The Southwest and Its Deserts
National Parks, State Parks, Monuments,
Cities, Towns and Museums
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, Desert Destinations 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.
Click on the Map or Toolbar below to get information on each state. The state index page contains links to the Parks & Monuments, Recreation & Wilderness Areas (including BLM and USFS), Historic & Points of Interest, and Cities & Towns that are located within that state.
Arches National Park - Utah
If you are inspired by adventure and outdoor activities, DesertUSA's Things To Do section will appeal to you. Things To Do offers recreational activities, including camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, climbing, walking, auto tours, bird watching and various water activities.. Rockhounding, prospecting and off-roading are also featured, with detailed information and maps for each location included in the section.
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