Arizona

nullThe state of Arizona is well-known for one of the Wold Natural Wonder, the Grand Canyon. But fun and adventure spots abound around the State. 

Interesting fact: Arizona was the last state - out of the contiguous 48 - to be admitted to the union. 

Grand Canyon West - SkywalkAlthough the southern part is known for its desert climate, there are a lot of green valleys, mountains, and forests - in the North - inviting visitors and residents for some adventure. 

A visit to Flagstaff will take you to an alpine forest and ski resorts. A short drive away will land you at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Not to be out-done, the Grand Canyon West Rim is worth a visit so you can walk on the Glass Bottom Skywalk or go on a Colorado River rafting adventure.

Tip: The West Rim is not part of the National Park system. So you will have to pay a separate fee to enter and another fee for the SkyWalk. Go here for the latest fees and rules.

Grand Canyon West - Joshua Tree ForestAlthough Joshua Trees have a home in the California National Park, there is an even more impressive Joshua Tree Forest on the road to the West Rim. The best place to view this forest is at Grapevine Mesa point at the intersection of Pierce Ferry Road and Diamond Bar road. 

For a different landscape, go to Sedona with its red rocks and mystical vortexes. The red rocks jut out of the valley creating some eerie shaped spires. Some claim that the Vortexes have health benefits.

For Western Cowboy movie buffs, a visit to Tombstone is a must. It is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Sedona - Oak Canyon - Cathedral RockCorral. Most people know it from the popular movie, but the events of the shootout actually happened.  

Interesting Facts: Sedona’s vortexes are a popular draw for many spiritual seeking visitors and new age thinkers.

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