The International Dark Sky Association has recently certified a few more parks across the Western U.S. as Dark Sky Parks. These include the iconic Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes in Colorado, and Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah. These three parks join dozens of other areas in the U.S., and several more around the […]
Jen Juneau is by every stretch of the definition an outdoorsy woman. She grew up an avid skier in the mountains of Colorado, has raced sled dogs, hiked across Spain on the Camino de Santiago Trail with her adult daughters, and has backpacked throughout the Rocky Mountains. In her spare time, she has raised four children […]
What better way to honor the upcoming holiday than by featuring a destination with the same name. Thanksgiving Point Golf Course is not only the top golf facility in the state of Utah, but it also offers plenty of other things to see and do. While the course opened in 1997, the Thanksgiving Point community […]
One of Utah’s most picturesque areas is without a doubt the southwest corner of the state. Located less than two hours from Las Vegas, the town of Hurricane sits equal distance between St. George and Zion National Park. Hurricane features the popular Sky Mountain Golf Course along with an RVer favorite WillowWind RV Park. Offering […]
Utilizing the common element of slickrock, we were provided with a level campsite and protection from the windy weather of the desert.
In my never ending search of new places to explore, I stumbled across a place called Devils Playground in a remote region of northwestern Utah.
The Heber Valley in Utah is one of the small town gems in the country. Located just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City and 20 minutes from Provo, Heber City is the focal point of the region featuring fabulous natural scenery, breathtaking golf courses, and as much fresh air as your lungs will allow. In […]
As most RVers know, Utah has many beautiful destinations. Not only does the state have five national parks and six national monuments worthy of a visit, but also 43 excellent state parks. In 1999, while working on my book, Camping Utah, my husband, Mike, and I traveled more than 8,000 miles in Utah checking out […]
Families that see Jurassic World, the blockbuster summer movie hit about dinosaurs, can experience the real thing by visiting Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal, about three hours east of Salt Lake City. “Kids love learning about dinosaurs, especially at the Wall of Bones,” said Lesha Coltharp, director of tourism for Dinosaurland. “It’s the best […]
Zion Lodge is offering to the public for the first time narrated tram rides through Utah’s Zion Canyon on the closed Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The road is closed to private vehicles from April through October. Shuttle buses traverse the road and overnight guests may still drive to the lodge, but until now tram tours […]
In winter, Park City, Utah is a popular destination for snow sports, and in the summer it’s popular with hikers and bikers. But more than 145 years ago, people rushed to Park City seeking silver. This small town’s 300 silver mines were some of America’s most productive and longest lasting. The first mining claim was […]