The 48th state of Arizona is located in the southwestern region of the United States. The capital and largest city is Phoenix and the state is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, however it also features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with cooler weather than in the lower deserts. Mountains and plateaus are found in more than half of the state. Despite the state's aridity, 27% of Arizona is forest, a percentage comparable to modern day France or Germany. The most well known feature is arguably The Grand Canyon - a colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in the northern part of the state. The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is largely contained in the Grand Canyon National Park—one of the first national parks in the United States. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado, and has a 389-mile (626 km) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. It is the largest landlocked U.S. state by population. In addition to the Grand Canyon, many other national forests, parks, monuments, and Indian reservations are located in the state.
(Grand Canyon National Park)
As you watch the golden sunset cast long shadows over deep gorges and rugged cliff faces from your vantage point high on the rim of the Grand Canyon, Mother Nature will suddenly reveal herself in all her immense power.
Discover the incredible natural scenery and active adventures that define the American Southwest, as you uncover two of the most beautiful cities in Arizona: Phoenix & Sedona. Includes: private airport transfers, shared activities premium hotels and much more.
Take a deep breath as you find the courage to repel down a sheer cliff face and into a pristine pine forest pool where you’ll swim through a silent granite slot as the walls of a narrow canyon rise 200 feet above you.
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