Capitol Reef National Park

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Wild Land: Exploring the scenic views of Utah

January 20, 2012, 10:08 am
Where was the tent? Only a few hours before we'd left it atop a southern Utah plateau covered in fantastic sandstone fins with views stretching all the way to the Sierra La Sal. Now all we saw were just a few scattered, lonely tent stakes. An English couple informed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drive Highway 12 To Red Rock Splendor

April 16, 2010, 12:23 pm
If you want to experience the grandeur of Utah's red rock country – the amazing overlooks, deep canyons and inspiring waterfalls – we invite you to drive Scenic Byway 12 through south-central Utah. And do it now, during the spring, when wildflower blossoms are profuse, trees are shimmering with ...

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) ...

America’s Outback: Southern Utah

May 8, 2009, 7:35 am
IF the name Dry Fork Coyote Gulch doesn’t give fair warning that this is not your average hike, then the haunting drive to the trailhead will remove all doubt. The sandy Hole-in-the-Rock Road is one of the few routes that even attempt to enter the biblical expanse of desert ...

Isolation a Welcome Companion at Capitol Reef National Park

July 7, 2008, 7:49 am
It's impossible not to think about water right now. The temperature, not surprising for late July, is in the high 90s, even in what little shade can be found under trees that would have been rejected as too spindly for A Charlie Brown Christmas. One wispy cloud is smeared across ...