The Desert Southwest

Arizona is the anchor of the Desert Southwest - what we like to think of as the best corner of the lower 48.  Home to deserts, canyons, mountain ranges, waterfalls, alpine lakes, ghost towns and almost any piece of natural beauty you can think of (even volcanoes!), this great state has so much to offer the adventurous traveler. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not looking for an Arizona resort vacation but to seek seldom reached places and build lifetime memories.. We’ve carefully selected the places described on the premise that you’re willing to do some work to get to beautiful out of the way places and make the trip itself as important as the destination.

Some Very Basic Tips

  • Make a few reservations, and make them as soon as you possibly can. It's not unusual to have most (or even all) of your sites pre-planned.

  • Don't shy away from staying in one place for two nights. It's nice to take a break from driving for a day and the constant packing and unpacking.

  • There are several campgrounds in relatively close proximity if you are arriving late and don't want to stress or set up in the dark on your first night.

  • We have a lot more detail on the places described, GPS coordinates, waypoints, etc. etc. When you’re ready and find something that strikes your fancy, please get in touch!

Suggested Itineraries

This is a collection of our favorite places in Arizona, along with 'insider' tips and tricks. And while a road trip should always be a bit spontaneous, let's face it... having some amazing ideas is never a bad starting point.
While our itineraries are well thought out, planned and researched - there's even more available to you once you rent.  When you’re planning your  Arizona trip, we’ll be glad to go over ideas with you.
Here are some ideas of where to explore in your 4x4BnB rental.