The American Southwest region is one of the best road trip destinations in the USA, if not the world. It’s full of wide open spaces and natural beauty, diversity of landscapes and Southwest culture, and crazy fun adventures that will have you screaming, whooping, and talking about for years to come. 

Pink Jeep Tour, Arizona

A pink jeep tour was recommended to us as one of the best things to do in Sedona with kids that adults love too! And the Broken Arrow tour is the most popular tour and will give you the most thrill as it goes up and down rock faces along the 4WD trail. 

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona

The most epic adventures in the Grand Canyon would be hiking rim to rim, or down to Phantom Ranch and back again. But, I know for most of you that is not going to happen, so the next best adventure would be to hike the Bright Angel Trail. 

Verde Canyon Railroad, Arizona

The Verde Canyon Railroad is now one of our favorite things to do in Sedona. This train trip is a 40-mile return journey through 100 years of history, culture and dramatic desert southwest scenery.

ATV Adventures in Sand Hollow State Park, Utah

Sand Hollow State Park is renowned for its 6,000 acres of ATV and OHV off-road trails that take you to 3,500ft in elevation. The sand areas are divided by incredible rock formations in the upper areas and bounded by the blue man-made lake at the lower edges.

Angels Landing Hike, Zion National Park, Utah

Angels Landing is one of the most legendary hikes in Southwestern USA, and one of the best things to do in Zion National Park. You hike up to the top of a peak, the last section using a hand chain to guide you along a narrow path with a steep drop off down to your death.

Horseback Riding in Bryce Canyon, Utah

Horseback riding in Bryce Canyon National Park was one of our favorite experiences on our Utah national parks road trip. Craig and I visited Bryce Canyon NP and went horse riding back in 2006 and we still rave about it today.