Essential Guide To Utah’s Parks and Monuments

It’s nearly impossible to drive any distance in Utah without going through some spectacular landscapes, no matter what route you choose. Marvel at colorful Navajo sandstone cliffs, the motion of a river cutting through steep canyons, and stunning views. Explore by hiking, biking, or rafting, or above it all on a thrilling helicopter sightseeing tour. […]

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Where Are America’s Best Kept Secrets? Think Utah!

As the most popular national parks get more crowded, where do you go to escape? In this post, we’ll explore two such parks in Utah. The attraction: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (2.6 million visits) The alternative: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah (983,000 visits) Location: Southern Utah Best places to camp: Anywhere in the backcountry […]

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Cedar Breaks National Monument: What Makes it Great?

Hidden within the mountains above Cedar City and loosely sandwiched between two southwestern Utah national parks—Zion and Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks National Monument towers 2,000 and 4,000 feet above these parks, respectively. The monument lies 22 miles west of Cedar City, about 60 miles east of Bryce Canyon, and 80 miles north of Zion. Cedar Breaks is […]

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Summertime in Cedar Breaks National Monument

At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, Cedar Breaks National Monument looks down into a majestic geologic amphitheater, a three-mile long cirque of eroding limestone, shale, and sandstone. Situated on the western edge of the Markagunt Plateau, this raised area of earth located in Southern Utah between Interstate 15 and Highway 89, sits entirely above 10,000 feet. […]

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National Parks Inspire Love Of Nature

National Parks inspire life-changing love of nature by taking people out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. This has never been more true than now on the eve of the anniversary of the National Park Service on August 25. The park service manages 58 national parks, including iconic parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon, […]

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7 Family Summer Destinations in Southwestern Utah

In previous stories on Vogel Talks RVing, 10 Family Summer Destinations in Moab and 6 Family Summer Destinations in Southeast Utah (Bluff) we covered locations in southeastern Utah that are beautiful, fun, and kid-friendly. In this list we cover destinations in southwestern Utah that lie west of the Colorado River. Like the previous locations, these are […]

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