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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

February 5, 2013 No Comments This park is the unsung hero of Utah’s justifiably popular national parks system. While Zion and Bryce several hours to the west bear the brunt of visitor travel, and Arches is photographed everywhere and well known, Capitol Reef often gathers blank stares, or the misconception that is must be underwater somewhere. My kids ranked Capitol ...

 

Family Road Trip in Utah

Family Road Trip in Utah

January 21, 2013 No Comments One of my favorite states to explore is Utah. My family and I have taken many trips around the state, from the red arches of Arches National Park, the stunning canyons of the aptly named Canyonlands, Salt Lake City, Park City, well, the list goes on. Driving distances collapse when they’re broken up by one ...

 

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A Memorable Visit to 5 National Parks in Arizona, Nevada and Utah

A Memorable Visit to 5 National Parks in Arizona, Nevada and Utah

December 26, 2012 No Comments Circling the southwest’s national park corridor from the edges of Arizona and Nevada throughout Southern Utah is one of my favorite trips. Some travel sites will recommend you take up to twenty-one days for this itinerary, and some of you reading this will think that it’s too much to see and do in such a ...

 

The Dreamscape of Arches National Park, Utah

The Dreamscape of Arches National Park, Utah

November 21, 2012 No Comments We were looking for double arch. I was told that’s where Indiana Jones stood as a child in film number three. I confess, all I can remember from the series is Harrison Ford and the massive boulder hurtling down after him, which I know didn’t happen in Arches National Park.  I also vaguely remember a ...

 

Canyonlands, Utah

Canyonlands, Utah

January 7, 2012 No Comments Canyonlands is a magnificent National Park that’s split in three: one part of it just north of Moab, Utah, and two parts of it substantially south. Either end of the park that you explore results in amazing rock formations, beautiful views, and children with open mouths, wondering at the magical feel of the place. Of ...

 

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Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

January 4, 2012 No Comments So exactly what do you do when your small child is so excited about going skiing. Yes, there will be snow! Yes, there will be hot chocolate. Yes, you’ll do it down a mountain – albeit a very small one, safe for small children. And then you arrive, and your child wants to know where ...

 

St. George Utah Temple: Exploring the History of the Latter-Day Saints

St. George Utah Temple: Exploring the History of the Latter-Day Saints

October 13, 2011 No Comments When we travel, Dad and I try to move beyond the glossy tourist attractions and dig deeper into the local culture. We love to learn the history of each place that we visit, from the geological records to the human events. While in Utah, one of our goals was to learn a bit about the ...

 

Follow the Dinosaur Tracks: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site Utah

Follow the Dinosaur Tracks: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site Utah

October 12, 2011 No Comments Dad and I recently spent some time in southwestern Utah, as part of our summer 2011 adventure through the American Southwest. While we were excited to see the national parks, we also wanted to discover the smaller local attractions. As science and history buffs, we knew we couldn’t miss out on the St. George Dinosaur ...

 

Pipe Spring National Monument: A Seldom-Seen Oasis on the Arizona Strip

Pipe Spring National Monument: A Seldom-Seen Oasis on the Arizona Strip

October 11, 2011 No Comments While exploring the national parks of Utah, Dad and I decided to base camp at an RV resort in Hurricane, just over the Utah border in the extreme southwest corner of the state. We had a few extra days in Hurricane, so we decided to explore the area. On the advice of a friendly local ...

 

Zion: Utah’s First National Park

Zion: Utah’s First National Park

October 10, 2011 No Comments The national parks of Utah were high on our list of must-sees when Dad and I visited the American Southwest this summer. Due to some unexpected delays, we did not actually make it to Utah until September. As it turns out, the weather was perfect for our visit to Zion National Park. About Zion The ...

 

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