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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...

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 – 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,...

Visit Bryce Canyon Before It Changes Forever

Visit Bryce Canyon Before It Changes Forever 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....

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...

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...

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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