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  • The World's First Dark Sky Park

    by RootsRated | Sep 3, 2015

    On March 6, 2007, Natural Bridges National Monument became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association. More than 100,000 people visit Natural Bridges each year to check out the stunning bridges and hike in cool canyons, but only a handful of them stay through the night to see the area’s most amazing and unique feature: dark skies and glistening, bright stars. Read More


  • Eight Enticing Utah State Parks Near The Mighty 5

    by Andrew Dash Gillman | Aug 24, 2015

    Utah’s natural beauty extends well beyond the borders of the Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks — and in many directions it is seemingly without any end in sight. Some of Utah’s best state parks dot the landscape of Mighty Five country, swaddled by adventurous national forest or the rugged Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Read More



  • Dinosaurland Top 5

    by Visit Utah | Aug 5, 2015

    Vernal, Utah, is an adventure base camp to the best of eastern Utah. Uintah County around Vernal — called Dinosaurland — is home to diverse outdoor recreation and natural history at three state parks, Dinosaur National Monument and countless trailheads to the Ashley National Forest. Read More


  • Must-Do Zion National Park

    by FalconGuides | Jul 15, 2015

    Opportunities to see and explore Zion National Park abound for people of all ages and abilities, from the scenic byways that slice through the park to the trails that wind through the backcountry. Read More


  • Green River Fly-Fishing: Getting Started on the A Section

    by RootsRated | Jul 10, 2015

    Some folks consider fishing the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam a rite of passage. If you are in the Flaming Gorge area and fish, even just a little bit, you shouldn’t leave without spending at least one day throwing your line across the blue ribbon waters of the Green River. Read More



  • Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway

    by Andrew Dash Gillman | Jul 2, 2015

    "Get up early, get the family together and pull the old classic out of the garage." Auto tourism and classic hikes in the crisp fall air of the Mount Nebo National Scenic Byway. Read More



  • Road Biking in Utah's National Parks & Monuments

    by FalconGuides | May 28, 2015

    See some of Utah’s most spectacular national parks and monuments from the seat of a bicycle rather than out the window of a vehicle. Admittance to parks is usually cheaper on a bicycle and the experience is much more intimate. Routes include Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Staircase–Escalante, Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Read More