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Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and The Painted Desert. There are high ponderosa pine forests, rolling grasslands, and stark desert landscapes. Less than 20% of the state of Arizona is developed in such cities as Phoenix and Flagstaff; the rest is given over to some of the most extraordinary landscape in the nation. Arizona is the perfect state for a luxury Dude Ranch vacation.
Can one think of Arizona state without thinking of the Grand Canyon? Those who have seen it remain deeply impressed throughout their lives; its vastness is hard to fathom and its beauty is simply stunning. Smaller but no less remarkable is Canyon de Chelly, where ancient pueblo ruins dot the steep canyon walls.
Monument Valley, near the Colorado border, features monumental mesas and buttes, and tall thin sandstone towers. The land, which spans the Arizona - Utah border, is the very essence of the American Old West. Monument Valley is also home to the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the country.
The colorful, rocky badlands of the Painted Desert span nearly 1,000,000 acres from the Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest. The product of earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, wind and sun, the Painted Desert is a testament to the power of nature. Sunsets here are truly unforgettable, and should be incorporated into every Arizona luxury dude ranch vacation.
The luxury vacation ranches of Arizona state take advantage of their spectacular surroundings. Horseback riding outings explore canyons and forested ridges. Winter vacations incorporate horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The rest of the year guests try their hands at fly fishing, mountain biking, archery, and even overnight pack trips.
Arizona is the quintessential state for a rustic or luxury dude ranch vacation.
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