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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

Sacred Native American Lands Where You Can Learn About Native Heritage

The Southwest is known by many to be an enchanting oasis of landscapes, in fact, long before...

Our Favorite Authors Inspired by the American West

There are so many incredible things to be inspired by in the American West, but the literature of...

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...

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,...

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....

TRIP IDEAS

National Park Week kicks off in April!

We all know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” but here at DETOURS April brings us National Park Week from the 21st through the 29th! It’s like our version of Shark Week, only with less sharks and more cacti.

Fun in the Sun!

March is here and Spring is in the air! Well, it will be on March 20th just in time for Spring Break. You know, the time when students from all over the country converge anywhere there is sun, water, and fun? Well, here in Las Vegas and Phoenix we are no strangers to this time of the year.

Private Tour Getaway

February is well known for having a mere 28 days, but that is often forgotten in lue of people across the globe celebrating Valentine’s Day mid way through the month. With couples spending so much time trying to find time…

Yule Love Arizona’s Holiday Season Events

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but not in Phoenix! The holidays have arrived and our city is gearing up for an exciting and festive holiday season. There are events for all ages happening all throughout the valley.

All I want for Christmas is a trip to Las Vegas…

Welcome to the Holiday Season in “Fabulous Las Vegas.” Being located in the desert, holidays come and visit us in a much different way. Our central focus point is the Strip, in all its dazzling glory.

TRAVEL TIPS

Take a DETOUR With Your 2018 Fitness Goals

January is all about New Years Eve and, more importantly, New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, we all set resolutions to get healthier and to go to the gym though not everyone sticks to this plan. I mean, come on, the gym isn’t for everyone. So here are our top 10 ways to get healthy without going…

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...

Things to Know Before Visiting the Navajo Nation

"Yá'át'ééh." Welcome to the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory that lies in northeastern...

Essentials to Pack for Your Arizona Vacation

Even the best-laid vacation plans can be easily dashed by something as simple as forgetting to...

Here’s How a Fashion & Foodie Blogger Tours Arizona

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

ALL THINGS GRAND CANYON

8 Instagram Photos That Will Make You Want to Tour the American West Right Now

They say a photo is worth a thousand words and you can always count on Instagram for beautiful inspirational travel photos that motivate us to explore something new. Whether you...

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...

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...

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...

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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