29 Things To Know Before Planning A Lake Powell Vacation

I can't believe it's taken me five years to write this post! I guess it's just given me extra time to think of everything you need to know before planning a Lake Powell vacation. And it's a lot. And after working at Lake Powell for six seasons (four in Bullfrog, two in Wahweap), not just…

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7 Reasons Guadalupe Mountains National Park Is Worth It

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a west Texas hidden gem that very few people visit which makes it perfect for escaping those national park crowds, especially this year. It's a park that isn't very well-known but still deserves a spot on your national park bucket list because of all of it's amazing hiking opportunities. Today…

Saguaro East Vs. West Showdown: Which Side Of Saguaro Is Better?

Ahh, Saguaro National Park. One of the newest parks I visited and one of my new favorites! This is such an underrated national park, I'm surprised at how little I hear about it. The big question when visiting though, is which side of Saguaro National Park is better and I'm here to help you pick…

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12 Awesome Outdoorsy Things To Do In Blanding, Utah (And Nearby!)

Here's something I never thought I would say: I actually like Blanding, Utah. It is far from my favorite place but after spending more time there last spring, it's become an endearing little place to me. While the town itself isn't brimming with things to do (there are a few on this list) the whole…

Hike Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch To See The Golden Glow Of Utah Slot Canyons

One of the things that has been on my Utah bucket list for years is the Buckskin Gulch hike: the longest slot canyon in the world at 21 miles long. Or at least that we know about. Well, I still haven't done it. But I did get to see part of it so that's something.…

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See The Meadows Turn Into Living Rainbows At Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival In Utah

This summer we spent a lot of time in Kanab and would usually just decide what to do after we got our coffee and juice. One day we decided it was time we visit Cedar Breaks National Monument so off we went to this mini Bryce Canyon. Before going I knew the wildflower festival was…

Don’t Poop In The Pueblo: Explore The Ancient Ruins Of Wupatki National Monument in Northern Arizona

Over the summer we spent a lot of time in Flagstaff and drove past Wupatki National Monument every time. Of course, we had to go so sometime in the middle of summer we finally decided to stop. It's the perfect hidden gem that deserves to be on more bucket lists and road trip itineraries. We…

See This Life-size Rock Shell On The Nautilus Hike In Utah

I don't remember what I was looking up at the time, some hike near Page, but then I stumbled on The Nautilus hike. What I do remember is the day that I found it I wanted to go immediately. We didn't but I wanted to. The first time we went was within a couple of…

Toadstool Trail In Kanab: The Worst Trail Ever

The Toadstool Trail. The Crown Jewel of Kanab. Or as I like to call it The Worst Trail Ever. Let me give you a quick rundown of the conversation on this hike: Silence. Silence. Silence. Is this it? Why is this even a trail? This shouldn't have a trail at all, it doesn't deserve a…

Visit Escalante Petrified Forest State Park And Hike The Sleeping Rainbow Trail

One of the last posts I have for our spring Escalante trip is about the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park and the Sleeping Rainbow Trail! This was actually our first stop when we got to Escalante and we spent a few hours there that afternoon. It was somewhere that we always drove past but never…

Explore The Five Kiva Pueblo Ruins In Blanding, Utah

We're still back in spring activities here and today is all about the Five Kiva Pueblo ruins in Blanding! We decided to go to Blanding for a few days this spring for some reason and on our way into town we stopped at the Five Kiva Pueblo ruins, literally right on the edge of town.…

Leprechaun Canyon Slot Canyon For Non-Climbers: The Only Gold Here Is The Canyon Walls

Way back in 2016 some people invited me to hike Leprechaun Canyon with them. I worked 3-11 then so I couldn't and I was bummed, but everyone made it sound so easy to find and do that we ended up going later that summer. Well, we didn't even think we were in the right spot.…

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy: Hiking To The Moqui Caverns In Kanab

Just like the Belly of the Dragon, the Moqui Caverns were another thing I alwaysssss saw on Pinterest and just had to see. Once we decided to transfer to Wahweap and were just an hour from Kanab, I knew we had to stop. And we did on our first trip to Kanab. We actually went…