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                                                      ARIZONA - PAGE ONE Photographs

Cactus ~ Memorable Arizona Sunrise and Sunset ~ The Grand Canyon ~ Phoenix Area
Dams & Reservoirs ~ The White Mountains

page two: Flagstaff Area, Casa Grande Ruins, Fort Huachuca Area, Meteor Crater, Four Corners, Painted Desert
page three: Lake Havasu area, Painted Rocks, Montezuma Castle, Yuma, Winslow Area, Tucson Area, Tombstone Area, Petrified Forest


The Saguaro Cactus can continue to grow as long as 150 years! The Champion Saguaro in Maricopa County is
45.3 feet tall with a circumference of 10 feet. Most don't grow this large but those in areas with more precipitation
generally grow faster and taller. The cactus can only grow from seed.
It is illegal to injure a Saguaro Cactus in any way in the state. Special permits must be taken out to move or uproot
one of the cacti.
The Saguaro has really become a symbol of the west, even for places where the Saguaro does not grow.
Saguaro National Park is also located near Tucson, Arizona

The Famous Saguaro Cactus Blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona.

Organ Pipe Cactus


A Sunset in the Flagstaff area

Sunset in Phoenix area

Sunrise over Camelback Mountain

Sunsets in Arizona are Magnificent!

Sunset over Phoenix Skyline

Sunset in Mesa


Usery Mountain Park near Phoenix

An aerial photo of the phoenix area

Piestewa Peak, in the Phoenix area, was formerly known
as Squaw Peak. It was renamed in April 2008

The Phoenix Downtown Skyline

The Old Capitol Building is now used as a museum

LDS Mesa Temple


The Grand Canyon is quite majestic

The colorful Grand Canyon

The Colorado River as it flows through the Colorado River State Park

The Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon

A different perspective from every view, the Grand Canyon is hard to describe in mere words

Horseshoe Bend in the Grand Canyon


Hoover Dam construction began in 1931 and ended in 1936. The dam is
726 feet tall and 1,244 feet long. At its base, Hoover Dam is 660 feet thick.
You cross the dam to go from Arizona to Nevada. Likewise, a portion of Lake Mead
is located in each state.

Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge with Lake Powell in the foreground

Up close view of the top of the dam

The Glen Canyon Dam began construction in 1956, began holding back water in 1963 and was dedicated in 1966.
The Glen Canyon Dam Bridge was built in 1959 and is 1,560 feet long and 700 feet above the Colorado River.
The Navajo Bridge was later built downstream and when both were completed, the trip across the canyon was cut by almost 200 miles

The Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge holding back the waters of
Lake Powell. The lake is mostly in Utah but also in Arizona.

in 2010, the 4th highest bridge in the United States


Showlow - Statue about the naming of the town from a card game

A rainbow in a meadow area near Showlow

The White Mountain area is in eastern Arizona and includes the Little Colorado River, Salt River and the Salt River Canyon. Communities in the area include Showlow, Lakeside, Springerville, Pinetop, Greer, Eagar and McNary. Much of this area is part of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The area is forested in much of the area and is covered with snow in the winter. The Salt River Canyon is sometimes referred to as the Little Grand Canyon because it does resemble the Grand Canyon in some ways. Hwy 60 descends to the bottom of the canyon with many switchbacks where the road crosses the Salt River with a curving bridge. The old bridge also remains but is used only for pedestrians. The area is a favorite vacation spot in both summer and winter for the desert dwellers both to escape the heat and to enjoy a white winter.

The bottom of the Salt River Canyon, sometimes referred to as
the Little Grand Canyon. You can see the similar coloring and rocks

The new red bridge was built to resemble the old bridge
though the old one is only for walking across.

Little Colorado Gorge nearing the Grand Canyon

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