Arizona National Parks & Monuments

Arizona is home to three national parks, 14 national monuments and six national recreation or historic sites. For complete information please visit: www.nps.gov or www.publiclands.org . Here are a few.

Grand Canyon National Park– The Grand Kahuna of National Parks, this world famous canyon was carved over millions of years by the Colorado River is located in Northern Arizona. 928.638.7888 . http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/ 

 

Petrified Forest National Park– Brilliantly colored fossilized logs set in an amazing landscape. 929.524.6228. http://www.nps.gov/pefo/

Saguaro National Park– This is the largest forest of giant Saguaro Cactus in the world. 520.733.5153 (Rincon Mountain District) 520.733.5158 (Tucson Mountain District). http://www.nps.gov/sagu/

Canyon de Chelly National Monument– The Navajo Nation is the proud steward of the beautiful canyon and well preserved cliff dwellings. 928.674.5500 http://www.nps.gov/cach/

Chiricahua National Monument– Found in Southern Arizona, you will discover eroded, rocky pinnacles and unusual wildlife. 520.824.3560 ext 302. http://www.nps.gov/chir/

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument– Explore colorful volcano and cinder cones with extensive lava flows. 928.526.1157. http://www.nps.gov/sucr/

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument– Found just south of Phoenix, this imposing four story Hohokam period building dates back to the 14th century. 520.723.3172. http://www.nps.gov/cagr/

Montezuma Castle National Monument– This amazing feat of engineering is bult into a high cliff.          928. 567.3322. http://www.nps.gov/moca/

Pipe Spring National Monument– Early Mormon settlers built this fort in the 19th century. 928.643.7105 . http://www.nps.gov/pisp/

Tonto National Monument– These two well  preserved cliff dwellings are found high above Roosevelt Lake. 928.467.2241.http://www.nps.gov/tont/

Tuzigoot National Monument– This historic Native American ruin can be found in the picturesque Verde River Valley. 928.634.5564.  http://www.nps.gov/tuzi/

Walnut Canyon National Monument– These well preserved sandstone cliff dwellings can be found in the deep wooded canyon near Flagstaff. 928. 526.3367. http://www.nps.gov/waca/

Wapatki National Monument– This is an amazing collection of Indian ruins still standing at the edge of the Painted Desert. 928.679.2365. http://www.nps.gov/wupa/