The Southwestern US brings to mind vast deserts, stunning geology, unique ecosystems, and contemporary cultures that have evolved alongside the landscapes. From the staggering beauty of the Grand Canyon to the iconic slot canyons and hoodoos of Utah, to the rugged rock formations of Joshua Tree, there is something for everyone in the Southwest.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most visited destinations in the world, and Teddy Roosevelt called it, “the one great sight which every American should see.” However, its vastness holds many quiet corners.
Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
With nearly 200 natural arches between them, Arches and Canyonlands are a sightseers dream. However, each offers countless rock formations beyond the arch – there are also towering hoodoos, gigantic canyons, and hidden slot canyons to explore.
Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks
The staggering hoodoos of Zion National Park transition seamlessly into the pink and red rock canyons of Utah’s first National Park, Bryce Canyon. Only one hour apart, these geologic and historical sites are two quintessential wonders of the American Southwest.