Kodachrome Basin State Park

February 23, 2011

Categories: Cannonville Grand Staircase Hiking Kodachrome Basin Mountain Biking Photography State Parks

Kodachrome Basin State Park – Utah

This is a lesser know, even secret, place to experience the scenic wonders of this region.  Kodachrome Basin State Park is an ideal place to relax, hike, mountain bike, enjoy a picnic, camp, horseback ride, shoot photographs or even paint a picture.   Kodachrome Basin was named by the National Geographic Society, and this state park contains many unique spires and chimneys that take on an ethereal glow at sunrise and sunset.

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Hole In The Rock Road – Better Mainenance

February 19, 2011

Categories: Escalante Utah Grand Staircase National Monuments Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

This is the parking area at the end of Hole In the Rock Road, and the trail head to walk down the historic route of the Hole In The Rock expedition.

Garfield County, Utah has recently reached an agreement with neighboring Kane County to provide maintenance for the entire length of the famous Hole In The Rock road.  The road is accessed just north of Escalante, Utah and runs a southeast course from Scenic Byway 12, on a parallel

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Bullfrog / Ticaboo – Lake Powell

February 15, 2011

Categories: Lake Powell National Recreation Area Utah

Lake Powell – Ticaboo – Bullfrog Marina

Boaters enjoy the sun and warm breezes near Bullfrog Marina at Lake Powell

When you visit Lake Powell we suggest that the Bullfrog Marina is the best place to access the lake, and that Ticaboo will be a great place to obtain lodging and other services while visiting this marina.   Here’s some information to support our recommendation.

Like an oasis in the red rock desert, Lake Powell beckons visitors with its sparkling

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Grand Staircase – Adventure Waiting To Happen

February 5, 2011

Categories: Canyoneering Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Kodachrome Basin Main National Monuments Scenic Byway 12 Slot Canyons Utah

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
From Escalante in the north to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in the south, and from Bryce Canyon National Park on its western edge to Capitol Reef National Park on the east, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers a diverse landscape rich in history and natural wonders. From Navajo sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, natural arches, monoliths and spires to winding rivers and streams, high desert, dinosaur tracks and fossils…you’ll find it all within the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National

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Bryce Canyon – Utah’s “Must See” National Park

January 25, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Hiking National Parks

Utah’s five national parks are all spectacular scenic attractions, but nowhere are the forces of nature more strikingly apparent than at Bryce Canyon National Park.   At this park you’ll find distinctly shaped towers of stone that have been formed by unique erosion factors.

Bryce Canyon Utah – Amphitheater

These formations, called Hoodoos, rise from the canyon floor, and add an air of mystery and splendor to the landscape.   This twenty mile long national park offers a series of

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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

January 24, 2011

Categories: Cannonville Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Kodachrome Basin

Where does the Grand Staircase name come from?

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a rather long name, but this national monument certainly warrants your attention.   The monument is most often referred to, by locals, simply as “The Staircase”.

Illustration of Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The name comes from the land formations of the region that are literally lined up in staircase fashion.    Click on this image below to see an illustration of the formations that

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Utah National Parks

January 16, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon National Parks Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads Utah Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks are a collection of the most distinct national parks in America.   One of the reasons Utah National Parks are so popular is the fact that they are in very close proximity to each other.   There are five national parks in Utah and, of these, Bryce Canyon National Park is generally considered the most unique.

How to get here: Visitors to Utah’s National Parks will find that there is an easily traveled and incredibly scenic corridor to

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Escalante, Utah – All Directions

January 11, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Escalante Utah Grand Staircase Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Drives - Roads

Escalante, Utah is a picturesque town situated on Scenic Byway 12

Escalante, Utah is a great place to stay for a destination vacation. From Escalante you can venture out to all degrees of the compass and find something unique and exciting. To learn more about this town click on these links for additional details about Escalante Utah (About Escalante, Lodging, Dining)

The Town: Centrally located along Scenic Byway 12, Escalante is a historic pioneer town

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Happy New Year from Bryce Canyon

January 1, 2011

Categories: Bryce Canyon Kodachrome Basin National Parks Scenic Drives - Roads

Today mark’s the beginning of another exciting year of travel in the Bryce Canyon Country region.   We encourage you to plan a multiple day experience in this are so you can capture the true beauty and spirit of America’s most spectacular scenic destination.

People are coming to realize that there is no place in the world that looks quite like Bryce Canyon.   When you combine Bryce with nearby attractions like the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State

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