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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...

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...

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24 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...

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...

Hike of the Week — Whale Rock Trail

Hike of the Week — Whale Rock Trail 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...

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,...

Hike of the Week — Horseshoe Canyon

Hike of the Week — Horseshoe Canyon January 21, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Remote backcounty hiking doesn’t get much better than this. While Horseshoe Canyon is a potentially dicey choice in the winter due to the possibility of snow-wet roads (all dirt), winter ranks almost as high as fall and springtime as the season to check out this lovely example of why Canyonlands...

Hike of the Week — Mesa Arch

Hike of the Week — Mesa Arch January 9, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Come get your winter sunrise photos here. Or at least a winter photo. Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a truly lovely hike. Winter sunrise might be a bit much to ask, considering how dark and cold and potentially snowy it might be. Or it could be perfect. Either way, this is a short hike, usually...

Hike of the Week — Cave Spring Trail

Hike of the Week — Cave Spring Trail November 12, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Cowboys, ancient rock art, ladder-climbing adventure–Cave Spring Trail is full of surprises and fun for less than a mile’s worth of work. There’s a nice contrast between bare rock on the slickrock portion of the trail (above the cave) and the natural greenery sustained by the spring....
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