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Everything You Need To Know About The Capitol Reef Orchards

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. Capitol Reef is definitely the most underrated national park in Utah.  It gets overlooked on road trips through the area (guilty) for the much more popular Arches and Zion.  While I love the hiking of Capitol Reef and how…

Headquarters Canyon Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Cachers: Hiking Headquarters Canyon In Capitol Reef

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I've driven past the trailhead for Headquarters Canyon I don't know how many times over the last three summers without doing the hike.  Well, I finally hiked Headquarters Canyon and it was so cool.  Plus, there was a Geocache…

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Boulder To Escalante On Hells Backbone: A (Surprising) Scenic Drive

Hell's Backbone Scenic Drive from boulder to Escalante, Utah is one of those things I've seen and driven past a million times since I first moved out here and we finally decided to drive it earlier this summer.  The TripAdvisor reviews were pretty mixed, but we were already in Boulder so decided to go anyways. …

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Bears Ears To The Abajos: An Underrated Mountain Getaway

In 2017 we went camping in Bears Ears on my birthday.  We had no immediate plans to go back when we left for Grand Junction on my birthday in 2018.  Our plan was to do the Trail Through Time then camp in McInnis Canyon and do some hiking.  Well, good old Ginger (my old 2016 Ford…

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Explore Ancient Ruins At Hovenweep National Monument

There are affiliate links in here. Hovenweep National Monument is a small monument on the Colorado/Utah border, not too far from Cortez (Colorado) and Bluff (Utah,) but not particularly close to anything else other than the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument.  After passing the sign for it a few times with no real idea…

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Witch Zapping Reindeer, Or The 100 Hands Pictograph in Escalante

There are affiliate links in here. How I went two years without knowing about this hike and these petroglyphs is beyond me.  The 100 Hands Pictograph Hike in Escalante is a great, short option if you're just passing through the park.   It's right along the main road so you don't have to make the perilous…

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50 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Explore Americas Outdoors

Believe it or not, I never used to want to travel in the US.  That seems crazy now after basically traveling around it for jobs for the last three years.  I'm still dying to leave the country, which I haven't done since I got back from the Philippines, but at the same time, I've loved…

Upper Lower Muley Twist Adventures

If that title doesn't confuse you, cool.  If it does, here's what I mean.  Lower Muley Twist is like, a 15-mile hike in Capitol Reef National Park.  The trailhead is at the top of the Burr Trail switchbacks and the end is at the bottom at least a mile away.  We started at the trailhead,…

A Non-Hikers Drive Through Guide To Arches National Park

I know not everyone likes hiking.  I know not everyone has time to hike when they visit national parks.  So that's why I decided to share a non-hiking drive through guide to Arches, one of my favorite parks.  While most of this doesn't require hiking, there will be some hiking involved, but it's all under a…

Little Rainbow Bridge: Hiking To Corona Arch

Corona Arch is an awesome, easy hike near Moab, Utah.  It's the perfect way to spend a few extra hours and get a little hiking in when you're visiting Moab.  The trailhead for Corona Arch is about ten miles down Potash Road, which is just after the entrance to Arches National Park.  Along Potash Road,…

Climb The Coral Pink Sand Dunes Near Kanab, Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is a little slice of sandy paradise not too far from Kanab, Utah.  It's the perfect stop if you're passing through Kanab on your way to or from Zion National Park.  You can either climb the dunes or, if you're an off-road enthusiast, you can drive your off-highway vehicle there!…