This week, our Drive-Thru Americana series heads to the Southwest, home of iconic road trip visions and incredible views.
The Southwest is massive and graceful—with a dramatic scape that leaves eyes wide and mouths open. The region is deservingly romanticized, and the wonders in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah (New Mexico, enchanting as it is, got its own itinerary.) make many bucket lists. From Las Vegas’ Neon Museum to the Utah Olympic Park and one of the last remaining Wigwam Motels, the Southwest holds marvels that are unmatched and unforgettable.
Flip through the gallery above and see our picks for a Southwestern road trip.
1. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Ariz. 2. Wigwam Village Motel No. 6, Holbrook, Ariz. 3. Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Byway, Ariz. 4. Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, Colo. 5. Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colo. 6. Lake Powell, Utah. 7. Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah. 8. Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, Utah. 9. Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nev. 10. Fly Geyser, Gerlach, Nev.
Sarra Sedghi is a freelancer based in Athens, Ga.