Trip Planning Resources

Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; some mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson.

In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monumentsArizona is home to 22 National Park Stops.

Almost 25% of the state contains Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens.

The AZ tourism site is a great resource for local food, adventure, places to see, and upcoming events. I find Instagram to be a helpful trip planning tool.


“There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” #VisitArizona (#???? @amitsharma03)⠀

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By The Numbers

Total Stops
Acres of land
Threatened & Endangered Species
Average High (degrees)
Average Low (degrees)
Average precipitation

Arizona Park Locations

Completed Stops

Looking forward to seeing Arizona’s parks!

Upcoming Stops