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Published Sep 11, 2021
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The American Southwest
 
 
The American Southwest is one of the most geographically diverse regions within the U.S. known for its expansive American history, blending a mix of Native American, Anglo, and Hispanic traditions. This region has lured the adventurous traveler for years with its beautifully rugged landscapes found within some of the nation’s most spectacular national parks. Embrace the awe-inspiring sunset views over the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River while exploring the wonders of Arizona, from the iconic Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon to a 4x4 Jeep tour through Monument Valley. Then, journey through Utah’s Mighty 5: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. Join us in the American Southwest and experience the colorful history, culture, and epic adventure that you’ll never forget.
 
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The Grand Canyon
 
 
Day 2
 
The Grand Canyon
 
Admire the awe-inspiring views of the iconic Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history. The canyon runs 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, offering scenic overlooks of the majestic canyon and the Colorado River below.
 
 
 
Antelope Canyon
 
 
Day 4
 
Antelope Canyon
 
Few geological formations are as picturesque as Antelope Canyon, a magnificent slot canyon in Northern Arizona formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone. With the canyon's entrance regulated by the Navajo tribe, the 0.6-mile path takes you through the corkscrew loops, offering up some of the most impressive views in the area.
 
 
 
Arches
 
 
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Utah's Mighty 5
 
Stretching across southern and central Utah are five breathtaking national parks, referred to as the "Mighty 5": Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. These famous parks are home to some of the best hiking trails and iconic landscapes in the United States, so lace up your shoes and get ready for adventure!
 
 
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