Our Impromptu Utah Trip

Last June, we had a change of plans and ended up going to Utah for a week long trip without the kids. We would not recommend that one do what we did, but we had […]

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Arches National Park

We paid $25 to enter the park. We got there an hour or two before sunset. A sign warns that the traffic can back up onto the highway. In that case, drivers are encouraged to […]

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Dead Horse Point State Park

We paid $15 to get into the park. We drove up to the Welcome Center and somehow scored a tent camping site. The ranger told us about a thousand times that we were lucky to […]

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Canyonlands National Park

We paid $25 to enter the park. We didn’t have much time before dark, so we stopped at the trail head for the Mesa Arch. The hike was easy and only about 1/2 a mile […]

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Capitol Reef National Park

Our first stop at Capitol Reef was a retired uranium mine. The sign reads: The Price of a Promise The think yellow-gray rock before you tempted the nation with promises. This is the Shinarump Member […]

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Zion National Park

We spent the night in a cheap hotel outside of Zion National Park. On our way to the park, we noticed there was heavier traffic than any of the other parks we had visited. There […]

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The Ghost Town of Grafton, Utah

We left Zion National Park and headed to Grafton. There were some nice views along the way.  Our first official stop was the Grafton Cemetery.  The cemetery was restored in 1997. Maybe that’s why the […]

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

It did not cost to enter this park. There is a lot to see and again, we could have spend an entire week here. However, the campsites were all taken.  We heard Calf Creek Falls […]

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