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New Mexico Desert Hiking: The Best Albuquerque Hiking Trails

Introduction Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a hiker’s paradise. Its diverse landscape offers some of the best hiking trails in the region. With more than four great trails to consider, you’ll discover how this city combines natural beauty and outdoor adventure in a way that’s hard to beat. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll on a… Continue reading New Mexico Desert Hiking: The Best Albuquerque Hiking Trails

Canyonlands National Park: Explore Countless Canyons, Arches, Mesas and Buttes

Introduction to Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands National Park is an incredible national treasure with a beautiful landscape of canyons, mesas and buttes in southeastern Utah. With its towering sheer cliffs, meandering rivers, and miles of white rim trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, you’ll find plenty to explore during your overnight trips! From panoramic… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park: Explore Countless Canyons, Arches, Mesas and Buttes

Capitol Reef National Park: A Crowd-Free Desert Wonderland

Deep within Utah’s remote wilderness lies Capitol Reef National Park, a desert wonderland filled with natural bridges, arches, domes, slot canyons, and spires. The park’s rugged landscapes are an ideal destination for hikers, backpackers, bikers, and geology enthusiasts. The park welcomes around one million visitors each year, making it less popular than most other national… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park: A Crowd-Free Desert Wonderland

Arches National Park: Gateway to Another World

With more than 2,000 stone arches carved out of the desert by the elements, Arches National Park is a magical place to visit. This protected natural area on the Colorado Plateau contains the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. These fascinating geological features and stunning desert scenery draw over a million people to Arches… Continue reading Arches National Park: Gateway to Another World

Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A Guide to Death Valley National Park

As the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in the United States, Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada is a place of extremes. Death Valley is known for its harsh climate, rugged wilderness, starry night skies, and sweeping desert vistas. The breathtaking landscapes and fiery temperatures make Death Valley one of the most popular… Continue reading Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A Guide to Death Valley National Park

Saguaro National Park: A Guide to “The Sentinels of the Desert”

Home to a rare, diverse and specialized desert ecosystem, Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson (Arizona) amazes visitors with its natural wonderland. The park boasts the largest collection of Saguaro Cacti in the world, known as the universal symbol of the American West. It was also the… Continue reading Saguaro National Park: A Guide to “The Sentinels of the Desert”

Desert Hiking: Tips for Hiking and Backpacking in Arid Environments

Deserts are full of incredible natural beauty, ranging from endless sand dunes to slot canyons to otherworldly rock formations. Hiking is one of the best ways to experience these stunning landscapes, but desert hiking comes with some additional challenges compared to hiking in more forgiving environments. While these demands require extra planning and preparation, they… Continue reading Desert Hiking: Tips for Hiking and Backpacking in Arid Environments