Posts tagged Mountains
Hiking to Delicate Arch in Winter

Delicate Arch is probably the most iconic arch in the park. The arch is a symbol of Utah and more broadly the west, and it’s one of the most famous rock formations on Earth. When people picture a natural arch, there’s a good chance that they picture Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Viewing thousands of beautiful pictures of Delicate Arch can’t even compare to standing under the huge arch and experiencing it in person. Here’s our guide to hiking there in winter.

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Hiking Arches National Park’s Devils Garden in Winter

The Devils Garden Loop is one of the longest and neatest day hikes in Arches National Park. There are seven arches that you can approach up close along the 7.2 mile Devils Garden Trail, along with a high concentration of sculpted rock fins and a number of other interesting rock formations to explore.

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A Vanlife Guide to Arches National Park

Arches National Park has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches with light openings taller than three feet. In fact the national park has the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. Besides the arches, there are balanced rocks, fins and towers of sandstone, and stone spires and obelisks sprinkled liberally throughout the arid desert landscape. Here’s our guide to our favorite spots in Arches.

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Why You Need to Add Mystic Hot Springs to Your Utah Bucket List

In our year of traveling in our van, we’ve visited quite a few hot springs, developed and undeveloped, but none have been quite like Mystic Hot Springs. Mystic Hot Springs is a really quirky place on the edge of Monroe, Utah. The signature feature of the resort are antique claw foot tubs filled by a the natural hot springs.

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Hiking the Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park in Winter

The Fairyland Loop is considered one of the most iconic day hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park. The route lives up to its name, meandering through a world of absurd hoodoos and strange bulbous sandstone towers, and hiking the Fairyland Trail in winter can give you a totally different perspective of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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How to Enjoy Bryce Canyon National Park in Winter

Bryce Canyon is a unique and beautiful national park, and winter weather really adds to the park’s natural beauty. Bryce Canyon features a series of bowls and amphitheaters filled with otherworldly spires, towers, and turrets called hoodoos. In fact, Bryce Canyon has the highest concentration of hoodoos anywhere on Earth. Here our favorite places for a winter trip to Bryce Canyon.

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7 Great Things to Do in Zion National Park in Winter

Zion National Park was Utah's first national park, and it’s the third most visited national park with 4.5 million visitors coming to the park each year. The park’s towering sandstone cliffs and canyons draw nature lovers from all over the world. Most people visit Zion during the summer, but winter is a great time to visit and avoid the crowds. Here are 7 awesome things to do in Zion in winter.

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8 Places To Go On Your First Visit to Yosemite

Here are 8 stops we visited that any first time visitor wouldn’t want to miss on a visit to America’s first protected park land! As always at the end of this post, you’ll find free camping suggestions near Yosemite.

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Our Misty Half Dome Summit Attempt

Half Dome is a mountain that is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. The iconic mountain is probably the most recognizable landmark in Yosemite National Park, and each day of the summer season hundreds of people make summit attempts. But can you hike up Half Dome if it’s wet? We hiked up most of Half Dome on a misty, rainy day in October…

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Grimes Point Archaeological Site and Sand Mountain

In the middle of the desert near Fallon, Nevada there are two very unexpected sights… and no they are not related to aliens. One is a field of rocks darkened by years of sun with ancient art pecked in their surfaces. The other is a massive natural mountain of sand.  

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