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Bryce Canyon’s Glorious Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon’s Glorious Hoodoos September 12, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bryce Canyon, which reaches over 9,000 feet in elevation, is ushering in crisp temps right about now. Seeing the beautifully scattered jumbles of hoodoos in their rich colors framed against a tempestuous sky as the American Southwest’s monsoon season winds to a close is a breathtaking sight you...

Private Horses Still Banned from Bryce Canyon until June 4

Private Horses Still Banned from Bryce Canyon until June 4 May 31, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Have horse, will travel? Not so fast, said Utah’s state veterinarian. Due a recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1), which is potentially deadly, privately-owned horses are banned from Bryce Canyon National Park until June 4. In the meantime, catch a ride with Canyon Trail Rides,...

Canyonlands’ White Rim Road Remains Closed to All Traffic

Canyonlands’ White Rim Road Remains Closed to All Traffic May 31, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you plan to check out the famous White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park, you’ll need to wait until the water is down. Due to extremely high spring run-off, the popular road is closed to all traffic; this includes foot, bicycle, and motorized vehicles. The water run-off also affects river...

Salt Creek Road in Canyonlands Remains Closed to Vehicles by Federal Order

Salt Creek Road in Canyonlands Remains Closed to Vehicles by Federal Order May 31, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Salt Creek Road in Canyonlands National Park is a contentious spot. If you’ve ever thought a Jeep tour along it might be a nice idea, think again: a federal judge in Utah has handed down an 81-page ruling that declares Salt Creek to be not a road at all, which has some supporters cheering and some...

Prescribed Burns in Zion Canyon

May 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you come to Zion National Park to play in the wilderness, don’t be too alarmed if you see smoke and fire during your visit. Four fires are set to burn this spring as part of ongoing land management efforts by park personnel. The affected areas will be along the popular Pa’rus Trail. Traffic...

New: Fly Directly from Las Vegas to Moab

New: Fly Directly from Las Vegas to Moab April 4, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re planning a trip to the slickrock bike trail haven of Moab or nearby Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, you are so in luck! Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., just rolled out service between Las Vegas (generally the cheapest bet for flights to the Southwest) and Moab’s...

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks March 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s another dramatic, tragic headline: two brothers go camping and climbing in Canyonlands National Park for about a week. Two days in, there’s an accident and one brother falls while rappelling from a high cliff ledge. He dies at some point while the other brother, trapped on the ledge,...

Visit Bryce Canyon Before It Changes Forever

Visit Bryce Canyon Before It Changes Forever February 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bryce Canyon National Park is ancient. The funky hoodoos, pinnacles, fins, and other bizarre rock formations that create its natural amphitheater and draw awestruck visitors from around the world began forming millions of years ago. In the great scheme of things, Bryce Canyon changes very, very slowly....

Zion Climbing Routes Close to Protect Peregrine Nests

Zion Climbing Routes Close to Protect Peregrine Nests February 16, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Attention, climbers: Starting March 1, several popular rock climbing routes in Zion National Park will temporarily close to protect peregrine falcon nesting sites, the park service said in a press release. The routes include Angels Landing, Cable Mountain, and more. See the press release for exact routes...

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive Closures

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive Closures February 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef will have occasional closures and delays February-July 2011. Long in need of some repairs, the paved road that winds through some of Capitol Reef’s most stunning geologic formations might be a challenge at times for visitors. The most popular sections of the road,...