Five Amazing Road Trip Stops Across America’s Southwest

March 15, 2013 Off By Humberto Byrn

The southwest is an amazing place to visit. The best way to experience the beauty of this area is by going on a road trip. This will allow you to see the best parts of the entire area all on one trip. Five of the most amazing places to stop and visit are listed below.
First Stop: Turner Falls, Oklahoma.

This is a beautiful place to visit, and it is the home to one of the tallest waterfalls in Oklahoma. It is an adventurous place to visit that offers fun for the family, including swimming areas, beaches, hiking trails, and beautiful caves and other formations. For people just passing through, who knew of this hidden gem place to visit in Oklahoma? They are camping locations with RV hook-ups and picnic tables.

Turner Falls Area, Fall 2009
Second Stop: Grand Canyon, Arizona.

This is one of Americas most famous travel destinations. The landscape is one that you will never forget; it is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and up to 1 mile deep. The Colorado River created the Grand Canyon over millions of years, making it a great place to explore the geological history of the Earth. There are sightseeing opportunities, Grand Canyon Skywalk, white river rafting, and lodging opportunities.

Grand canyon, Arizona, USA – summer 2000 – Patrick Nouhailler ©
Third Stop: Death Valley National Park, California.

This area has a lot of history from 150 years ago and a diversity of different landscapes. The amazing beauty can be seen in the colorful canyons, desert plains and rocky ridges, the abundance of wildlife, and the sand dunes. Death Valley is the home of Badwater, the lowest point in the Western hemisphere. It is the largest National Park in the contingent 48 states, with most of its 3 million acres only reachable by long cross-country hikes during the cooler months.

Death Valley National Park, California (2)
Fourth Stop: Calf Creek Falls, Utah.

The top of Calf Creek Falls near EscalanteThis is a beautiful place to visit in the heart of the red rock country. It has cliffs, canyons and a range of plants and wildlife due to the different environments. There are also thousands of fruit and nut trees that you can pick from in certain orchards. The area also has a lot of history, being the home to many groups for thousands of years, who have left ancient writings on the walls of the cliffs.
Fifth Stop: Estes Park, Colorado.

Estes Park is the home to many different environments with many things to do. There are dramatic mountain peaks and a diverse valley. There is a wide range of wildlife that you can see as well, including elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, chipmunks, swans, and red-tailed hawks.

Although there are plenty of places to visit, these are the top five most impressive places to visit on a road trip across the southwest. By just visiting these few places, you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes that can only be seen in the area and learn about the diversity that’s associated with the southwest.