Phoenix city, the capital of Arizona is located in a beautiful Sonoran Desert, home of the Saguaro Cactus. The Arizona desert reveals a variety of wonders and mysteries which modern scientists are not able to explain. The point is that millions of years ago, as it was found by geologists, a bog or even a sea was situated at this point which was surrounded by volcanoes. The scientific world is at a loss how this place was changed into beautiful park, every tree and stone of which is a real masterpiece of a harmony between shape and color. The Petrified Forest which is located in the south part of Red Monument Valley is a place of incredible beauty. Stems of stony trees are placed among whitish hills of sandstone having embedded multicolored zones of silt, ashes and other species deposits. Trees still maintain the appearance of being alive; however, their stems are in fact stone beams of crystalline quartz. A majority of trees are about 30 meters in height and diameter of some stems reaches 1.8 meters.
One of the greater Phoenix tours among the great variety of tours from Phoenix is a tour to Red Monument Valley. This is absolutely unique place located in Arizona and it is really world-famous. Monument Valley is located at the borders cross of four states: Utah, New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. The uncommonness of this place is that well-known natural wonder like Great Canyon and Petrified Forest are situated near at hand. It is quite possible that all those locations were created by nature. However there is a high probability which is not excluded by the scientists that all of them were created by very ancient highly developed civilization.
Another very popular tour among the tours from Phoenix is the tour to Grand Canyon. A dozen different descriptions wouldn't do it justice. And in fact no two visitors walk away with the same impression of the scope and grandeur of this great canyon and its grandiose variety of waterfalls, lakes, caves, towers, ledge, terraces and ravine.
The length of Grand Canyon from Glen Canyon on the south edge of Lake Powell to Grand Wash rocks on Lake Mead is 277 miles (443 km). The width is on average 10 miles (16 km) from one edge to the other. Depth varies from approximately 5, 700 feet (1.737 m) at its northern edge to approximately 1,200 feet (365 m) at its south edge. It seems that Grand Canyon looks differently every time it's viewed: as sun, shadows and clouds give the rocks a different color and appearance.
One more tour which should be mentioned while speaking about tours from Phoenix is the tour to the well-known city of Carter, which is a great cup-shaped hole 220 miles in diameter and 180 mile deep! Disputes about the dimensions of a meteorite which made such a huge crater have yet to be decided. But the latest calculations assume that it was a big iron and nickel laden meteorite that had an original weight of approximately 300,000 tons. You be the judge of its cause and effect, just don't forget to snap a photo or two.
While ordering tours from Phoenix, don't forget to invite your friends and take your camera because every place and each stone you'll see on your way is unique and is worthy of being recorded.