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With enough activities and amenities to keep you busy for days, Backland will make it hard to ever leave northern Arizona’s breathtaking landscapes.

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Grand Canyon

grand canyon national park

Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history. The Grand Canyon is unmatched in the vistas it offers visitors from the rim. 

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sedona

Navigate brilliant red rock formations, explore ancient civilizations and sample award winning wines from local wineries. Sedona also has a vibrant, if not a little eclectic, arts scene. 

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grand canyon railways

From its yesteryears of transporting ore through the Wild West to their present-day journeys in the heart of the canyon, the Grand Canyon Railway has enchanted millions of people from around the world since 1901—and now it’s time for you to experience the wonderful romance of a voyage by train. Take an unforgettable ride on one of their lovingly restored cars and hear folklore and tales from a crew who are still mesmerized by their spectacular surroundings. Be entertained by authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life. And lose yourself in the majesty, the magnificence that is Grand Canyon National Park. 

Only 20 mins from Backland.

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sycamore falls

The sycamore falls trail head is only a 5 min drive from Backland and is a little known but spectacular natural feature. Hikers have options to only do the short 10 min hike to the seasonal falls or you can continue on the sycamore rim loop trail for several miles of stunning canyon views and forest vistas. Falls typically flow in the spring and late summer.

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pink jeep

Pink Adventure Tours is a world renowned 4x4 tour operator, offering tours in both Sedona and the Grand Canyon areas. 

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bearizona

Bearizona is a wildlife park only 20 mins from Backland. View wildlife in spacious, natural environments that foster memorable and educational encounters with animals. Over 30 species of animals including bear, wolf, bison, bobcat, fox and more.

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canyon coaster adventure park

Enjoy mountain scenery on your way up, then you control the speed down a mile long track. Experience a variety of thrill ride features such as steep descents, dips, twists, hairpin turns and 360-degree corkscrews! Canyon Coaster is the first and only mountain coaster in Arizona. In the winter they also have a tubing run with Magic Carpet conveyors to get you to the top. 

Only 20 mins from Backland.

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flagstaff extreme adventure course

Arizona's only high ropes adventure and zip line course. Hours of tree-to-tree adventure filled with obstacles, action elements and 32 zip lines.

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papillon heli tours

Papillon offers a wide range of Grand Canyon tours. Soar over the Grand Canyon aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter or airplane, or embark on a ground or boat tour to get a close-up of the impressive canyon landscapes. Discover all the incredible Grand Canyon tours with Papillon today.

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grand canyon air tours

For the past 90 years Grand Canyon Airlines has developed the most pioneering and exciting ways to show customers the Grand Canyon. They have reimagined what it means to experience this magnificent natural landform. Their tours offer the opportunity to explore the canyon from top to bottom. Soar over the massive rock gorges in an airplane or enjoy a raft trip along the Colorado River on the canyon floor.

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grand canyon visitor center & IMAX theater

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is a great starting point to begin your visit. You’ll find exhibits, restrooms, a store and cafe in the building along with the IMAX theater presenting Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets.

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