3,928 mountain peaks & summits
more mountains than any one of the other mountain states (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming)

26 peaks that are more than
10,000 feet in elevation

Mount Lemmon
in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the southernmost ski resort in the United States

Near Yuma
the Colorado River’s elevation dips to 70 feet above sea level, making it the lowest point in the state.

Disparate climate
can yield both the highest and lowest temperatures across the nation in the same day.

Largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines
in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region

6th largest state in the nation
covering 113,909 square miles

Arizona has 90 wilderness areas
while the Midwest as a whole has 50.

Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year.
In 2016, the park has already attracted 6 million visitors.

Four 1,300-foot skyscrapers
piled on top of each other would not reach the rim of the Grand Canyon.

48th state, becoming the last of the
contiguous states on Feb. 14, 1912

Twenty additional historic hotels have been nominated and accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program, which includes properties ranging in age from 52 to 246 years old. Two that fall within Mountain Meetings’ coverage area include the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington and Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, Wyoming.

 

Forbes Travel Guide has revealed its 2018 Star Award winners. The 60th annual list of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas included nine U.S. Mountain West hotels that landed the prestigious Five-Stars and are located in the mountains or immediately surrounded by peaks.