Like so many, I love the desert southwest, especially the Four Corners region, and especially SE Utah. Every time I go I discover something new to me. My first trips were to the famous national parks. Then it was backpacking in the Escalante Canyons complex. We branched out to New Mexico, a little in far northern Arizona, and then over to SW Colorado. I go with my wife and with my friends Dan and Bob and I go as often as I can. I recommend Sandra Hinchman's book "Hiking the Southwest's Canyon Country" as a good guide to hiking and backpacking but also to wonderful and detailed road trips and car camping.