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
April 8, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
National Park Week is April 16-24. In celebration of this, entrance to all national parks is FREE that week! So, if the government hasn’t shut down in the meantime, plan to visit your local national park or subsidiary (monuments, etc.) and get a load of all that gorgeous nature for free. Don’t...
April 6, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Save the dates: April 16-24 once again brings the monster-big, monster-popular Easter Jeep Safari to the slickrock lands around Moab, UT. image: EXTREMEPODS.COM/Flickr What: Jeeps (or any type of off-road trucks) with their crazy big monster tires crawl over slickrock routes throughout the canyon country...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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....
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