Elephant Rock Hike – not in Africa!

One of our favorite hikes is so close to Salt Lake you can do it anytime. Elephant Rock is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out & back trail located in the foothills of Bountiful, Utah. DO NOT LET THE LENGTH SCARE YOU. The beginning of the hike is a little steep but once you make…

Angels Landing – The Mother of all Utah Hikes

Yes we know this is not the longest or the hardest hike in Utah, but…… it is one of the very best! If you are headed to Zions National Park this year this hike is a must. Start getting in hiking shape now however because it is not a walk in the park. This is…

LET’S GET HIKING – UTAH STYLE

In case you didn’t know Utah has MOUNTAINS! I don’t mean hills or little mounds, I mean BIG mountains with substantial elevation. The Wasatch Front is a mountain range that runs across north central Utah. Salt Lake City is at the center but the exact distance that it runs is not always agreed upon. For…

Looks like a Gooseneck….

So, many people have heard of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, well Utah has its own version! Go to Goosenecks State Park in South Eastern Utah. This is a very short detour on your way to Monument Valley and in this same area are many, many Indian ruins (have you heard of the Bears Ear Controversy…

Monument Valley

Here is a classic picture that we just had to take. As you drive into Monument Valley pull off to the side and take a pic. Make sure you watch for traffic and you may have to take your turn as it seems there are many others trying for this fun shot.  In the summer…

Newspaper Rock – Petroglyphs – Breaking Story…….

Want to see one of Utah’s largest panels of Petroglyphs? Well this is a quick side trip off of US 191 when your are headed down to San Juan County to visit Bears Ears or Monument Valley. With over 650 different designs on a 200 square foot rock there is a lot to see –…

Short, Short Evening Hike & Picnic

It’s hard to believe but right up Little Cottonwood Canyon, only .1 miles off of the road, is a beautiful little waterfall – Lisa Falls. This is a perfect hike for beginners or a family with small kids. It only takes about 5 minutes on a winding dirt path. You walk through tall trees and…

Utah’s Great Ghost Town-Grafton

One of the best movies of all time – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – was filmed in Utah. Yes, remember the bicycle scene as well as the knife fight?  Well those were filmed in Grafton.  Download the movie and have the family watch it on your way to Southern Utah, then take the detour to Grafton…

It’s Called Scout Cave

For all you down in St. George for Spring Break or maybe even living down in southern Utah, this is a great short hike that is fun for the whole family. This hike is only about 3.5 miles round trip and the elevation gain is only about 575 feet which is awesome. There are several…

Hike the Frary

What is the Frary you ask? Frary Peak is the highest point on Antelope Island. NOW is the time to take this hike – trust us! Last year when Steve & James (Dad & Brother) did this hike towards the end of summer, it was so blazing hot and there was NO SHADE whatsoever, that…