We missed Capitol Reef in 2017 when we were not too far from the park. Ok, we were in Utah, but this park is not convenient and it was out of our way, and we had some other place we had to be. This time, I made it happen and I am SO glad
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Arches.…..oh where do I start? There are more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches located in this park, including the well-known Delicate Arch, as well as a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world and received more than 1.6 million visitors in 2018! Whoa….. When you
I had heard of Craters of the Moon numerous times since we’d been on the road. It was also listed as one of the top national monuments, along with White Sands, to visit. I realized as we were passing through Idaho that this amazing monument was in this state!! I knew we had to
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a place that really surprised us. It has easily become one of our favorite parks. It was not a really big park, but it was so unique and beautiful and NOT crowded at all. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in
It was nothing short of surreal to take my kids to this amazing place just before Memorial Day last year. It has changed quite a bit. Stuff has been renamed and the crowds are absolutely ridiculous in the valley. We got in super early one morning to do the stuff in the Valley, so
We headed to Kings Canyon & Sequoia in mid May. They are technically separate parks but they are joined together physically. It was pretty amazing. Actually, it was quite mind-blowing. These trees are ginormous!! We could put at least 4 of our houses in many of them. That’s insane! If you’ve never seen these
Back in March, we had a super-crazy idea one day when we woke up in Cortez, Colorado. We had just arrived in CO Saturday after driving all day from Salt Lake. The day before on Friday we were skiing and snowboarding at Brighton resort. Sunday we spent all day in Mesa Verde National Park.