Navajo and Queen’s Garden Loop Trail

The Navajo and Queen's Garden Loop Trail was one of our favorites from Bryce Canyon National Park. Ok... who am I kidding, we loved all the hikes we did in Bryce, but I really think this hike packs in a little extra scenery! I would recommend starting down into the canyon at the Navajo Trailhead starting at Sunset Point so ...

West Rim Trail in Zion National Park

The West Rim Trail in Zion National Park shares a section called Walter's Wiggles (a steep set of switchbacks - see 2 photos below) with the famous Angels Landing. A lot of people do this 15-16 mile hike as a backpacking trip, but since we were short on time, we decided to just hike what we could of the trail. ...

The Narrows in Zion National Park

There is no possible way to over exaggerate the beauty of The Narrows hike in Zion National Park! It's rated as one of the top, if not the #1 hike in all of the United States. With those kinds of words to live up to, you might expect you'd be disappointed, but instead you'll find yourself looking up at the ...

The Watchman Trail in Zion National Park

The Watchman Trail takes off near the main campgrounds in Zion National Park, so it makes for a great short hike to do as an 'extra'. It wouldn't make my top couple of hikes in Zion because it has to compete with Angels Landing and The Narrows, as well as so many others. But it does bear mentioning because the scenery ...

Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park

This little gem of a trail is only 1 mile long, and the views are fantastic. It used to be called the Great Arch Trail, but they changed it's name because you can't actually see the great arch from the trail. You actually hike out to an overlook where you're standing on the Great Arch. For a view the Great Arch, ...

Zion Park Scenic Byway

We love taking scenic byways whenever we can! Not only do you see a ton of fantastic scenery, but scenic byways also make for a good activity to do whenever you're having a rest day in between bigger hikes. We were a little thrashed after our super long (and magnificent) day hiking in The Narrows, (post coming soon) so we ...

Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Angels Landing is a heart stopper for some, and a crazy good adventure for others. My goal today is to help you decided which one you are before you embark on this hike! I just want to say right off that doing this hike as well as any kind of outdoor activity is always undertaken at your own risk. I ...

Peek-A-Boo Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon might be one of the smaller National Parks, but it packs a punch and it's not to be missed! I was surprised to hear that many people skip right over it in favor of some of the larger parks in the area. I can definitely say after hiking most of the trails that you'll rarely find hikes like ...

A Traveling Guide to Springdale Utah

Springdale, Utah is the perfect basecamp for adventuring in Zion National Park. It's situated just outside the main entrance, and you can find everything you'll need during your stay in the park. I always love scoping out the towns nearest to national parks to get the lay of the land so to speak because you'll always need to restock supplies ...