American West is a quarterly travel magazine exploring the natural and cultural beauty of the largest region in the United States. We cover all 13 states that make up this expansive region – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

In each print issue and on this website, you’ll find in-depth feature articles and our special sections: Best of the West, Trip of the Month, News Around the West, Music, Musings & More and On This Day.

This magazine is for the dedicated adventurer, the weekend warrior and everyone in between. If you travel the West by foot or in a car, on a horse or via RV, we’ve got something for you. From bustling cities to vast wilderness areas, we’ll take you through the West you know and love and the West you need to know more about.

The goal of American West is simple. Whether you’re a longtime van lifer or it’s your first time beyond your backyard, we want to inspire new experiences throughout this phenomenal region. Happy travels!

Our mission is to make a better West by connecting people to the region. To do that, we need to connect with you — subscribers, contributors, advertisers and other potential partners. Please don't hesitate to reach out at