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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

We consider The American West to include 12 states:

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


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, 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).