How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah
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How to Spend 3 Days in Greater Zion Utah

My three-day adventure in Greater Zion starts in one of the lesser visited areas of the national park. Most visitors to Zion National Park only go to Zion Canyon to hike in the Narrows and do Angels Landing. This trip is all about going where the crowds don’t and experiencing The Greater Zion area to … Continue reading

5 Tips to Visiting Popular National Parks and Avoiding Crowds
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5 Tips to Visiting Popular National Parks and Avoiding Crowds

  While spending several days exploring Greater Zion, I wanted to share my 5 tips to visiting popular national parks and avoiding crowds.  Zion Canyon is the most popular area in Zion National Park.  The majority of visitors only go there.  But there’s so much more to see and that’s the case with other popular … Continue reading

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