Experience a Winter Fairy Tale at the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah
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Experience a Winter Fairy Tale at the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah

If you’re looking for a “cool” experience while on a ski vacation at Deer Valley, Park City, or Sundance, head to the Ice Castles at Soldier Hollow in Midway in Heber Valley. This was my second visit to these ice castles with my friend Christy and while it’s fun during the day, it’s magical at … Continue reading

How to Spend Two Days in Moab Visiting Arches and Canyonlands
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How to Spend Two Days in Moab Visiting Arches and Canyonlands

It is doable to see Arches National Park and Canyonsland National Park two days with some planning. I’ve been to Moab multiple times, but never in winter until I recently took one of my besties’ sons for his first visit to Utah’s desert and canyon country. If you want no crowds, January and February are … Continue reading

Why Winter is the Best Time to Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
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Why Winter is the Best Time to Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

Why is winter the best time to hike to Delicate Arch? Two words – no crowds. In summer, the parking lot is usually packed before 7am. In winter, you can roll in after 9am and still find a place. If you want solitude in Arches National Park plan your trip in January or February.   … Continue reading

How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah
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How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah

This 4,700-acre park might be southwestern Utah’s best kept secret.  I’ve heard people say if there weren’t so many national parks in Utah already, Snow Canyon would be one.  One afternoon in Snow Canyon State Park near St. George in Greater Zion, the southwest corner of Utah, and I could easily see why many would … Continue reading

Hiking Strawberry Narrows Trail from Strawberry Reservoir in Utah
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Hiking Strawberry Narrows Trail from Strawberry Reservoir in Utah

I’ve driven by Strawberry Reservoir on Highway 40 in northern Utah multiple time on trips to and from visiting some dear friends who live in Heber City. I had never stopped or hiked at the reservoir until my friends Pam and Earl took me along with Carson, another friend’s son. This is a great hike … Continue reading