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Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado is a landscape unlike anything else on the continent. Jayme Moye journeys across the colossal drifts for an otherworldly camping adventure During the four-hour drive from my home near Denver to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, I can’t help but wonder how on…(Read More)

Despite some success stories, many native Southwestern species face extinction. Richard Parker explores the remote locales where our vanishing wildlife are finding their last sanctuaries Drive east from Phoenix and leave the interstate behind for the Beeline Highway. Turn toward Saguaro Lake — down in the bottomland of the Salt River, a scene emerges: wild…(Read More)

A wildly ambitious hub for commercial space travel has risen in the desert of southern New Mexico. Despite much progress and impressive competition, Will Grant finds the final frontier still waits Keeping secrets is easier in lonely places. The Jornada del Muerto in southern New Mexico is such a place. Stretching from Socorro to Las…(Read More)

In the mountains of the West, the world’s largest and possibly longest-living organisms have thrived for thousands of years. Katherine Mast looks at how these ancient groves of quaking aspens may also be dying he Earth’s largest living organism, they say, is a patch of forest in south-central Utah. It sprawls…(Read More)

Underground, a whole other world awaits. Journey below the surface and explore the Southwest’s great caves By Jordan Martindell  Carlsbad Caverns National Park Hidden beneath New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert sprawls an ancient expanse of more than 100 caves Carlsbad Caverns National Park covers 70 square miles of the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New…(Read More)

Kelly Vaughn had always wanted a giant adventure dog with whom she could explore Arizona’s rugged outback. Then, Pete arrived — a small-but-tough street pup with an intrepid spirit Photos by Kelly Vaughn The dog comes to me like a spirit on Halloween night, with a call from the man I am dating…(Read More)

Here’s where to go in the self-proclaimed ‘Leather Capital of the World’ Saddle-makers and Leather Goods These saddleries and tanneries have been handcrafting their leather goods in Yoakum for decades. Even if you aren’t in the market for a saddle, stop in for a behind-the-scenes peek at this Texas…(Read More)

These four restaurants are turning Arizona’s favorite mountain town into a true dining destination Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar This cozy restaurant and wine bar serves a menu of seasonal, farm-focused American cuisine built around ingredients from the farmers and ranchers in the Four Corners region. Dish to try: Cavatelli with calabrase sausage…(Read More)