Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in Utah. It was carved by the Colorado and Green rivers. Cataract Canyon is a popular place to go river rafting. The park has four distinct areas: Island in the Sky (paved roads, visitor center, campgrounds, picnic areas)The Maze (no paved roads)The Needles (paved roads, visitor center,... Continue Reading →

Fay Canyon

Easy level hike through Fay Canyon, which may lead to a waterfall at certain times of the year. There is also an arch that requires some rock scrambling and good maps to find. Distance:            2-3 milesTime:                     1-2 hoursStart:       ... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands – Mesa Arch Loop

This quick hike to Mesa Arch is well worth your time.  It is the most famous arch in Canyonlands.  We didn't visit any other arches, but apparently there are more than 80 arches in the park.   Distance: .70 miles RTTime: 30 minutesStart: GrandView Point Rd pullout just before Upheaval dome road intersectionDifficulty: EasyElevation Gain: 67... Continue Reading →

Corona Arch

Distance: 2.4 miles RT Time: 2 hours Start: Parking lot just off Potash Road (20 min West of Moab) Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 713

Maple Canyon Loop

Distance: 3.6 miles RT Time: 2.5 hours Start: Maple Canyon Campground ($3 day use fee per vehicle) Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1329 Maple Canyon is a world famous rock climbing area. It is unique for two reasons, the first being the rock type of conglomerate which is like concrete made out of medium size rocks... Continue Reading →

Snow Canyon – Johnston Canyon

This is a new favorite hike of mine in Snow Canyon.   The path is great for the whole family.  Because you enter a canyon about half way through you are somewhat protected from the elements.  There is a great arch, a small stream, sand, lava rock, etc... "Johnson Canyon – 2 miles. Easy. Level... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef – Capitol Gorge Trail to Tanks

// (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-55945782-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); // ]]> It's a beautiful scenic drive out and there are restrooms & a covered picnic area at the trailhead. The trail is mostly flat ground (all except for the end if you are heading to the tanks). There are only about two visible petroglyph... Continue Reading →

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