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|Guide to Southwest travel
Southwest region of United States is an exhibition of myriad
cultures, traditions, activities, events and ambience. This is
because the region is composed of globally recognized states-
Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah.
Colorado too is often deemed to a part of this insignificantly
harsh or water deficient region. According to many people
visiting Southwest is akin to confronting the past. For
pioneers, cowboys and mountain men traveled around and settled
in this area. Also the southwest festivals and fairs are a
complete reflection of tradition and culture. For instance if
you want to taste the typical southwest region flavor, take part
in the fairs like Texas State Fair or the 49ers festival in
Southwest region is an area where cultural diversity can be
delighted in, where variety has become the specialty. So while
Mexico has its own Mexican culture to greet you with, the Old
World Spanish culture still echoes in California. The imprints
of the tribes such as the Navajo, Apache, Hopi and Zuni are
visible on the land of Southwest. One amongst the wonderful
features of this area is that age, caste and sex are no bars to
enjoy. In other words people of all ages can have a gala time
The place has everything to lure its visitors. From beguiling
scenic splendor to thrilling and adventurous activities, it has
all. Kids can have an amazing time visiting sites like
Jellystone Parks, dinosaur digs, National Parks like Guadalupe
Mountains national park etc. Perceiving Grand Canyon, one
amongst the wonders of the world is definitely a lifetime
experience for every visitor. Death Valley is another awesome
place to hit. It is one of the geological wonderlands. Apart
from this the geological formations in Zion National Park,
desert terrain running alongside the lush mountains are a toast
to eyes. Magnificent and colorful volcanic deposits can be seen
at the Artist's Palette. The oasis, warm springs, palm trees and
cottonwoods make the Furnace Creek a place worth going. You can
even board a flight and soon be a member of the rocking
nightlife of Las Vegas, the place that never sleeps.
In Southwest you can relish rock climbing, mountain hiking and
even skating. The Zion National Park and a few other national
parks offer many hiking trails. Hiking Zion Canyons is also a
breathtaking experience but meant only for skilled hikers. Ruby
Mountains situated in northern Nevada are ideal for rock
climbing. There are overhanging rocks and 800 feet tall rock
towers that make rock climbing most adventurous sport so far.
The Lamoille Canyon, located in Ruby Mountains is also a place
swarming with visitors. Little Florida Mounatins are also
associated with hiking. Here you will find trails for hiker of
every level and the most bewitching aspect is the incredible
view one gets to see after climbing on the top.
The Rockhound state Park in New Mexico is largely recognized as
a picnic spot for entire family. Rockhound offers excellent
camping opportunities. There are hot showers, bathrooms and a
Visitor's Center too. People love to do camping here because of
the fascinating aura and to grab 15 pounds of agates, geodes and
quartz that anyone can gather and take to home.
Since the southwest region is rich in dinosaur fossils and has
countless rocks, treasure hunting is a popular activity here.
Here you can hunt for treasures of all types. Dinosaur bones are
found littering sand dunes and dry lakebeds. Gold can be
discovered in California and Arizona.
About the author
Mansi gupta writes about southwest travel.