There’s No Other Historical Landmark In Arizona Quite Like This 2,000-Year-Old Tree
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on June 29, 2023(Originally published June 25, 2023)
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
As you know, there are numerous historical landmarks throughout Arizona. How many have you visited that date back over two millennia?
The oldest tree in Arizona dates back 2,000 years and is located near the city of Prescott. Aside from its stature, this impressive natural wonder in Arizona has literally stood the test of time, weathering the elements, and a fire that was saved by the Granite Mountain Hotshots without losing a single branch. I invite you to read on if you’re curious to learn more about this juniper tree in Arizona. You’ll also want to check out the Giant Alligator Juniper Trail to learn more about the hike that’ll take you to this historical landmark.
For more information about how to reach the Giant Alligator Juniper, check out the trail maps and more on AllTrails. You can also sign up for AllTrails too!
Have you ever visited the Giant Alligator Juniper? Are there any other natural landmarks in Arizona that have stood the test of time? Tell us your favorites! If you’d like more Grand Canyon State history, feel free to also check out these historical Arizona hikes.
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