The Grand Canyon State

Fun facts about Arizona

One of Arizona's main attractions is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is about 277 miles long with a width of 10 miles wide and a depth of 5,000 feet deep. The size of the canyon cuts all the way through the Colorado Plateau with an elevation of about 5,000 and 9,000 feet above the sea level. The Grand Canyon became a National Park in 1919.
Other attractions in Arizona include four desert regions. These include the Sonoran, the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Chihauhaun deserts. The Arizona deserts contain eight different biomes. The biomes include:
1. tundras characterized by extremely cold winters,
2. coniferous forests located in the Rocky Mountains