What’s The State Tree Of New Mexico?

The Pinyon Pine is the state tree of New Mexico. It was chosen by the New Mexico Federation of Women’s Club and adopted on March 16, 1949 — the same day the roadrunner was adopted as the state bird. This small, drought-hardy, long-lived tree is widespread in the southwestern Unites States. It can be found […]

Top 5 Places for Fall Color in New Mexico

New Mexico, with the glorious southern Rocky Mountains, offers plenty of places to view the leaves changing. To find out where the fall colors are in New Mexico during the season, you can access the National Forest Service toll-free fall color hotline beginning in September at (800) 354-4595. Here are SeeTheSouthwest’s top 5 pick for […]

Top 5 Scenic Drives in New Mexico

New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment for good reason, making it doubly hard to select five of the best scenic drives in the state. See the Southwest has narrowed the choices down to our top five picks for the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway  The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway is a loop […]

Inhabitants of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon has had many admirers over the years. We aren’t the first to be in awe of its natural beauty. The oldest human artifacts in the park are nearly 12,000 years old and date to the Paleo-Indian period. Ancient people have continually occupied the park since that time, and there are more than […]

New Mexico Fun Facts

New Mexico has a long history, first as a popular dwelling place for our Native American ancestors, then the Spanish, and finally settlers from the United States. Today, it is a cultural melting pot and also a beautiful place to live, work and visit. Here are some fun facts about the state we bet you […]

Top 10 Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona

On July 4, 1876, a group of pioneers traveling West, stopped at a spring in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks. To celebrate the centennial of the nation, they stripped the limbs from a tall pine and raised the flag. Over the years, many travelers stopped near the tall “flag-staff” … the name stuck. […]

Top 10 Things to do in Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City, got its start as a jumping off point for the Colorado Gold Rush that started in 1850s. Denver was founded as a mining and supply settlement in 1858. Today, the bustling town of around 600,000 inhabitants, is a terrific place to visit. Here are SeeTheSouthwest’s top 10 picks of things to […]

Top 10 Things to do in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City was founded on July 24, 1847, by a group of Mormon pioneers. The Mormons came to the valley in search of a region where they could practice their religion, free from hostile mobs and persecution. Today, Salt Lake City is a thriving metropolis with fantastic art, culture, history and more. The city […]

Trout Fishing in Arizona

Spring is the very best time of year for trout fishing in Arizona so get your new rod and reel ready. The waters are warming just enough to bring a spring frenzy of spawning and feeding. The Arizona Game and Fish Department divides the state into seven zones: White Mountains, North Central Region, Mogollon Rim, […]

Utah Fun Facts

Utah has a unique history when many memorable moments. It was first explored on behalf of Spain by Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776. In 1824 the famous American frontiersman Jim Bridger discovered the Great Salt Lake. The Mormons arrived in 1847 and became the construction of what is now modern day Salt Lake […]