From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4 wheel drive and all-star skies.
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The towns of Cedar City and Brian Head, Utah have thriving arts scenes and plenty of incredible restaurants, breweries and wineries. The only thing that could make these lively destinations even better? The vast stretches of public lands surrounding them, full of vivid red cliffs, wildflower-studded aspen glades, a national monument and two national parks.
Get ready to have everything you thought you knew about the American Southwest turned upside down, because Farmington, New Mexico, isn’t just another sleepy desert town. Here are a few surprising things you can do in Farmington, NM, during your gateway to the Four Corners.
There’s a peaceful, thrilling feeling we’ve all had, but it’s rare: the moment when everything comes together on a road trip. In our research about Cheyenne, Wyoming, we started to find all the pieces for that moment to happen, and we had to share.
You’ll find an abundance of lonesome highways, dirt roads, ghost towns, and wide open vistas as you travel through northern Nevada’s Cowboy Country. Leave your expectations at home, pack plenty of water and snacks, then hit the road.
The best towns and communities along the Appalachian Trail are full of Appalachian history and culture. Whether you’re thru-hiking the entire trail, exploring one portion for the day, or driving a route in the general direction of the AT, these mountain towns are worth exploring.
When traveling to National Parks and other awe-inspiring places in the Southwest United States, you also travel across the ancestral lands of many different Indigenous tribes. We have created a guide to help you feel prepared exploring Indigenous heritage in the Southwest and Four Corners region on your next road trip. Indigenous communities are still very much tied to the land, and you can create a positive experience for both yourself and these communities by visiting with gratitude and respect – prepared to learn about the local cultures and histories.
For the ultimate archaeology road trip through the Four Corners region, look no further! From the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park to the petroglyphs at Chaco Canyon, the sandstone spires in Canyon de Chelly, and plenty of other incredible dwellings, hikes, and sites in between, this 10-day itinerary is the southwestern archaeology itinerary of a lifetime.
Make a morning stop at the Farm-to-Fantastic Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday morning throughout the year. Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, locally-sourced foods, and delicious baked goods before heading into the desert.
Leave the city behind and explore nature and an up-and-coming art scene in this historic mining town.