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Regional Itineraries

“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there…You will now have a starting place and a destination, and you will be able to determine what it will cost you to get there. You will be going someplace.” ~H. Stanley Judd

Navajo Country Grand Canyon Country North Central Arizona Eastern High Country Phoenix Metropolitan Area Southern Arizona West Coast

Navajo Country– Navajo Country is located in Northeastern Arizona which includes the area east of US Highway 89 and along the I-40 corridor. It is home to Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest National Park, the Painted Desert and Lake Powell.

Grand Canyon Country– Grand Canyon Country encompasses northwestern Arizona. It features Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, and Coconino National Forest. Flagstaff is the largest city in the region.

North Central Arizona– North Central Arizona in the middle of the state features Prescott National Forest, the Verde Valley Wilderness, Jerome, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Slide Rock State Park, and Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon.

Phoenix Metropolitan Area– Known as the “Valley of the Sun,” and covering over 400 square miles, the Phoenix metropolitan area lies southwest of the Mazatzal Mountains, near where the Verde and Salt Rivers meet.

Eastern High Country – The Arizona High Country includes the mountains of east-central Arizona, from Payson east to the New Mexico border and south to the Gila River. It features the White Mountains, Lyman Lake State Park, portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the copper towns of Globe-Miami, and the Salt River Canyon.

Southern Arizona– Southern Arizona is a region of desert lowlands, high desert, and steep forest-topped mountains. The towns of Gila Bend, Casa Grande, and Safford are situated along the northern edge of this region. The city of Tucson lies in the middle. Farther south are the towns of Tombstone, Nogales, and Bisbee.

West Coast – Downstream from the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River reaches Hoover Dam, where it forms Lake Mead. Western Arizona encompasses the area from Lake Mead, south past Yuma, to the Mexican border.

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