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  • Bull Valley Gorge Slot Canyon

    Bull Valley Gorge is a relatively well-known canyon, yet quite far from a paved road. It can be quite testing to explore as there are several dryfalls to negotiate—the highest is 12 feet. Depending on recent weather, pools up to 4 feet deep and long patches of sticky, clayish mud may be encountered. The reward… Continue reading Bull Valley Gorge Slot Canyon

  • Hole in the Rock Road

    This road has major historical significance and also leads to some of Bryce Canyon Country’s most incredible slot canyons.  History Late in 1879, Mormon settlers from southwestern Utah were organized to settle a new part of the Utah territory in what is now southeastern Utah. What was planned to be a six-week journey became a… Continue reading Hole in the Rock Road

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is an unparalleled location for water-based and backcountry recreation. Here, visitors will find scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern-day environmental movement. The park… Continue reading Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

  • Calf Creek Recreation Area & Campground

    Calf Creek Recreation Area is located between Escalante and Boulder on Byway 12.  Within this region, the Calf Creek Recreation Area Campground has 13-sites, a day-use picnic area, and the trailhead to Lower Calf Creek Falls.  This family-friendly, fairly easy hike is about 6 miles roundtrip, but don’t let that scare you off from one… Continue reading Calf Creek Recreation Area & Campground

  • Where and When to Get the Best Photos of the Milky Way

    1. Joshua Tree National Park, California

    If you can avoid stumbling into cacti, this national park (and a certified International Dark Sky Park) straddling the Mojave Desert and lower Colorado Desert

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