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The States We Visit on the Wild West Challenge

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Five states, lots of fun. On the Wild West Challenge driving challenge we celebrate the open road, and the freedom that the American West still offers travelers. However, that doesn’t mean we go without a plan. We have a route which ensures we cram in all the best spots. And in our 12 […]

What to Expect on the Wild West Challenge

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The Wild West Challenge will be a classic American road trip. There’s only one way to explore the American West: by road. Travelling by car is an essential American experience, made all the more important by the vast and remote of the continent. The Wild West Challenge is the perfect way […]

Kaibab National Forest

Kaibab National Forest is yet another hidden treasure. Photo by U.S. Forest Service On the Wild West Challenge, we see a side of American that most travellers don’t. Sure, we will enjoy the classic road trip experience, revelling in the open road and classic motel culture. However, we also explore natural treasures, […]

Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park is an underrated treasure. The Wild West Challenge will visit some of the most remote parts of the American West; some of the most beautiful nature in the nation; and, occasionally, come across remarkable historical sights. At Mesa Verde National Park, all three combine: here you can […]

Magnificent Moab and Arches National Park


The weird and wonderful American West. On the Wild West Challenge, we pass through numerous states and see some frankly astonishing nature. From Yosemite to Joshua Tree, Kodachrome Basin to the Grand Canyon, the American West is packed with unusual landscapes of awe-inspiring scale. One of our favourite areas is Moab, in […]

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is smaller than it used to be. On the Wild West Challenge, as we take the ultimate road trip through the Western United States, we see a lot of incredible nature. You think might that the locals would be understandably proud of the varied and impressive […]

The Many Colors of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is one of America’s natural treasures. The Wild West Challenge, after leaving our starting city of Los Angeles, spends several days exploring rural California. On the fourth day of our adventure, we visit Yosemite National Park. This heaven for nature-lovers is one of the most remarkable places […]

Joshua Tree: Tree, Park, Town, Legend

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Is this American’s most famous tree? The Wild West Challenge is a road trip challenge all the way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. On the second day of our adventure, we pass by a national park, the name of which will likely be familiar,  whether you are a lover of […]

Photos of Amazing Arizona

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Arizona is a great place to take a photo. On the Wild West Challenge, we love the thrill of the open road, but occasionally it’s nice to stop for a photo. And there aren’t many places better for stunning nature photography than Arizona: not only is it home to the […]

Why We Love Nevada

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Nevada isn’t just Las Vegas. The Wild West Challenge begins in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, in California. It then travels through Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada, before eventually concluding in the City of Sin, Las Vegas. While everyone knows the world capital of gambling, Nevada has a lot more […]