Cedar City Bound

Cedar City Bound

To experience national parks like a local, get yourself a hub. By Megan Wagstaff I imagine if I lived in Anaheim or Orlando, the novelty of Disney parks would wear off quickly. Yes, the attraction is in my backyard, but is it worth fighting the crowds to visit each...
Zion Traverse Trail

Zion Traverse Trail

This is the place for ‘social distancing’ By Jared Blackley I’s not until the trail turns and the famous narrow rock fin of Angel’s Landing comes into view—approximately 35 miles into our hike—that we realize just how few people we’ve seen over the past three days....
East Zion Resort

East Zion Resort

Lodging options near Zion National Park just got a lot more interesting By Jared Blackley Lodging near the east entrance of Zion National Park is quieter and sleepier than at the park’s western gateway in Springdale. Most lodging on the east side has tended to be...
My Own Private Reef

My Own Private Reef

A winter’s day traveling in Capitol Reef ignited new love for the national park By Chris Vanocur Imagine having one of Utah’s national parks all to yourself. Admittedly, it’s a crazy thought. Yet, this is pretty much what happened to me. As I drove around the...
Vanishing solitude

Vanishing solitude

Imagine Edward Abbey’s response to today’s conjested national parks By John Rasmuson Edward Abbey was hired as a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Monument in 1956. He was 29. Part of his job was to man the entry station. It stood alongside a dirt road 20...