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Perhaps anywhere you travel out West will show you layers of beauty, but Utah is our latest state to visit where seeing overlapping beauty became the norm. If you’ve ever crested a hill while driving a scenic highway, you know … Continue reading
Just put a road we don’t know in front of us, and we’re likely to drive it — side roads, byways, you name it. But one thing we learned while driving in Utah is this: If it says Utah Scenic … Continue reading
To say that each of the national parks in Utah is unique wouldn’t be an untrue statement at all. But we wondered, before we actually traveled there, how could rock in one park in the same state be so different … Continue reading
Sometimes getting your hopes up while traveling can only lead to a let-down. From Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, we drove west along Utah Highway 12 hoping to arrive at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon before sundown to catch a glimpse of … Continue reading
If you’re thinking Grand Staircase-Escalante is just another Out West pass-through, pretty place, think again. With over 1.9 million acres of vast wilderness, Grand Staircase-Escalante amazes you with its grandeur, formations, and ribbons of color unlike any you see at other … Continue reading
When friends knew we were embarking on a tour of Utah’s national parks, several told us, “Each park is different!” And we remember thinking that red rocks are red rocks, so surely that’s not true. But one mile into Canyonlands … Continue reading
Sometimes seeing a national park means prioritizing sites rather than just driving from Point A to Point B. And that’s certainly true for Arches National Park. Rangers at visitor centers know how to deal with us tourists and amateur photographers, … Continue reading
With innumerable glimpses of this earth we live on, selecting one location has its limitations. But Capitol Reef offers a spectacular earthly view not just on Earth Day, but every day: rugged rocks rising tall from the earth; shades of … Continue reading