2021 Spring Adventures: Hovenweep, Bears Ears, & Natural Bridges National Monuments

The Southeast corner of Utah is home to three incredible National Monuments: Hovenweep, Bears Ears, and Natural Bridges. A drive of just 78 miles will take visitors to all three monuments and the ambitious could hit all three in one day—but that would be a travesty. These monuments beg for deeper exploration, particularly Bears Ears …

SW Colorado’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument: Sand Canyon Trail, Oct 2013

Scenic trail to numerous Anasazi ruins dating back to the 1200s Distance: 7.75 miles round trip Type: loop Difficulty: moderate Best season: spring and fall Despite all the obstacles we’d encountered while planning our fall 2013 vacation (see previous posts), our “hiking around the government shutdown” vacation had been going splendidly.  We had already enjoyed four …