Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Arches National Park is a gem and one of Utah’s big five National Parks. The nice thing is that unlike places like Rocky Mountain National Park and Yosemite that take years to thoroughly explore, most of Arches can be explored in a few days. If you have more time you can hop over to Canyonlands…

The Dinosaur Bone Wall

There is a place where a person can step back in time to see the bones of long-extinct creatures. This magical place is aptly named Dinosaur National Monument. Many fossils of dinosaurs were excavated here and have made their way to many of our nation’s best museums. The most amazing part is that fossils remain here…

Balanced Primrose

There are many rock formations found in the American West with the title of Balancing Rock, but this one found in Arches National Park may be the most famous. Never the less, rock formations aren’t the only thing in this desert environment worth taking notice of. These inconspicuous white Primroses really light up against the…

Out of The Narrows

Being inside the slot canyon known as The Narrows is like being in another world. The path ahead and the one behind are all that exist. You follow the water along its path through the landscape. Every once in a while you are greeted with side canyons that lead to unknown places. Is this a…

Alyssum

I found this beautiful small cluster of Alyssum flowers in Utah. Alyssum is such a cool name for a flower. They are beautiful.

Hiking Delicate Arch Trail 2019 Guide

Delicate Arch is one of those occurrences in nature that is hard to believe exists if you have never seen it with your own eyes. It is not only an unusual arch, because of its distinctive shape standing free of any surrounding rocks, but its’ very location, perched on the edge of a cliff face…

Island Raven

I found this Common Raven near the visitor center of Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky area. He was a noisy and seemingly fearless creature perched on the beams of this well trafficked spot. To many European cultures, the raven is a harbinger of death or somehow related to the darker side of the spiritual…

Narrow Passage

Another look at the rushing water of the Virgin River in Utah’s Zion National Park and the amazing slot canyon that it has carved known as The Narrows.

White Rim Traverse

This is a 100-mile section of White Rim Road, located on the White Rim Bench formation below the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. The road was originally built for mining purposes, but today is a recreational 4×4 road with permit only access. I haven’t had the privilege of driving the road, but…