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Encyclopedia > Arizona Strip

The Arizona Strip is that part of the US state of Arizona lying north of the Colorado River and south of the state of Utah. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ...

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General characteristics

The Strip is very typical of the American West in its red-rock canyon country, and the aridity of the climate, which leads to the predominance of sagebrush vegetation. However the first European settlers were witness to great stretches of grassland in such areas as House Rock Valley which are returning under better ranching practices. The land is also dotted with cedar trees, moving into pinon and juniper forests, and eventually ponderosa pines, spruce, firs, and aspen in the higher elevations such as the Kaibab Plateau. The Kaibab Plateau is located in northern Arizona in the United States. ...


It has been divided between Coconino County in the east (west of Kanab Creek) and Mohave County in the west. The only significant settlements are Fredonia on Kanab Creek and Colorado City on the Utah border to the northwest (see also Hildale, Utah). In the extreme west on the Virgin River is the small settlement of Littlefield just off Interstate 15. However, the Strip provides the only route accessing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and numerous service communities catering to tourists exist along the Strip's main routes. Coconino County is located in the north central part of the state of Arizona. ... Mohave County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Fredonia is a town located in Coconino County, Arizona. ... Colorado City is a town in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. ... Hildale is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States. ... The Virgin River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the southwestern United States The Virgin River is a tributary of the Colorado River, 200 mi (322 km) long, in the southwestern United States. ... Littlefield, Arizona is a town in Mohave County in northern Arizona. ... Evening light falls on view of Bright Angel Point (to left) just West of the Grand Canyon Lodge on North Rim The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. ...


Since the area was first settled by Mormon Pioneers led by the indomitable Jacob Hamblin in the mid-19th century, the Arizona Strip has been one of the last strongholds of the nineteenth-century practice of polygamy, though this practice was disavowed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) in 1890. Over the last century the region has been the subject of controversy because of the control groups such as the United Effort Plan, a polygamist Mormon offshoot, exert within the region. However, such groups remain merely a visible minority. Jacob Hamblin (April 6, 1819 – August 31, 1886) was a Western pioneer, Mormon missionary, and diplomat to various Native American Tribes of the Southwest and Great Basin. ... The term polygamy (many marriages in late Greek) is used in related ways in social anthropology, sociobiology, and sociology. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ...


The Arizona Strip was long a cattleman's paradise with large stretches of grassy meadow in the valleys and the high Kaibab plateau as summer forage. At the turn of the last century, the Grand Canyon Cattle Company, otherwise known as the Bar Z Brand, ran upwards of 100,000 cattle throughout the strip. However, land and water use often led to friction between competing brands, and there are accounts of limited range wars between different outfits and between sheepmen and cattlemen.


The strip had been a battleground between Native American and white settlers during the 19th century, with Navajo parties crossing over the Colorado River and raiding Mormon settlements. However, peace was largely maintained through the diplomatic efforts of Jacob Hamblin. It also served as the primary route from Utah into Arizona, as the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River serve as almost impenetrable barriers to the south. Navajo (pronounced and sometimes written in English, Navaho), or Diné (pronounced , meaning The People in Navajo) refers or relates to the Navajo people, currently the largest Native American tribe in North America, with about 300,000 members. ... Jacob Hamblin (April 6, 1819 – August 31, 1886) was a Western pioneer, Mormon missionary, and diplomat to various Native American Tribes of the Southwest and Great Basin. ... Evening light falls on view of Bright Angel Point (to left) just West of the Grand Canyon Lodge on North Rim The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long...


Today the Strip still is an important transportation route. More importantly, it provides the only access to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on Route 67 heading south from Jacob Lake. Jacob Lake is a small unincorporated community on the Kaibab Plateau in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, at the junction of U.S. Route 89A and State Route 67. ...


Access

The Arizona Strip is very sparsely populated and connected to the rest of Arizona by only two highway links, at Navajo Bridge and the Glen Canyon Dam bridge, both at the eastern end of the area and crossing the Colorado River. However it has multiple road links to Utah to the north, and as a result has stronger historic, economic and cultural ties to Utah than to Arizona. Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado Rivers Marble Canyon near Lees Ferry, Arizona. ... Glen Canyon Dam on 19 June 2005. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ...


Four primary roads enter the core of the strip – from Mesquite, Nevada, St. George, Utah, Colorado City, Arizona and Fredonia, Arizona. All four are dirt/gravel and should not be driven by low-clearance vehicles. Motorists should check with the BLM locally before heading into the strip on these roads, and be prepared – even rangers may not know current conditions, such as snow/ice cover and washouts. Mesquite is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 77 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... Palm Trees dot the landscape of St. ... Colorado City is a town in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. ... Fredonia is a town located in Coconino County, Arizona. ... US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling 262 million acres (1,060,000 km²) or one-eighth of the landmass of the country. ...


Protected Lands

Most of the land in the Arizona Strip is managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management or the United States Forest Service. The area holds several U.S. Wilderness Areas and U.S. National Monuments and the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. The southern part of the Arizona Strip includes the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the northern section of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. US BLM logo The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers Americas public lands, totaling 262 million acres (1,060,000 km²) or one-eighth of the landmass of the country. ... Logo of the U.S. Forest Service. ... The Wilderness Act protects exceptional undisturbed natural areas and scenery, such as in the Ansel Adams Wilderness On federal lands in the United States, Congress may designate a wilderness area under the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964. ... Navajo National Monument Devils Tower National Monument Statue of Liberty National Monument Fort Matanzas National Monument A National Monument is a protected area of the United States that is similar to a national park (specifically a U.S. National Park) except that the President of the United States can quickly... Grand Canyon National Park is one of the United States oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. ... Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and northern Arizona. ...


National Monuments

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (sometimes referred to as Parashant National Monument) is located on the northern edge of the Grand Canyon in northwest Arizona. ... Pipe Spring National Monument, a little known gem of the National Park System, is rich with American Indian, early explorer and Mormon pioneer history. ... Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is located in the U.S. state of Arizona. ...

National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the United States oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. ...

National Recreation Areas

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon NRA) is a recreation and conservation unit of the National Park Service that encompasses the area around Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, covering 1,254,429 acres (5,076 km²) of mostly desert. ... Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and northern Arizona. ...

Wilderness Areas

  • Beaver Dam Mountains
  • Grand Wash Cliffs
  • Kanab Creek
  • Mount Trumbull
  • Paiute
  • Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs

The Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness is located in northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah, USA, within the arid Colorado Plateau region. ... The Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness is located in northern Arizona and southern Utah, U.S.A., within the arid Colorado Plateau region. ...

Available Maps

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  • Fredonia AZ
  • Glen Canyon Dam AZ
  • Grand Canyon AZ
  • Littlefield AZ
  • Mount Trumbull AZ
  • Tuba City AZ

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