Solo in Fossil Butte National Monument in Southwest Wyoming
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Solo in Fossil Butte National Monument in Southwest Wyoming

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks get droves of tourist, but Fossil Butte National Monument in southwest Wyoming, not so much.  I had seen the national monument signs multiple times driving Interstate-80.  For some reason, I decided a frigid winter morning was the perfect time to detour on a road trip from Heber City, Utah … Continue reading

Exploring Fantasy Canyon near Vernal, Utah
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Exploring Fantasy Canyon near Vernal, Utah

Fantasy Canyon near Vernal is unlike anywhere else I’ve visited in Utah. It’s filled with faces, animals and images created over time in the weathered sandstone rising out of the clay beds. The landscape looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. This is a place to let your imagination run wild as you … Continue reading

Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah
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Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah

I stumbled upon Ouray National Wildlife Refuge by accident. I was on my way to Fantasy Canyon, which is about 40 miles south of Vernal, Utah, on a recent road trip back to Denver. I saw the sign and decided to make a quick stop. Ouray National Wildlife Refuge was established by the U.S. Fish … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Perfect Leaf Peeping Road Trip
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5 Tips for a Perfect Leaf Peeping Road Trip

Recently I shared my 5 tips for a perfect leaf peeping road trip with multiple television stations from Denver to San Antonio. The fall foliage is peaking in the Rockies and New England, From Maine to Colorado to Texas, there’s plenty of leaf peeping season left. My favorite fall foliage map to check for partial … Continue reading

Hike to Colorado’s Only Geyser:  Geyser Spring Trail
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Hike to Colorado’s Only Geyser: Geyser Spring Trail

This is a hike that’s way down a dirt road off of Highway 145 between Dolores and Telluride in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.  I recently found out about Colorado’s only true geyser and immediately added it to my itinerary for my recent Cortez trip.  The trail is Geyser Spring Trail.  I turned … Continue reading