ARES 2019 Conference

Visit Arizona – Website

Arizona Office of Tourism Visitors Guide (also available as an app)- Website

The 48th state, Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union in 1912. Arizona provides some of the most stunning scenery in the United States. Northern Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon and several other national forests and national parks. These include Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah Border near the Four Corners. Southern Arizona is characterized by its desert climate and is the location of Saguaro National Park as well as several small mountain ranges, including the Chiricahua Mountains. A quarter of the state is comprised of Indian Reservations that are home to 27 Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation.

Arcosanti- Website

65 miles of Phoenix, Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focusing on how to combine architecture and ecology.

Biosphere 2- Website

Biosphere 2 was originally established in 1987 to examine the viability of closed ecological systems to support human life in space. It is now home to a number of research projects and operated by the University of Arizona,

Canyon de Chelly National Monument- Website

One of the longest continually inhabited landscapes in North America, people have lived here for nearly 5,000 years.

Chiricahua National Monument- Website

An 8-mile scenic drive, plus 17 miles of hiking trails, allow visitors to explore the beauty of their national moment.

Cochise County- Website

Bordering Mexico, Cochise County was once home to the likes of Apache leaders Geronimo and Cochise as well as Wyatt Earp. It is also home to Sierra Vista, Tombstone and the O.K. Corral.

Flagstaff – Website

In Northern Arizona and in close proximity to the Grand Canyon. Flagstaff is home to Arizona’s tallest mountain. Humpreys Peak and close to Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments, home to Native American pueblo sites and cliff dwellings.

Four Corners Monument- Website

The only place in the United states where four states intersect. Located on the Colorado Plateau see where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet.

Grand Canyon- Website

One of the natural wonders of the world. Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon stretches 277 miles, it is up to 18 miles wide and is a mile deep in places. Visitors have a wide range of choices for seeing the Canyon, each different in their way. As well as the well-known South Rim and Grand Canyon West, including the new Skywalk, you should also consider the North Rim and the Eastern Canyon. Grand Canyon East allows visitors to visit attractions such as Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon or the Little Colorado River.

Lake Havasu City- Website

Home to ‘London Bridge’

Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam- Website

Located on the border with Nevada, Lake Mead offers a variety of recreational options, while visitors can also marvel at the Hoover Dam.

Lowell Observatory- Website

Located in Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory is one of the oldest in the United States, established in 1894. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

Meteor Crater- Website

Located in Northern Arizona, Meteor Crater is over a mile wide and more than 550 feet deep. The Discovery Center provides many interactive displays and exhibits. Due to its similarity with the topography of the moon, NASA used the crater as a training site for Apollo astronauts.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park- Website

Located on Arizona-Utah border, Monument Valley defines what millions view as the American West due to extensive use in movies, especially those of John Ford. Large Sandstone Buttes, the highest extending more than 1,000 feet above the valley floor, characterize the valley.

The Painted Desert- Website

The Painted Desert stretches from the Grand Canyon National Park eastward to the Petrified Forest National Park. It is a region of rocky badlands encompassing over 93.500 acres. Layers of deposited clay and sandstone provide a visual stunning scene.

Petrified Forest National Park- Website

In addition to the 200 million year old fossils, visitors can also see the remnants of over 13,000 tears of human habitation, including Puerco Pueblo.

Saguaro National Park- Website

In Pima County in South East Arizona, the National Park preserves the Sonoran Desert landscape including the giant Saguaro cactus.

Tucson- Website

An ideal base to explore Southern Arizona. Tucson is itself home to such attractions as the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Mission San Xavier de Bac, Pima Air & Space Museum and the Old Tucson Studios,

Verde Canyon Railroad- Website

This four-hour rail journey takes visitors into the unspoiled Verde Canyon.