From Utah’s rock arches and vertiginous canyons, Arizona’s cactus lands and Navajo dwellings, and New Mexico’s caves and sand dunes, and old west towns and endless sagebrush of Nevada, the Southwest is never less than thrilling.
Everything is just a little bit hotter in America’s Southwest. Summer temperatures in the desert regularly top 100 degrees, and the local cuisine is spiced up by the use of fiery chilies. Mornings and late afternoons are the ideal time to appreciate the staggering beauty of the landscapes. From Utah’s rock arches and river side ranches, Arizona’s cactus lands and Navaho cliff dwellings, and New Mexico’s caves and sand dunes, to the chiseled peaks and river bends of Texas, and the red rock canyons and endless sagebrush of Nevada, the Southwest is never less than thrilling. You can experience all of this by saddle or paddle, bike or hike, on skis or on the breeze. When the sun dips below the horizon, head for the bright lights of Vegas for blackjack or a show, or relax around the glowing embers of a desert campfire.