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Alpine lakes, snowy powder, 5 national parks and a great salt lake:

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Plan A Utah vacation: Things To Do

Where to Stay in Moab, Utah

Where to Stay in Moab, Utah

If you’ll be enjoying the outdoor adventures around Moab, use this guide to help you know where to stay in Moab, Utah. There are all types of lodging in and near Moab from budget-friendly hotels to higher-prices resorts. You’ll also find vacation rentals, a hostel,...

Dead Horse Point State Park Hiking Trails

Dead Horse Point State Park Hiking Trails

Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah is a must-stop destination to visit, photograph and explore. There are about seven miles of Dead Horse Point State Park hiking trails to enjoy the stunning scenery! Hiking is the best way to explore the park. Use this list of hiking...

Visiting Goblin Valley State Park in Utah

Visiting Goblin Valley State Park in Utah

The state parks in Utah are stunning! In any other state, these parks would be designated as national parks! Goblin Valley is one of the must-see state parks that's unlike any other! Here are our tips for visiting Goblin Valley State Park: how to get there, what to...

Best Time to Visit Utah National Parks

Best Time to Visit Utah National Parks

Utah is one of the nation's iconic outdoor states. Its beauty goes beyond what you see in postcards and curated photographs. If you're planning a Utah National Parks vacation, timing is one of the first things you need to decide. Determining the best time to visit...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer is a popular time for most people. As you're looking for Utah vacation ideas, definitely add a national park to your summer vacation list.  We will warn you about the summer heat you'll experience at all of the Utah national...

Utah Vacation Ideas

Utah Vacation Ideas

If you enjoy outdoor adventures, you'll love this list of Utah vacation ideas! When you're looking for the best things to do, best time to visit, what to pack and where to stay, it can be a bit overwhelming. Use this list of Utah resources with tips, attractions,...

14 Moab Utah Hiking Trails

14 Moab Utah Hiking Trails

If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, river rafting and more... then the adventure town of Moab, Utah is the place to go!  The entire Moab area is one big playground, especially for hiking. It's a terrific way to explore this scenic area filled...

Tips for Visiting Moab in the Spring

Tips for Visiting Moab in the Spring

Are you thinking of visiting Moab in the Spring? Spring is our favorite time to enjoy outdoor Moab, Utah adventures! Thankfully we live close enough to Moab that we can visit multiple times a year.  Use this guide to help you figure out what you would like to do...

Things to Do for Spring Break in Utah

Things to Do for Spring Break in Utah

As the weather in Utah starts to warm up in spring, you'll find fun and exciting things to do outdoors. With this list of things to do for Spring Break in Utah you are sure to find something everyone loves this time of year.  You will definitely want to add a...

Fun Things To Do in Utah in the Winter

Fun Things To Do in Utah in the Winter

Some of you may not like the winter season because it can be too cold. However, with the long list of fun things to do in Utah in the winter, you might have a change of heart. Utah is famous for being an excellent winter destination. If you are planning to take a...

Lower Calf Creek Falls Hiking Guide

Lower Calf Creek Falls Hiking Guide

Lower Calf Creek Falls in Utah, USA is a spectacular desert waterfall where the water plunges 130 feet over a sandstone cliff into a pool of cool water. The falls are named for its use as a natural pen for calves back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. When...

Stunning Utah State Parks: Things to Do

Stunning Utah State Parks: Things to Do

Utah is home to 5 spectacular national parks and numerous national monuments and historic sites. It's too bad these national landmarks usually overshadow the state parks in Utah. If they were located in any other state, these areas would probably be designated as...

Southwest USA Road Trip Ideas: 55 Itineraries and Activities

Southwest USA Road Trip Ideas: 55 Itineraries and Activities

Are you planning a Southwest USA road trip? This list of road trip itineraries for visiting the American Southwest will come in handy! And don’t forget to add those bucket-list things to do in the Southwest states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and...

Awesome List of Outdoor Moab Adventures and Activities

Awesome List of Outdoor Moab Adventures and Activities

Moab, Utah is considered one of the best outdoor adventure towns in America. Outdoor Moab adventures include mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, river rafting, off roading in Jeeps and ATVs. And of course you MUST explore the Utah National Parks and Utah...

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Nestled 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River you’ll find Dead Horse Point State Park. We consider Dead Horse Point a must-stop location! This stunning Utah state park near Moab is known for its stunning views of the Colorado River, dramatic vertical...

9 Utah Destinations for Summer to Visit

9 Utah Destinations for Summer to Visit

Planning a trip to Utah this summer? There are so many things to do and places to see, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. Utah's diverse landscape features mountains, deserts, sandstone canyons, a salty lake and more! We are sharing our top 9 Utah Destinations for...

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Utah National Parks

NATIONAL PARKS IN UTAH: Things To Do

Capitol Reef National Park in October

Capitol Reef National Park in October

Capitol Reef is a stunning national park in Utah with colorful cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges as part of the landscape. If you're thinking about a Capitol Reef National Park in October, you won't be disappointed. There is so much to see, do and photograph at this...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Fall

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Fall

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Fall is one of the best times of the year to go. The temperatures start to cool off a bit more throughout the day and the nighttime temperatures start to get cold. As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the...

Capitol Reef National Park in the Fall

Capitol Reef National Park in the Fall

Capitol Reef is an amazing national park in Utah known for it's amazing landscape of colorful cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Taking a trip to Capitol Reef National Park in the Fall is a great time to go because the weather is "just right" to enjoy outdoor...

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in October

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in October

Canyonlands National Park in October is one of the best times to visit due to the moderate temperatures. It's nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat during the summer! But Canyonlands in the fall is a popular season so...

Best Time to Visit Capitol Reef National Park

Best Time to Visit Capitol Reef National Park

Utah is one of the nation's iconic outdoor states. Its beauty goes beyond what you see in postcards and curated photographs. If you're planning a Capitol Reef National Park vacation, timing is one of the first things you need to decide. Determining the best time to...

Places to Stay at Capitol Reef National Park

Places to Stay at Capitol Reef National Park

There are a variety of places to stay at Capitol Reef National Park and in the towns near the park so you can find the best lodging option for your trip. As you start to plan your Capitol Reef vacation, take a look at the various accommodations...

Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is a small national park Utah. It's often overlooked for the other four national parks in the state. We highly recommend you don't skip this park because there are so many things to do in Capitol Reef! Where else can you find hiking, a scenic drive,...

Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks

Our absolute favorite places to visit are Utah National Parks! The landscape at each park is different: arches, canyons, hoodoos, balancing rocks, and more! As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the national parks is a must! We have created a...

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Dave and I love exploring the awe-inspiring natural wonders we see when visiting Zion National Park. Located in the Southwest of Utah, near the towns of Kanab, St. George, and Cedar City, a trip to Zion national park is a truly...

Travel Guide for Visiting Arches National Park

Travel Guide for Visiting Arches National Park

Dave and I absolutely love visiting Arches National Park every chance we get. Since we live so close, we have a ton of Arches National Park vacation ideas to share! Arches may be a small park in comparison to others, but it’s a Utah national park...

Canyonlands National Park Vacation Ideas

Canyonlands National Park Vacation Ideas

If you're looking for Canyonlands National Park vacation ideas, this is it! This article includes tips for planning your Canyonlands vacation, list of things to do at the park, details about the best time to visit, packing list for your trip, and more! If you're...

Needles Canyonlands Camping

Needles Canyonlands Camping

The Needles Canyonlands is a remote district within the southern part of Canyonlands National Park. It takes 1 1/2 hours from Moab and 1 hour from Monticello, Utah to reach the Needles District.  This is why many people choose to camp when visiting this area of...

Capitol Reef National Park in the Spring

Capitol Reef National Park in the Spring

Capitol Reef National Park is an amazing destination known for it's amazing landscape of colorful cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Taking a trip to Capitol Reef National Park in the Spring is a great time to go because the weather is "just right" to enjoy outdoor...

Canyonlands National Park in the Spring

Canyonlands National Park in the Spring

Canyonlands National Park is one of our favorite places to visit, along with Arches! We have great tips for visiting Canyonlands National Park in the Spring!  Taking a trip to Canyonlands in the spring is a great time to go because the weather is "just right" to...

Visit Needles Canyonlands National Park

Visit Needles Canyonlands National Park

Visiting Canyonlands National Park should be on everyone’s US National Park bucket list. The park can be divided into four districts (or areas): Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze and the Colorado and Green rivers. While all of these regions are...

Visiting Bryce Canyon in April

Visiting Bryce Canyon in April

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Bryce Canyon in April? Bryce Canyon National Park in the spring is a terrific time to go. Many people have a Bryce Canyon vacation on their bucket list, but it's important to know what to expect during the month of April....

Tourist Attractions in Bryce Canyon

Tourist Attractions in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the most unique destinations in the Southwest. Home to famous hoodoos, an All-American Road, and thousands of stars, a Bryce Canyon vacation has a little something for everyone. Here's a list of tourist attractions in Bryce Canyon,...

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive: Things to See, Do and Photograph

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive: Things to See, Do and Photograph

If you enjoy the outdoors and seeing fantastic landscape scenes, then plan a Capitol Reef National Park vacation! Cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges are some of the hidden gems you'll find at the park. One of the best ways to experience it all is by taking the...

Visiting Zion National Park in April

Visiting Zion National Park in April

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Zion National Park in April? Many people have a trip to Zion National Park on their bucket list, but it's important to know what to expect during the month of April. There are so many things to see, do and photograph at Zion...

Best Time to Visit Utah National Parks

Best Time to Visit Utah National Parks

Utah is one of the nation's iconic outdoor states. Its beauty goes beyond what you see in postcards and curated photographs. If you're planning a Utah National Parks vacation, timing is one of the first things you need to decide. Determining the best time to visit...

Best Time to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

Best Time to Visit Bryce Canyon National Park

Figuring out the best time to visit Bryce Canyon can feel a bit tricky, but it's not as hard as you might think. Bryce Canyon is indeed popular for the fantastic views and scenery, and there are certain times during the week and year that it's going to be more crowded...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Campgrounds

Canyonlands Island in the Sky Campgrounds

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is known for its scenic and expansive views. When it comes to planning a trip, camping is one of the best ways to truly experience all there is to see and do at Island in the Sky. Here's all the information you need to know about the...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer is a popular time for most people. As you're looking for Utah vacation ideas, definitely add a national park to your summer vacation list.  We will warn you about the summer heat you'll experience at all of the Utah national...

Visiting Arches National Park in April

Visiting Arches National Park in April

Arches National Park in April is one of the best times to visit due to the moderate temperatures. It's nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat during the summer! When planning your Arches vacation, keep in mind that...

13 Must-See Stops Along the Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive

13 Must-See Stops Along the Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive

When you plan your Bryce Canyon vacation, remember there's more to the park than the amphitheater. The Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive offers views of hoodoos, arches and windows at various viewpoints and overlooks. We always recommend you start by driving to the end of the...

Arches National Park Summer Vacation

Arches National Park Summer Vacation

It’s no secret that we love to take Arches National Park vacations! Living a few hours away from Arches allows us to visit many times throughout the year. When people find out how close we live, they often ask if an Arches National Park Summer Vacation is a good idea?...

Visiting Zion National Park in March

Visiting Zion National Park in March

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Zion National Park in March? Zion in the spring is a terrific time to go. Many people have a trip to Zion National Park on their bucket list, but did you know that March might one of the best times to go?! If you're looking...

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in April

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in April

Canyonlands National Park in April is one of the best times to visit due to the moderate temperatures. It's nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat during the summer! But Canyonlands in the spring is a popular season so...

Things to Do at Bryce Canyon National Park in the Spring

Things to Do at Bryce Canyon National Park in the Spring

Bryce Canyon National Park in the Spring is a unique and unforgettable experience. When you plan your Bryce Canyon vacation, you'll find there is definitely something for everyone to do while visiting.  Due to the elevation of Bryce Canyon it will be cold in the...

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in March

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in March

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in March? Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park should be at the top of your bucket list. Use this guide to help you decide if a March vacation to Bryce Canyon is the right time for you to enjoy...

Visiting Arches National Park in March

Visiting Arches National Park in March

Arches National Park in March is one of the best times to visit this park in Utah. Arches in the spring is one of the most popular seasons due to the moderate temperatures. It's nice to be able to explore the park all day long without worrying about the daytime heat...

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in February

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in February

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in February? Bryce Canyon in the winter is one of the most amazing times to go. Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park should be at the top of your bucket list, but a trip in February will be extra...

Best Capitol Reef Hikes and Activities

Best Capitol Reef Hikes and Activities

Capitol Reef is one of Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks right in the middle of the state, but it tends to get overlooked by the other 4 parks. It's really too bad because there are amazing Capitol Reef hikes and activities to do at this park, that you won't find...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring is one of the best times of the year to go. The temperatures are starting to be warmer throughout the day and the nighttime temperatures are not so cold.  As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the...

Visiting Arches National Park in February

Visiting Arches National Park in February

Have you ever considered visiting Arches National Park in February? Arches in the winter is one of our favorite times to go. You can explore the park without the crowds, and you avoid the heat of summer. As you plan your Arches National Park vacation, think about...

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in January

Visiting Canyonlands National Park in January

Have you ever considered planning a trip to Canyonlands National Park in January? We really enjoy visiting Canyonlands and Arches in the winter. We live close enough to these parks near Moab, Utah that we can visit at various times throughout year. Use this...

Popular and Unusual Bryce Canyon Places to Stay

Popular and Unusual Bryce Canyon Places to Stay

Are you planning Bryce Canyon vacation and wondering about the best lodging options? There are a variety of accommodations that are sure to please every kind of traveler.  We've put together this list of Bryce Canyon places to stay, both in and out of the...

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in January

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in January

Are you wondering what it's like to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in January? Bryce Canyon in the winter is one of the most amazing times to go. Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park should be at the top of your bucket list, but a trip in January will be extra...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Winter

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Winter

Visiting Utah National Parks in the winter is always a good idea. As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the national parks is a must! The best thing about winter at Utah National Parks is the solitude and serenity you'll experience as you...

Visiting Utah National Parks in December

Visiting Utah National Parks in December

Visiting Utah National Parks in December is a truly unique and magical experience. As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the national parks is a must! At many US National Parks in the winter, it's the off season so you can enjoy your vacation...

Things to Do at Needles Canyonlands National Park

Things to Do at Needles Canyonlands National Park

The Needles is one area, or district, of Canyonlands National Park. Outdoor adventure is the name of the game at Needles! There are so many things to do at Needles Canyonlands like hiking, biking, 4x4 off-roading and more! Here's a list of fun outdoor activities to do...

Canyonlands Island in the Sky: 19 Amazing Things to Do

Canyonlands Island in the Sky: 19 Amazing Things to Do

Canyonlands Island in the Sky is one of three districts comprising the largest National Park in Utah. The other two districts are Canyonlands Needles and The Maze. Some consider the Colorado and Green rivers another district. However, when...

Where to Take Mesmerizing Bryce Canyon Photos

Where to Take Mesmerizing Bryce Canyon Photos

When you plan your Bryce Canyon vacation, you quickly realize it really isn’t a canyon, but a series of carved out natural amphitheaters that showcase colorful formations like hoodoos, windows and more. People come from around the world to see the amazing Bryce...

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Where To Stay In Utah

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Utah Travel Tips & Resources

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the United States. The parks were founded to preserve the country’s greatest natural treasures simply as they were. President Roosevelt expressed when designating the Grand Canyon as a national monument, “Leave...

Our Camera Gear Checklist for Travel Photography

Our Camera Gear Checklist for Travel Photography

For us, travel + photography go hand in hand so packing our camera gear is essential when traveling. We get asked often what equipment we use for taking photos. Our list below includes the cameras, lenses, tripod, and other accessories that we use for capturing good...

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Are you familiar with the phrases “Leave No Trace” or "Tread Lightly”? If you spend any time in the great outdoors, you should know these phrases and what they mean. They provide guidelines we should follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces. We love...

5 Coolest Hotels in Utah

5 Coolest Hotels in Utah

When someone asked us for a list of the coolest hotels in Utah, we were excited to give them our recommendations. We know others may find this list helpful as you plan your Utah vacation. There are five hotels ranging from 3-star to 5-star, and all offer luxury...

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

We absolutely love taking our kids on hikes. From a young age, we’ve always gone on day hikes with the kids. Obviously, hiking with kids is not without its challenges. Being avid hikers, we’re confident we’ve figured out almost everything there is to hiking with kids...

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it’s the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. Winter provides unique opportunities to see landscapes and scenes with glistening snow, festive lights, and rosy...

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