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USA Roadtrip #7 - Capitol Reef National Park, Scenic Byway 12

We stayed the night right next to Capitol Reef National Park in Torrey. In the morning we headed to the Visitor Center to get the map of the park and tips on places to visit. 426 more words


Governor Herbert signs resolution to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution asking President Donald Trump to shrink the boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

The governor’s office announced late Friday that he had signed House Concurrent Resolution 12, which seeks to shrink the footprint of the 20-year-old monument. 275 more words


Resolutions filed in the Utah House to repeal Bears Ears, shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — Two top Republicans in the state House have filed resolutions urging President Donald Trump to take action on a pair of national monuments in Utah. 289 more words


Escalante: The Trail Less Traveled

Escalante River Trail
Escalante River Trailhead to Natural Arch – 4 miles out and back
We were overwhelmed. After failing to find somewhere to camp – let alone to park -in Zion National Park (no offense, you are beautiful, but man are you crowded!), and a gorgeous but busy stay in Bryce, we mosyed our way over to the lesser known Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and found ourselves free of the crowds, free of charge. 160 more words

Toadstools Trail in Southern Utah

Toadstools Trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is remarkable and doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves.  The rock formations on the trail are astonishing and provide lots of eye candy for the nature lover or photographer.   412 more words


The Magical Landscapes of Utah: Cross Country Exploring with a Return through Buckskin Gulch and Wire Pass

As I’ve written time and time again, Utah is a spectacular, amazing state. But for all the myriad of treasures packed into the state, the areas around… 175 more words


Moby Goes to Coyote Gulch

June 2016

Coyote Gulch is a popular backpacking destination in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. It’s one of those places you should go even though you’ll be joined on by swarms of other hikers. 456 more words