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Lower Pine Creek Waterfall

I'm finally making my way through my Zion trip posts, the last posts from my time out west. It's sad but exciting and I'll have plenty of lists coming still but only a few more hikes out there. I think we did the Sand Bench Trail before this one and had a little time before…

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Sand Bench Trail: Zion National Parks Most Underrated Trail

My goal on our January 2022 Zion trip was to do as many hikes as possible that I hadn't done yet. And we did it! Mostly. I think we actually did do all of the hikes in the main canyon and near the visitor center but we were only able to do one on the…

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Top Tips For Visiting Canyonlands National Park In Winter

Visiting national parks in the off season is my favorite. I love visiting them when they're in their prime, too, but there's just something about visiting them in the winter, and Canyonlands is no different. I've visited Canyonlands National Park in the winter twice now, once in December and once in February. Both were wonderful…

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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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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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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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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…