Southern Utah For the Outdoor Adventurer
Posted in: Outdoor adventures on March 19, 2011.
In the great Southwest there are endless opportunities for high adventure. Here are some suggestions to experience the best of Southern Utah. These ideas might help you plan a great vacation, or an exciting weekend.
Boating in Lake Powell
Lake Powell is in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. It stretches over 26,000 square miles, winding through beautiful sandstone monoliths and pinnacles. There are many side canyons that can be explored on personal watercraft. Lake Powell is also one of the best cliff jumping spots in the nation.
Rock Climbing in Zion National Park
Southern Utah is famous all over the world for its amazing rock climbing routes, and Zion National Park is the first stop for any climbing enthusiast. There are exceptional routes for all skill levels. Guides and professional services are available for those who want to experience this demanding sport.
Biking in Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon is one of the most popular spots for bicyclists. The park’s incredible scenery makes the ride even more memorable. Biking is also allowed on all paved and designated areas inside the park. And there are hundreds of popular dirt trails that are not in the park proper, but still offer impressive views.
Trail Running the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park
Long-distance trail running is a sport that has recently gained widespread recognition. It is increasing in popularity among avid runners. In the Waterpocket Fold there are miles of continuous desert trails. In this area of the park there are few visitors, so you can enjoy the solitude of the landscape as you run.
Winter Sports and Brian Head Ski Resort
Winters in Southern Utah can be just as fun as the summer months. If you’re in the mood for snow sports, there are open areas for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There are also downhill slopes at Brain Head Ski Resort. Southwest Utah is a great place to enjoy the winter. There is no inversion, lots of sun, and clean snow to share with good friends.
Wherever you go, in whatever season, there are limitless chances for high adventure in Southern Utah.