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Bryce Canyon Records Most Visitors in 2010

Bryce Canyon Records Most Visitors in 2010 January 23, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The hoodoo-filled Bryce Canyon got a passel of visitors in 2010: 1,782,333, to be exact. Not too shabby for this lovely, off the beaten path park. Get thee to Bryce Canyon this year and see for yourself why so many people love to love it. Hike Navajo Loop, drive to Fairyland Point and goggle at the views,...

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center Closed Jan. 17-31

January 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
While undergoing some reconstruction, the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center will temporarily shut. No entrance fees will be charged during the closure–take advantage and head over for a visit. But do beware the weather. Kolob Canyons is the northern section of Zion. It is undervisited, which is quite...

Fee Free Days — January 15-17

January 10, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
This coming weekend, the Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday weekend, is 2011’s first free entrance to all national parks. Get away, get outside, bask in some nature, and save a bit of money while you do. Winter can be a great time to visit most parks, as they are less crowded, can offer fun activities...

12 Fun Facts About Canyonlands

12 Fun Facts About Canyonlands January 9, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Yes, it’s that time again. Wacky, weird, interesting, fun facts, all about Canyonlands National Park. Check ’em out, and if you know of any more, tell me about it in the comments section. 1. Interesting fact: Canyonlands is largely covered by cryptobiotic crust, a living soil, comprised...

Salazar’s Wilderness Protection Move is Christmas Gift

Salazar’s Wilderness Protection Move is Christmas Gift December 25, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Okay, I’m biased. I don’t have a personal stake in mining, livestock, natural gases. Beyond what I use for my vehicle, etc., that is. And as you may have noticed, I’m a bit of a wilderness fan. So Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s declaration yesterday that he recognizes...

12 Fun Facts About Arches National Park

12 Fun Facts About Arches National Park November 29, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
I dug around a bit and found some kind of neat stuff about Arches National Park, complete with some good links. Enjoy! 1. Interesting fact: Cryptobiotic crust, a living soil comprised of algae, lichens, and bacteria, is found all over Arches. Very fragile, it is also very important because it holds...

Veterans Day Fee Free at National Parks

Veterans Day Fee Free at National Parks November 7, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s another fee-free day at America’s national parks this Thursday the 11th. In honor of the service men and women who have fought (and still do) for our country, this day is one of several that will offer free entrance to national parks that usually charge fees. Remember, though, that of...

Where to Find Restrooms in a National Park

Where to Find Restrooms in a National Park November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
National parks are very nice about bathrooms: They have them. Just remember, they don’t have them everywhere! I mean, don’t expect to be halfway up Zion National Park’s Angels Landing Trail and find a pit toilet. Wait…just kidding! Angels Landing is so popular, and it’s...

Stuck in Salt Lake City’s Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck in Salt Lake City’s Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It! November 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Holiday travel can be a you-know-what. And if you have the joy of experiencing that most dreaded of travel words, DELAYED, then you can plan on time cooling your heels in the airport. But don’t fret if you get stuck in Salt Lake City’s International Airport. There are worse places to kill...

Halloween DUI Enforcement at Zion

Halloween DUI Enforcement at Zion October 27, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Dressing up as a ghoul, witch, or favorite sweet cartoon character while you hike in Zion this Halloween? Feeling like tying one on, too? Go right ahead, there are some great watering holes in Zion, but please–have a designated driver, or walk back to your hotel/motel/campsite. The Park service’s...