Arizona is noted for its desert climate in its southern half, with very hot summers and quite mild winters. The northern half of the state features forests of pine and spruce trees, a very large, high plateau and some mountain ranges as well as large, deep canyons. Arizona has ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff and Alpine. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments. About one-quarter of Arizona‘s state is made up of Indian Reservations that serve as the home of a number of Native American tribes.
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union. Arizona was previously part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain before being passed down to independent Mexico and later ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American War.
Arizona offers top touristic attractions.
Spanning most of Southern Arizona, the Sonoran Desert is one of America’s most diverse desert ecosystems. It’s impossible not to be inspired by the ancient cliffs of the world-renowned Grand Canyon. The Sedona – Verde Valley region is often regarded as one of the most picturesque travel destinations in the country. Abounding with natural splendor, vibrant cultures and a rich history, Arizona has been an attractions for visitors for decades.