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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...

Winter Hikes in Zion National Park

Winter Hikes in Zion National Park January 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Winter hiking in Zion can be sublime. The crowds have thinned considerably, this park is warmer than Utah’s other parks due to its lower elevation (excepting Kolob Canyons), and white snow on those red rocks just can’t be beat for visual delight. Here’s my list of the seven best winter...

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...

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 — Canyon Overlook Trail

Hike of the Week — Canyon Overlook Trail December 31, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park is an excellent winter hike. At only 1.1 mile roundtrip and about 160 feet of elevation gain, it’s also a pretty easy and quick one. Take advantage of fewer crowds, snowy views, and the serenity of awesome nature surrounding you and do this hike. What...
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