<What would you recommend seeing/doing during the first two weeks
That's usually a question that someone living here
would ask.. and the answer would be -- Leave :-).
the State of Arizona
looks like on a map. Start on the western border at about
the center, but more towards the top, about two -thirds of the way up from
the southern border. Now picture something similar on the eastern border,
but instead it will be only one-third of the way from the southern border.
Now draw a line between these two points. What you've done is drawn a
line from the western border of the state a bit north of center diagonally
down to the eastern border of the state a bit south of center.
The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.
actuality, this line isn't straight, but this is the best way I can describe
it without a picture :-). This line is called the Mogollon Rim, and is
the southern border of what is called the Colorado Plateau. The Mogollon
Rim is about a 2,000+ foot drop. So if you're south of the rim, like in
Tucson, Yuma, or Phoenix, the elevation ranges from almost sea level up
to about 2,000 feet. North of the Rim, like Prescott, Flagstaff, Sedona,
Holbrook, and the Grand Canyon
, the elevation ranges from 4,000 feet to 12,000 feet.
|Grand Canyon||(gra'nd KA'N-yu'n)|
Located entirely in northern Arizona, the park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers to visitors on the rim.
you're going to live in the Phoenix area when you move here, you'll definately
want to spend some time here to see what it's like. But if you're coming
here in August for recreation, I would spend more time up north where it
is 20-30 degrees cooler. In the southern part of the state, you can expect
that while you're here in the August, the temperature will not drop below
110 degrees, and may easily rise above 120. Flagstaff is much more mild
in the summer, with highs in the 90s, and down to the 60s in the evening.
Many of the evenings in the Phoenix summers don't drop below 100.
lots of water :-), (no, I'm kidding)!