Arizona is home to some astonishing landscapes with its
canyons, craters, sand, deserts and scenarios with unique rock formations. The
Grand Canyon and the Monument Valley
gets most of the attention. Arizona hosts 24 National Park Services units, like
parks, monuments, recreation areas, memorials and historic sites. There are also
many state parks.
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Grand Canyon National Park, Lipan Point on Desert View Drive (2243 meters).
Several points of interest can be seen from this viewpoint. Hance Rapid is one
of the many whitewater rapids along the Colorado River. Unkar Delta was once
home to ancestral Puebloan people and is the site of active archeological study.
The Grand Canyon Supergroup is a unique rock at Grand Canyon, found exposed at
only a few places within the canyon.
Blue Mesa Trail in the Petrified Forest National Park
(NPS / Hallie Larsen).
Horseshoe Bend, a feature on the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. The river makes
a 270 degree turn in the canyon here
(NPS / Brent & Dawn Davis).
Tuzigoot Tower Room, in Tuzigoot National Monument. Parts of Tuzigoot's ruins
were reconstructed after excavation. The tower room, or citadel, rising above
the rest of the rooms in this shot is one of those. Today visitors may walk up
to the rooftop to experience how the Sinagua lived
Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona.
Tumacácori National Historical Park. Ruins of the Franciscan church at Mission
San José de Tumacácori, founded at the end of the 17th century.
Havasu Falls in the Havasupi Reservation.
NPS Photo by Michael Quinn