Finding Petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park

After reading about Valley of Fire on Alex in Wanderland and knowing I was going to Vegas in September, I figured why not make a stop there since I'll be in the area.  I wasn't really sure what to expect, well hot, but that's about it.  I knew about the Fire Wave, which is supposed to…

Hiking To Hickman Bridge In Capitol Reef National Park

After driving through Capitol Reef a couple times and exploring the south end a little bit, it was time for a proper visit to the scenic road in the north.  There is the highway that passes through the park and the 10-mile (one way) scenic drive near the visitors center taking you further into the…

Goblin Valley, a Grown Up Playground

There are affiliate links in here.   Goblin Valley State Park in Utah is the perfect side stop on a southwest US road trip.  It's much less visited than the nearby national parks and can be visited in just a few hours on your way to other parks, like Capitol Reef or Lake Powell from Moab. …

Pedestal Alley: The Perfect Afternoon Hike Near Bullfrog, Utah

It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley on Burr Trail.  There is parking on the left side of the road across from the trailhead, which is marked with a sign, on the right.  The trail basically follows a wash and…

Bryce Canyon, Because Why Not?

Last July I went to Bryce Canyon for the first time.  This June I went back and it was totally different.  This time is was nice and warm and sunny.  This trip was a bit more spontaneous, but being only 5ish hours away this summer, I figured, why not? This time we stopped at a…

Lower Muley Twist Adventures In Capitol Reef

It was my birthday and I wanted to go somewhere.  After rounding up some new friends, we set off for Capitol Reef with, well, no plan.  After following Burr Trail to the end of the paved section, we went left to get to Capitol Reef.  The first part of it is really pretty, but instead…

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Everything You Need To Know For Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon With Dixie Ellis Tours

I think this is probably on everyone’s bucket list, whether they know it or not.  Ok, that could be wrong, but I bet it is on a lot of lists.  What is it you ask?  Oh wait, you probably read the title already.  It’s Antelope Canyon.  Lower Antelope Canyon to be exact. Antelope Canyon is…

Unexpected Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park

I get how ridiculous that sounds.  We didn't expect snow in the Rockies?  Well, I guess we sort of did, but not that much.  The roads were clear, which was or main concern as Meredith isn't really made for that.  I think this is where I introduce Meredith, my Smart car.  I love her, but…