Articles Tagged ‘winter’

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...

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 — Delicate Arch

Hike of the Week — Delicate Arch December 17, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Yes, that Delicate Arch. The most famous natural symbol of Utah, found in gorgeous Arches National Park. The photo you’ve seen many times in your life, half the time without realizing it. That most lovely, most striking, most, well, delicate-looking of natural arches. Don’t knock it just...

Christmas in Zion National Park

Christmas in Zion National Park December 9, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
National parks are a most excellent holiday getaway. Beauty, serenity, few crowds, and a totally different experience for most families. Local hotels and B&Bs often cater to such holiday guests, and restaurants often have special menus. If this Christmas (winter solstice, holiday season, whatever...