Red-rock buttes, prickly canyon walls, and pine forests define Sedona which is an Arizona desert town next to Flagstaff. Sedona is entirely a retreat destination where visitors find New Age shops; art galleries, spas and spiritual places. Here attraction is also in the form of an easygoing climate and lively arts community. The outer edge of the town offers bird-watching, mountaineering and picnicking spots to its visitors. Sedona is also famous for cinematic legacy because of sixty Hollywood productions including films such as Angel and the Badman, Johnny Guitar, Desert, Fury, The Last Wagon, and Blood on the Moon.
Category: Arizona State Attractions
Upper Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is a popular tourist attraction located in the heart of Navajo Indian Territory in the eastern region of US State of Arizona. Antelope Canyon, also known as Slot Canyon, is divided into two major regions; Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. The ancient settlement of Navajo tribe termed this majestic wonder “Tsé bighánílíní” which means a place where the water runs through the rocks. The lower region of Antelope Canyon was named as “Hasdestwazi” means a place of twisted and winding rocks. Upper Antelope Canyon is the most visited site in the entire region since it offers a magnificent array of awe-inspiring sand rock formations. It is additionally the only site where visitors don’t have to climb because the entrance is at the ground level. including its entire length. Despite the flamboyant sand rock formations, it is best known for its beams of light radiating directly from slots at the top of the canyon. In fact, the majority of tourist explore Upper Antelope Canyon during the summer months; when the sun is bright and directly over the slots of Upper Antelope Canyon, making a picturesque scene and a paradise for photography enthusiasts. Unlike in winters, the sun is subdued by muted sunlight. However, the perfect time to explore Upper Antelope Canyon is during the summer months starting from March and disappearing in the early October.
Glen Canyon Dam – Lake Powell
The Glen Canyon Dam is on the famous Colorado River, NE Ariz., at the height of 710 ft (216 m) high and is 1,560 ft (475 m) long. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s key unit of the Colorado River storage project is the largest concrete dams in the world. This dam was built in 1963 and was dedicated in 1966 to power-generation facilities to control the upper Colorado flow and its tributaries flow, and since 1964 it produces hydroelectricity.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
One of the famous national parks in the United States of America is the Canyonlands National Park which is primarily located in the southeast of Utah and is precisely near to the Moab town. The national park is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, comprising of Green River, Canyons, Buttes, Mesas and the famous river of Colorado. Historically President Lyndon Johnson passed the legislation of park creation on 12th September, 1964.
Page, Arizona – US
Page is tourism rich country located in Coconino County in the northern part of one of the most attractive United States, Arizona. It is situated near Lake Powell, a big source of attraction itself among visitors. The city has natural beauty, green parks, coastal charm, wonderful rocks, museums, bars and lots of touristy options. Kayaking, fishing, walking, watching sunsets and visits to landmarks and other touristy places are the most well-known hobbies among the visitors to Page.
The Grand Canyon South Rim – Closer to the Nature
The Grand Canyon has been about 17 million years in the making, and during that time the waters of the Colorado River have eroded a mild-deep chasm that is 18 miles wide and 277 miles long. The first people to see this wonder were the Ancestral Puebloans, a group of Native Americans that migrated into northern Arizona during the 13th century BC. The present-day Navajo people of the region refer to the Puebloans as the Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. There were additional migrations into the region between the 6th and 16th centuries AD, and the first Europeans encountered four Native American cultures, the Paiute, the Halupai, the Havasupai and the Navajo nations.
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Located on the western site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Grand Canyon area. While it is widely visited, it is does not form part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The skywalk is a cantilever bridge on the western side of the Grand Canyon. It is a huge tourist attraction. The skywalk is located at height of 4470 feet above sea level and the vertical drop just below the cantilever is at least 500 feet. The skywalk was sanctioned by the Hualapai tribe that also owns it. This cantilever that opened to the public in 2007 can be accessed by the Grand Canyon West Airport. By road it is at least 190km from the city of Las Vegas.
Building Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is one of the great tourist sites of America’s south west, and was one of the 20th century’s greatest engineering projects. Originally called Boulder Dam, it was renamed for Herbert Hoover, President when construction was begun and himself a famous engineer. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and is today visited by more than a million people a year. Hoover Dam is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which maintains a Visitor Center and offers tours of the dam and power plant.
The Grand Canyon
The Colorado River has been at work on the Grand Canyon for about 17 million years, and has eroded a chasm 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and more than a mile deep. This part of northern Arizona was settled in about the 13th century BC by the Ancestral Puebloans, a Native American culture referred to by the present-day Navajo people as Anasazi or “Ancient Ones”. Several additional ancient native cultures migrated into the area between about 500 and 1500 AD. Several aboriginal nations were found when Europeans first arrived in the 15th century AD, chiefly the Navajo and also the Hopi, Havasupai, Halupai and Paiute.