Arches National Park

4 Stunning Sights In Southwest America

Arches National Park

Jessica Morris

Jess is a London-based grammar fan, language enthusiast and all-round dweeb. As the Back-Roads Content Executive, she’s lucky enough to combine her love of words and passion for travel on a daily basis.

8th March 2019

4 Stunning Sights In Southwest America

Famous for its dramatic canyon landscapes, remote highways and wide prairies, the American Southwest is wild, untamed, and quite unlike anywhere else in the world.

Experience it to believe it – Navajo legends, cowboy stories and all.

1. Arches National Park

Arches National Park is aptly named as it is famous for having over 2,000 natural stone arches – two of the most picture-perfect being Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch.

The real mix of landscape and textures makes this national park one of the most impressive in America. Look out for towering balanced rocks, pinnacles and bright red rock while you’re here.
Arches National Park

2. Monument Valley

From movies to television programs, music to games, Monument Valley has inspired countless pieces of art and media.

Get ready to feel small (in the best possible way) in the red-sand desert of the majestic Monument Valley. Iconic sandstone buttes are the highlight and make for excellent photo opportunities. This place is like nowhere else on Earth.
Monument Valley

3. Grand Canyon

As one of the world’s seven natural wonders, we had to make space for the Grand Canyon on our list.

Take it from us – when you finally lay eyes on the canyon, you’ll be humbled by its vastness and beauty. Iconic, ancient and otherworldly, the site must be seen to be believed. To experience it fully, take some time to enjoy a short hike below the rim.
Grand Canyon

4. Capitol Reef National Park

Known for its buttes, red rocks, canyons and domes, Capitol Reef National Park was once known as the ‘Land of the Sleeping Rainbow’ by Native Americans. One thing’s for sure – this park is as colourful as they come!

Don’t miss Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long buckle in the Earth’s crust. It’s a must-visit for anyone with an interest in geology.
Capitol Reef National Park

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