Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail

In my previous post on Bryce Canyon National Park I offered my recommended itinerary if you only have one day to spend in Bryce Canyon. If however you have more time then there are some great hiking opportunities for you to explore, one such hike we did was the Bryce Canyon Fairyland Loop Trail. Departing from […]

Bryce Canyon National Park in a Day

We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park after an exhausting few days; hiking and mountain biking in Zion National Park plus more biking in Red Canyon just outside of Bryce. We were both suffering in the southern Utah heat and really just felt like lazing around in air conditioning and not doing a lot. However that would be unacceptable; […]

Red Canyon Mountain Biking on Red Earth

Before entering Bryce Canyon National Park I was keen to put my mountain bike to good use again. The Red Canyon Visitors Centre was amazingly helpful; providing both mountain biking and free camping spot suggestions. We left the visitors centre with a mountain bike trail recommendation and a couple of camping options for afterwards; much […]

An Amazing Hike up to Angels Landing

Angels Landing in Zion National Park provides a little danger, thrills and some stunning views. It’s not a walk for uncontrollable children (we’ve all seen them) or those scared of heights. While only a five mile roundtrip it usually takes five hours to complete due to the steepness of the trail and the technical element […]

Gooseberry Mesa Mountain Biking

Having done two walks in Utah’s forty degree plus heat (Celsius)  over the previous two days (Taylor Creek Trail & Northgate Peaks Trail) we felt ready for some serious punishment and after speaking to some local bike shops in Springdale we drove off into the wilderness in search of some top mountain biking.   I […]

Northgate Peaks Trail – Kolob Terrace – Zion National Park

The day after doing the Taylor Creek Trailhead walk we drove further south to another Zion National Park entrance and did a walk in the area known as the Kolob Terrace. We found ourselves embarking during the hot hours of the day so opted for the Northgate Peaks Trail, a four mile (two hour) roundtrip. […]

Taylor Creek Trailhead – Kolob Canyons – Zion National Park

Having enjoyed our time in Salt Lake City and happy with our Bonneville Salt Flat photos we headed to Zion National Park. Interestingly ‘Zion’ was the name Joseph Smith Jr. (Founder of the Mormon faith) envisioned calling the place they would settle and call home, the promised land or “New Jerusalem”. Our first experience of […]

Salt Lake City – Mountains, Mormons & Beer

Salt Lake City left a memorable impression on me in a few ways. First and foremost while couch surfing I attended my first ever baseball game in a stadium with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Secondly Salt Lake City is home to the Mormon religion (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and while not […]

Must Take Photos at Bonneville Salt Flats

When I think of Utah I think of Salt Lake City. And when I think of Salt Lake City my thought process goes something like this: Salt Lake City >> Bonneville Salt Flats >> Speed Week >> Land Speed Records >> World’s Fastest Indian and so on… View Driving directions to I-80 W in a […]

Antelope Island State Park

Since Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks we’d driven south passing through Wyoming, the corner of Idaho where we saw the Bear Lake Wildlife Reserve and into Utah. The road to Antelope Island took us through Cache National Forest which had beautiful mountain and river scenery in its own right [Just wait for more on Utah, […]