Arizona National Parks
The ruins of Indian villages built between A.D. 350 and 1300 are located at the base of sheer red cliffs and in canyon wall caves.
Nation's first archeological preserve features Casa Grande, one of the largest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in North America.
Lying at the intersection of two deserts and two mountain ranges, Chiricahua represents one of the premier areas for biological diversity in the northern hemisphere.
Commemorates first European exploration of the SW, by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1540-42), near the point where his expedition entered what is now the US.
Established in 1862, this fort was the focal point of the military operations against Geronimo and his band of Apaches.
Lake Powell stretches for 186 miles along the old Colorado River channel, offering opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation.
Focusing on the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, park illustrates one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world.
The 1,690-acre site preserves the archeological remains of the Hohokam culture. Not open to the public.
The oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Reservation was established in 1878 by John Lorenzo Hubbell. The trading post is still active today.
In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco.
Three of America's four desert ecosystems—the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts—meet in this first national recreation area established by an act of Congress.
This 5-story, 20-room cliff dwelling is one of the best preserved and easily accessible cliff ruins in North America.
Features well preserved ruins of villages left behind by Ancestral Puebloan Peoplearound AD 1300.
Take a journey across the Southwest on the Old Spanish National Historic Trail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles for history, culture, and scenic beauty.
Protects a collection of plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert, including the organ pipe cactus, a large cactus rarely found in the United States.
Grand Canyon Parashant's natural splendor provides a sense of solitude to those who venture into its isolated domain. Located on the edge of one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Grand Canyon, the Monument's expansive landscape encompasses a chronicle of natural and cultural history.
Features one of the world's largest concentrations of petrified wood, Indian ruins and petroglyphs, and portions of the colorful Painted Desert.
Historic fort and other structures, built here by Mormon pioneers, memorialize the exploration and settlement of the Southwest.
Features the giant saguaro cactus, which may reach a height of 50 feet and is unique to the Sonoran Desert.
This volcanic cinder cone with summit crater was formed just before AD 1100; it's upper part is colored as if by sunset.
Features well-preserved cliff dwellings occupied during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries by the Salado culture, who farmed in the Salt River Valley.
Includes the mission sites of Tumacacori, Guevavi and Calabazas, established by Jesuit Father Kino in the late 1690s in the northern frontier of New Spain.
Features remnants of one of the largest Sinagua pueblos — a two-storied, 110 room structure — built between AD 1100 and 1450 AD.
Cliff dwellings were built in shallow caves under ledges of limestone by Pueblo Indians about 800 years ago.
Ruins of red sandstone pueblos built by American Indians about AD 1065 are preserved here.
Located in the southwestern corner of Arizona, Yuma served as a vital crossing of the Lower Colorado River in the 19th Century and an innovator of water management and desert agriculture in the 20th Century.