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Hike of the Week — Angels Landing

Hike of the Week — Angels Landing 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...

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...

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple 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...

Hike of the Week – Cohab Canyon

Hike of the Week – Cohab Canyon 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,...

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 isĀ  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...

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...

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....

Hike of the Week — Skyline Arch

Hike of the Week — Skyline Arch January 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Skyline Arch in Arches National Park is short and sweet, the trail leading you to a must-see arch in the park. It’s the only arch in the Park to have a skyline view; that is, you see only sky through the arch, rather than rocks or mountains, etc. The trail should be totally accessible year-round....

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 — Pa’rus Trail

Hike of the Week — Pa’rus Trail January 14, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Zion‘s flattest trail, the Pa’rus Trail winds alongside the Virgin River for three and a half miles through the main canyon. Definitely the most user friendly hike in the Park, Pa’rus is paved. Before you get all trail-snobby and declare that pavement has nothing to do with a wilderness...
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