From the Grand Canyon to Tucson, Arizona’s storied past reaches back thousands of years, and you will enjoy its tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests.
Experience the many tales of Tombstone, buried treasure at Flagstaff, and dozens of ghost towns, of this hauntingly beautiful state, by taking a virtual tour through Arizona.
One-quarter of the land is occupied by Indian reservations, where traditional life continues largely unaffected by mainstream US culture. There are also many ruins from the Anasazi period around the 12th century, preserved as National Monuments. Be sure to visit Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki.
Recreation abounds in Arizona, from its famous golf courses to water sports at Lake Havasu to its beautiful views of the Grand Canyon.
Enjoy your travels in Arizona, and welcome to the Grand Canyon State.
Kathy R. Alexander
Editor/Founder, Legends of America
The 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the nation, a copper star was placed in the flag’s center.
Across the Painted Desert on Route 66
Ashfork – Flagstone Capital of the World
Beale’s Wagon Road From New Mexico to California
Bellemont to Deer Park Road on Route 66
Bisbee – Queen of the Copper Camps
Blue Field, Arizona & An Indian Scrimmage
Chloride – Preserving the Past for the Future
Clifton – Mining Copper Through Thick & Thin
Flagstaff – City of Seven Wonders
Golden Shores and Topock- End of the Line
Grand Canyon – One of Seven Wonders
Grand Canyon Caverns – Stumbling Into Opportunity
Holbrook – Too Tough For Women or Churches
J.L. Hubbell & the Hubbell Trading Post
Jerome – Copper Queen on the Hill
Johnson Canyon Tunnel – Frontier Era Time Capsule
Joseph City & the Jackrabbit Trading Post
Lees Ferry – Crossing the Colorado River
Kingman – Gateway to Hoover Dam
Mining the Investor in Arizona
Old Convict’s Gravesite Near Safford
Petrified Forest National Park
Pleasant Valley War, aka Tonto Range War
Chloride – A Ghost Town and Then Some
The Rise and Fall of Lowell, Arizona
Seligman – Pride in Pavement is King!
Tips For Traveling in the Desert
Tombstone – The Town Too Tough to Die
Wham Paymaster Robbery Near Pima
Williams – Gateway to the Grand Canyon
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated March 2023.