Arizona, USA Travel Guide
Monument Valley, Arizona
Author: Bernard Gagnon (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Principal Cities of Arizona
I arrange the cities according to population.
- Phoenix (1,600,000)
State capital of Arizona, its largest city, and the 5th largest in the US.
- Tucson (542,000)
Second largest city in Arizona, located near the Mexican border.
- Mesa (460,000)
Third largest city in Arizona, but serves more as a suburb 20 miles to the east of Phoenix.
- Glendale (247,000)
Suburb of Phoenix located 14 km to the northwest of downtown.
- Scottsdale (245,000)
City located to the east adjacent to Phoenix.
Suburb to Phoenix located to the east of downtown.
- Gilbert (208,000)
Fourth fastest-growing large municipality in the United States, to the southeast of Phoenix.
- Tempe (176,000)
Another city to the southeast of Phoenix.
- Peoria (142,000)
City to the north of Phoenix, 9th largest in terms of population, 4th largest in terms of area.
- Surprise (90,700)
The second fastest growing municipality in the Phoenix metropolitan area after Gilbert.
- Yuma (78,000)
City on the southwestern part of Arizona.
- Flagstaff (60,000)
City on the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau.
- Prescott (43,000)
Former territory capital of Arizona.
- Payson (15,000)
Small city in Gila County, known as the Heart of Arizona.
- Sedona (11,000)
Small city famous for its red sandstone formations.
- Winslow (10,000)
Small city in Navajo County.
Places of Interest in Arizona
These are arranged in alphabetical order. National Parks and National Monuments are listed separately below.
- Antelope Canyon
- Four Corners Monument
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
- Meteor Crater
- Mogollon Rim
- Monument Valley
- Mount Lemmon
- Mystery Castle
- Navajo Nation
- Painted Desert
- White Mountains
National Parks in Arizona
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Saguaro National Park
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Arizona
- Grand Canyon National Park (1979)
National Monuments in Arizona
- Agua Fria National Monument
- Canyon de Chelly National Monument
- Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
- Chiricahua National Monument
- Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
- Hohokam Pima National Monument
- Ironwood Forest National Monument
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
- Navajo National Monument
- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
- Pipe Spring National Monument
- Sonoran Desert National Monument
- Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
- Tonto National Monument
- Tuzigoot National Monument
- Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
- Walnut Canyon National Monument
- Wupatki National Monument
National Forests in Arizona
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
- Coronado National Forest
- Tonto National Forest
Arizona State Parks
- Homolovi Ruins State Park
- Kartchner Caverns State Park
- Lake Havasu State Park
- Lyman Lake State Park
- Picacho Peak State Park
- Roper Lake State Park