Western USA - Southwest (PDF Chapter)
This is the Southwest chapter from Lonely Planet’s Western USA guidebook.
The Southwest is America’s wild backyard, luring adventurous travelers with red-rock can-yons, Wild West legends and the kicky delights of green-chile stew. It’s an ideal destination for road-trippers, with a splendid network of scenic drives linking the most beautiful and iconic sites.
- catch the sunset from a South Rim viewpoint in Grand Canyon National Park
- explore the cultural diversions, from Meow Wolf to international folk art, in Santa Fe
- stay brave while hiking Angels Landing, Zion National Park, a stunning slice of Utah can-yonland
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nevada, Las Vegas & Around, Western Nevada, The Great Basin, Arizona, Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park & Around, Tucson & Around, Utah, Salt Lake City, Park City & Wasatch Mountains, Moab, Zion, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Along I-40, Santa Fe & Around.
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