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Mitchell Tenpenny Bucket List

Arizona is a destination for travelers. Road-trip excursions and bucket-list experiences beckon from every corner of the Grand Canyon State. This itinerary features Nashville recording artist Mitchell Tenpenny's time in Arizona filming the 2021 single "Bucket List."

1. Sedona, AZ

Multi-hued stone formations iconicize this internationally known red-rock destination. Surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of national forest land, Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Learn more about Sedona and how to take care of this natural landmark by taking the Sedona Cares Pledge.

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Visit Sedona

Phoenix to Sedona is a scenic 2-hour drive. Accommodation options include top-tier luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels with a view. To explore your options visitsedona.com

Bucket List activities: Sedona is home to amazing trails and outdoor recreation, for a list of their secret hiking trails, vistas, and picnic locations visit Sedona's Secret 7. @m10penny enjoyed some off-highway vehicle adventures during his time among the red rocks on Outlaw Trail and rented at the Sedona Offroad Center.

2. Grand Canyon National Park

Inarguably breathtaking, the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and Arizona’s most visited attraction. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, the canyon’s rock walls descend more than a mile to the Colorado River below.

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Red Feather Lodge

300 AZ-64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Bucket List itinerary stop number 2 continues on a 2-hour drive north to the Grand Canyon National Park's south rim. Accommodations are available inside the park or in the nearby city of Tusayan at properties like the newly renovated, family-owned and operated Red Feather Lodge.

Bucket List activities: Explore Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim by hiking, biking, camping, or visiting one of the architectural wonders along the Rim Trail. @m10penny prefers playing acoustic at Grandview Point (part of the Desert View Drive.)

3. Monument Valley Tribal Park

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is located on the Navajo Nation—one of the largest American Indian tribes. This rich-hued, sacred territory expands between Arizona and Utah and has been made famous by film-making moguls depicting the dramatic landscapes of the iconic Old West.

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Goulding's Lodge Monument Valley

1000 Goulding's Trading Post Road, Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536

Bucket List itinerary stop number 3 the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park a 2.5-hour drive from the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Accommodations are available on both sides of the park in Arizona or Utah.

Bucket List activities: Goulding’s offers a variety of exclusive tours through Monument Valley Tribal Park and beyond. Sit back and enjoy fascinating geological and historical information about this amazing area known as the “Land of Long Shadows.” Goulding's is located on private land just outside of the tribal park and they are currently open and offering tours. @m10penny suggests touring on horseback to get the full wild west experience.

4. Lake Powell, Page, AZ

Straddling the Arizona-Utah border, the 186-mile Lake Powell is America’s second-largest man-made reservoir and features nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, 96 major side canyons, sapphire blue water, and towering red sandstone cliffs, buttes, and sandy beaches. To explore your options Visit Page Lake Powell

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Lake Powell, Credit: Aramark

Lake Powell Resort & Marina

100 Lake Shore Drive, Page, AZ 86040

Bucket List itinerary stop number 4 just a short 2-hour drive from Monument Valley. *Lake Powell is a 4.5-hour drive from Phoenix.

Bucket List activities: Rainbow Bridge, a National Monument, one of the largest known National Arches in the world, can be reached via houseboat, powerboat or on a scenic day boat tour. Other day boat tours to iconic sites include the Antelope Canyon Tour, the Canyon Adventure Boat Tour, Panoramic Lake Powell tour, the Canyon Princess Dinner Cruise or Wilderness River Adventures/Horseshoe Bend Rafting excursions down the Colorado River. Horseshoe Bend is a 10miles drive from the resort and part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, made famous by Instagram it is a beautiful overlook of the Colorado River. @m10penny suggests a pontoon boat launching from Wahweap Marina and the views at Horseshoe Bend.

5. Don't Forget a 'Welcome to Arizona' Sign Photo-op

Document your visit on your way in or out of the state by taking a detour for your Instagram. Grab a photo in front of one of our iconic "Welcome to Arizona" signs. The signs are located at all major highways entering the exiting the state.

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Road Trips & Tours

In Arizona, road trips are as much about the journey as they are the destination. No matter where you go, you're sure to spy sprawling expanses...

Glen Canyon & Lake Powell

With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell creates a surprising oasis in northern Arizona’s high desert.


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.