Road Trippin in the Southwest:
Travel Tribe guest blog by Fit Life and Travel for WhereGalsWander
One of the most spectacular parts of the country in the United States is in the Southwestern corridor! Together with the incredible rock formations, red rock cliffs and canyons, open desert landscapes and the earth’s energetic vortex, will have you saying WOW over and over again.
Give or take a few others.
1. Salt Lake City
2. Arches National Park
Geologists call this the underground salt bed from 300 million years ago and is a result of extreme temperatures and underground moving salt beds. It is the ultimate spectacle for over a million visitors and sightseers in recent years. Read More: https://fitlifeandtravel.com/2018/05/07/my-odyssey-into-the-aches-canyonlands-of-utah/
3. St. George
A beautiful small town making for a great place for lodging if you are visiting a couple of the National Parks in the area. The pristine streets make for the perfect canvas of unique street art with neighboring beautiful mountains as the backdrop.
The Devil’s Bridge. The name sounds more frightening than it really is. Devil’s Bridge is the hike that offers a shorter or longer hiking route options to choose from. The dust infused red-orange sunsets, smoldering red rock canyons, and blue skies with puffy white clouds will leave you speechless.
Read More: https://fitlifeandtravel.com/2018/08/22/dance-to-devils-bridge-sedona/
5. Saguaro National Park
6. Valley of Fire State Park
The fiery looking red sandstone cliffs were formed as a result of shifting sand dunes during the dinosaur age. The earth moving, uplifting and erosion have now created what you see today, the present landscape. It is a place where historic native peoples roamed and left petroglyphs on rocks and you will also see the area named Mouse’s Tank after an outlaw who used it as a hideout during the 1890s.
7. Mammoth Lakes
With its neighbor being Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes is an all-around place for incredible outdoor activity and stunning natural beauty. When you are not bundled up on the gondola to tackle the snow-capped mountains in the winter, it’s a place where one might enjoy grazing across the lake in a fishing boat with your father. Perhaps one indulging in the fresh air as you and your sister reach the summit of a mountain trail. You might even stumble upon an amazing waterfall and see rainbows.
Read More: https://fitlifeandtravel.com/2018/09/10/8-ways-to-make-epic-memories-in-mammoth-lakes-california/
8. Pinnacles National Park
This Park landscape formed as a result of a combination of heat, frost, water, and wind wearing away rock. The caves are also a result of fault action and earthquake activity created by boulders falling into deep, narrow gorges and getting stuck between the rock walls.
Known for its scrumptious pies, Julian is a small Southern California town in San Diego County with about 1500 population. The quaint and charming culture makes for a perfect visit at any time of the year to enjoy eateries fresh from local farmers and ranchers.
A beautiful state, and a lovely city. The city offers rich western history as well as delicious dining, comfortable weather throughout the year.
The United States offers countless places of beauty and nature. A perfect example is the southwest, one of my favorite areas of the country. When you road trip through these areas you’ll find its more than landscape candy for the eyes. Although I only mentioned a few of the small quaint towns, it is definitely worth taking the time to stop and visit them. The small towns you pass through can leave you with a humbling experience.