Commune with pioneer spirit in Grafton, Utah
Deborah Wall is the author of "Great Hikes, a Cerca Country Guide," and "Basecamp Las Vegas: Hiking the Southwestern States," published by Stephens Press.
Guided tours of the famous site take you up close to locations you’ve only seen in the movies.
An easy day trip of 90 miles from Las Vegas, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge lies in Amargosa Valley, a few miles beyond Pahrump.
The Zion National Park Forever Project is now in its 20th year of hosting field programs.
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You might recognize the pioneer town of Grafton, Utah, from its appearance in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”