Arizona has the most striking panorama of deserts, lakes, mountains, canyons, and gorgeous waterfalls. Charming small towns like Phoenix and Tucson bring the authentic desert life to Arizona. Arizona’s nicknames are The Grand Canyon State and the Copper State. Arizona is one of the four corners states. It has borders with California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and the country Mexico. Arizona has many magnificent wonders such as the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and the Colorado River.
The major economy sectors in Arizona are health care, transportation and government. The median home ranges around $163,000 and the median income of $50,448. The state can yield both the highest and lowest temperatures in the country within the same day because of its diverse climate and geography. Temperatures can rise to 128 degrees F. and -40 degrees F. Average annual rainfall is 13 inches. Balloon tours, river rafting, hiking, wineries, and amazing cuisines will be some of the amazement you will experience in Arizona.
Grand Canyon is carved out by the Colorado River with rich red rocks. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The enormity and the diverse brilliant colors of the Grand Canyon will overwhelm you and leave you in awe! The Grand Canyon is 5 to 6 million year-old. You can see all Southwestern ecological habitats in the Grand Canyon. You can go camping, hiking, river rafting, bike riding and helicopter rides are amazing activities you can do at the Grand Canyon.
Hoover Dam crosses the Colorado River between the borders of Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam is the largest artificial lake in the United States. The dam is the world’s greatest engineering marvels. The dam produces hydroelectric power for utilities in Nevada, Arizona and California. The dam is 726 feet tall, 1244 feet long and 110 miles long. Hiking, land tours and helicopter rides are a great way to see the Hoover Dam.
Sedona beauty is the red sandstone mountains of Red Rock State Park. The mountains glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. Tourist’s shops, art galleries, spas, wineries, and amazing cuisines are many of the main attractions in the resort town. Hiking mountains, bike trails and jeep tours are the main activities to do in Sedona.
The best place to ride hot air balloons in Arizona is Phoenix and Scottsdale. The balloon ride takes you over the Sonoran Desert at sunset. You can experience anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and graduations on these amazing balloon rides. The balloon rides will fly and show you panoramic view of the entire cities as well as the surrounding mountains and deserts.
Horseshoe Bend is a horse shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page Arizona. The overlook is 4200 feet above sea level of a 1000 foot drop. You can hike a 1.5 mile round trip. Horseshoe Bend has breathtaking views of the Colorado River and the Glenn Canyon. Hiking and Photography will keep you busy at Horseshoe Bend.>
Blue Water Paradise
Blue Water Paradise is the same as Havasu Falls. Havasu Falls is on the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Blue Water Paradise is the stunning waterfall in a desert oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The water of the creek is blue green water because of the minerals contained in the water. The cliff is 100 feet high and the only way to get to the reservation is by helicopter or an 8 mile trek from the nearest road. There are 5 waterfalls. You have to have a permit to go and the hike is about 10 miles. You can jump off cliffs, climb through the passages, swing on ropes and swim the beautiful blue green water.