Friday, April 15, 2016

Museum of Northern Arizona

   Northern Arizona is part of the Colorado Plateau which extends over parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. The museum, housed in a beautifully designed stone building, covers the natural and human history of the area.  Included is a large collection of very fine examples of ancient Native American pottery. Another gallery showcases silver and turquoise jewelry created by artists from Rio Grande, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni pueblos. A brief history of each tribe, the geology of the region, and  dinosaur bones fill other galleries.
   The museum is accessible.

   The parking lot is large enough for RVs.

  An easy to access boondocking spot is located a few miles north at the Fort Valley Trailhead in the Coconino National Forest. A long gravel pulloff with room for any size RV runs parallel to a short paved road. More secluded spots may be located along the forest road.
Museum     35.2345, -111.66491    Camp   35.24971, -111.68849
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  1. I just never know where you guys will end up next.

    Love this museum! It's definitely a must see, if you're in the area.

    1. It is a great museum! We never know where we'll end up either! Right now we're south of Cottonwood hanging out with a few rubber tramps.