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10 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

10 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park May 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Home of hoodoos, fantastic rock formations shaped by water and wind, crisp high altitude air, and adoring visitors, Bryce Canyon National Park is a favorite for many. Here are my 10 favorite reasons to visit Bryce Canyon. Feel free to add your own in the comments! 1. Fairyland Loop. Not as crowded as...

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Called a gem of the National Park system, Zion is a jaw-dropping paradise of towering red rock walls, tumbling waterfalls, hikes from gentle riverside strolls to multi-day backcountry excursions, and the surprising yet very welcome little town of Springdale nestled right by the park’s southern...

Where to Find Restrooms in a National Park

Where to Find Restrooms in a National Park November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
National parks are very nice about bathrooms: They have them. Just remember, they don’t have them everywhere! I mean, don’t expect to be halfway up Zion National Park’s Angels Landing Trail and find a pit toilet. Wait…just kidding! Angels Landing is so popular, and it’s...

September 2010 is National Wilderness Month

September 2010 is National Wilderness Month September 2, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
President Obama declared this month, right here and right now, to be National Wilderness Month. What does that mean? All politics aside (oh, go ahead and pundit in the comments if you want, it’ll be interesting), it’s a strong suggestion for people to get outside into our incredible wilderness...

Public Transportation in Zion National Park

Public Transportation in Zion National Park August 30, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
At three million annual visitors, Zion National Park is Utah’s most-visited national park. That lands it right in the ranks of parks that get loved to death. Back in the 1970s, however, Zion park planners began to get wise to the traffic hell that was a-comin’, and they (slowly) started a...

Pick Peaches in Capitol Reef National Park

Pick Peaches in Capitol Reef National Park August 24, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Fruit harvest is in full swing at Capitol Reef National Park. Home of the Park system’s oldest and largest fruit orchards, the delicious crops are available to the public for picking throughout the season. What’s in season right now? Peaches! They are juicy, sweet, and beautifully ripened...

U.S.National Parks FREE Entrance Aug. 14-15, 2010

U.S.National Parks FREE Entrance Aug. 14-15, 2010 August 11, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
You say you wanna get out of town and enjoy the dog days of summer? But your wallet is saying, Uh-uh? Well, this weekend you’re in luck if you want to visit one of our National Parks. All your getaway needs is gas money, finding a place to throw your tent (or, okay, a reasonable motel room), and...

Breathless Heights: Conquering Altitude Sickness

Breathless Heights: Conquering Altitude Sickness April 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
One would hardly think a great visit to a southern Utah national park might spark altitude sickness. Doesn’t that only happen to climbers on Everest? Back off a minute there, mountain climbing super champs. Altitude sickness can happen at as little as 4,000 feet above sea level (although that low...
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