Desert Activities

Explore the Desert

The desert is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time in recreational activities. People go to the desert to camp, to hike, to bike, to fish, to explore and to experience the unique environment found only in the American Southwest and its deserts. Visitors travel the desert to take in the views and enjoy the wide open space around them. Whatever your reason for going, there are plenty of things to do once you get there.

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Here is a list of things to do to get you started.

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If you are planning a trip or would like to learn more about the parks, cities, recreation areas and points of interest in the desert, Places To Go is a great starting point. Here you can explore parks, discover ghost towns, navigate rivers, visit cities, and view historical and cultural sites located in the desert. If you are gathering information for an upcoming trip, make sure to confirm times, date and rates with individual parks etc., since any information could change without notice. Places To Go

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