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Seven Amazing Southwest Adventures

Hiking in the southwest offers some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. Deep canyons, roaring rivers, majestic rock formations, desolate valleys, and tight slot canyons are just a few of the wonders you can experience in the southwest. Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new place to discover and explore. Our friend, Mitch Stevens, lead guide and founder of Southwest Discoveries, has compiled a list of 7 grand adventures in the southwest. As a tour guide and avid hiker, Mitch has hiked through numerous southwest environments and has decided to share with us his favorites…

Distinctive Lodging in Utah’s Parks

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s original online post. As our readers know, we often spend a lot of time writing about the splendor and majesty we outdoor enthusiasts find when visiting and hiking the Utah parklands. However, an integral part of the trip – and often shortchanged when articles of the journeys are written…

Hiking Utah’s Coyote Gulch

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information. Canyons are the Southwest’s magnificent cathedrals. Today’s article is the first in our Hiking the Escalante series showcasing the beauty and splendor of these incredible cathedrals and the awe-inspiring formations created by the Escalante River. Sheer cliffs, red rock walls, ancient geologic sculptures and dozens of tributaries await the adventurous trekker when…