Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument
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Hiking Wedding Canyon and Monument Canyon Loop in Colorado National Monument

This is a loop hike filled with stunning views of red rock canyons, towering sandstone rock formations I hiked through two canyons, past stunning sandstone scenery for a 5-mile loop on the canyon floor in Colorado National Monument  I had gotten into Fruita late afternoon and drove the scenic drive up to the Visitor Center … Continue reading

Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

You don’t have to worry about crowds at this national park home to a magnificent wilderness of jagged canyon walls and a river rushing by far below.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the least visited national park in Colorado.  It’s also one of the least visited in the country.  It should be … Continue reading

Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park
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Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park

I love Mesa Verde National Park. If I’m anywhere close, I’m likely driving up the mesa to spend more time in the first national park dedicated to the works of man. Ancestral Puebloan people lived on the mesa from around 600 AD to 1300 AD. I love doing the loop drives and hitting the trail. … 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