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The American West

Travels in the Western United States : destinations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

The American West

There is no established geographic qualifier for what is considered "out West" in the United States; it has meant different things at different times to different people. Here, we consider The American West to include 12 states:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming


California

California is home to more than 39 million people, the most populous state in the United States. California hosts almost 300 million tourists each year.

Texas

Texas, known as The Lone Star State, is the second largest state in the United States (after Alaska). It is the second most populous state (after California).