Hit the Road

Seven Southwest routes that are definitely a trip. (And the destinations ain’t bad, either.)

Seven writers find beauty, solitude and adventure along the Southwest’s best routes, not to mention some cool destinations.

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89Awesome

A tale of two mountain cities and the heavenly road that runs between them

By Phil Hagen

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Destination Lost

Riding the range alone, but never lonely

By T.R. Witcher

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The Pacific Coaster

California views worth a white-knuckle drive

By Cindi Moon Reed

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Death Valley Immersion

Experience new heights by biking to the depths of the desert

By Bob Whitby

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The Scarlet Stones of Memory

The Valley of Fire is close to home in more ways than one

By Greg Blake Miller

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Toward Zion

After making it through the desert, it’s all uphill—in a good way

By Sean DeFrank

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Solitude Is Only Relative

Making friends with the Loneliest Road in America

By Xania Woodman

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Sonia Lising-Cahalan

When I first met Sonia, I was in awe of how many pictures she had of her with her son, Robbie. It made me think two things, one—to jump on a plane and go take more pictures with my mom, and two—how close they must have been. There were so many. I only got to meet Robbie and spend time with him once, but I’ll never forget it. I was at my girlfriend’s house, meeting many of her relatives for the first time; I was nervous, even afraid to go in, but Robbie—her old family friend—immediately made me feel at home.

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