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6 Things to Do in Zion that Don’t Involve Hiking

6 Things to Do in Zion that Don’t Involve Hiking May 31, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Of course, Zion National Park is really all about seeing the sights. Most people see those sights via hiking. But sometimes you just don’t wanna move that much, or members of your party can’t really hike, or other activitiessimply¬† appeal more. Luckily, Zion is located in a place that allows...

10 Reasons to Visit Moab

10 Reasons to Visit Moab May 31, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are tons of reasons to visit Moab, the desert mecca for mountain bikers, hikers, photographers, and general red rock enthusiasts. From the national parks to the miles of trails to the famous river rapids to the good restaurants in the bustling downtown, Moab offers up a passel of delights. Here...

10 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

10 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park May 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Home of hoodoos, fantastic rock formations shaped by water and wind, crisp high altitude air, and adoring visitors, Bryce Canyon National Park is a favorite for many. Here are my 10 favorite reasons to visit Bryce Canyon. Feel free to add your own in the comments! 1. Fairyland Loop. Not as crowded as...

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Called a gem of the National Park system, Zion is a jaw-dropping paradise of towering red rock walls, tumbling waterfalls, hikes from gentle riverside strolls to multi-day backcountry excursions, and the surprising yet very welcome little town of Springdale nestled right by the park’s southern...

Hike of the Week — Angels Landing

Hike of the Week — Angels Landing April 1, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This is considered a pinnacle hike, in many ways. Zion National Park‘s famous schlepp up to where even some angels might fear to tread (it’s pretty high up there, folks) is a must-do for many visitors to this uber-popular park. It’s called Angels Landing because, supposedly, in 1916...

Hike of the Week — Whale Rock Trail

Hike of the Week — Whale Rock Trail March 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you stretch your imagination, you will understand why Whale Rock Trail in Canyonlands National Park got its name. Big, beached, sandstone whale out in the desert. Sure, why not? In fact, there seems to be an entire pod of them leaping throughout the landscape here. If you have kids with you, your...

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple March 12, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Hmm, racy name, you think. Who, you ask, is Fern, and why would I want to hike up to her nipple? I’m glad you asked. Ferns Nipple, a prominent (ahem) point in Capitol Reef National Park, is a glorious swirl of sandstone proudly jutting toward the sky. Reached by one of a few circuitous, fairly...

Hike of the Week – Cohab Canyon

Hike of the Week – Cohab Canyon March 4, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Cohab Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park makes for a great little run, hiking lung-opener, or start to a long day if you decide to tie in several other trails. It’s also a sweet little hike by itself, totaling 3.5 miles. If you have only one vehicle, your hike will have to be an out and back,...

Hike of the Week — Queens Garden

Hike of the Week — Queens Garden February 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Perhaps the easiest hike into the Bryce Canyon amphitheater, the whimsically-named Queens Garden is¬† a hoodoo-filled “garden” of stone. In the wintertime, snow may blanket the ground, which provides a stunning contrast against the orange-red rocks and typically blue Utah sky. Spring and...

Hike of the Week — Sand Bench Trail

Hike of the Week — Sand Bench Trail February 11, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you want to ride a horse in Zion National Park, the 3.5 mile Sand Bench Trail is the one you and your trusty equine charge will follow. But if you’re seeking a good old foot hike and prefer not to share with said large lovely beasties, winter is a great time of year on the Sand Bench. The unshaded...
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