The West Mountains is probably the most exciting and exotic region in the United States because of the epic landscapes dotted by mountains, canyons, and forests. Every corner of this region is worth a visit, but here are five unique places to get you going.
If you want to experience the natural bounty of the West Mountains, Page can be a good starting point. This small town in Arizona is close to the scenic Lake Powell and the epic Antelope Canyon. Just make sure that you visit it during the cooler months for a comfortable hiking experience, as the summer tends to be a bit harsh here. During the off season, you can also find great accommodations in Page at rates lower than $50. Examples include the Rodeway Inn Page and the Motel 6 Page.
Sedona is a small desert town, but you will be surprised to see how much is on offer here. The rugged desert landscape contrasts with lush pine forests, and the vibrant art scene in the town transports visitors to a different world altogether. It is also known for its luxurious spas, where you can relax and pamper yourself after a good hike. It is not hard to find budget stays in Sedona with great options such as Days Inn Kokopelli Sedona and Kings Ransom Inn.
Breckenridge is a typical Colorado town, irresistible due to its perfect location on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Hiking and mountain biking are usual pastimes for tourists here, but there is more to see in the form of its old Victorian buildings as well as the live concerts at the Riverwalk Center. Look for last minute deals to find luxury accommodations in Breckenridge such as Best Western Breckenridge or The Lodge Breckenridge.
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico — the one that most of the world knows as the setting of the epic TV series Breaking Bad. However, there is more to it. The city is located on the edge of a desert, and dramatic mountains loom large on the horizon. It is also rich in history, with Spanish buildings dating back to the 18th century and shops selling Native American souvenirs. Albuquerque is an affordable place to stay, as you can find many delightful hotels such as Suburban Extended Stay and Days Inn Midtown ABQ at minimal rates.
While most people know Las Vegas as the casino city of the country, it was Reno that used to enjoy the status of gambling capital until a few decades ago. Even now you can visit several old casinos here to enjoy that Old World charm. With proximity to Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, Reno is also a great choice for outdoor activities. Reno has many affordable hotels, but to find a great deal within your budget, you can consider visiting it before or after the peak seasons. You can consider the likes of Plaza On The River and Harrah’s Reno for great facilities at affordable rates.