10 great desert drives in the U.S.
You’d be hard-pressed to find scenery more spectacular and awe-inspiring than the American desert. According to Stewart Green, author of several books on scenic drives, including “Scenic Driving Arizona” and “Scenic Driving Colorado,” the United States has five main — and very different — deserts: the Chihuahuan, the Sonoran, the Mojave, the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau. All are characterized by different rock formations, cactus and color. One thing’s for certain: All are stunning and unique to the American West.
Text by Tricia Romano | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
Best advice, pack your protection on the Saguaro drive .
The homeless and mules will strip you clean.