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5 Southwest Travel Gems

Owning an RV is the greatest way to explore all of the natural beauty, unique architecture and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything else, providing you and your loved ones with countless opportunities for learning and growth.

Still, after several years of traveling, it can be difficult to branch out and identify new roads you’ve yet to discover. That’s why the folks at Newmar are excited to share with you a series of blog articles each one focusing on a different region in the U.S. or Canada. 

Today, we’d like to tell you about our five favorite lesser-known locations in the Southwest (also see Midwest and Southeast)  each representing some of the region’s best locales.

Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon, Utah

Have you ever seen a hoodoo? If you answered no, it’s about time you discovered these incredibly shaped rock formations inside Bryce Canyon. Best described as a cave without a roof, Bryce Canyon is home to some of the Southwest regions most iconic natural architecture.

Where to stay: Ruby’s Inn Campground and RV Park

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Gunnison, Colorado

Named a National Park in 1999, Black Canyon of the Gunnison is home to many of the oldest rock formations in the United States, some as many as two-million-years-old. And while some will want to view the Gunnison River from 2,000 feet up, more relaxing options are plentiful, including camping and fishing.

Where to stay: Cedar Creek RV Park

Balmorhea State Park – Toyahvale, Texas

Although it covers just 46 acres, Balmorhea State Park has nearly 20 million gallons of spring water flowing through it on a daily basis courtesy of the San Solomon Springs. In fact, Balmorhea State Park is home to the worlds largest spring-fed swimming pool. Talk about a great way to cool off!

Where to stay: Lost Alaskan RV Park

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge – Indiahoma, Oklahoma

As the oldest managed wildlife refuge in the U.S., Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has given hundreds of unique animal species a place to call home since 1901. Make the trip and you’ll find buffalo, wild cattle – even prairie dogs! Not to worry, there are several recreational opportunities to take advantage of as well.

Where to stay: Pinnacle Peak RV Park

City of Rocks State Park – Faywood, New Mexico

An amazing place to see the brightest stars in the sky, City of Rocks State Park is named in honor of the fascinating volcanic structures that dominate the landscape. A newly opened Visitors Center provides a warm welcome, and is a great way to learn about all that this hidden gem has to offer (other than rock climbing, of course!)

Where to stay: Rose Valley RV Ranch

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