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Utah: Five Spectacular National Parks

Utah’s five national parks have it all. You’ll see unique soaring spires, towering pinnacles, sandstone canyons, and intricately eroded arches of sculptured stone for starters. Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park splashes color for 100 miles from its … Continue reading

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Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

Utah is a place of unfathomable natural beauty—with its unique natural formations, colorful history, and culture, and exciting recreation opportunities—it is a state that contains the best elements of the great Mountain West and the Desert Southwest, from red rock … Continue reading

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Chill-out on Utah’s Patchwork Parkway

Weather alert: “A heat warning for daily high temperatures above 100 degrees has been extended for all desert areas.” Sweltering heat is typical for the Southwest desert region this time of year. With triple digit temperatures the Southwestern standard, how … Continue reading

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Trail of the Ancients: A Journey worth Taking, Part 2

From Natural Bridges National Monument where we ended the first part of our incredible journey of discovery, the Trail of the Ancient Scenic Byway turns south at the junction with Highways 95 and 261. Along this route you’ll find access … Continue reading

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Trail of the Ancients: A Journey worth Taking

Spring is here. No really, it is (don’t pay attention to the weather on this one). And that means that thoughts of a spring road trip are probably popping into the forefront of your mind. Far too often we see … Continue reading

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Campsites in Zion Narrows closed

Zion National Park reported Tuesday (March 1) that all of the campsites located in Zion Narrows are closed until further notice. Twelve designated backcountry campsites were created in the Narrows in the early 1990s in an effort to concentrate visitor … Continue reading

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Place in the Rocks: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ, Part 2

Driving the canyon rims and viewing the canyon from the overlooks is an excellent introduction to Canyon de Chelly and gives you an idea of how else you might want to explore the canyon. South Rim Drive Offering panoramic views … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Vogel Talks RVing!

Time glides with undiscover’d haste The future but a length behind the past. —John Dryden The End is almost here! This is article # 140 since my first post on August 18, 2010. Okay, the end isn’t near, but the … Continue reading

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Place in the Rocks: Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ

From the mesa east of Chinle on the Navajo Reservation, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de shay”) is invisible. Then as one approaches, suddenly the world falls away—1,000 feet down a series of vertical red walls. The sheer walls, shaped and … Continue reading

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Place by Flowing Waters: Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM

Melting snow and rain from the 14,000-foot peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, feeds the Animas as it winds its way south through a narrow and fertile valley before flowing into the San Juan River southwest of the modern town … Continue reading

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