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Moab, Utah

Mill Creek

A small oasis not far from downtown Moab.
Veyo, Utah

Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial

A stoic rock cairn is all that remains to remember one of the more brutal instances of frontier treachery in American history.
Monticello, Utah

Newspaper Rock

One of the world’s largest collections of petroglyphs records 2,000 years of human activity.
Moab, Utah

Potash Evaporation Ponds

Few things look more out of place than the electric blue ponds in the reddish-brown desert of Utah.
Panguitch, Utah

Butch Cassidy's Childhood Home

The notorious Wild West outlaw was raised in this unassuming abode.
Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
Panguitch, Utah

The Cassidy Trail

Local lore holds that Butch Cassidy took an escape route through Red Canyon's sandstone hoodoos after an attempted murder.
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
Rockville, Utah

Grafton Ghost Town

Settled by Mormons in 1859, this abandoned frontier town appears in several films including "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
Wendover, Utah

Sun Tunnels

A sculpture for the sun and stars, created by Nancy Holt.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Richfield, Utah

Pando, the Trembling Giant

One of the world's oldest and most massive living organisms is a grove of quaking aspens.
Tucson, Arizona

Fort Lowell

Visitors to this public park will also find the ruins of an old western fort.
Black Canyon City, Arizona

I-17 Mystery Christmas Tree

Every year, festive decorations appear on this juniper tree located in the median strip of a busy highway.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's Retro Airport Control Tower

This iconic 1958 tower welcomes air travelers to Tucson with neon-lit letters and architectural style.
Tucson, Arizona

San Pedro Chapel

This quiet chapel was central to a community of settlers who reclaimed an abandoned fort.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Monument to the Flagstaff Flag Staff

A replica of the flagpole that gave a frontier town its name.
Tucson, Arizona

San Xavier Co-op Farm

Run by members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, this community farm nurtures traditional desert cultivars.
Flagstaff, Arizona

TWA-United Grand Canyon Collision Mass Grave

A mass grave for victims of an airline disaster that led to much-needed safety improvements for commercial flights.
Tucson, Arizona

El Tiradito

Make a wish at what might be America's only Catholic shrine to a sinner.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

The sprawling attraction boasts a collection of more than 150 historic wagons.