Escalante, Moab and The Canyonlands Zion and The Virgin River Colorado Plateau Sedona and Flagstaff Tucson and The Chiricuahas The Mogollon Rim The Central Highlands

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A backcountry tip sheet on where to find emerald water, red rock and blue sky. Swimming Holes of the Southwest surveys more than 200 creeks and canyons from the high plateaus of Utah to the Mexican border. 
You'll be introduced to plunge pools that are scuba deep, tall river canyons with long pools for lap swimming or perennial creeks where the sand is thick and the shade is dense.
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Escalante, Moab and the Canyonlands
Bryce, Zion and the Virgin River
The Colorado Plateau
Sedona and Flagstaff
The Mogollon Rim
Phoenix and the Superstitions
Tucson and the Chiricahuas