Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park–three incredible bucket-list-parks–remain largely summer destinations. But when temperatures plummet, these otherwise busy parks are perfect for those who seek solitude and tranquility.
Discover the Southwest & Texas
Southwestern hospitality is legendary. So too are Texas’s honky-tonk verve, Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Utah’s marvelous mazes of sandstone, New Mexico’s Roswell conspiracies. Where but Dallas are there rodeos rubbing elbows with shopping worthy of Rodeo Drive, or a dinner out of humble chicken-fried steak followed by a night of resplendent opera?
Here are the sprawling, wide-open spaces of America, where you can drive for miles or stand atop the tallest plateau with nothing but the vastness of the landscape and your own thoughts for company. With so much prime road trip blacktop, it can be a tough choice between driving the scenic byways of Arizona or taking a two-week road trip through New Mexico.
For a break from the car, stretch your legs on a day hike in one of Utah’s National Parks, or make sure everyone’s entertained in the great outdoors with these kid-friendly activities in and around the parks. Another trail that’s fun of a different sort to travel is Texas’s Hill Country Wine Trail.
Travel Maps of the Southwest & Texas