Follow along on Sunset staff photographer Tom Story’s stunning road trip through the American SouthwestOur road trip will lead you for weeks through the wild heart of the American Southwest. It will take you nearly 1,000 miles. It will show you wonders people cross continents to see: the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and the crayon-bright badlands of the Painted Desert. This road trip isn’t merely good—it’s the best in the world. So what are you waiting for? Check out our Southwest road trip video to get a taste of what awaits you. Pro tip: The last half of October is prime time for fall color in Oak Creek Canyon as maples and oaks put on a spectacular foliage show.