Road Trip Revival – The Southwest

For our eighth and final installment of Road Trip Revival, we head to America’s southwestern states. With some of the country’s most recognized parks and monuments within driving distance of seven My Place Hotels locations, this endeavor marks the perfect end for our epic road trip. Buckle up and join us on our final joyride across America!

Seven My Place Hotels await you on your journey through America’s southwestern states. Conveniently located near some of the southwest’s most iconic sights and attractions, My Place will be right where you need us at the end of a long day exploring!

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Just under 30 miles east of My Place Hotel-Carson City, NV is Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.

The park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy. Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities.

Memorial Point and Hidden Beach, Situated between Incline Village and Sand Harbor, are areas which offer outstanding views of the lake and more secluded access to its shores.

Spooner Lake, at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50, is popular for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, catch-and-release fishing and cross-country skiing. Spooner Lake is also a trail head with access to the back country. The back country between Lake Tahoe and Carson City provides miles of hiking, equestrian and mountain biking trails plus two primitive campsites. No vehicles are permitted in the back country, which has been designated as a State Primitive Area. Two of the more popular trails in this area are the Flume Trail above Sand Harbor and the Tahoe Rim Trail along the crest of the Carson Range.


My Place Hotel-Carson City, NV

There’s a lot to explore in Carson City. The city’s abundant park system, with over 8,000 acres of parks, presents miles of hiking and biking trails, alpine lake and river fishing, and so much more. Carson City’s diverse landscape will have you wishing you could spend another week exploring the area’s spectacular sites.

124 miles to the southeast of My Place Hotel-Carson City, NV is Yosemite National Park in California.

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Continuing south in California is Death Valley National Park, 122 miles to the northwest of My Place Hotel-North Las Vegas, NV.

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Just west of Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area.  Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159.  The area is visited by more than two million people each year.  In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as a book store.

Source: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

My Place Hotel-North Las Vegas, NV

Home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base, North Las Vegas is the place to be if you’re looking for a plethora of unexpected opportunity. For the outdoor enthusiast, the surrounding area offers near never-ending endeavors; hiking, biking, skiing in the winter months, fishing, and sightseeing are just a few options.

Great Basin National Park sits just under 300 miles northeast of My Place Hotel-North Las Vegas, NV and about 230 miles southwest of My Place Hotel-West Valley City, UT. While it is a bit of a drive, it is a stargazers dream and a great place to stop on your way to Salt Lake City.

From the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, to the sage-covered foothills, Great Basin National Park is a place to sample the stunning diversity of the larger Great Basin region. Come and partake of the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, bask in the darkest of night skies, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. There’s a whole lot more than just desert here!

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

My Place Hotel-West Valley City, UT

West Valley City is nestled in the Salt Lake Valley between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. With such gorgeous scenery surrounding the city, outdoor activities are abundant. Adventurers can hit the green with over 20 parks, or venture just outside city limits to explore the surrounding mountains, the arid desert, or get a view of North America’s saltiest lake.

My Place Hotel-West Jordan, UT

Whether you’re looking to explore the surrounding mountains or view the Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine, the world’s deepest open-pit mine, West Jordan, Utah will surprise you with its charm. Located right outside of Salt Lake City, West Jordan offers a great balance between metropolitan life and the life of an adventurer.

224 miles southeast of My Place Hotel-West Jordan, UT, is Arches National Park right outside of Moab.

Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Bryce Canyon National Park sits just over 130 miles northeast of My Place Hotel-St. George, UT.

Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park’s high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

24 miles east of My Place Hotel-Hurricane, UT is Zion National Park.

Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

My Place Hotel-Hurricane, UT

Hurricane, pronounced “Her-uh-kin” by the locals, sits in the southwestern corner of Utah near some of the state’s most iconic parks and outdoor attractions. 19 parks, lakes, and landmarks are within 150 miles of Hurricane, making it the perfect spot to explore.

My Place Hotel-St. George, UT

Southwest of Hurricane is the city of St. George. In and nearby St. George explorers can go canyoneering, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and rock climbing to name a few.

Just over 230 miles north of My Place Hotel-Avondale, AZ is the iconic Grand Canyon National Park.

Located in Arizona, the park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history. Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors from the rim.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

My Place Hotel-Avondale, AZ

The quickly growing city of Avondale sits west of Phoenix. Miles of bike paths and walking trails run through Avondale and the surrounding suburbs of Phoenix. For those looking to get off the beaten path, the surrounding desert offers dozens of parks, including the Sonoran Desert National Monument and the Tonto National Forest. After the day is through, return to My Place Hotel-Avondale, AZ to cool off and rest up.

Saguaro National Park sits a little under 120 miles southeast of My Place Hotel-Avondale, AZ.

Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.

Source: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

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