Auto Tour: Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park in Arizona

Saguaro National Park | Photo Courtesy of NPS

Straddling the legendary Southwest community of Tucson, Arizona, lies a national park devoted to protecting arguably the most iconic symbols of this region, the saguaro cactus. Saguaro National Park is divided into two regions, Saguaro West's Tucson Mountain District and Saguaro East's Rincon Mountain District. Both districts are home to their own scenic drive, with the … Continue reading Auto Tour: Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park in Arizona

Auto Tour: Arches National Park in Utah

Arches National Park Auto Tour | Photo: Tom Tash/Chimani

When the United States, in keeping with its "best idea," decides to create a new national park, it can go without saying that the land is special, iconic, and worthy of protection. It can be said, however, that some of these gems are so mind-numbingly spectacular, that a single feature --- say, a delicate arch perhaps? … Continue reading Auto Tour: Arches National Park in Utah

Auto Tour: Capitol Reef National Park in Utah

Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah tends to be overshadowed by its other four siblings, Utah's mighty Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Zion. After all, with all of that beautiful red rock that Utah has been blessed with, you could make the argument that most of the state should be a giant national park. Fortunately, … Continue reading Auto Tour: Capitol Reef National Park in Utah