The landscape of Bryce Canyon Country feels timeless as you move from one community to the next. Though we tend to think about parks and monuments in terms of grandchildren appreciating these landscapes on their own road trips, we can also appreciate them through the perspective of lightyears!
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Bisbee is home to a colorful community and a unique history. From stair climbing marathons, a multitude of murals and a chance to explore a real mineshaft, this former mining town has so much to offer, and will leave you wanting to come back again!
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.
The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.
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.
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.
Explore lush riparian forests, New Deal-era architecture, and Native American history in the heart of Arizona’s Verde Valley.
Changing leaves, haunted houses, and more nature trails than you could possibly explore in a single weekend—this is autumn in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Spend 3 days hiking in the San Francisco Peaks and sampling some of Flagstaff’s best restaurants and watering holes. Whether you’re looking to summit Arizona’s tallest peak or an easier hike among aspens and wildflowers, this itinerary has you covered.
From ancient pueblos to astronomy, Flagstaff has a long and rich history. But this is no ordinary history lesson–you’ll get to experience it all firsthand, from exploring ancient pueblos to peering through the telescope used to discover Pluto.