Sedona Sundown

Sedona Sundown

Sedona Sundown Sedona, Arizona, is one of the Southwest’s leading tourist destinations. The land draws people here, as it has for thousands of years. Nearby are archeological and geological wonders preserved as national monuments: Tuzigoot, Montzuma’s...
Roadside Bouquet

Roadside Bouquet

Roadside Bouquet We were headed south on Route 86 from Tucson. The road is known as the Tucson-Ajo Highway, or just the Ajo Way. The town of Ajo (Spanish for “garlic”) is close to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which was our destination. It had been...
Pedernal

Pedernal

Pedernal Formed by ancient volcanic flows, Pedernal (shown in the background on the right) is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New Mexico. This famous formation—locally known as “Pedernal,” without “the”—was the subject of many Georgia...
Sedona

Sedona

Sedona Located in the Verde Valley of northern Arizona, Sedona’s main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for a wide variety of activities, including the making of many major Hollywood movies. The first documented...
View of the Rio Grande

View of the Rio Grande

View of the Río Grande Many employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory live in the nearby town of White Rock, New Mexico. The place also attracts artists, thanks to the famous White Rock Overlook, which offers a spectacularly long view of canyons, mesas, and the Río...
The Road to Gothic

The Road to Gothic

The Road to Gothic Tucked into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, near Crested Butte, is the ghost town of Gothic. Once a boom town, Gothic has faded like many early mining communities. The town grew to more than 1,000 residents and was a major supply point for mining...