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Experience Moab: Discover the other Southern Utah

May 11, 2011, 12:46 pm
Among the locales that fall within the Southern Utah umbrella is Moab, the red rock wonderland that recently became a familiar sight in theaters around the world via the film “127 Hours.” Despite its geographic location in Southern Utah, the Moab area requires quite a trip. The quickest route there ...

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127 Hours Showcases Utah's Wilderness

January 26, 2011, 10:43 am
This week 127 Hours, the inspirational tale of hiker Aron Ralston's survival in the Utah wilderness, grabbed a total of six Academy Awards nominations. The film managed to break into a couple of the major categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor.    Exploring the arches and rocks in the Utah ...

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Utah: The Ultimate Playground

October 7, 2010, 7:09 am
With five of the most iconic national parks, Utah is America's national parks’ capital and the perfect place to take your next family vacation. Home to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Park and Capitol Reef National Park, Utah also claims the North Rim of Grand Canyon National ...

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Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.   Some of America’s ...

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Moab delivers adventure

February 8, 2010, 7:15 am
Aside from a bevy of devoted mountain bikers who pay homage to the place every year in the 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championship, Moab, Utah, doesn't usually hover at the top of most people's vacation wish lists. That's a shame, because it's one of the most uniquely beautiful destinations ...

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RV Camping in Utah's National Parks

December 8, 2009, 7:34 am
Did you know there are more than a dozen sites run by the National Parks Service just waiting for you to discover in Utah? If you love RV camping as well as the beauty of America's National Parks, a trip to Utah should be on your "To-Do List." Hope ...

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Rediscovering Moab, 'the most beautiful place on Earth'

November 24, 2009, 6:56 am
Live long enough, travel enough, and sure enough, one day you will return to a favorite destination to find it overcrowded, overcommercialized and unable to regenerate itself. Sadly, that's happened in Moab, Utah. It's getting more and more difficult to reconcile the Moab that Edward Abbey wrote about in "Desert Solitaire" — he started ...

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The beauty of autumn in southern Utah

November 9, 2009, 8:42 am
Pssst. Want to know a secret? Southern Utah, that geologic and scenic wonderland, is dazzling in every season — but in autumn the annual invasion of sightseeing visitors from around the world drops to a trickle. As desk manager Ron Stensfors notes from behind the service counter at Zion Lodge, seasoned (so to speak) ...

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Arches Launches Trial Period for Online Fiery Furnace Reservations

September 11, 2009, 11:26 am
From September, 2009, until the end of October, Arches will be accepting online reservations for the popular Fiery Furnace tour. After this trial period, the system will be evaluated and may be continued next year.The Fiery Furnace offers a labyrinth of narrow passageways and abrupt dead-ends among a series ...

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Road trips: Arches National Park, Utah

June 10, 2009, 6:51 am
Arches National Park in southern Utah with its, pinnacles, towers, petrified dunes, slickrock and its 2,000 sandstone arches is a magnificent tour de force. Famed for the Delicate Arch, the 290 foot Landscape Arch, the teetering Balanced Rock and, more recently, for the tragic collapse of the 71 foot Wall ...

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It's official: The world's greatest arches are in Utah

May 20, 2009, 10:34 am
Rumors that a great arch in China could put southern Utah's natural wonders in the shade have fallen to a real-world truth: Utah rules!   Thanks to some dedicated scientists, modern technology and newly established measurement standards, Landscape Arch in Arches National Park has been declared 3 feet ...

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Bush Legacy Leaves Uphill Climb for U.S. Parks, Critics Say

January 26, 2009, 2:34 pm
Kate Cannon gazed across the high red desert to the snowy La Sal Mountains rising in sharp relief at the horizon. That view of uninterrupted nature is what draws nearly a million yearly visitors to this remote part of southeast Utah. ...

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Bush Legacy Leaves Uphill Climb for U.S. Parks, Critics Say

January 26, 2009, 2:32 pm
Kate Cannon gazed across the high red desert to the snowy La Sal Mountains rising in sharp relief at the horizon. That view of uninterrupted nature is what draws nearly a million yearly visitors to this remote part of southeast ...

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National Parks Marginally Escape Bush’s Last-Minute Leasing Program

December 4, 2008, 11:36 am
If your blood boiled when you heard about President Bush’s plans to allow oil and gas drilling and the construction of coal-fired power plants within polluting distance of Utah’s most cherished natural lands—including Flaming Gorge Recreation Area, Arches, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Parks, and Grand Staircase-Escalante and Dinosaur ...

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Park Service Asking BLM to Back Off on Drilling

November 25, 2008, 7:47 am
More talks set for Tuesday could resolve objections to oil and gas drilling near some of Utah's national parks. Denver-based regional Park Service director Mike Snyder is trying to stop the auction of 50,000 acres of drilling parcels on or near the borders of Arches National Park, Dinosaur National Monument ...

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