Monthly Archives: November 2015

White Rim Road

In the spring and fall permits for the White Rim Road sell out fast.  It’s no wonder why. The adventure on White Rim Road in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands offers more than just off-roading.  Tack on … Continue reading

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I should have explained in my first post about Canyonlands that the national park is divided into three districts: Island in the Sky, Needles, and The Maze. These three districts are separated by deep canyons created by the Colorado and … Continue reading

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Monument Valley and Around

Monument Valley is arguably one of the most famous landscapes in the American Southwest. After watching Forrest Gump, I knew a snapshot of the epic stretch of road leading up into the valley was obligatory. Better yet, I was going … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde and Sand Canyon

I knew we weren’t going to leave Colorado before making it to Mesa Verde, the largest and most famous archeological site in the Southwest known to me. These ancient cliff dwellings were discovered by local ranchers only in the late … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes and Zapata Falls

Last year we fell in love with New Mexico’s White Sand Dunes, so it was a no brainer that we had to see North America’s largest sand dunes during our time spent in Southern Colorado. The drive from Black Canyon … Continue reading

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Of the 59 national parks in the U.S., most are unheard of/unknown, and that is definitely the case for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Maybe because it’s such a small park.  Maybe because it is simply overshadowed by … Continue reading

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Colorado National Monument

Not having a strict agenda, or any schedule for that fact, is one of the best aspects of traveling.  Not vacationing.  TRAVELING.  And that is how we stumbled upon the wonders of Colorado National Monument. During our 2014 road trip … Continue reading

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Crystal Geyser

No, not the brand of water. An actual geyser. An accidental, man-made geyser formed by a drilling attempt to find oil in 1935. The Crystal Geyser, located just a few miles south of the small town of Green River, Utah, … Continue reading

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Donut Falls

If you happen to be in or near Salt Lake City with a couple hours to kill, check out Donut Falls, perhaps one of the most popular hikes in the SLC area.  We were staying in Draper with friends, and … Continue reading

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Twin Falls and Around

Years of watching our friends base jump from the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls on social media sparked the desire to see the bridge for ourselves.  Perhaps someday we’ll make the jump ourselves once our timing alines with some friends’ timing, but for … Continue reading

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