Native American Roots

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ
Rich in cultural history, the Native American ruins in Sedona are accessible to all via a Jeep tour. View the cliff dwellings of Palatki or Honanki, as well as ancient petroglyph sites. See Hopi reservations and even experience a ceremony at this sacred site in the American Southwest.

After the Storm

Buffalo River, AR

Buffalo River, AR
America’s first national river is in the heart of the Ozarks, and you can enjoy its beauty as thousands of Native Americans did before you. There are 135 miles of river frontage with scenic bluffs and dense forests within its boundaries, as well as 100 miles of hiking trails.




Everglades National Park, FL

Everglades National Park, FL
Before the Spanish arrived in 1513, this region in Florida was inhabited by the Calusa Indians, followed by the Seminole in the 18th century. Retrace their footsteps in this stunning national park filled with wondrous wildlife, shallow inland lakes and hiking trails.

Backpacker Standing Above Waterfall In Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
This exciting park is in a geologic monocline, which is a wrinkle on the Earth extending nearly 100 miles. See remnants of ancient people in the petroglyphs etched in rock walls. Stunning hiking trails will satisfy even the most seasoned hiker, and the night sky opens to observers at this gold tier International Dark Sky Park.


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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .


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