American Southwest

Within striking distance of our Las Vegas location and not too far from SF, there's more than a little bit of Wild West out there to explore.


We've put together a primer on the region to fill your imagination with road trip dreams and make them a reality. Plan your route with attractions like Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon in mind, and we'll help you access off-the-grid campsites and remote desert regions for a truly unique experience of the South West. 


With some or the most spectacular National PArks & Monuments, Countless Historic Sites, and Endless Public Land to expore, the american Southwest was made for overland adventure.


Best National Parks to visit:

  • Death Valley National Park - California

  • Joshua Tree National Park - California

  • Great Basin National Park - Nevada

  • Zion National Park - Utah

  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

  • Capital Reef National Park - Utah

  • Arches National Park - Utah

  • Canyonlands National Park - Utah

  • Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

  • Saguaro National Park - Arizona


BEst National Monuments & Historic Sites to Visit:

  • Mojave National Preserve - California

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument - Utah

  • Bears Ears National Monument - Utah

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park - New Mexico

  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - Arizona

  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - Colorado


Best National Forests to visit

  • Coconino National Forest - Arizona

  • Kaibab National Forest - Arizona

  • Prescott National Forest - Arizona

  • Tonto National Forest - Arizona

  • Gila National Forest - New Mexico

  • Santa Fe National Forest - New Mexico

  • Fishlake National Forest - Utah

  • Manti-La Sal National Forest - Utah

  • Dixie National Forest - Utah


What will your Southwest Road trip look like - Watch this video for great trip ideas

Visiting the Eastern Sierra, Zion, Antelope, Horseshoe Bend, and the Mojave Desert, Pat and Kelly (@asideofsweet) scored some amazing campsites and found there own secret Southwest along the way.

Dispersed Camping is everywhere

Almost all of the National Parks in the Southwest are bordered by BLM and National Forest Lands, making backcountry camping a great alternative to overcrowded campgrounds and reservation only sites. Book a trip with us and we'll help you find the perfect routes and dispersed sites for your trip. Read more about dispersed camping here.

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Best time to visit

While there's no wrong time to visit each season has its own considerations. Many think the best time to visit is in the transitional seasons of Fall and Spring, when the mornings are still crisp, the weather more mild, and the crowds not yet in full swing. Winter is also a great time to travel to the desert and canyon regions if you're hoping to get a sense of solitude and escape the masses of tourist that visit in high season. Summer, while more crowded than other months, can be hot and at times produce dangerous flash flooding, but if you're looking to bask in the warmth of the West and cool your toes in the many river canyons then this is surely your paradise.