From burnt-orange days to night skies pitched with a million stars, this desert region is a place of ancient heritage and geological grandeur.



Things to do in the Southwest to get the real thing.

  • Take New Mexico’s High Road and pick up a churro blanket woven by Chimayo artisans

  • Wake up before dawn and venture to Yaki Point for sunrise on Grand Canyon’s South Rim

  • See Slab City, the California desert “free place” of outsider artists and nomads

  • Tour the mythic landscape of Canyon de Chelley on horseback with a Navajo guide

  • In Moab, hit Milt’s Stop and Eat for a chili cheeseburger and read a bit of Desert Solitaire


"Standing there, gaping at this monstrous and inhumane spectacle of rock and cloud and sky and space, I feel a ridiculous greed and possessiveness come over me. I want to know it all, possess it all, embrace the entire scene intimately, deeply, totally."



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