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Your guide for travel tips, stories and trip ideas from American West tour experts. With hundreds of years of guiding experience, our touring professionals provide the best local recommendations to help you plan your trip to the Grand Canyon or anywhere else in the Southwest USA. Come explore with us!

SOUTHWEST STORIES

History of the Apache Trail

“The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of...
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Try Your Luck at Horseshoe Bend

There are several theories as to why the horseshoe is considered a symbol of good luck. Many...
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The History of National Parks and Presidents

John F. Kennedy once said “National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use...
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National Park Love Stories To Warm Your Heart

With quiet hikes, beautiful lakes to soak in, and serene forests to steal kisses with your honey,...
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Off The Beaten Path: DETOURS 2016 In Review [Infographic]

2016 was a year of milestones for our team at DETOURS. Last April, we purchased a warehouse and...
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TRIP IDEAS

Unforgettable Spring Break Trips to the Wild, Wild West

That time of year we all look forward to so much, especially those needing a long break from...
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Venture To The Verde Valley On The Verde Canyon Railroad

Take a moment to imagine the world-famous landscape of Sedona with majestic colors, historic red...
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The Best American West Trips To Take In 2017

Ibn Battuta once said “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”...
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Winter Wonderland Photos from the Southwest

One of joys of the holiday season is spending time with loved ones soaking up the dreamy wintery...
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Five Best Places in the American West to Visit During the Holidays

'Tis the season to celebrate the holidays with family and friends in your own unique way. While...
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TRAVEL TIPS

The Best Spots to See Beautiful Southwest Spring Blooms

The Southwest tends to evoke images of hot, dry mountainous land with tumbleweeds lightly blowing...
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Grand Canyon Overlooks That Will Blow Your Mind

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is an extremely popular...
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Things to Know Before Visiting the Navajo Nation

"Yá'át'ééh." Welcome to the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory that lies in northeastern...
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Essentials to Pack for Your Arizona Vacation

Even the best-laid vacation plans can be easily dashed by something as simple as forgetting to...
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Here’s How a Fashion & Foodie Blogger Tours Arizona

Fashion & foodie blogger Shasha (Busy Being Shasha) has had Grand Canyon National Park on her...
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ALL THINGS GRAND CANYON

Unforgettable Spring Break Trips to the Wild, Wild West

That time of year we all look forward to so much, especially those needing a long break from school and work is just around the corner. Whether you’re planning a getaway with...
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The History of National Parks and Presidents

John F. Kennedy once said “National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of...
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Grand Canyon Overlooks That Will Blow Your Mind

As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is an extremely popular destination for locals and tourists from around the world to visit. This magnanimous...
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National Park Love Stories To Warm Your Heart

With quiet hikes, beautiful lakes to soak in, and serene forests to steal kisses with your honey, national parks are the perfect getaway for lovers. Snuggle up with your...
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Off The Beaten Path: DETOURS 2016 In Review [Infographic]

2016 was a year of milestones for our team at DETOURS. Last April, we purchased a warehouse and turned it into our tour headquarters in Arizona. We launched two new day tours:...
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