Bryce Canyon and Zion in the Off-Season

Bryce Canyon and Zion in the Off-Season

Because of the popularity of Utah’s national parks, especially Zion and Bryce, tourists consider the alternative to visiting them during the busy season of summer months, when the huge crowds are there.  Families have historically used the summer break from school to...
How to Avoid National Park Closures

How to Avoid National Park Closures

The US national parks are wildly popular, as evidenced by the 331 million people who visited the 400 sites of the National Park Service in 2017.  The problem is that people are now staying longer in the parks. Higher numbers of tourists combined with longer stays...
A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

Zion National Park is known as one of the world’s premier places for canyoneering (the art of descending canyons of various widths and depths). These adventures range from easy hikes down rocky gorges to scrambling through slender, sinuous crevices filled with water....
Hiking Boots or Shoes For Zion

Hiking Boots or Shoes For Zion

Times are changing.  Remember when cell phones were foot-long bricks that could double as a weapon when you’re under attack, when basketball shorts looked like cute running shorts, when Converse canvas was the athlete’s choice for just about any sport?  Well, heavy,...
The Hiker’s Guide to Southern Utah

The Hiker’s Guide to Southern Utah

Southern Utah is a hiker’s paradise, whether you’re into leisurely strolls with beautiful scenes or challenging hikes to catch rare and magnificent beauty.  There is too much for just a day or two, so if you want to see most of Southern Utah’s beauty, you’ll need to...