Northern Arizona stands in contrast to the southern part of the state. The high Colorado Plateau, which stretches across large portions of four states, covers almost the entire northern half of Arizona.
It begins at the Mogollon Rim, which runs across the state from northwest to southeast, where the land rises abruptly in a line of ridges and cliffs. Near the Rim, the small city of Flagstaff is surrounded by forested mountains, including Arizona's highest: 12,634-ft. Humphrey's Peak. Flagstaff sits at an elevation of 7,000 feet, and is cooler than Phoenix by about 20°F--making it a popular destination for southern Arizonans in summer.
It sometimes seems as though Northern Arizona consists of an unbroken string of scenic attractions. The biggest--literally--is of course the Grand Canyon, one of the greatest tourist attractions in the country. But the list of others is truly staggering: Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, and Monument Valley all vie for attention.
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"No one is going to say, 'Baez, you sound like (expletive)!'"
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Jerome may be the ghostly capital of Arizona, but don't miss these 5 not-so-obvious haunts.
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The movie is graphically erotic romance, a black comedy and a little bit of a horror story all rolled into one.
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A ridiculously complicated plots bogs down the thriller.
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The director talks about teaming with Tom Hanks for the latest installment of the Robert Langdon franchise.
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High temperatures are coming earlier, staying later in the year than they did a century ago.
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Coming up: Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk, Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Spooktacular and the State Fair.
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It was thought to be too far from Phoenix and from Scottsdale?s established business district to be commercially viable
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Les Lindvig, his wife, and two sons built a menagerie of aviaries in their backyard
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Confident of success, the Midway Theater owners obtained a five-year lease in another Goodwin brother?s building
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The trial engaged the community?s attention as it represented two of the town?s most popular and esteemed citizens
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We are grateful to all of the citizens from the Ramon Bernal bloodlines for your contributions to Gilbert?s heritage
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Only in Arizona: The property's dubious past lives on through close encounters with the unexplained
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A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark
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