Coming from the Eastern side of Canada—cold and lots of precipitation is common— all The Southwestern United States have felt very exotic to me. Also known as the American Southwest, Desert Southwest, or simply The Southwest, I’m slowly exploring this arid region.
The Southwest culture area is located between the Rocky Mountains and the Mexican Sierra Madre. The Continental Divide separates the landscape into the watersheds of two great river systems: the Colorado–Gila–San Juan, in the west, and the Rio Grande–Pecos, in the east. Navajo, Mojave, and Havasupai are just a few of the Native American tribes that learned to live here, for some, as early as 7000 BC —Excerpts from Britannica .