Kourtney Kardashian and Kate Moss Prove Coachella Isn’t the Only Desert Locale Worth Visiting

Photo by @katemossagency.

It may seem like everyone and their mother goes to Coachella, but the Valley is not the only well-known destination for lovers of desert locales. In fact, there are plenty of chic hot spots to head off to if you are looking for a place that is not swarmed with the estimated 100,000 people who flock to the Coachella Valley for the music festival each year. Although celebrities hit the Coachella scene, they also know where to go to really escape. As Kanye West once tweeted, “we need to Aman Giri the world,” and he was right—more people should be taking desert vacations to luxurious resorts and hot springs in locales other than Palm Springs or Indio, if they want to experience a vacation not crammed with neon crop-top-wearing festival goers. Hot springs and dry air can be found alongside the cacti and tumbleweed lining the historic Route 66 running through Arizona and New Mexico, as well as in the canyons of Utah and the sand dunes of Jordan. For more alternatives to Coachella, check out these desert canyons that boast the most breathtaking views in the world.


Chanel Iman in Utah’s Amangiri, March 2018.


Kate Moss in Machu Picchu, Peru, March 2018.


Stephanie Shepherd in Petra, Ma`An, Jordan, October 2017.


Oprah Winfrey at San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California, April 2018.


Jackie Aina in Amangiri, Utah, February 2018.


Snail Mail in Marfa, Texas, April 2018.


Antelope Canyon, Arizona, September 2017.


Solange in the desert, March 2017.


Kourtney Kardashian says she “landed in Arizona, ended up in Utah,” November 2017.


Naomi Campbell in an undisclosed desert location, March 2018.


Charli XCX pontificates about what songs she would bring to the desert, February 2018.


Frankie Cosmos in Colorado, March 2018.


Jasmine Sanders (right) took a trip to Utah in March 2018.


Stephanie Shepherd at San Ysidro Ranch, September 2017.


Shay Mitchell (left) took in the Utah canyon view, March 2018.