Arizona, also known as the Grand Canyon State, is located in the American Southwest. Admitted as the 48th State of the Union in 1912, Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon as well as a variety of terrain, climates and cultures. To the west is California and Nevada, to the north is Utah, to the east is New Mexico, to the northeast is Colorado, and to the south is the Mexican state of Sonora.
High desert lands, Wild West history galore and small towns near the border.
The 12th largest metropolitan area in the United States has artsy urban communities, ritzy resorts, the country’s largest university and resulting college town, beautiful desert wilderness on the outskirts and miles upon miles of suburban sprawl.
Including Grand Canyon and the “Arizona Strip.” The Navajo Nation and numerous beautiful deserts and forests populate the region.
|South Central Arizona
The corridor from Tucson to the biggest port of entry into Arizona of Nogales has some beautiful high desert, interesting cities and sparse wilderness.
The southwestern corner of Arizona is arid (low desert) yet fed by the lush Colorado River Valley. Yuma is the largest town and has its roots as an old western city with a rich history. In between Yuma and Ajo is one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the Sonoran Desert.