Moab for Adventure

Moab Adventure

Moab is quite simply north eastern Utah’s adventure town! For a long time Moab has been synonymous with mountain biking and other outdoor adventure activities. For some it’s nestled in the middle of nowhere. But it’s not, it’s nested between two of North America’s most famous national parks and among Utah’s amazing canyon terrain. A […]

Camping For Free in Utah

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For Love of the Land One of the aspects of driving through Utah we really enjoyed was the ease in which we found unique and free camp-sites. On my guest post/interview on Captain and Clark’s website I named Utah one of my highlights from all the time I’ve spent travelling for this very reason. I’ve […]

A Day in Arches National Park

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To visit Arches National Park was one of my primary motives for doing a road trip across America. I remember doing numerous image searches for different places in America and the photographs taken at Arches National Park blew me away; unique, stunning, I had to go. This photo taken by Dan Ballard is just one […]

Dead Horse Point State Park

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Renee Gordon writes about our visit to Dead Horse Point State Park Dead Horse Point State Park is located near the Island in the Sky entrance to Canyonlands National Park. This park has a dramatic overlook that in my opinion provides the best perspective of the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands. The park […]

Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park

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Renee Gordon writes about the Islands in the Sky Section of Canyonlands National Park. As mentioned in my previous post, Canyonlands is made up of 3 very different regions: Island in the Sky to the north, the Maze on the west, and the Needles on the east. We previously visited the Needles section and now we’re […]

Mountain Biking in Canyonlands – Colorado River Overlook Trail

Mountain Biking the Colorado River Overlook - Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is one of the only national parks in the US where there are trails which allow mountain biking. You’re still not allowed to ride on any of the single track walking trails but there are a number of high clearance four-wheel-drive trails which make for a fun mountain bike ride. From the visitors […]

Needles Section of Canyonlands National Park

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Renee Gordon writes about the Needles Section of Canyonlands National Park. Inspirational Story My only knowledge of the Canyonlands area in Utah was what I had seen in the movie 127 Hours about the experienced mountain climber who nearly lost his life there. On that Saturday in 2003, 27 year old Aron Ralston parked his […]

Natural Bridges National Monument

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Located in south-east Utah Natural Bridges National Monument is only a minor detour away from other significant national parks such as Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde across the border in Colorado. In Utah there are two prominent parks where you can see numerous ‘arches’, these are Natural Bridges National Monument which I am featuring now  and Arches National Park where we […]

Photos from Southern Utah & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Southern Utah is full of striking natural beauty; it’s not just in the national parks but all over the state. Particularly the drive from Capitol Reef National Park, through Hanksville and down into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) on the 95 was a treat for the eyes. Dramatic transitions from rolling dry hills on the road […]

A Scenic Drive Through Capitol Reef National Park

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The scenic drive to Capitol Reef National Park from Bryce Canyon gave us a bit of much needed relaxation time. We were in a continual state of heat exhaustion in Utah which was exasperated by how busy we were in Bryce Canyon. Firstly with our comprehensive one day overview, and then with the 13km Fairyland […]