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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…

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41 Amazing Things To Do In Page, Arizona: Day Trips, Hiking, Tours, And More, According To A Local

Here it is, the post I've been waiting literally two years to write so I could do all. The. Things. And I did! Well, almost. When it comes to Page, things to do is not something it lacks but a lot of the things are kind of expensive and some you have to drive a…

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Top Tips For Visiting Mesa Verde In Winter

I've had seeing Mesa Verde in winter on my national park bucket list since I visited the park in 2017. And i sort of got to do that in December! I say sort of because we went for the Luminaria and it was just sort of snow-raining while we were at the top and we…

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Lonely Dell Orchard: How To Pick Fruit At Lees Ferry In Glen Canyon

This summer I learned that you can pick fruit at Lees Ferry and I was excited. Shortly after, my friend and I decided to head on down there to check it out. We didn't know what was there, what was ready, anything really, just that we wanted to go. Since it's just under an hour…

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Stud Horse Point: Easy Hiking And Great Views By Page, Arizona

Here we have another adventure crossed of from my doing everything there is to do in Page list. I didn't get to do every single thing but I did do a lot and Stud Horse Point is one of those things. I want to start this off with this: if you look at images for…

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Skylight Arch: A Hidden Gem Hike On The Utah/Arizona Border

Next up in the posts for my quest to see and do all the things in Page is hike the trail to Skylight Arch! We actually didn't even plan to do this one the day we did, we just ended up there. We were living in Greenehaven (15ish minutes from Page) over the last year…

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Canyonlands In A Day: How To Make The Most Of One Day In Canyonlands National Park

The first few times I visited Canyonlands, I liked it but I didn't love it. But now, after finally getting to hike more than the Mesa Arch Trail, I love it. And while I wasn't usually limited to one day in Canyonlands, I know a lot of people are. So that's what were doing today:…

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Murphy Point Trail: Probably My Favorite Hike In Canyonlands So Far

The main trail I wanted to do in Canyonlands during out week in Moab in December was the Murphy Point Trail. Sometimes called the Murphy Point Overlook. And now I think it's one of my favorite easy hikes in Utah. The meadow-y landscape We did the White Rim Overlook Trail before this and ended up…

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White Rim Overlook: Canyonlands Underrated Easy Hike To Incredible Canyon Views

One of my goals in Utah was to do more in Canyonlands National Park. I still haven't done enough there but I finally did a couple more hikes, one of which is the White Rim Overlook Trail. I didn't really have plans to hike the White Rim Overlook Trail but we stopped at the parking…

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Page Balloon Regatta: The Low-Down On The Best Excuse To Say Regatta Gala

I love hot air balloons and I have for as long as I can remember. I went up in one in Albuquerque in 2015 and loved it! I haven't gone up since then but I've looked for hot air balloon rides most places I go. Well, I didn't go up in one at the Lake…

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Navajo National Monument: Hike To Incredible Ruins And Beautiful Canyon Views

I had been curious about Navajo National Monument for a while since we drove past the sign and turnoff a few times. Unfortunately, it was closed since I really knew about it because 2020. Well, it finally opened up again mid-2021, at least the self-guided part of it, and we knew we had to go…

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Hike The Rock Line Trail To The New Wave In Page, Arizona

On my quest to do all the things in Page before leaving, I learned about the Rock Line Trail/The New Wave Trail! The only hike in Page, like really close to town, I knew of was the Hanging Garden Trail. We did that and a couple of days later hit the trail to the New…

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40 Photos Of Death Valley That Will Convince You To Plan A Trip There Right Now

I liked Death Valley, but I almost think I like it more just looking back at it? I enjoyed it when I was there but I also felt underwhelmed by it? It's weird. But I think of it more fondly now than I did there. Is there anywhere you just felt OK about while you…