Arches National Park Fiery Furnace
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Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided

The Arches Fiery Furnace is a restricted section of Arches National Park which is located near Moab, Utah.  In the Fiery Furnace, you'll experience a network of fins and sandstone formations which create a monstrous maze just waiting to be explored. You must have a permit or be with a ranger to enter the Arches… Continue reading Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided

Devils Tower National Monument
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Tip & Tee: Devils Tower

Devils Tower is a giant stone monolith soaring skyward from the plains of Wyoming. This natural wonder became America's first National Monument in 1906. To say that Devils Tower is unique is an understatement! Trip Tip: Devils Tower National Monument Tower Trail Due to its massive size and the surrounding landscape, Devils Tower is visible… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Devils Tower

Badlands National Park Notch Trail
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The Badlands Notch Trail

The Notch Trail in Badlands National Park is one of the park's most popular trails. If you do much research on the Badlands, you'll likely come across photos of a long wooden ladder on a rock face. This is the Notch Trail. It is a 1.5 mile round trip hike which is rated moderate to strenuous… Continue reading The Badlands Notch Trail

Sugarloaf Mountain Summit Trail
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Great Hike Near Greers Ferry Lake

Greers Ferry Lake is massive man made lake in Heber Springs, Arkansas. This outdoor playground in the Ozark foothills is only 60 miles north of Little Rock.  In summer, this area is a lake lovers paradise. Throughout the year, Greers Ferry offers abundant hiking and fishing opportunities. The Summit Trail in Heber Springs is a short… Continue reading Great Hike Near Greers Ferry Lake

Turret Arch Trail Arches National Park
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Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff

One thing I love about Arches National Park is there are several short yet spectacular hikes. The hike to Turret Arch is one of them. This hike doesn't require much of your vacation time but still has that WOW factor you'll remember long after the trip! You may actually be more familiar with Turret Arch's… Continue reading Turret Arch: Short Hike, Big Payoff

Balanances Rock
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5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car and Hike Balanced Rock

One of Arches National Park's most iconic formations is Balanced Rock.  Perched precariously atop a mudstone monolith is a 3600 ton perfectly balanced rock...or so it seems.  In reality, the rocks are attached. Balanced Rock can be seen from a distance when driving the park's main road.  The parking lot also offers an outstanding view.… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Get Out of Your Car and Hike Balanced Rock

View of Park Avenue Trail in Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park: Park Avenue Trail

When I think about some of my favorite areas in Arches National Park, Park Avenue Trail immediately comes to mind. This section of the park is stunning and easy to reach! The trail meanders thru a canyon flanked by enormous fins, monoliths, and statues. This hiking trail is rated as moderate because of the fairly steep… Continue reading Arches National Park: Park Avenue Trail

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5 Unique Spring Break Trip Ideas

Looking for somewhere different to go on spring break?  Consider someplace other than your typical beach or ski trip.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE both the beach and the mountains.  But, sometimes it is fun to experience something new.  Here are 5 ideas that are a bit outside the box but won't break the bank.… Continue reading 5 Unique Spring Break Trip Ideas