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…

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 wonder…

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…

Dinosaur Bone Wall in Dinosaur National Monument

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…