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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

DETOURS Goes To Washington for IPW 2017

Next week our DETOURS team will be heading to Washington D.C. to connect with others in the travel...
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John Wesley Powell’s Grand Canyon Exploration

“We are now ready to start on our way down the Great Unknown. Our boats, tied to a common stake,...
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May The 4th Be With You In The Southwest

For years, Star Wars fans have designated the Fourth of May to celebrate all things intergalatic....
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How You Can Help Restore Grand Canyon National Park

This weekend every national park is offering free admission to encourage visitors to explore the...
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How The Techatticup Mine Got Its Name

To explore the Techatticup Mine is to explore a parcel of the Wild West without the spectacle of...
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TRIP IDEAS

Where To Find An Energy Vortex In Sedona

Sedona is known for many incredible things, from historic breathtaking red rocks to world renowned...
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Introducing The Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail® Tour

Calling all foodies! We are excited to share the Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail® Tour with the valley....
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Southwest Museums Even Locals Don’t Know About

The Southwest is filled to the sunshine soaked brim with visual attractions, landmarks, museums...
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Why You Should Visit Tombstone During Wyatt Earp Days

Tombstone, Arizona elicits many images and historic icons, but none possess as strong a connection...
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Fun Day Trips That Mom Will Love

Searching for the perfect way to celebrate that amazing woman you call Mom? Why not plan a special...
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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

How You Can Help Restore Grand Canyon National Park

This weekend every national park is offering free admission to encourage visitors to explore the incredible landscapes and wildlife while experiencing years of history in our...
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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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