Contract Awarded for Mogollon rim
En route from the Valley of the Sun, the plane flies over Sedona, the Mogollon Rim
and the Kaibab National Forest.
She drove four hours toward Arizona's Mogollon Rim
when a gate impeded her from travelling any farther.
The reservation is a small parcel of land that formerly was the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people, who hunted and gathered food in a vast area of Arizona's desert lowlands and mountainous Mogollon Rim
This country's most notable example of misguided "help" was in Arizona when well-meaning types tried to eliminate predators on the Mogollon Rim
to increase the deer population.
Take a short hike to the top of Mogollon Rim
, a 200-mile escarpment 7,500 feet high, or trek to Tonto Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world.
As you move north of there, you move into the high desert covered with juniper and cedar along the Mogollon Rim
, and the prices drop sharply.
Pack a picnic for the 6-mile Panorama Trail, a rigorous half-day excursion that winds past grassy meadows dotted with grazing cattle and continues up a hillside flanked by vistas of the Mogollon Rim
and the White Mountains.
Blocks with the most species are distributed along a northwesterly line from the southeastern corner of Arizona to the center of the state, from the Chiricahua and Huachuca mountains north to the White Mountains, and west along the Mogollon Rim
as far as Prescott.
Plodding along the backbone of the Mogollon Rim
, my mule, Runt, and I were making good time.
Additional tour high points include a drive along the Mogollon Rim
, a rugged escarpment that provides some of the most far-reaching scenery in Arizona, and stops at National Monuments dedicated to the preservation of Native American cultures, including Montezuma Castle, the most photographed cliff dwelling in America, and Casa Grande, the nation's oldest archaeological preserve.
It would restore and protect "islands" of mountain habitats in the region stretching from the Mogollon Rim
in east-central Arizona and west-central New Mexico to the northern Sierra Madre Occidental in Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico.