Havasu Falls is a clear blue
waterfall located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, United State on the Havasupai
tribal lands. It is so blue that one can’t believe it is in the middle of a dry
desert. The Indian reservation land is only accessible if one has a permit. It
is very difficult to obtain one as this is becoming a dream destination for
people from all over the world.
The Falls are in the bottom of
the canyon and there are different ways to get there: A long backpacking trips,
by mules or a helicopter rides.
Bryce Canyon National Park is
a reserve in southern Utah. It is known for its breath taking red hoodoos(spire-shaped
rock formations). The canyon offers one of the most beautiful overlooks in Utah
to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. Visiting Bryce canyon in winter is a
unique experience to enjoy the snow-covered rocks.
Zion National Park is the most
visited park in Utah. It is known for its steep red cliffs and a very scenic
drive that leads to forest trails along the Virgin River. It is home to some of
the best hikes in the world such as Angels landing and the Narrows.
Monument Valley is a famous
filming location for American Western movies. It is famous for its red-sand buttes.
Monument valley is on the Navajo Tribal Park and is a must see destination in
As it is located in the
boarder of Utah and Arizona, Monument Valley is close to a lot of famous
landmarks such as the petrified forest and Escalante National Monument.
If you haven’t seen it before,
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon on the Navajo land east of a town called Page,
Arizona. There are two sections of the canyons that visitors can explore: Lower
Antelope Canyon or Upper Antelope Canyon. Only 15 minutes away is the famous
Horse shoe bend natural landmark. So make sure you don’t miss it either.
Grand Canyon National Park
There is obviously a reason
why Arizona is called the state of the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder of the
world is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States and is
ABSOLUTELY worth a visit. More than 5 million people visit this natural gem
every year. The canyon is very rich in geology, history and activities that
range from hiking, backpacking, rafting, taking helicopter tours or just sightseeing.
Norht of Moab in the state of
Utah is Arches National Park. The park is known for its 2,000 natural sandstone
unique arches. The park offers a lot of activities such as canyoneering, hiking
and horse riding. There is something for everyone. Prepare your camera for some
of the most beautiful shots in Utah.
Caverns National Park
Back to New Mexico. An exotic
hidden cave called Carlsbad Caverns is a famous stop in the Southwest for those
who are more into high ancient sea ledges and deep rocky canyons…real deep.
The park offers guided tours inside the
caverns and has a lot of accessibility options for visitors.
Only 2 hours drive from metro
Phoenix, Sedona is one of the most beautiful cities in Arizona. It’s famous for
its red rocks, pink jeep tours, art, spiritual healing and a lot of hiking
This is our selection for the best destinations in the South West, which one is your favorite?
This is a guest post written by Habiba. She is a full time technical project manager and a part time traveler/hiker/backpacker. Her goal is to inspire you to live an adventurous life, while maintaining a 9-5 work schedule. If you are also interested to write for me, contact me here.