Tourism Resources for the State of Arizona
Visitors to the State of Arizona will be surprised by its diversity of terrain, climates, and activities. For information on all areas of the state, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism.
Southern and Central Arizona
The southern part of the state, where Tubac is located, and the central part of Arizona are warm in the summer and very temperate in the winter. Surprising to some visitors, the average temperatures rise as you head north between Tubac (with an approximate elevation of 3,200 feet) and Phoenix (approximate elevation of 1,080 feet). The Sonoran Desert is located here, and the area includes the major metropolitan areas of Tucson (about an hour north of Tubac) and Phoenix, the state capitol (about 3 hours north of Tubac). For more information on destinations in Southern Arizona, click on the following links:
Rural Areas in Southern & Central Arizona
Heading north of Phoenix, drivers climb the Mogollon Rim where the elevation in Flagstaff is approximately 7,000 feet above sea level. Here, summers are quite mild, and winters often include snow. The northern portion of the state includes the Coconino National Forest, the largest forest of Ponderosa Pines in the world. This area also includes a portion of the Navajo Reservation, the largest Native American Reservation in the world. For more information about destinations in Northern Arizona, click on the following links:
Rural Areas in Northern Arizona