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July 17, 2017, No comments

Cripple Creek, elevation 9, 494 feet, just below tree line was not part of the Colorado gold rush that began in the late 1850s. It was thought the area was […]

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

July 12, 2017, No comments

The remote region of New Mexico called the Salinas Basin has been home to a number of cultures for at least 2,000 years. Large pueblos and trade settl ...

Fish Lake and Fishlake National Forest

July 6, 2017, No comments

Fish Lake is the largest natural mountain lake in Utah and is surrounded by majestic stands of aspens encircling open mountain meadows. The meadows an ...

Cimarron Canyon State Park

June 29, 2017, No comments

Spectacular palisade cliffs and mountain streams dominate Cimarron Canyon State Park located in New Mexico’s high country. Cimarron is Spanish f ...

  • Top 10 Places to Beat the Heat in the Southwest
    June 23, 2017, Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Beat the Heat in the Southwest

    Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and even parts of Colorado are notorious for smoking hot summer temperatures. Luckily, there are some great places to beat the heat and enjoy the beauty […]

  • Top 5 Locations for Summer Wildflowers: New Mexico
    June 16, 2017, Comments Off on Top 5 Locations for Summer Wildflowers: New Mexico

    Despite the bulk of the state being classified as arid or desert terrain, New Mexico bursts into bloom in the summer months, particularly in the mountains. Almost anywhere in the […]

  • Utah Lake and Utah Lake State Park
    June 9, 2017, Comments Off on Utah Lake and Utah Lake State Park

    Utah Lake is unique in that it is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the West and yet it lies in an arid area that receives less than 15 […]

  • The Maroon Bells
    June 4, 2017, Comments Off on The Maroon Bells

    The Maroon Bells — located in the Elk Mountains of the White River National Forest in Colorado — are the most photographed peaks in all of North America.  Comprised of […]

  • Walnut Canyon Arizona
    Walnut Canyon National Monument
    May 28, 2017, Comments Off on Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Soaring limestone cliffs in Northern Arizona shelter more than 80 small pueblo dwellings of an ancient people — the Sinagua — in what is now Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sinagua […]

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    Bottomless Lakes State Park
    May 21, 2017, Comments Off on Bottomless Lakes State Park

    Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 14 miles southeast of Roswell, New Mexico, on the east edge of the Pecos River valley. The biggest question to Bottomless Lakes State Park […]

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