One of the Southwest’s most gorgeous parks, Arches (
As you casually stroll beneath these monuments to nature’s power, listen carefully, especially in winter, and you may hear spontaneous popping noises in distant rocks – the sound of arches forming. (If you hear popping noises overhead, move it!)
Because of water scarcity and the heat, few visitors backpack, though it is allowed with free permits (available from the visitor center). The scenic Devils Garden Campground (
Camping America's West
Think every trail in the Great American West has been blazed by now? Think again, partner. Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again with stops in LA, San Diego, Scottsdale and Vegas along the way.
Western USA Family Experience
Never mind the minivans and cheesy tourist attractions – our 12-day trip across the western United States puts a whole new spin on ol’ America the Beautiful. Your family will breathe free in famous national parks (Zion & Bryce among them), stand in wonder at the Grand Canyon, and bunk at a cowboy camp.