Visiting the Petrified Forest National Park – Top 7

Visiting the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona has long been on my list of places to see. However, I pictured it as maybe a stopover on a way to someplace far greater—like the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park. Luckily for us, our nomadic lifestyle allowed us the flexibility to end up staying several…

Visiting Goblin Valley State Park

Hoodoos, hoodoos, & more hoodoos. There is a place where you can walk freely amongst thousands of towering rock pinnacles. You might think that I am writing about the hoodoo-laden Bryce Canyon and that would be a good guess, but not the subject of this post. While Bryce has thousands of hoodoos only a select few…

Hiking Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument has a scenic drive that allows for some aerial views of some of the largest natural bridges in the world. But to really experience these massive rock formations you will need to venture into the remote desert canyons. Visitors are able to hike directly underneath all the natural bridges but the…

Visiting Natural Bridges National Monument Guide

In 1908 with the stroke of a pen and an “I so declare it,” President Theodore Roosevelt signed Utah’s first National Monument and the state’s first park into existence. Was it one of Utah’s big 5? Nope. It was the little known and seldom visited Natural Bridges National Monument. The remote location of this natural…

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park for a Day

Bryce Canyon National Park is arguably the most beautiful National Park amongst Utah’s big five. That is of course a loaded statement as Zion and Arches National Parks often make the top of the list for the best parks in the world. Regardless of where it ranks, visiting Bryce Canyon should be a priority for…

White Sands National Park – Top 7 Must-Do Things

Did you hear? What was formerly New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has been upgraded to America’s 62nd National Park! President Trump signed it into law on the 21st of December 2019. It was passed inside of a defense spending bill, which is odd. For those of you not familiar with American politics, cramming un-related…

Hiking the Zion Narrows Guide

Hiking The Zion Narrows Guide, a 16-mile slot canyon carved out by the North Fork of the Utah Virgin River. This amazing trail is perhaps the greatest single overnight hike in the world. It is certainly an epic experience I will never forget. There are few places in the world where humans can venture 1,300′…