American West is a quarterly travel magazine exploring the natural and cultural beauty of the largest region in the United States. Our coverage area in this expansive region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, as well as the western parts of North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas.

In each print issue and on this website, you’ll find in-depth feature articles and our sections: Best of the West, Take a Trip, News Around the West and Music, Musings & More. We also publish an annual special section called “Where in the West Should I Go?” showcasing 52 places to visit in the upcoming year.

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 travelers 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