The dramatic burnt-orange terrain of this Southwestern state is dotted with the saturated greens of world-class golf courses and the chlorine blues of suburban swimming pools. But if there is an artificial element to this desert region, Arizona’s authenticity is also palpable, from the ancient ruins embedded in the landscape to the rich culture of its Indigenous inhabitants. In the north, the Grand Canyon cuts a majestic swath, the deep azure of Lake Powell spectacularly interrupts the arid terrain, and the red-rock monoliths of Sedona lure outdoor lovers as well as those in search of spiritual enlightenment. 

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