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Scenic Byway 12: One Of The Best Scenic Drives In The USA

Driving Scenic Byway 12, sometimes called Scenic Highway 12, is a must-do on any Utah road trip. This is not only one of the best scenic drives in Utah but one of the best scenic drives in all of the USA. I really can't believe I haven't written a post about this drive yet. I…

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Frogs And Fall On The Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway In Tucson, Arizona

Ive been to Tucson twice now but both times the main priority was visiting Saguaro National Park. But the second time, this time with my parents, I wanted to try and do something else, too. That "something else" ended up being driving the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway! I didn't know anything about it (shocker) and…

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All About Visiting Arches National Park In Winter

I love visiting Arches National Park in winter. It's my favorite time to visit and I actually avoid going both Zion and Arches in summer for a lot of reasons (it's so busy, so expensive, and so hot.) There aren't really specific things to do in Arches in winter that's different than summer, hiking is…

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Four Awesome Ways To Spend One Day In Arches National Park

After Zion, Arches is the most popular national park in Utah. It's not the second most visited, that's Bryce Canyon, but I think it's the one that people most want to visit after Zion. I feel like Bryce gets more visitors than Arches because of it's convenient proximity to Zion. But I still think Arches…

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Two-For-One-Trail In Arches National Park: Sand Dune Arch And Broken Arch

One of the most popular arches in Arches National Park is just a short walk from one of the best less-known arches: Broken Arch. I don't think its like, a hidden gem arch or a best kept secret in Arches but I don't hear much about it. I've been to Sand Dune Arch two or…

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Which Is The Better National Park In Utah: Zion Vs Arches National Park

This is the age old question, what is the better national park in Utah between Arches and Zion? I almost said I know my answer, but thinking about it, I'm not so sure anymore! Whether you're visiting on a Utah road trip, as a weekend getaway, or for a whole week, this post will help…

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Fiery Furnace In Arches National Park: Probably The Coolest Hike I’ve Ever Done

Finally, my post about the Fiery Furnace hike in Arches! I've been so excited to write this but have also been putting it off because I knew it would take forever to write but it's going better than I thought! The one thing we knew we had to do during our week in Moab in…

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Tower Arch Trail: The Second Best Trail In Arches National Park

Arches National Park is the first national park I ever visited way back in 2015 and it was my favorite for a while because of that. But then I started going to a lot of other parks and it fell lower in my ranking (but still fairly high, not top 5 though) because it was…

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13 Best Views In Page, Arizona Not To Miss On Your Visit

Next up in my stash of Page and Lake Powell posts are two that will help you find the best views of both, but first up is Page. There is some overlap of these but this one will include views that aren't just of the lake. Some of the views are in Glen Canyon National…

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See The Flying Dutchman’s Brother at Lost Dutchman State Park On The Treasure Loop Trail

In January, about a month before we left, we had to go down to Phoenix for something and wanted to do at least one hike while we were there. I had a few picked out and we ended up at neither of them, but that's ok! Instead, we drove the Apache Trail then went to…

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12 Great Things To Do In Shenandoah National Park That Aren’t Hiking

I figured I might as well do my other Shenandoah post now, too, so today we're looking at all the things to do in Shenandoah besides hiking! There isn't as much as some of my other lists, a lot less short and easy walks, but there's still plenty to keep you busy. There are surprisingly…

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Know Before You Go: Top Tips For Visiting Shenandoah National Park In The Fall

Shenandoah National Park. One of the best national parks to visit in the fall, for sure. It helps that Skyline Drive (the scenic road in Shenandoah) is connected to the incredible Blue Ridge Parkway but even without that, it would be one of the best places to see leaves change in the US. I'm actually…

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21 Things To Do Outside Zion: Easy Places To Escape The Crowds Of Zion National Park

The one area of Utah (other than the Salt Lake area) that I still haven't gotten to see enough of is southwest Utah and the Greater Zion Area. I have seen some of it, but not enough. Never enough. It's also actually (so far) my least favorite part of Utah. The area around St. George,…

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Alstrom Point: The Lake Powell Overlook Not To Miss

Ok, this is actually my last post on things I had to do before leaving Page. I had to visit Alstrom Point, Lake Powell's possibly second most famous viewpoint (I would say Reflection Canyon is first.) Alstrom Point is in Utah, however it is closer to the south end of the lake, accessed from Page…