View of Deadwood, in South Dakota, in its heyday, as photographed by F.J. Haynes, showing store fronts and a group of men in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA, circa 1877. (
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The Ultimate Wild West Road Trip: From Tombstone to Deadwood

Buckle up, cowboys and cowgirls.

The West was made for road trips. The desolate roads, mountains, cacti and wildlife are practically begging you to hop in your car and explore. There's plenty of history to draw you in, too. If you're a fan of cowboys, cowgirls and covered wagons, buckle up for the ultimate Old West road trip.

You'll start in southern Arizona, travel up through New Mexico and mosey on up through the wild west towns of the gorgeous western plains.




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This article was originally published in 2017. It was updated on July 31, 2023.

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