Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure
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Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure: 10 Lessons Learned

*This post contains an affiliate link to a product I used. Lake Powell is a massive reservoir on the Utah/Arizona border.  There aren't many roads in this sparsely populated desert region, so this man-made lake makes the perfect highway to explore canyon country! There is no better way to experience the surreal beauty of Glen… Continue reading Lake Powell Houseboat Adventure: 10 Lessons Learned

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
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Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Arches National Park is home to over 2000 natural arches and boasts the largest concentration of arches in the world. Of all those 2000 arches, there is one that stands out - Delicate Arch. This arch gets more press than all the other arches combined. It is the star of both Utah’s license plate and… Continue reading Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Indian Creek Scenic Byway
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Breathtaking Drive to the Needles in Canyonlands National Park

Time always flies on vacation! On most trips, there are more things to do than time allows.  It can be really hard to narrow down the to-do list! In Moab, Utah, you can't help but face this dilemma! Nestled near 2 National Parks, the Colorado River, and some of the best rock terrain in the… Continue reading Breathtaking Drive to the Needles in Canyonlands National Park

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

Fins in Arches National Park
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Spring Break Family Fun in Moab

This year, we spent spring break in Moab, UT.  Moab is an awesome family vacation destination!  There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country.  A week just isn't long enough!  Unfortunately, we did have to narrow down the to-do list and will have to save some adventures for… Continue reading Spring Break Family Fun in Moab

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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

Gooseneck State Park
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Great State Parks: Gooseneck in Utah

America's National Park system is awesome!  Those iconic images of our national parks draw many of us to make the pilgrimage - myself included!  Yet, many state parks are just as spectacular as our national treasures but might not quite get that same amount of attention. As you're planning your next outdoor adventure, be sure… Continue reading Great State Parks: Gooseneck in Utah

Mesa Verde National Park
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4 Corners: 4 Different Experiences

If you want to have a variety of experiences on your next vacation, head to Four Corners area. The Four Corners, as it is often called, is the only spot where you can stand in 4 states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico) at the same time. In my book, that's pretty cool! After standing in… Continue reading 4 Corners: 4 Different Experiences