Only Twenty Miles More To A Corner In Winslow Arizona

Winslow Arizona


Turn up the A/C because this week we’re headed to Arizona’s Painted Desert.

First stop, Meteor Crater.


Meteor Crater is located just off Interstate 40, near Flagstaff.

Drive twenty miles to the east and you can stand on a corner in Winslow, Arizona (you have to be an Eagles fan to get that one).


Fifty-thousand years ago, a 150 foot wide meteorite struck the earth at 40,000 miles per hour. The result—a 700 foot deep crater (it’s 550 feet deep today) that’s 4,000 feet across and 2.4 miles in circumference.  In the photo above you’ll see an observation platform in the lower right corner. That tiny yellowish speck at the end of the platform is a full-grown man.


The Painted Desert stretches from the Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest, covering nearly 94,000 acres.



Petrified tree bridge




Here’s a video that’s sure to bring a smile to your face. Happy weekend.

*Remember, the deadline for the WPA Golden Donut Short Story Contest is tomorrow night at midnight!!

2 replies
  1. Michele Drier
    Michele Drier says:

    When I drove by the corner in Winslow, Arizona I couldn’t imagine trying to hitch. Your pictures took me back to a road trip I took several years ago, and yes, I wore out The Eagles tape that trip!

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