Travel Guides for the American West
Destination information and related links for popular attractions in the American West. Includes Alaska, Arizona, Bryce Canyon National Park, California Coast, Canyonlands/Four Corners, Death Valley, Glacier National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Historic Route 66, Lake Powell/Glen Canyon, Las Vegas, Monument Valley, Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon, Painted Desert, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, the Canyons of the Escalante River, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
New Best in the West Guide
Our New Best in the West guide takes a more organized look at some of the west’s greatest places, designed for visitors considering a trip to the American West.
The Top Fifty Best Places in the American West
Our original “best in the west” guide, the Top Fifty Best Places in the American West provided a random, eclectic, and entertaining selection of the “best” and “most” places in the west.
Features by Guest Authors
A listing of features submitted by guest authors and instructions how you, too, can “share your story”.
Includes our North to Alaska road trip series, Denali National Park, and Gates of the Arctic National Park.
A cross-reference to our large collection of articles on Arizona. Sub-categories include Travel Guides, Arizona’s Canyon Country, Caverns, Deserts, Mountains, Cultural, Urban, and Historic.
A cross-reference to our large collection of articles on California. Sub-categories include Mountains, Deserts, Seacoast, and Cultural, Urban, and Historic.
Great Scenic Colorado Destinations – Rocky Mountain National Park, Silverton, Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Million Dollar Hwy, Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, 420 Tourism, and Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
Great Scenic Idaho Destinations – Sandpoint, Idaho and Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s Lake Country, and Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Great Scenic Montana Destinations – Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Virginia and Nevada City.
Great Scenic Nevada Destinations – Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas Area Travel Guide, Death Valley National Park, and the ghost city of Rhyolite, Nevada.
Great Scenic New Mexico Destinations – Anasazi Indian ruins, El Morro National Monument, Acoma Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Chaco Canyon, Trinity Site, Carlsbad Caverns, & Gila Wilderness/National Forest.
Great Scenic North Dakota Destinations – Camping and Recreation in North Dakota Parks.
Great Scenic Oregon Destinations – The mighty Columbia River Gorge and Harris Beach State Park.
Great Scenic South Dakota Destinations – Mount Rushmore, Black Hills of South Dakota, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Wind Cave National Park.
A cross-reference to our large collection of articles on Utah. Sub-categories include Travel Guides, Utah’s Canyon Country, and Cultural, Urban, and Historic.
Great Scenic Washington Destinations includes the mighty Columbia River Gorge and the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Great Scenic Wyoming Destinations – Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Beartooth Highway, and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.
Glacier National Park
Explore things to see and do in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Includes beautiful Lake McDonald, the Many Glacier region, Swiftcurrent Pass Trail, Avalanche and Iceberg Lake.
Grand Canyon National Park
Explore things to see and do in Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park. Includes hiking the Jumpup, Kanab, and Deer Creek Canyon Loop, Tuckup Canyon, Shamans’ Gallery, and hiking The Corridor Trails.
Grand Teton National Park
Resource for those planning to tour Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park lies in northwest Wyoming immediately to the south of Yellowstone National Park. The park features one of the world’s most spectacular mountain chains, the Teton Range. Offers outstanding opportunities to view wildlife and a wide variety of recreational activities.
Yellowstone National Park
Resource for those planning to tour Yellowstone National Park. Located in northwest Wyoming, Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, offers the world’s largest concentration of thermal features such as geysers and hot pools. Offers outstanding opportunities to view wildlife and a wide variety of recreational activities.
The Old West and Ghost Towns
The “ghosts” of a raucous past linger all over the American West. Our highlight is a three part feature on Tombstone, Arizona. Also, Colorado’s Durango-Silverton Railroad, and the true ghost towns of Bodie, California and Rhyolite, Nevada.
Indian Ruins and Rock Art
The prehistoric inhabitants of the Southwest became great stone craftsmen nearly a thousand years ago. The well-preserved remnants of their spectacular civilization can be found all over the region.