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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...

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...

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...

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...

Amazing Earthfest! May 15-21

Amazing Earthfest! May 15-21 April 27, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Amazing Earthfest! celebrates America’s public lands, focusing on the Colorado Plateau area. This means Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Zion National Park here in Utah. Join their 5th annual festivities this year in Kanab,...

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day April 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Perfect timing…entrance to all national parks, like Zion, is FREE today! (And through Easter Sunday). What a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Go on, get out there! image: PurpleTulips/Flickr