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Hiking Grand Canyon National Park

London Bridge, Lake Havasu

GRAND CANYON It only takes one look to understand

why the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Located in northwestern Arizona, the Canyon was shaped by Mother Nature for millions of years, creating this powerful and immense landscape. Te Canyon’s North and South Rims

offer equally stunning vistas, but each has unique traits. At the more popular South Rim, visit the Yavapai Observation Station for the views and the El Tovar dining room for a sumptuous meal and explore the El Tovar Lodge and its rich history before heading out on a hike. Te more remote North Rim has one of the most beautiful old growth Ponderosa Pine forests in the west and is open summer through early fall. For overnight stays meeting planners

may choose from several hotels within the park including the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim. At the South Rim, the town of Tusayan offers a wide variety of guest rooms and meeting venues, including the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn which also has the most meeting space.

THE COLORADO RIVER AND ARIZONA’S LAKES Te feat of engineering that is the

Hoover Dam, the second highest dam in the U.S., is responsible for Lake Mojave

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either an hours-long hike or a comfortable two-hour boat ride. You can also book tours of the dam that impressively controls all Lake Powell’s water, the 710-foot tall Glen Canyon Dam. Te Colorado River forms the border

Lake Mead

and Lake Mead, the 110-mile long lake-in- the-middle-of-the-Mojave. Launch at the Hoover Dam with Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures and take your group on a float down the Colorado River for a memorable day with knowledgeable tour guides and breathtaking scenery. Located on the Arizona/Utah border,

Lake Powell is the second largest manmade lake in the country with nearly 100 side canyons flowing into it. Te most popular activities on Lake Powell are houseboating, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Luxury houseboats are available at Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell. One of its main attractions, Rainbow Bridge, a natural bridge tall enough and wide enough for the U.S. Capitol Dome to sit beneath it, is

of Arizona and California. Here, Lake Havasu is home to the world’s largest antique, the London Bridge, which was moved here brick by brick from its original home spanning the Tames. Lake Havasu has 400-some miles of coastline and marinas renting everything from jet skis to houseboats. Te city offers several venues with meeting space to accommodate groups up to 1,000 people. Some 25 hotels and resort properties provide a full range of resort accommodations, with over 2,500 rooms, offering everything from economy to full-service amenities. Te London Bridge Resort & Convention Center offers over 10,000 square feet of meeting space and a unique lakefront option for meeting planners. In nearby Parker, groups will love the

magnificent BlueWater Resort and Casino that sits on the shores of the Colorado. With 200 rooms and suites, incredible river and mountain views plus a variety of dining options, BlueWater offers 17,000 square feet of meeting space. Yuma is nestled alongside the banks

of the Colorado River just south of Lake Havasu and conveniently located equi- distant to Arizona, California and Mexico.

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