Arizona

The Grand Canyon is the standard of National Parks found in Arizona.
The Grand Canyon is the standard of National Parks found in Arizona.

Arizona, the Grand Canyon State is home to many ghost towns, 4×4 trails, and lots of history. Arizona was the last of the lower 48 states to be admitted into the United States in 1912. Arizona boasts the Grand Canyon, which is the largest canyon in the planet and is also home to Tombstone, the site of the most iconic gunfight in the old west.

Arizona shares the Colorado River with Utah, Nevada, and California, the water of which scoured the harsh landscape. This erosion is the caused the creation of some of the most memorable landscapes the world has to offer.

Although Arizona is characterized as a harsh, dry desert landscape, it does offer amazing water activities. The Colorado River offers amazing recreational opportunities in Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Mojave and Lake Havasu. House boating on the lakes gives you the opportunity to relax and lazily navigate the water ways. Those of us fortunate enough to do so, rafting the white waters of the Grand Canyon and exploring the side canyons will make memories of a life time.

Arizona 4×4 trails offer unique remote views and landscape and a chance to look back in time and history.

Arizona Destinations and 4×4 Trails

Arizona Trails

Arizona Points of Interest

Metal Stairs inside of Lower Antelop Canyon, Arizona

Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon one of two slot canyons located off the highway 98 just outside of Page, Arizona near the Utah border. Entering Lower Antelope…
Molten Wave - Located in Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona Antelope Canyon is the best known slot canyon.

Upper Antelope Canyon

Located just outside of Page, Arizona Upper Antelope Canyon is arguably the best known slot canyon on the planet, yet few people will know its name…

Arizona Wild Flowers

The California Poppy the state flower of California.

California Poppy ( Eschscholzia californica )

The California Poppy the state flower of California. As the name implies, the California Poppy is that state flower of California. However, this little flower…
Chicalote (Argemone munita)

Chicalote (Argemone munita)

Chicalote (Argemone munita) A species of prickly poppy, Chicalote (Argemone munita) is also known as the flatbud prickly poppy. A native of California, the Chicalote…
Desert Marigolds located off the Old Mojave Road.

Desert Marigolds (Baileya multiradiata)

Desert Marigolds photographed near the Old Mojave Road. Desert Marigolds (Baileya multiradiata) are an abundant and well distributed flower across the desert south west. The…
Desert Primrose photographed in Anza Burego, CA

Desert Primrose (Oenothera deltoides)

Desert Primrose photographed in Anza Burego, CA The Desert Primrose ( Oenothera deltoides ) is a small bush-like flowering planet with delicate white flowers.  The primrose ranges…
Fremont's Phacelia (Phacelia fremontii) photographed in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Fremont’s Phacelia (Phacelia fremontii)

Fremont's Phacelia (Phacelia fremontii) is a small delicate looking flowering plant commonly commonly found in the southwestern United States including Nevada, Arizona and California. The…
Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) The Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) is a perennial herb and orange wildflower which is commonly found in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. This…
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)

The Giant Red Indian Paintbrush or Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) is a wildflower and perennial which is quite common in the western United States, including…
Mojave-aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia )

Mojave-aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia )

Mojave-aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia ) A member of the sunflower family, the Mojave-aster ( Xylorhiza tortifolia ) boasts a delicate lavender flower in the harsh…
Owl's Clover

Owl’s Clover (Castilleja exserta)

Owls Clover (Castilleja exserta) is a small flowering plant which can grow about 1 foot tall.   The Owl's Clover is a native plant to…
Silvery Lupine (Lupinus argenteus)

Silvery Lupine (Lupinus argenteus)

Silvery Lupine (Lupinus argenteus) Silvery Lupine (Lupinus argenteus) is a fairly common vibrant purple wild flower and is common in much of Western North America…
Photographed in the White Moundtains, Phlox diffusa is a small white flowering plant which prefers alpine and sub-alpine environments.

Spreading Phlox ( Phlox diffusa )

Spreading Phlox ( Phlox diffusa ) is a perennial shrub with small needle like leaves.  This is a small white flowering plant prefers alpine, sub-alpine…

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