AZ State Parks

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When it comes to epic beauty and dramatic diversity, no state compares to Arizona. And trails are the key to unlocking that treasure chest of scenic wonders. Trails in Arizona cross wild desert where the cactus grow tall as office buildings. Trails weave among towering red rock formations, ramble through sprawling pine forests and circle high country lakes sparkling like jewels. Now for the first time, the 100 best trails in the state will be named as part of the new Arizona Premier Trails System. Will your favorite trail make the list? Help us select the best by nominating your favorites.

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Arizona State Parks host fun, educational Star Parties and Astronomy events throughout the year. This program, in operation since 2007 continues to grow in popularity with more events added each year. Typical star night events feature lectures (often with guest speakers), and viewings of celestial objects (planets, nebulas, stars) through a variety of telescopes. Some events have information tables and afternoon solar viewings as well. Events are supported by Arizona Astronomy Clubs and individuals who invite the public to come see Arizona's amazing night skies.

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