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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Why the Zion (National Park) Shuttle Was Needed and Why It Is Inadequate Today

At the grand opening of the Zion National Park transportation system on May 26, 2000, the program noted that the park was going “back to the future.” “The congestion, noise, pollution, and associated resource damage suggested that we go ‘back to the future,’” the event’s program read. “Beginning today, we visit Zion Canyon by shuttle […]

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Utah National Parks Set Recreation Visits Record in 2017

Four of Utah’s five national parks set new recreation visits records in 2017; since 2012, the state’s “Mighty Five” have seen a 66 percent increase in visitors. Zion drew 4.5 million visits and jumped from fifth place to third in 2016, leapfrogging California’s Yosemite and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Bryce Canyon moved up to 12th […]

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Way Down South In…Utah

Dixie has it all: mild weather, red rock hiking, proximity to national and state parks, golf—even a little cotton. Since the early 1860s when Mormon pioneers came to the far southwestern corner of Utah to grow cotton, the Washington County area has been known as Utah’s Dixie. The communities of St. George, Hurricane, and Springdale […]

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See the Fall Leaves Near Utah’s National Parks

Often overlooked for New England or the Smoky Mountains, Utah’s wide array of forests and state and national parks—each located at different elevations and receiving varying amounts of rainfall—make for a diverse foliage spectacle. Utah’s geography creates a multitude of peak viewing times throughout the state, so you can come early or late in the […]

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6 National Parks To Visit & Instagram This Summer

Summertime is in full swing and that means barbecues, relaxation, and of course camping. What better way to experience the summer season than by enjoying the great outdoors in an RV. National Park Service offers an extensive array of experiences across the country for young and old. In 2016, National Park Service locations topped over 330 million visitors. Looking […]

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Zion National Park Considering Reservation System To Manage Crowds

In a move that could signal the future of your national park vacation, Zion National Park officials are thinking of moving to a reservation system for entry into the iconic red rock cathedral to protect resources and ensure the enjoyment of visitors. It’s an idea being considered more and more in recent years by superintendents as record-breaking […]

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Tips For Summer Outdoor Recreation in Utah

Utah is home to five national parks—Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—as well as many other amazing outdoor recreation destinations, including 43 state parks. With summer travel plans in the works for many families, consider these tips to help you get the most from your outdoor adventure. Timing is Everything With millions of […]

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