The Best Scenery in the American Wild West
The American Wild West, America’s most beautiful scenery, can be had by visiting Arizona, Utah and Colorado. This page brings you the best sights and things you must do when visiting this pristine and gorgeous side of America.
Sedona, Arizona is a red colored rocky desert paradise with such magnificent spots at Cathedral Rock Trailhead and The Natural Bridge. Immerse yourself in this Post Card landscape and marvel at the beauty. Enjoy theses hikes as preparation for the wondrous Grand Canyon hike of a lifetime that’s to come!
The Grand Canyon is a legend, a hike in and out that’s extreme, and an amazing place of beauty. You can view this desert wonderland from the rim, but it’s so much more beautiful and breathtaking hiking through the heart of the Grand Canyon and enjoying all her splendor!!
Pariah Beach next to Lees Ferry Campground is an excellent place to walk right up to the mighty Colorado River, and try your luck at fishing!
The Cathedral Wash Trailhead is an extremely dangerous hike up and over sharp edged clay boulders leading up to the Colorado River. Enter if you dare!! Don’t enter after sunset or else the coyotes will enjoy you and there will be little light to see your way out!
The iconic Horseshoe Bend and getting up close to the Colorado River will let you appreciate the beauty of this magnificent river!
Monument Valley is used many times in Old Western Cowboy films and is the scenic landmark that epitomizes the American Wild West. Have fun getting your picture taken here and reminiscing in the old Cowboy days of the American South West!
Zion National Park is best viewed by bicycle rolling down and up its hills taking in the breathtaking scenery around you. While here, do not miss Angel’s Landing which is a epic adrenaline rushing cliff hanging hell of a hike!!
Grand Wash Trailhead is a dry bed, located in the middle of Utah, surrounded by towering rock cliffs formed during the world Biblical Flood event. Unlike the Narrows at Zion National Park, this trail doesn’t have the water flow running through it.
Bryce Canyon National Park, even though it’s my least favorite out of the scenic locations described thus far, its unique rock and sand formations are without a doubt, beyond odd, like a kid letting wet beach sand fall down on top making wet sand layers.
Make sure you visit Peek-A-Boo Canyon and Spooky Slot Canyon, for some exhilarating thrills going through the tiny crevices and amazing at the magnificent creations by water carving these hard rock canyons out. Have another partner with you in case you have trouble!!
Hickman Natural Bridge is by far the best natural arch in the state of Utah, and is free to visit and a short distance from the road after doing a little mountain hiking over rocks. Also a few yards away from it is Native American petroglyphs in the clay walls.
Capital Reef National Park Utah provides a perfect picnic setting. Just pick a panoramic setting to sit down and enjoy your warm meal!
Arches National Park is a land of many natural arches carved out by the waters of the Biblical World Flood. Absolute gorgeous scenery backdrops to these sky high arches and they are much bigger in person! Enjoy the star viewing at night and the adventures to be had while exploring this amazing slice of Heaven!
A few miles away is Canyonlands National Park, full of canyons, and many treacherous hikes for the daredevil adventurer! Climb up and around boulders, watch out for rattlesnakes and make sure you bring lots of water!
The Maroon Bells at Aspen, Colorado, is a must for anyone wanting the ultimate scenic backdrop to their portrait with the most beautiful snow mountain peak and breathtaking surrounding scenery! Get up early and be here!!
Rocky Mountain National Park in Denver, Colorado, has the impressive sized Elk that wonder on the city streets, and the amazing mountain peaks viewed walking around the park’s lake.