In the Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2009 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
What to look for
Day Trips in the desert. Trips to 5 states in the desert Southwest and trips to Mexico. Google maps and GPX topo tracks included for most trips. Over "135" trips now listed. Where do you want to go?
Map your trip if you plan to travel in the desert. The best sources for the latest maps and info. to be found anywhere. We're always updating this section of the site. New map systems you won't want to be without on your next trip.
Desert Photography will play an important role in your enjoyment and memories. Many diversified topics to chose from. Want to learn the basics of photography - learn to get the most out of your camera? Software reviews included.
Safety in the desert is a real concern. Items you need to take to survive, plus what to be aware of. Real life stories of what can happen. Dehydration and drowning are real threats.
Gold is where you find it! Everyone wants to find that lost Spanish treasure in the desert! Did you know that a lot of prospectors are still finding gold in the desert. Treasure tales --
Life in the Desert -- What is the desert really like? Where is the desert Southwest? What about water in the desert, and more.New Map.
Weather Page will give you a different view of the weather conditions all over the Southwest. See what to expect before you leave home. New map layout for the Southwest.
City Profiles Statistics for all the major cities and towns in the desert Southwest in 5 states. Locations of hospitals, gas stations, and motels, plus more on the inter-active Maps.
Plants, Animals, Birds
Day Trips in the Desert
Safety in the Desert
Find the latest here!
Life in the Desert
CalTopo Maps - Of all the map systems we reviewed (a lot) this one is by far the best, most detailed and has more features than all the others. You can also import your own tracks!
Events Page -- All updated monthly. See whats going on in your neck of the desert! The best list of events you'll find anywhere on the web!
The Desert has a lot to offer!
What's New here at in-the-desert. We're always adding to and updating the site with news, articles, information and reviews!
"What's New should be your first stop"
New topo maps - Now you can have the topography detail of USGS maps on your computer and GPS unit. Best part, they're free. We've outlined the differences and provided links to the site. 6 maps are now available. You really shouldn't miss this .
Garmin Topo Maps
Map Symbols - Ever wonder what some of them mean? Examples, graphics and explanations.
Indian Peak - Trip to the State Game Management Area in Southern Utah. Off road adventure with Elk and lot of wildlife in a scenic setting. Maps, video and GPX track included.
Indian Peak, Utah
Big Ear Cave - No matter the names, this is the place to see loads of pictographs. And it's easy to get too, Video/slideshow you don't want to miss.
Lions Mouth Cave
You came to the right place --
now see where you're going next,
and how you're getting there!
Gleason Canyon 2
New Section - 7 new sub-sections on the different aspects of geology in the desert. Information, photos and videos. See what might interest you.
Insects - Also includes arachnids. A large listing of insects, spiders, and other scary, creepy crawlies. You could run into one of these at any time in the desert southwest.
Gleason Canyon - Our second exploration of this interesting canyon and some of the mines and cabins in the area around the Nevada, Utah border.
Black Rock Mt. Peak
Red Hills South - Nice trip with great views from on top of Black Rock Mt. Video, Map and GPX track included.
Snakes - 11 new photos added and 8 new species added with enlargements. Thanks to Martin Feldner and Bryan D. Hughes for the additions.
Chipmunk - Thanks to one of our regular visitors, Gail, we now have a new rodent listing, Other new llistings are also available now..
Topaz Labs promotions
Petroglyphs The best place in Southwestern Utah to see petrogrlyphs, and the easiest to access. 2 wheel drive easy, and there are 4x4 opportunities also. Watch the video/slideshow!
Escalante - 3 daytrips thru the Canyonlands of central Utah. Too many sites to list them all. Any one of these trips would be an adventure!
Stateline, Utah - Want to visit one of the best Ghost Towns in the desert Southwest? Cabins, buildings and mining equipment still there! Easy access, video, maps and GPX track.
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Arizona Strip - This is a beautiful trip thru one of the largest canyons in the Arizona Strip. Great scenery and lots of wildlfowers. By Bud Sanders and the St. George Jeepers.
"Trips in the desert"
Don't miss the Argosy Mysteries
Authors: Linda & Don!
Mineral Mountains - Just like the name implies this is a mineral rich mountain range. We found a very large Obsidian bed, Fumarole's, a Brothel with hot springs, and a beautiful rattlesnake!
Mineral Mnts., Utah
"Creatures in the Desert"