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Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

July 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Utah is a place of unfathomable natural beauty—with its unique natural formations, colorful history, and culture, and exciting recreation opportunities—it is a state that contains the best elements of the great Mountain West and the Desert Southwest, from red rock splendor to mountain peaks with The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah is a four-season world-class […]

Natural Stone Architecture: Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Stone Architecture: Natural Bridges National Monument

April 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Natural Bridges National Monument covers a relatively small area in southeastern Utah. It is rather remote and not close to other parks, and as a result is not heavily visited. Since natural bridges are formed by running water, they are much rarer than arches, which result from a variety of other erosion forces. Natural bridges […]

Steep Cliffs and Towering Spires: Dead Horse Point State Park

Steep Cliffs and Towering Spires: Dead Horse Point State Park

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dead Horse Point State Park is perhaps Utah’s most spectacular state park. The park lies on the same broad mesa as The Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Dead Horse Point is a peninsula of rock atop sheer sandstone cliffs about 6,000 feet above sea level. Two thousand feet below, the Colorado […]

Land of the Sleeping Rainbow: Capitol Reef National Park

Land of the Sleeping Rainbow: Capitol Reef National Park

March 28, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Capitol Reef National Park is filled with geological wonders that stagger the imagination. Somewhat remote, and not as well known as the other parks, Capitol Reef is located on the northern edge of the Grand Circle Tour. Capitol Reef encompasses a 100-mile natural upheaval in the earth’s crust known as the Waterpocket Fold. We’ve traveled […]

Chill-out on Utah’s Patchwork Parkway

Chill-out on Utah’s Patchwork Parkway

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Weather alert: “A heat warning for daily high temperatures above 100 degrees has been extended for all desert areas.” Sweltering heat is typical for the Southwest desert region this time of year. With triple digit temperatures the Southwestern standard, how do you deal with this incessant heat? Load up the recreational vehicle and escape the […]

Untamed, Unforgettable: Canyonlands National Park, UT

Untamed, Unforgettable: Canyonlands National Park, UT

January 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Canyonlands National Park covers a vast area of wilderness, centered round the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. The park preserves an immense wilder­ness of rock, in which water and gravity have carved hundreds of canyons, mesas, buttes, spires, arches, and other spectacular rock formations. The Green and Colorado rivers have carved two large […]

Heavenly: Zion National Park, UT

Heavenly: Zion National Park, UT

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“There is an eloquence to their forms which stirs the imagination with a singular power and kindles in the mind . . . a glowing response.” —Geologist Clarence E. Dutton, reflecting on his impressions of Zion, 1880 Long before its official designation as a National Park by President William Taft, Zion was a frequent home […]