparked dreams that danced beneath a sky ablaze with stars. Backland Glamping had truly mastered the art of blending luxury and nature, offering an experience that indulged all the senses.


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At Travel Backland, relaxation and recreation intertwine harmoniously, offering a haven where you can unwind and reconnect with the beauty of nature. As I made my way to the tranquil pond, I was delighted to find a serene oasis complete with inviting lounge chairs and a sandy beach area.

It was the perfect spot to bask in the warmth of the sun, a book in hand, while the gentle lapping of the water created a soothing soundtrack for relaxation. The little ones can build sand castles and their imaginations can just run wild here.

I actually also hopped on a kayak and took it out for a leisurely paddle around the island. Exploring the pond’s nooks and crannies, I marveled at the serenity that enveloped me. For those seeking a taste of the angler’s life, fishing poles were readily available, inviting me to cast a line and embrace the peacefulness of the surroundings.

The best part? Beach access, kayaks, and fishing poles were all complimentary, making it even easier to dive into these delightful activities without any additional cost. Travel Backland truly understands the importance of providing a range of recreational opportunities that cater to all, ensuring that every moment is filled with relaxation and joy.

ON-SITE REstaurant

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Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other at the onsite restaurant of Backland Glamping. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for gastronomy, the gourmet chef orchestrates a symphony of flavors, crafting delectable dishes that will tantalize your senses.

The restaurant prides itself on serving made-from-scratch cuisine, embracing the philosophy of using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients to ensure the freshest and most vibrant flavors. What sets this dining experience apart is the anticipation of a new menu each night of your stay, showcasing the chef’s creativity and dedication to delivering a truly memorable culinary adventure.

Whether you choose to dine by the crackling fireplace in the glass-walled restaurant, immersing yourself in its cozy ambiance, or opt for the covered beachside patio, where the gentle breeze and serene views add a touch of enchantment, every moment promises to be a feast for both the palate and the soul.

Backland Glamping’s onsite restaurant elevates dining to an art form, inviting you to savor each bite and indulge in the pleasures of gourmet cuisine amidst a setting of unparalleled beauty.

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As I stepped foot into Backland Glamping, I knew I was in for an exceptional experience that would forever be etched in my memory. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the serene beauty that enveloped the resort—a true oasis in the heart of Arizona’s wilderness. The warm and welcoming staff greeted me with genuine smiles, instantly making me feel at home.

What struck me immediately was how family-friendly this place was. The inviting atmosphere and thoughtful amenities catered to every member of the family, ensuring a delightful stay for all. The spacious glamping tents, elegantly adorned and equipped with modern comforts, provided the perfect retreat after a day of exploration.

One of the highlights of my stay was the on-site restaurant that served delicious breakfast and dinner. It was a true culinary delight, offering a variety of mouthwatering dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Each meal was a feast for the senses, leaving me craving for more.

The abundance of activities both at the resort and in the surrounding areas truly made Backland Glamping a haven for adventure enthusiasts. From guided nature walks that revealed the hidden wonders of the desert to exhilarating mountain biking trails, there was never a dull moment. I indulged in thrilling outdoor pursuits, such as rock climbing and horseback riding, immersing myself in the untamed beauty of the Arizona landscape.

Not only did Backland Glamping offer a wealth of on-site activities, but its strategic location allowed for easy access to nearby attractions. I ventured to explore breathtaking national parks, meandering through awe-inspiring canyons and standing in awe of towering red rock formations. The proximity to nature’s marvels made each day an adventure waiting to unfold.

In the evenings, I found myself gathering around the communal fire pit, swapping stories with fellow travelers, and reveling in the sense of camaraderie that permeated the air. There was a sense of connectedness, a shared appreciation for the wonders of nature, and the joy of experiencing it in such a unique setting.

My experience at Backland Glamping surpassed all expectations. It was a sanctuary where the tranquility of nature merged seamlessly with the comforts of a luxurious getaway. From the impeccable service to the endless array of activities, this place had it all. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or an action-packed family adventure, Backland Glamping is the perfect destination to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Who is GLAMPING for?

Long story short… glamping is for everyone! But, to get a little more specific, see if you fall into one of the categories below.

  • Connection with Nature: Craving a deep connection with nature to offset the stress and demands of your urban lifestyle. You value the peace, tranquility, and beauty that natural environments provide.
  • Comfort and Luxury: Although you probably enjoy spending time in nature, you also appreciate the comforts and luxuries of urban life. You want to combine your love for nature with the convenience and amenities you are accustomed to.
  • Relaxation and Rejuvenation: Sarah seeks opportunities to unwind, recharge, and rejuvenate her mind and body. She desires a break from the constant demands and pressures of her career, and she believes that immersing herself in nature can provide the necessary respite.


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The cost of staying at Travel Backland in Arizona varies depending on the specific accommodation and package options chosen. The resort offers a range of luxurious glamping tents and amenities to suit different preferences and budgets.

Prices typically encompass the unique experience of glamping, including access to top-notch facilities, personalized service, and a myriad of activities. The most basic Backland Glamping suite costs about $445. If you are looking to book the stargazing suite then you are looking at about $545.

A lot of the activities on-site are included in the cost, like kayaking, smores, stargazing, fishing, etc. You can choose to add on other additional activities such as horsebacking riding or even a massage in their small spa tent.

If you plan to eat on-site then you are looking at spending about $30-50 per meal per person.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information for your desired stay, it is recommended to reach out to Travel Backland directly or visit their official website, where you can find detailed information about rates, packages, and any special offers available. The resort strives to provide an exceptional and unforgettable experience that aligns with the value it offers to its guests.

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FAQs About glamping at travel backland

Are pets allowed?

There is a $50 nonrefundable pet fee per stay that will be billed to your tent. Additional cleaning and/or repair charges may be incurred due to pet stains and/or damages.

Are there any ADA tents?

Where is travel backland located?

Backland is located about 20 minutes from Williams, AZ on 160 acres of private land. As a private “in holding” we are surrounded on all sides by pristine National Forest lands in the midst of the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world.

What is the road to backland like?

The road to Backland is part of the adventure, but it may not be for everyone. The last 8 miles (around 15-20 mins) of your trip will be on scenic and beautiful unpaved Forest Service roads. These roads are graveled, well-maintained, clearly marked, and are suitable for most vehicles. We  do not  suggest motorcycles or ultra-low clearance sports cars.  Four-wheel drive is generally not necessary, though it is required in icy/snowy conditions. 

What are the closest airports?

FLG – Flagstaff Pulliam Airport – 40 mins

PHX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 2 hours 50 mins

AZA – Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport – 3.5 hours

LAS – Las Vegas McCarran International Airport – 3.5 hours

What is there to do nearby?

There are plenty of places to visit nearby like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Sycamore Falls, Canyon Coaster Adventure Park and much much more!

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Final Thoughts: Is Worth It?

In conclusion, the breathtaking beauty of William, Arizona, and the unique experience of glamping at Backland have been unveiled in this blog post. From the tranquil wilderness to the luxurious eco-friendly accommodations, this destination offers an unforgettable escape for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Now, it’s time for you to embark on your own extraordinary journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to book your stay at Backland, the luxury eco-resort that seamlessly blends the comforts of modern living with the enchantment of the great outdoors. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature while enjoying the plush amenities and impeccable service that this resort has to offer. Create memories that will last a lifetime and reconnect with your inner explorer.

I would love to hear about your experiences and favorite activities in Arizona. Leave a comment below and share your most cherished moments, whether it’s hiking through the awe-inspiring canyons, capturing the vibrant sunsets, or savoring the local cuisine. Your insights will not only inspire others but also contribute to a vibrant community of fellow travel enthusiasts.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay at Backland today, and get ready to indulge in the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of William, Arizona. Escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary!

Remember, adventure awaits, and it’s time for you to make your mark in this captivating corner of the world. Start your journey now and immerse yourself in the natural wonders and serenity that Arizona has to offer.

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Glamp At A Stunning Destination Near The Grand Canyon At This Unique Resort

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Glamping is a way to enjoy the adventure of a camping trip and the comfort of luxurious accommodations. It's a trend that has become increasingly popular over the past few years and continues to grow. Future Market Insights predicts that glamping will become an $11 billion industry by 2033. Glamping is a way to immerse yourself in nature without compromising comfort or convenience, and  Backland , an eco-friendly resort in Arizona, offers a unique experience for glampers. After a day of hiking in the Grand Canyon or exploring one of the trails on the property, visitors can return to the resort for a chef-prepared meal. They can also enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and a host of other amenities that make time in nature comfortable and luxurious.

Backland is about 90 minutes from the Grand Canyon, near Williams, Arizona. Situated on 160 acres of private land, the resort is near a large ponderosa pine forest in the middle of National Forest lands. The resort offers 10 insulated glamping tents that provide air conditioning and heating. The tents also feature 16-foot wide windows, offering an expansive view of the beautiful forest of ponderosa pines outdoors. Inside every tent is a private ensuite bathroom, so there's no need to hike through the darkness at night to brush your teeth. Each tent also has a patio as well as convenient parking just a few feet away.

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All of the tents in Backland have king-sized beds and a queen-sized sofa, and some tents also offer an additional twin bed and a rollaway for larger groups. In addition, the Sky Suites provide a 16-foot-long skylight that creates the glamping version of sleeping under the stars. It is perfect for stargazing as you drift off to sleep in the luxurious bedding. 

The ensuite bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower with hot water. Each tent has electricity, and the kitchen features a Keurig and microwave. While the large windows allow for plenty of natural light, it's also possible to close the blackout curtains if you prefer to sleep in . In the morning, the resort provides a complimentary breakfast with oatmeal, yogurt, a crepe bar, fruit, pastries, and granola. Fill a lunch box with a variety of wraps, sandwiches, or snacks for your daytime adventure.

Dinner is an elegant affair presented in a tent surrounded by windows, and the menu rotates frequently to offer guests the best of seasonal specialties. Many of the dishes feature whimsical titles that cater to the guests' interests and favorite activities, such as a Hikers Hummus Platter, a Fireside Grazing Board, or the Backland Burger. The Ranchers Choice NY Strip and Flame Grilled Salmon are other examples of the restaurant's fine dining experience in the luxurious camping environment. A selection of beers and wine are also available to accompany the meal.

Book a private tour of the Grand Canyon

There are a number of activities to enjoy on the Backland property, such as a trip down one of the hiking trails or an afternoon spent kayaking on the resort's pond. With its proximity to the Grand Canyon, Backland offers visitors the chance to take a  private, guided tour  through this magnificent site. These excursions are provided by Grand Canyon Adventures and are booked through the resort. The trips are tailored for each party and can include hiking through the Canyon or just sightseeing along the rim. Sunset tours and helicopter trips can be arranged as well. Other memorable adventures, just a few minutes from Backland, include a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway featuring Old West entertainment or a spectacular hike along the rim of Sycamore Falls.

The resort also features a separate tented spa where you can book 60- or 90-minute massages, perfect for soothing weary muscles after a day outside. After dinner, guests are welcome to gather around the fire pit each evening and enjoy making complimentary s'mores as night descends and the stars come out. Stargazing is a truly remarkable experience at Backland. With the city's lights far away, the night sky is filled with more stars than many guests have ever seen. The resort offers complimentary telescopes, allowing visitors to see as far away as the craters on the moon, creating more remarkable memories during an extraordinary glamping trip.

This Luxury Eco-Resort Near Arizona's Grand Canyon Will Change The Way You Think About Glamping

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As local travel experts, we know what travelers are looking for when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for their next trip. To compile our lists, we scour the internet to find properties with excellent ratings and reviews, desirable amenities, nearby attractions, and that something special that makes a destination worthy of traveling for.

“Glamping” – a conglomeration of “glamorous” and “camping” is all the rage these days. From yurts to stargazing bubbles, there are so many different ways to immerse yourself in nature for the night without “roughing it.” Backland, a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon, is one such place. Featuring tents with skylights, an on-site farm-to-table restaurant, and so many other five-star amenities, this unique getaway in the charming town of Williams is one of the best glamping resorts in Arizona.

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Enjoy scenic views and farm-to-table dining through luxury glamping at Backland. We offer lavish tents and an array of on-site amenities and activities that let you explore the outdoors like never before. Make Backland your home base to discover what northern Arizona has in store for you as well as the Grand Canyon, Sedona and more. Relax by the fireplace or unwind on our beach-side patio to soak in the nature in luxury. You can also explore horseback riding, take a leisure paddle on the pond, or get a massage in our tented spa. Book our packages today!

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This Glamping Resort in Arizona Has Tents With 16-foot Stargazing Skylights and Private Patios — and Proceeds From Your Stay Go to a Good Cause

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Evie Carrick is a writer and editor who’s lived in five countries and visited well over 50. She now splits her time between Colorado and Paris, ensuring she doesn't have to live without skiing or L'As du Fallafel.

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The plight of people who are displaced from their homes due to war and persecution is top of mind for many. Now through the end of December, you can do something to help . Something that requires only a couple of nights at a luxury eco-resort on 160 acres of private land in Arizona.

All guests who book two or more nights at Backland Luxury Camping outside Williams, Arizona can support Heal , a small volunteer family-run nonprofit that helps settle refugee families in the U.S. To date, Heal has helped five families from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Venezuela.

The eco-resort has glamping tents boasting giant panoramic windows, king-sized beds with luxury linens, outdoor patios, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom and shower. Each of the 10 distinct glamping tents is at least 75 feet away from each other, ensuring that each guest can enjoy true privacy and quiet. Huge 16-foot panoramic windows let in the sun and offer views over the open space, and the skyview tents have glass skylights set directly over the bed so you can stargaze as you drift off to sleep .

It goes without saying that in this corner of the world, the landscape is open and vast. Backland is set on 160 acres of private land that’s surrounded on all sides by a national forest — and the night skies are dark, quiet, and full of stars. (Backland is 45 minutes from Flagstaff, Arizona, which is the world’s first International Dark Sky Place .) Backland’s crème-de-la-crème is the Grand Sky Suite , which has a 16-foot window over the bed and sleeps up to six people.

All of Backland’s tents are fully insulated with climate control and electricity. There’s also onsite dining in a glass-walled restaurant with a fireplace and a covered beachfront patio. Breakfast is complimentary, while hearty boxed lunches and gourmet made-from-scratch dinners come at an additional cost. Massages are on tap in the tented spa, which is set in a ponderosa pine forest. 

Those looking to get out and explore will find walking trails crisscrossing the property, a pond with a beach, and a volleyball court. Backland has several native plant and pollinator gardens, including a milkweed garden for monarch butterflies, an apiary that produces honey used onsite, and native orchards.

Further afield, Backland guests can make the direct, one-hour drive to Grand Canyon National Park or visit one of the many nearby natural attractions, including Sycamore Falls, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To use your stay at Backland for good, book at least a 2-night stay before Dec. 31, 2023, and enter the promo code STAYFORGOOD at checkout. In addition to knowing that two percent of the proceeds from your stay will go directly to Heal, the package also includes a free restaurant credit. Guests booking 2 nights get a $75 restaurant credit, while those booking three and four nights get $115 and $150, respectively.

After the package closes at the end of December, Backland will close for the winter and re-open in March 2024 for the spring and summer seasons. 

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Planning a road trip? Stop at one of these 18 uniquely Arizona roadside attractions

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While the nearest rest stop or fast-food chain restaurant may be the most convenient place for tired travelers searching for a reprieve from the open road, it would be remiss of road trippers to ignore the unusual roadside attractions scattered along the Arizona highways.

If life-sized cartoon characters near the Grand Canyon or exotic animals on the way to Tucson sound like better pit stops than the local gas station, you're in luck when driving in Arizona.

Here are some of the most notable Arizona roadside attractions you can check out the next time you cross the Grand Canyon state.

Bedrock City at Raptor Ranch

As if Fred Flintstone's prehistoric town had always been set in Arizona, visiting Bedrock City at Raptor Ranch will make baby boomers (and anyone else who watched reruns of the popular '60s cartoon) nostalgic for their childhood. Colorful statues of familiar characters and the iconic brontosaurus slide have been essential roadside attractions off State Route 64 in Valle.

Details: 332 S. State Route 64, Valle. 928-635-3072. www.raptor-ranch.com .

Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park

Less of a roadside attraction and more of a cool fun fact you can share, the Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park recognizes the only place in the U.S. where the borders of four states meet. After visiting, you can finally join many Southwestern residents in saying you have been in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona all at the same time.

Details: 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos. 928-206-2540.  www.navajonationparks.org.

Meteor Crater

Over 50,000 years ago, an iron-nickel meteorite approximately 150 feet wide collided with what is now northern Arizona. According to the site's website, the impact hit the Earth with a force 150 times greater than an atomic bomb. The crater this meteor left is now the best-preserved meteorite site on Earth and a historic landmark to visit if you are driving near Flagstaff.

Details: Interstate 40, Exit 233, Winslow. 928-289-5898. www.meteorcrater.com .

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

If you are heading south near Picacho Peak, it is hard to miss the billboards advertising Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Seemingly the only place you can find stingrays, donkeys, deer, parrots and dozens of ostriches in the middle of nowhere, this roadside attraction is a great spot for adults and children to make memories.

Details: 17599 E Peak Lane, Picacho. 520-466-3658.  www.roostercogburn.com .

Take the scenic route: This stunning Arizona roadway was ranked most scenic drive in the US. See why

Standin' on the Corner Park

You don't have to be an Eagles groupie to be familiar with the nod to this Arizona town in one of their most popular songs, "Take it Easy." "Standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona ..." is a line memorialized by Winslow residents at Standin' on the Corner Park. A bronze statue of a young musician is a salute to the troubadours who put Winslow on the classic rock map.

Details: Corner of Kinsley Avenue and Second Street in Winslow. 928-289-2434.  www.visitwinslow.com .

Without spoiling the enigma that can be uncovered in Benson, The Thing is a worthy roadside attraction to consider as you head down the I-10. The various billboards that line the highway are hard to miss as you get closer to the "Mystery of the Desert." Located next to a Dairy Queen and a Shell gas station, you can take care of your hunger, gas tank and curiosity at the same time.

Details: 2631 N. Johnson Road, Benson. 520-586-2581. www.bowlinsthething.com .

Arizona's 'world's largest' roadside wonders

According to a map created by  blog.batchgeo.com , more than 195 roadside attractions in the U.S. consider themselves the “world’s largest” something. These are Arizona's "world's largest" wonders and where they are located.

  • World's Largest Cow Skull, Amado.
  • World's Largest Petrified Tree, Holbrook.
  • World's Largest Map of Old Route 66, Meteor City.
  • World's Largest Kokopelli, Camp Verde.
  • World's Largest Kachina, Carefree.

Find out more: Arizona is home to 5 of the 'World's Largest' things — do you know what they are?

Giganticus Headicus

Art is completely subjective. To Kingman residents, Giganticus Headicus is one of the most iconic art pieces off Route 66. Created by local artist Gregg Arnold, the tiki-style head is 14 feet tall and bright green. If taking a picture isn't enough, you can further memorialize your time with the head with a miniature from the local gift shop.

Details: 9855 AZ-66, Kingman. www.antaersvisitorcenter.com .

Wigwam Village Motel

Need a place to stay overnight? Have you considered a wigwam? This quaint village off Mother Road may be just the eccentric place to spend a night while traveling through the state. Constructed in the 1950s, a night in a wigwam will make you forget why you would want to sleep anywhere else.

Details: 811 W. Hopi Drive, Holbrook. 928-524-3048. sleepinawigwam.com .

Lumberjack muffler man

A familiar face to Northern Arizona University students, the 25-foot-tall muffler man resembles the school's mascot, Louie the Lumberjack. Before being moved outside of the Skydome, the lumberjack was located outside the Lumberjack Cafe and appeared in the background of the 1969 movie "Easy Rider."

Details: 1701 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs

If you're in search of more prehistoric creatures to gape at, stop at the Rainbow Rock Shop as you drive along Route 66. Fans of geodes and other pretty rocks will be able to admire the variety of concrete dinosaurs while searching for their next gem.

Details: 101 Navajo Blvd., Holbrook.

Located near the Mexico border, Dateland is a necessary stop on Interstate 8. A major producer of the Medjool dates, the dry heat provides the perfect climate for cultivating the fruit. Dates are fiber-rich, sweet as candy and contain more potassium than a banana. Try Dateland's world-famous date shake when you visit.

Details: 1737 Ave. 64 E., Dateland. 928-454-2772. www.dateland.com .

London Bridge

You don't need to travel across the world to experience a little European history. As a result of a strange series of events, the London Bridge , which once crossed the River Thames, was broken down and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City by Robert P. McCulloch. This British import attracts tens of thousands of travelers every year.

Details: 1340 McCulloch Blvd. N., Lake Havasu City. 928-453-3444. www.golakehavasu.com .

Take a break from speeding down the highway by cruising through the ponderosa pine forest. An attraction you don't need to get out of your car to enjoy, Bearizona has over three miles of road surrounded by picturesque nature and North American animals. If your legs need a break from sitting in a cramped car, the park also has a 20-acre walk-through area.

Details: 1500 E Route 66, Williams. 928-635-2289. www.bearizona.com .


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