Back when the dinosaurs walked the Earth, the Valley of Fire was forming. Today it is an amazing and colorful wilderness in the Mojave Desert . With canyons, arches, ridges, domes, and valleys in a rainbow of colors.
There is almost nothing to compare to it. Niagara has the beauty of energy; the Grand Canyon, of immensity; the Yellowstone, of singularity; the Yosemite, of altitude; the ocean, of power; this Great Temple, of eternity.
In 1857 Lt. Joseph C. Ives stated "The region is, of course, altogether valueless … after entering it there is nothing to do but leave. Ours has been the first, and will doubtless be the last, party of whites to visit this profitless locality." Today 6.4 million people visit the Grand Canyon so make sure not to miss North Rim to meet the quite Grand Canyon.
Offering fine views of the Henry Mountains and crossing White Canyon River, Colorado River, twice Dirty Devil River and the northeast part of Lake Powell, Utah State Route 95 is a highly underrated scenic drive.
Discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world. Arches NP will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
1.2 million acres of unparalleled opportunities for land- and water-based recreation. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is graced with scenic views, unique geology and evidence of 10,000 years of human history.
Anything you have read about the Grand Canyon is a lie. Language falters and dies before the fact. The experience is inexpressible in words. The Grand Canyon is its own language. Written across space, causality and time. See how puny these words are. Do not believe them. Go there.
There are a number of reasons why West Fork is one of the most popular trails on the Coconino National Forest. Once you've strolled beside the pleasant little stream that ripples along the canyon floor and looked up, way up, at the dizzying cliffs that tower above it, you will fall in love with it, too.
Since 1926, driving down Route 66 has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers, adventurers, desperados, and dreamers. Officially Route 66 no longer exists, the majority of it remains to be passable - or almost passable.