5 Interesting Facts about Arizona


In many ways, the beauty of Arizona is embodied by its most famous natural landmark, the Grand Canyon, but there is so much more. Several 90s alt-rock bands were discovered here, such as The Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Eat World, and even the Meat Puppets. In addition to a booming alternative rock music scene, Arizona also has a history of UFO sightings! In 1997, a city-wide UFO sighting occurred in Phoenix, Arizona. Hundreds of residents and even the Governor reported seeing lights and a large stationary “otherworldly” aircraft in the sky for over an hour. 

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The Arizona Trail

From the desert to the mountains, the Arizona Trail touches five distinct biomes over 800 miles. The Arizona National Scenic Trail is a lanky route traversing the entire state, stretching from Mexico to Utah crossing isolated mountain ranges, rolling grasslands, sun-spanked desert, forested plateaus, and the Grand Canyon. Notable passages include Passage 11: Santa Catalina Mountains, Passage 19: Superstition Wilderness, Passage 31: Walnut Canyon, and Passage 38: Grand Canyon Inner Gorge.

Grand Canyon National Park

The only spot in the United States that is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World sits in the great state of Arizona, and that would be the one and only Grand Canyon National Park. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, its rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the wild Colorado River traces a swift course southwest.

Havasu Falls

If you’re into beautiful beaches, nature trails, boating, and camping, you’ll want to check out Lake Havasu State Park. With year-round ideal weather, this special spot is a stunning retreat with an abundance of activities. Located in western Arizona, Lake Havasu State Park is a beach oasis in the desert. This diverse landscape is also home to a variety of animals and plants. In the spring, you can relax on the water and see a colorful wildflower display in the mountains surrounding the lake.