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February 6, 2018, No comments

The Southwestern United States is littered with thousands of sites where ancient peoples left their mark. Ancient artists used the symbols they carved or painted in the rocks as teaching […]

What is the Difference Between an Arroyo, a Wash and a Wadi?

January 31, 2018, No comments

In the Southwest, you will frequently run into the terms arroyo, wash and and maybe even the term wadi. These rambling water courses, sometimes full, ...

Top 10 Places to Beat the Heat in the Southwest

June 23, 2017, 1 Comment

Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and even parts of Colorado are notorious for smoking hot summer temperatures. Luckily, there are some great places to beat t ...

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Christmas Trees of the Southwest

December 25, 2016, Comments Off on Christmas Trees of the Southwest

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas tree, look no farther than the Christmas Trees of the Southwest on the nearest mountain slope in Utah, Co ...

  • Turquoise
    Turquoise of the Southwest
    May 22, 2016, Comments Off on Turquoise of the Southwest

    The Southwest U.S. is famous for its turquoise. For thousands of years, it has been prized and used as a valuable trade commodity among the Native American tribes. Turquoise was […]

  • The Joshua Tree
    March 31, 2016, Comments Off on The Joshua Tree

    The Joshua Tree is the largest of the yucca family of plants and is native to California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Also known as the Yucca Palm, Tree Yucca and […]

  • Top 5 Dumb Ways to Die in the Southwest
    March 16, 2015, Comments Off on Top 5 Dumb Ways to Die in the Southwest

    The four corners states have some of the most rugged and remote terrain in the continental U.S. That means it offers unparalleled opportunities for getting into trouble when exploring the […]

  • Ski the Southwest
    December 22, 2014, Comments Off on Ski the Southwest

    Now that winter has set in, it’s time to think about hitting the slopes. There’s always a big debate over the best ski areas in the county. According to Forbes […]

  • Holiday Roundup
    December 17, 2014, Comments Off on Holiday Roundup

    Over the years, See The Southwest has written about dozens of things to see and do in the Southwest during the holidays. We’ve gathered all those stories here in one […]

  • Fall Color in the Southwest
    August 29, 2014, Comments Off on Fall Color in the Southwest

    Fall in the Southwest can be spectacular – hillsides glowing molten gold, river bottoms in multi-colored plumage, the mountain tops with a dusting of snow. With less light, the chlorophyll […]

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