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Category - The Mighty 5 National Parks

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+

Expert Witness: David West, Zion National Park Photographer

Posted on March 11, 2014 10:44AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Expert Witness: 5 Minutes with Photographer David J. West.

Why is Zion National Park a top bucket-list vacation destination? See Zion National Park through the lens of photographer David J. West, who was so inspired by the beauty of the West and Zion Canyon he moved to Utah several years ago. West now operates the David J. West Gallery in Springdale at the mouth of Zion Canyon and regularly photographs the park's natural splendor.

 



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 Journey Down 12: Utah's All-American Scenic Byway Redefines the Road Trip

Posted on February 25, 2014 3:05PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Utah's All-American Scenic Byway 12 redefines the road trip through nonstop, transformative landscapes, towns and experiences. Give yourself a few hours, or a few days; this is 124 miles of Scenic Byway you won't want to drive quickly.

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+

Coming to Utah for Sundance? Book Extra Days for Even More "Life Elevated"

Posted on December 19, 2013 4:30PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

This January, plan a few extra days in Utah surrounding your visit to the Sundance Film Festival. Before the lights dim and after the final director Q-and-A, your Utah adventure awaits. Here's your guide:
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+

Aug 25, Founders Day = Free National Parks Admission

Posted on August 22, 2013 3:52PM by Jay Kinghorn

We feel quite fortunate in Utah to have five national parks-Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion-in our beloved state. To celebrate the founding of the National Park system on ...
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.

Ladies Getaway in Arches National Park

Posted on April 24, 2013 12:51PM by Rebecca Katz

I always love being able to tell people that I work for the Utah Office of Tourism because I almost always get the same response, “How cool! I love Utah!” No matter how many times I hear it, ...
Author: Rebecca Katz

Rebecca Katz is a Utah native, born and raised in Park City, and has been adventuring around the state with travel media for the Utah Office of Tourism for seven years now. If you can't find her at her desk working away on our public relations, you will find her in the mountains skiing, biking, climbing and hiking with her dog Berkeley.

Zion National Park: Bad Weather Brings Great Memories

Posted on April 22, 2013 12:20PM by Jay Kinghorn

Utahs' Mighty 5 National Parks, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands are all characterized by a dry, desert climate. For most of the year, precipitation is scarce, with blue skies ...
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.