Explore Natural Bridges National Monument On Your Utah Road Trip

Natural Bridges National Monument was the one place I kept telling myself I was going to go to last year and I never did.  This year on our way home from camping in Bears Ears we finally decided to stop.  I mean, they are on the same road so we didn't really have an excuse…

A Pit Stop In Capitol Reef: Hiking To The Pioneer Register And The Tanks

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running.   On our way back from Great Basin we ended up passing through Capitol Reef, which we do a lot, but we…

Admiring The Henry’s From The Elephant Skin

Along Burr Trail, and a lot of the Interstate between Grand Junction and Hanksville, is this gray kitty litter-elephant skin stuff.  How official does that sound?  I've always enjoyed looking at it and after setting up camp along Burr one night, we decided to climb it, finally. This stuff is super weird, like squishy.  It…

Where to go on a Utah Road trip

Caves of Goblin Valley State Park

There are affiliate links in here. I went back to Goblin Valley!  I wanted to go back this summer to try and find some cave since we didn't see any last time, which was totally fine because the views we got were totally awesome.  We were camping in the San Rafael Swell (here's an awesome map,…

Hiking to Halls Creek Overlook

Hiking to Halls Creek Overlook

There are affiliate links in here. The first time I drove down Burr Trail, I saw the trailhead for Halls creek Overlook.  I told myself I would do that before I left.  Well, I didn't.  I did hike to a different overlook though, so I say it still counts. From Bullfrog, it's maybe a half…

My Favorite Hikes That Aren’t in National Parks

I just covered my favorite National Park hikes, so now it's time to take a look at the rest of them, outside the parks, which is a lot more.  I did quite a bit of hiking towards the beginning of summer, and in the middle, but almost none towards the end, which is a little…

My Favorite National Park Hikes

There are affiliate links in here. I like to think I've done my fair share of National Park exploring over the last year.  Some parks I did hiking, others I just had time to drive through.  Today, though, I'm sharing my favorite hikes in National Parks around the US.  I would just like to add this…

utah scenic byways

Finding Rattlesnakes in Utah

This is where I saw my first rattlesnake!  And not only did I see my first one, but I saw another one a few minutes later!  If you can't tell, I was excited about that, but it was also terrifying at the same time. It started out as a regular hike, finding somewhere that looked…

Lost in Little Wild Horse Canyon

I thinks it might actually be impossible to get lost in Little Wild Horse Canyon, unless you climbed up and wandered off trail.  But I don't know, I didn't do that.  I didn't even follow the whole trail.  Rounding out around 8 miles, we didn't have time and the weather was not ideal for slot…

Finding Mountain Lions in the San Rafael Swell

This place gives me the creeps.  That's what I'm starting with.  Makes you want to go there, right?  Yeah, totally. . . This was my first time there, I eventually went back, but that's for later.  This time I just knew I wanted to go the direction away from Goblin Valley, so straight instead of…

Goblin Valley, a Grown Up Playground

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Opposite of how things usually are, I actually had heard of Goblin Valley before I got to Bullfrog.  Where or what it…