Attraction

Explore Arizona's natural beauty

Red rock terrain and rugged landscapes

The state of Arizona has the grandest of canyons, acres of saguaros and the Old West where you can witness the arts, traditions and way of life of ancestors across these beautiful tribal lands.

Grand Canyon National Park

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon National Park will leave you speechless with its dramatic sights, vast deserts and white-water rivers. Spanning 277 miles and hugging the Colorado River, you'll find various hiking routes throughout the Park that will take you past desert land and staggering peaks, along with camping sites and river trips.

Saguaro National Monument

Home to the nation's largest cacti, people have been visiting this area for thousands of years. The park is composed of two districts: the Rincon Mountain district on the east side, and the Tucscon Mountain district on the west. While people's perception of the park being one of desert is true, it's also an area of lush vegetation and grassland. While exploring the park, keep your eyes peeled for bobcats, jackrabbits, foxes and even mountain lions, as well as birds such as the Gila woodpecker and Mexican jay. If you're looking for adventure, challenge yourself to one of Saguaro's hiking treks; some of which involve overnight camps in the park's wilderness.

Monument Valley Tribal Park

For western lovers, chances are you might recognise many scenes shot in Monument Valley. With stunning sandstone formations that rise up to 1000 feet off the desert floor, Monument Valley lies on the tribal lands of the Navajo Nation and spans the Arizona and Utah border. When you witness the colourful layers of sand and rock that stand out against the blue skies, you will understand why Monument Valley is one of the most photographed places in America. View the famous Mittens buttes from the road or overlooks such as John Ford's Point during a road trip; or why not stay overnight and explore by foot.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

This 900 year-old volcano site, forming part of Arizona's most iconic of backdrops was formed around 1085 CE when the ground began to shake and molten lava was expelled high into the air. Hike to see the old lava flow and its rugged, geological features, then visit the cinder zone that's largely barren, dotted with desert shrubs and wildflowers.

Antelope Canyon

We can be pretty certain that anyone witnessing the incredible geological formations of Antelope Canyon will not be able to say anything other than wow. This awe-inspiring slot canyon just east of Page is a photographers dream. The canyon itself has a wave like structure and when the light beams down from above, it creates the most beautiful supernatural appearance.

Lake Mead

Offering everything from boating, fishing and hiking, Lake Mead and its surrounding landscape is one of Arizona's most captivating sights. Home to thousands of desert plants and animals, you can enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the lake's waters, as well as several shaded picnic areas to grab a bite to eat. Surrounded by the dramatic desert scenery, you can lose yourself in the great outdoors.

Essential Information

  • Useful Information:  National Parks across the United States of America charge an entrance fee year-round from approx. $30 per vehicle (prices are subject to change). If you are planning on visiting more than one National Park on your trip to the USA, then consider the 'America the Beautiful Pass' which costs approx. $80 and provides you access to more than 2,000 National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges annually. Please visit www.nps.gov for more information.