Arizona, in America's deep south-west borders California and New Mexico and is perhaps best known for the Grand Canyon, cut by the mighty Colorado River, as it weaves its way from Utah and ulimatelty into Mexico.
Much of the stateto the south west is flat desert cut by many canyons. The north-east, towards New Mexico, is more hilly and wooded and due to the colder winters with high levels of snow, has a number of ski resorts including around Flagstaff and Tuscon. These areas were once home to Indian tribes including the Navajo and Apache nations. The major forest in the area is Tonto National Forest - says it all really.
Arizona is reached with direct flights from London into Phoenix, the State Capital, or via any one of a number of airport hubs on the east coast.
Getting around is simple but you need to be aware of the size of the state - to drive across it from north-east to south-west will require an overnight stop!