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Cassidy Arch Trail

It’s monsoon season in Capitol Reef and Southern Utah. Which means we’re gonna be getting rain most afternoons, which do occasionally cause flash floods. So it’s best to go on trails that are somewhat elevated, and don’t have too many canyons or ravines. Luckily, our favorite hike in Capitol Reef […]

July, 2021
Entertainment, Travel

Filming Locations of John Carter

Back in 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released John Carter. And recently we had a chance to rewatch it. Is it a great movie? Eh. But it does have some fantastic action set pieces, and the director – Andrew Stanton – does a great job of capturing the landscape of “Mars.” […]

Horseshoe Bend

There is a section of the Colorado River that you’ve got to check out. It’s one of the most photographed spots in the American Southwest – you’ve almost certainly seen it on Instagram – it’s a truly impressive spectacle of nature and nature’s power. We’re talking about Horseshoe Bend […]

Factory Butte and Caineville Badlands

If you drive from the town of Torrey, into Capitol Reef National Park, past the visitor center, through the cottonwood trees and towering sandstone cliffs, then leave the park, you’ll find yourself in the Caineville Badlands. This area is only […]

Lake Powell!

It’s summer! And it’s heating up here in Southern Utah. Which means it’s time to find those outdoor activities that can help keep you cool. The obvious answer, is to head to the water. So if you’re thinking about what you can do with […]

June, 2021
Travel

Beyond Hiking

Capitol Reef is a paradise for those who love red rocks, the outdoors, and lots of hiking. We have easy hikes, hikes for spring, hikes for fall, little known hikes, we have a lot of hikes in Capitol Reef. But maybe you are mobility challenged and can’t […]

Five Easy Hikes in Capitol Reef

There are tons of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. You can choose from the popular day-hikes in the Fruita Area, or you can plan a multi-day trek in the Waterpocket Fold. And lots of these hike are good, strenuous workouts. Which is great if you […]

Watch out for Summer Heat

You’re ready to get outside. Like, really ready. Ready to hike and play in sunny Southern Utah! With Memorial Day Weekend only a few days away, it’s basically summer here in Southern Utah. And, as you no doubt know, summer here in the desert can be […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2021

It’s mid-May, and that means Memorial Day is only a couple of weeks away! The long weekend marks the (unofficial) beginning of summer, and as you probably already know, it is celebrated with a lot of traveling. So it’s time to start finalizing […]

Lots of Arches!

Southern Utah has a lot of amazing scenery, you probably already know this. But for us, one of the coolest aspects of Southern Utah is the arches. Arches and natural bridges are scattered all over the state […]