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Top 10 Family-Friendly Hikes in Utah National Parks

Posted on March 20, 2014 7:49PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

From spring through fall, the perfect weather of Utah's red rock country lures families from all over the world to experience what will surely become among their top ten hikes of all time. With so many destinations, and so many trails, it can be difficult to decide where to begin in Utah's Mighty 5® national parks. Here are ten hikes, two per national park, you cannot miss.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

National Park Free Admission Day on Monday, January 20

Posted on January 16, 2014 11:18AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by connecting with the powerful landscapes at Utah's Mighty 5™ national parks. It's free admission on Monday, and with a layer or two of extra clothing, should be a perfect day for a red rock hike and picnic.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Hiking, Kayaking, Ice Fishing & More Winter Fun in Utah's State Parks

Posted on January 3, 2014 9:40AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Nine destinations to add to your life list: from hiking Antelope Island to ice fishing the Wasatch Back, Utah's state parks offer a wide range of winter activities.

First Day Hikes in five of Utah's state parks kicked off 2014 the right way and four state park reservoirs are hosting an ice-fishing tournament.

Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Out and About on Thanksgiving

Posted on November 27, 2013 2:13PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Turkey or no turkey, take advantage of a great weekend in Utah. With clement weather in the valleys and snow on the mountains, there's outdoor adventure or indoor culture for every taste.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Nebo Loop National Scenic Byway

Posted on October 23, 2013 3:00PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

"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.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

The Stansbury Island Experience

Posted on May 7, 2013 6:41AM by Jay Kinghorn

The dry grasses rustled noisily around my ankles as the smell of salt, earth and desert mingled in the breeze. Below, the Great Salt Lake reflected hues of turquoise and deep blue as a lone pickup ...
Author: Jay Kinghorn

Jay Kinghorn is the newest member of the Utah Office of Tourism team. He arrived in Utah first as a tourist, then as a transplant. His adventures big-wall climbing have largely been replaced with fatherly expeditions with his wife and two year old, though he still gets out mountain biking and trail running on a regular basis.