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Thunder Thighs Dinosaur Fossil Discovered Near Moab

Thunder Thighs Dinosaur Fossil Discovered Near Moab February 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Apparently, having thunder thighs might not be all that bad. Not, that is, if you were a dinosaur that needed to charge across the landscape in a New York minute, propelled by your massive thighs, or deliver a lethal kick to opponents or prey. The recent Brontomerus mcintoshi discovery lends yet more...

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...

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...

Save the Date: Skinny Tire Festival Mar. 12-15

Save the Date: Skinny Tire Festival Mar. 12-15 February 15, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Moab may be known for its mountain biking, but if you’re into road bikes (skinny tires) you can enjoy just as much beauty while you get a workout. And if you’re a serious cyclist, check out the Skinny Tire Festival happening next month, when this road cycling tour kicks off the 2011 year. Cruising...

Hike the Hill: Trails Advocacy Week Feb. 12-17

Hike the Hill: Trails Advocacy Week Feb. 12-17 February 12, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
If you like hiking and want to shout out for it, consider attending or promoting (tweet! blog! text!) the events of Hike the Hill: Trails Advocacy Week, which starts today and runs till next Thursday. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, this week is all about funding, promoting, and protecting...

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...

2011 Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Announced

2011 Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Announced February 10, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Zion National Park has a long history of promoting the arts. Extolled in paintings, words, photographs, sculptures, and more, the Zion Canyon welcomes artists. Continuing that long tradition, Zion yesterday announced its 2011 Artist-in-Residence, sculptor David Purcell. Mr. Purcell will offer a lecture...

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,...

Zion’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Zion’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 7, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Zion National Park is known for its hard-hitting outdoor activities and scenic hiking trails. But Zion has Valentine’s Day charm too, folks! Especially for you outdoorsy types. If you’re seeking a romantic place for dinner, there are some cozy little spots. In the Park and in neighboring...

Hike of the Week — Hickman Bridge

Hike of the Week — Hickman Bridge February 4, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Hickman Bridge is easily the most hiked trail in Capitol Reef National Park. A two-mile out and back, it leads you up carved sandstone steps; past landscape dotted with pinyon, juniper, and black basalt rocks; under a “moki” remnant (Fremont Indian granary); and up to the natural bridge itself....
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