The Yakima River Canyon has always been a special place, even before The Nature Conservancy designated it in 1993 as a “desert oasis in eastern Washington.”
From cities and towns to national parks and lesser-known landscapes, this inaugural special section has your 2022 travel through the West covered! We’ve curated a list of 52 places to visit this year – four in each of the 13 states we cover. If you travel at a breakneck pace, that’s one a week. Let this guide serve as inspiration and enjoy the West!