Arizona is located in southwestern United States. Mexico's state of Sonora borders its southern side; its northeast
corner connects it to New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The Colorado River, which runs its whole length, separates it
from the states of Nevada and California. Although snow falls in the northern regions, it is the magnificent desert
landscape and dry, sunny climate on its southern side that attracts tourists from North America and from around the
globe. Deluxe spa resorts, golf and tennis resorts, posh shopping districts and retirement complexes cater to the
visitor who comes to play, relax, retire, or indulge.
Locals and visitors alike attend festivals and rodeos and take part in fishing, boating, hiking and sightseeing
excursions. Native American villages, dude ranches and Tombstone, an authentic silver mining town from 1877 are
just a few other delightful assets in this very scenic state.
The sixth largest state in the union, Arizona encompasses over a dozen national parks and monuments, including the
famous Grand Canyon National Park, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Petrified Forest National Park
and the Montezuma Castle National Monument.