National Parks of the Southwest U.S.

The southwestern part of the United States is home to some of the most beautiful and iconic national parks in the country.

During a recent three-week RV tour of the region we saw sandstone arches, multi-layered canyons, thousands of hoodoos (the spires in Bryce Canyon), ancient cliff dwellings, underground limestone caves, and fluffy mountains of soft white sand.  It turns out the Southwest is a fount of geological and cultural diversity, offering more stunning landscapes than we had imagined possible.  Check out some of our favorites:

Zion National Park

Southern Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park

Southern Utah

Arches National Park

Eastern Utah

Canyonlands National Park

Eastern Utah

Mesa Verde National Park

Southwestern Colorado

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Southern New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Southern New Mexico

  • Christy @ Technosyncratic

    Yay – we love being guest contributors for Tripping! Well, we just love Tripping, period. :)

    • Tripping

      Thanks Christy – for sharing your amazing photos and for your kind words. We love having you in our community and can’t wait to read about your big UK adventure.

  • N. K. Dively

    This book is a fantastic resource. Colorful pictures and accurate maps are included. “Inside” information is given to allow a new park visitor to plan a trip without missing out on the little extras that make the trip so worthwhile. Event times and costs are included along with other travel indformation.