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Sedona Ranger District (National Forest Service), Box 300, Sedona AZ 86336. 520/282-4119. Sedona-Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce, Box 478, Sedona AZ 86336. 520/282-7722 or 800/288-7336. Page 23 GRAND CANYON AREA The predominant feature in this area is, of course, the Grand Canyon National Park. It is more than impressive; it is one of the seven wonders of the world and the term ''Grand" scarcely does it justice. Two billion years in the making, it is the largest hole in the earth277 miles long, averaging a mile deep and 10 miles wide.
You will also find details regarding camping on Indian reservations and remote backcountry campsites. Travel Strategies & Helpful Facts Since Arizona is rather spread out, consider whether you will be travelling to one area, say for a week or a five-day pack trip, or whether you plan to sample several areas. If you've booked a multi-day outfitted trip the outfitter may be able to meet you at the closest airport. Otherwise you need a car. Rentals are available in many places. Airlines offering service directly to Arizona are Continental Express, United Express-Mesa Airlines, and America West.
The earliest Anglos were ambitious, mostly hunters or traders exploring the territory of Arizona after the Mexican War of Independence in 1825. A scant 23 years later the United States government purchased 530,000 acres of the Southwest from Mexico, including today's New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and part of Colorado. About 620 years after the Civil War, Anglo migration began in earnest. News of gold, silver, and copper discoveries encouraged prospectors. Shopkeepers followed and word of the vast new region spread.