The Grand Canyon is one of Mother Nature’s incredible gifts to humanity, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Carved to a depth of more than a mile by the Colorado River over the course of millennia, the canyon is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Few other places on our planet are as magnificent as the Grand Canyon. Standing near the canyon, it’s impossible not to feel dwarfed by its immense size and scale. Winding its way through 277 miles of the naturally beautiful Arizona desert, the Grand Canyon tells the story of nearly 2 billion years of Earth’s fascinating geological history.

The area surrounding the canyon is the ancestral home of several Native American cultures, including the Pueblo, Cohonina and Sinagua tribes. The Pueblo people considered the site a sacred place, and traditionally made pilgrimages there. Even today, several churches of diverse faiths offer religious services at Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park offers a recreational cornucopia for anyone to enjoy. For the adventurous, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities — there are plenty of options for camping, hiking, biking and river trips. Those who want to take things at a slower pace may want to opt for a bus tour of the Hermit Road scenic route, take a mule trip or enjoy one of the rotating art exhibits at the historic Kolb Studio. Meanwhile, nature lovers with an eye for the perfect shot can try their hand at wildlife photography.    

Build Your Arizona Dream Home at Foxboro Ranch Estates

Foxboro Ranch Estates is a new mountain community in Northern Arizona, located just an hour and a half away from the Grand Canyon. With 57 custom homesites nestled between the mountains and the Coconino National Forest, Foxboro Ranch Estates is a picturesque, private retreat.

Starting at 3,000 square feet, these spacious and luxuriously appointed homes offer the best in modern amenities, in a gated community that makes residents’ quality of life the first – and only – priority. Foxboro Ranch Estates is an environment that’s second to none, with walking trails, a community clubhouse and fully stocked fishing lakes – all against the backdrop of Arizona’s beautiful landscape.     

In Arizona, There’s Always Something to See and Do

Foxboro Ranch Estates is also conveniently located. Flagstaff is a 30-minute drive away, and Sedona is just 40 minutes down the road. If you love the rugged geological formations and diverse ecosystem that make the desert scenery so dramatically different, both of these two cities have so much to enjoy.

Stargazers, rejoice! Flagstaff is the world’s first International Dark Sky City, a designation they earned through their dedication to eliminating sources of light pollution. The city is home to both Lowell Observatory and the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station.

Sedona’s famous red rock formations have helped make the city a spiritual mecca that lures people from all over the world. Sedona has been revered as a center for healing since the time of the Native Americans, who believed the city was a sacred energy source. Whether you subscribe to New Age healing or are just drawn to the unique geology, Sedona is well worth the visit.

Arizona offers something for everyone, from sunbathers to skiers to scientists. At Foxboro Ranch Estates, you can live in your dream home and capture the ultimate Arizona lifestyle experience.