Much like people, snakes are eager to explore desert as weather warms.
Deborah Wall is the author of "Great Hikes, a Cerca Country Guide," and "Basecamp Las Vegas: Hiking the Southwestern States," published by Stephens Press. Email: email@example.com
March is a good time for this trip, before the heat intensifies and while there’s a chance to see wildflowers.
Kelso Depot holds a wealth of history, and its surroundings offer camping, stargazing, hiking and nature appreciation.
It’s a six-plus hour drive to this city in southwestern Arizona, and the climate is pleasant in February and March.
Mild winters, interesting history and striking scenery make this onetime mining town an outstanding place to visit this time of year.
Most visitors come from late spring to fall, but if you venture to the Southern Utah park this time of year, you’ll find the colors seem more vibrant and the overlooks and trails are crowd-free.
You can hike, golf, swim and even play in the snow all in the same day, and it’s only about four hours from Southern Nevada.
Located on the lower Colorado River, Parker, Arizona, makes a great winter destination for Southern Nevadans seeking a full-day outing or a longer getaway.
Interesting geologic features can be found in this narrow, high-walled canyon, including the rock formations known as mosaic breccia.
This time of year, while driving or hiking some of our region’s back roads, you might see a few of these eight-legged desert dwellers out and about.
Arches National Park boasts the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches — more than 2,000.
The four-hour, 20-mile railway journey begins in Clarkdale and travels to the ghost town of Perkinsville, snaking along the high banks above the Verde River.
If you have a taste for adventure and don’t mind brain-rattling washboard roads, head out to Death Valley’s Racetrack, one of the national park’s most famous sights.
The refuge, just south of Alamo, is the year-round home to many birds and other wildlife, as well as a layover stop for thousands of migrating birds in spring and fall.
If you can get away this month, head up to the Markagunt Plateau, a wonderful destination to drive the network of scenic roads and hopefully take in some brilliant color.