Explore 5 More | East Zion National Park & Beyond

Luckily Zion National Park is a stunning natural wonder, no matter where you visit within the park. Beyond the ever-popular trails along the Scenic Canyon Drive, there are wonders to be discovered on the lesser-explored East side of the park as we

Christmas in the Desert – Red Hills Desert Garden Holiday Lights

While the phrase "Christmas in the Desert" might conjure images of Snoopy's cousin, Spike, wrapping a tumbleweed in lights, there's plenty of holiday spirit to be found in the desert of Southern Utah! Red Hills Desert Garden 375 East Red Hills Parkway, St George, UT This interactive desert garden showcases water-efficient landscapes, endangered species, and … Continue reading Christmas in the Desert – Red Hills Desert Garden Holiday Lights

Responsible Recreation in 2020

From the National Parks to the National Forests, Public Lands, and Conservation/Recreation areas in between, here are some of the principles for responsible recreation.

Exploring Past the Horizon

Having lived in Northern Utah, Southern Nevada, and Southern Utah, I have had easy access to a wide variety of stunning national parks. The Western United States is rich with stunning landscapes, unique wildlife and skies that one can’t find anywhere else.

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Welcome Spring & Where to Go

As much as we love winter, the glittering flakes, the rush of flying down a ski slope, and the different look that it lends to our surrounding environment, we're ready for spring! Budding trees, hiking trails that have finally dried out, incredible views, a light jacket..... we're calling it. Winter was great, but let's get … Continue reading Our 5 Favorite Ways to Welcome Spring & Where to Go

In the Tracks of Giants | Searching for Dinosaurs in the Southwest

Whether you were obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid, love the idea of giant lizards running around causing chaos, or you just love any movie franchise that stars both Jeff Goldblum and Chris Pratt... Dinosaurs are amazing! While we're all for a vacation that spontaneous with no real theme in site, how incredible would it … Continue reading In the Tracks of Giants | Searching for Dinosaurs in the Southwest

Dog Friendly National Forest Adventures to Add to Your List

There's something about being in nature that grounds us. Providing a sense of peace and relaxation even though the trail may not have been the easiest. But part of what adds to the experience of exploring outdoors; part of what adds to that sense of peace and accomplishment is determined by who else is on … Continue reading Dog Friendly National Forest Adventures to Add to Your List

5 Instagram Accounts to Follow Everywhere

While staring at beautiful people visiting beautiful places can be fun and inspiring, have you ever wondered what it would look like if you were a gummy bear... hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park? Because, well, there's an Instagram account for that!

#WorldSnakeDay and #WildlifeWednesday all in one!

Pictured is a Diamond Back Rattlesnake in Arizona near the Superstition Mountains. Alongside the bewitching views and recreation opportunities available in our favorite parks and hiking locations are the wildlife who call these areas home. There's something exciting about hiking along and running into one of these fascinating desert creatures who call our area home. … Continue reading #WorldSnakeDay and #WildlifeWednesday all in one!