The Yellowstone National Park Act was signed into law on March 1, 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant. This act created the world's first national park, Yellowstone. Since that time, the number of national parks in the United States has grown to 61. Each of these federally protected areas offers something memorable. In most parks, you'll… Continue reading 5 Awesome Easy National Park Hikes
Canyonlands National Park has three distinct districts: Islands in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. These districts are separated by the Colorado River and its tributaries. And, each has unique characteristics. The Canyonlands Needles District boasts colorful sandstone spires and offers both hiking trails and 4 wheel drive roads to explore. View of the… Continue reading Awesome Easy Canyonlands Needles Hike: Pothole Point
Utah's Arches National Park is home to over 2000 known arches. This national park boasts the densest concentration of arches in the world! Here you will find the longest spanning stone arch in North America - Landscape Arch. Fortunately, the trail leading to this magnificent sight is both an awesome and easy hike! The Landscape… Continue reading Awesome Easy Arches Hike: Landscape Arch Trail
Lake Powell near Page, AZ is a lake lovers paradise. In the summer, visitors flock to Lake Powell to play in these magnificent blue waters! One of the major access points to Lake Powell is near the town of Page, Arizona. The lake itself crosses the Arizona/Utah border. This man-made lake was born when Glen… Continue reading 7 Awesome Things to do at Lake Powell Without Getting Wet!
This year for National Park Week, I picked a different park each day and highlighted a must-see sight in that park. It's been a lot of fun reflecting on the uniqueness of so many national parks across the USA. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to these special places! And,… Continue reading 8 Must-See Sights in 8 Must-See National Parks
Arches National Park is a unique landscape with over 2000 natural arches. This park is conveniently located near Moab, Utah, so lodging and dining are nearby. Arches is a great National Park for visitors of all ages and fitness levels. There are several great easy trails such as Balanced Rock, Turret Arch and Landscape Arch.… Continue reading Arches National Park Must-See