Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker, Brian Wignall, teamed up with his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Amelia, to explore ten natural wonders and mysteries of the American West. In stunning HD, watch as they travel to the fruitful deserts of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, retrace the frontier territories of Wild Nevada, enjoy the rich golden coast of California and bask in the untainted splendor of the western National Parks. These affordable family adventure-vacations capture the cultures and natural beauty only found west of the Rocky Mountains!
Disc 1: New Mexico!
Witness migrating snow geese, visit an ice cave hidden high in the desert, and help out at an animal rehabilitation center. Tour Bandelier National Monument. Learn about Cochiti Pueblo culture and catch fish in the Jemez mountains!
Disc 2: Utah!
See the breathtaking colors of Zion National Park in autumn while observing desert bighorn sheep, buffalo and elk. Fish a high mountain stream, explore an archaeological site, visit a natural hot spring, and make apple juice at an organic apple farm!
Disc 3: Arizona!
Learn the traditions of the annual Saguaro Fruit Harvest with the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. Discover the wildlife of the Sonoran Desert and enjoy some of the tastiest plants that grow there!
Disc 4: Nevada!
Pony Express Territory:
Follow the route of the Pony Express through central Nevada. Celebrate the Spring Wings Festival, tour the historic Eureka Opera House, ride a working railroad, and go gem hunting for garnets.
Great Basin National Park:
Relive the park’s cultural history, adventure through its vast mountains, streams and lakes, hunt for sparkling sun stones, and dig for fossils.
Visit a working cattle ranch and then take to the skies at the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon festival. Enjoy cowboy poetry, learn about Basque culture, dig for opals, and fish for bass.
Silver Trails Territory:
See Nevada’s Cathedral Gorge, Beaver Dam, and Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. Explore wetlands and Native American rock art. Learn about turquoise and discover some ancient aquatic creatures – some fossilized, and some still alive today!
Disc 5: California!
Yosemite, Sequoia &Kings Canyon National Parks:
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Yosemite provides opportunities ranging from bear watching to trout fishing. Meet a Native American Master Basket Weaver, discover the history of Buffalo Soldiers and learn the secrets of the giant sequoia tree.
Board a boat and explore the “Galapagos of the U.S.A.” Watch dolphins and giant whales, come tide-pooling, try surf fishing and learn how to make ceviche.
Explore the wonders of animal migration within a monarch butterfly grove and an elephant seal sanctuary. Learn about the California condors and visits a redwood forest.
Disc 6: Camp America's Parks ( Utah &California)!
Enjoy eight destinations in Utah and California. Camp America’s Parks introduces the best campgrounds, dramatic landscapes, indigenous wildlife, natural attractions, and outdoor activities.
Dive into canyon country! Explore the glory of Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks.
The Desert Parks at their finest! Visit millions of acres of protected California wilderness. Take an adventure through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and Death Valley National Park.