Utah’s Natural Bridges National Monument (part 2), April 2017

See three massive natural bridges, two arches, numerous Indian ruin & rock art sites, and beautiful canyons on this spectacular loop hike Distance: 9 miles roundtrip (shorter options available) Type: loop Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring and fall After visiting Sipapu and Kachina bridges (see part 1 of this blog), we came to the Owachomo …

Utah’s Natural Bridges National Monument (part 1), April 2017

See three massive natural bridges, two arches, numerous Indian ruin & rock art sites, and beautiful canyons on this spectacular loop hike Distance: 9 miles roundtrip (shorter options available) Type: loop Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring and fall In 1883, Cass Hite explored up White Canyon in search of gold. He didn’t find anything that …

Capitol Reef National Park’s Upper Muley Twist, April 2017

Multiple arches and stunning sandstone formations in this remote section of Capitol Reef National Park Distance: 11.0 miles roundtrip Type: out and back (lollipop option available) Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring & fall Day six of our spring vacation to Utah for some fun in the sun. Our hike for the day was Upper Muley …

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Upper Calf Creek Falls, April 2017

Beautiful desert waterfall, cascades and pools on this short hike in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument  Distance: 2.3 miles round trip  Type: Y shape  Difficulty: moderate due to 657’ elevation loss/gain, most of this in the first half mile  Best season: spring and fall  Note: you’ll want shoes with good traction for the steep descent …

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Bighorn Canyon, April 2017

Colorful sandstone formations and fun slot canyon in the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Distance: 6.5 miles as described here (longer options available) Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate due to loose sand Best season: spring and fall Note: this is not an official trail. There are no signs at the trailhead or …