Norther Arizona sits at a higher level then the more Southern areas as a result of the uplift of the Colorado plateau that occurred in ancient times. The southern edge of the Colorado plateau is know as the Mogollon rim in Arizona and is most readily apparent if you climb though Oak Creek canyon on US 89. The higher elevations mean cooler temperatures and also extensive pine forests. The major town is Flagstaff which serves as the gateway to Northern Arizona. North and East of Flagstaff the landscape changes again to encompass the high desert country. Northern Arizona is of also of course home to the Grand Canyon.
A national park combining the fossilized remains of an ancient forest with a colourful geological landscape which exposes the rock layers laid down over millions of years.
Ancient pueblo dwellings set in the high desert of northern Arizona.
An alien volcanic landscape.Monument Valley
An iconic South Western landscape.