Super Ultimate Outdoor Utah Bucket List

I love making lists.  I make them all the time and for everything.  Goals for the day?  List.  Goals for the year?  List.  Things to look up online later?  List.  Books I want to read?  List.  Movies to watch?  List.  Things I might want to get next time I'm in town?  List.  Parks I've been…

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…

Scorched At Sand Hollow State Park

Last year I remember reading a blog post about Sand Hollow State Park.  I got confused and was thinking of Snow Canyon State Park.  I looked up both and they both looked cool, so in the morning before we went to Zion, we stopped at Sand Hollow for like, 30 minutes and left because it…

Wet ‘N Wild In The Zion Narrows

There are affiliate links in here.   I finally did it!  I finally hiked The Narrows!  See, this is a big deal for me because as most of you know (or are about to learn) I do not like water activities.  I like being on water, but not in water.  Very different things.  I managed to avoid going into…

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…

The Desert Narrows: Sulphur Creek In Capitol Reef

After first hearing about the Sulphur Creek hike on a podcast, I knew I had to do it.  I started thinking of it as the desert narrows.  Yes, the narrows in Zion technically are the desert, but this actually felt like desert.  I finally hiked part of the narrows in Zion the week before, still out of…

A Quick Visit To Arches National Park

  This was my third visit to Arches National Park and probably won't be my last.  It was the first National Park I ever visited, and now I'm hooked, not just to Arches, but visiting all the parks.  We visited back in April, late, I know, and I wasn't expecting it to be as busy…

Canyonlands National Park In An Afternoon

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.   No, no, no.  I'm not saying you can see the whole of Canyonlands National Park in an afternoon.  But you can…

A New Adventure At Kodachrome Basin State Park

I remembered driving past signs for it last year, but really had no idea what to expect.  I Googled it before we decided to go, but still wasn't sure.  We were going to be in the area at Bryce Canyon already though and figured, why not?  I mean, it's basically on the way from Escalante…

Third Time’s The Charm: Hiking Navajo Loop (Finally)

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. Bryce Canyon National Park is one of my favorites, at least after my latest visit.  If you've been here for a while…

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18 Pictures To Make You Add Lake Powell To Your Southwest Roadtrip Itinerary

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. Lake Powell, at least North Lake Powell, usually gets passed up on Southwest US Road Trips.  And it shouldn't be, for good…

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…

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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,…