On the west coast of the United States, on the northern-most tip of the state of Arizona, right at the beginning of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, you will find a small, humble town called Fredonia. Within its seven-and-a-half square-mile (nineteen square-kilometer) area of land, travelers from around the globe like to stop by in pursuit of fun and adventure.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful place to hike, bike, horse-ride or you wish to make a rest stop throughout a longer journey along the Grand Canyon, Fredonia is an ideal town to visit and explore.
Travelers on a budget are in luck as there are several low-cost, uncrowded accommodations in town. You should be able to locate at least one hostel along with several motels offering hostel-type pricing. Expect your Fredonia hostel to offer you an economical hostel bed in a welcoming environment with clean facilities. It likely will include a delicious breakfast as well. The best part about your hostel in Fredonia might be the diverse travelers you will meet, all with their unique stories of cross-country voyages or treks along the Grand Canyon.
After a restful sleep in your hostel, you will be refreshed and ready to begin your adventures in the morning. You might like to visit the Pipe Spring National Monument for a bit of knowledge about both the native Kaibab Paiute Indians as well as the Mormons who took over the land here. You will see the stream that the natives subsisted on as well as the Winsor Castle, a fortified ranch house the Mormons used to protect them from the natives. Hike the Ridge Trail for some spectacular views of this region. Marvel at adobe houses, old carriages, longhorns and horses, as well as the Desert Telegraph line. There even is a picnic area to enjoy a meal or snack in this little oasis.
For more information about the natives of this land, stop by the Red Pueblo Museum. The founder, Dixon Spendlove, only recently opened this collection of Anasazi Indian artifacts. Part personal collection and partially donated, the exhibition includes arrows, spearheads, medicine bags, tools, furniture, kitchenware, and jewelry, among many other items.
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