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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Ghost Towns Videos
Ballarat, and the Rainbow Chasers
Road Trips Videos
4 Wheeling on Old Dale Road
Joshua Tree National Park - California
Titus Canyon, drive through Red Pass
Death Valley National Park
Oatman and the Wild Burros
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DesertUSA is a comprehensive resource about the North American deserts and Southwest destinations. Learn about desert biomes while you discover how desert plants and animals learn to adapt to the harsh desert environment. Find travel information about national parks, state parks, BLM land, and Southwest cities and towns located in or near the desert regions of the United States. Access maps and information about the Sonoran Desert, Mojave Desert, Great Basin Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert.