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The Story of Monument Valley

Ancient erosion and modern cinema joined forces to elevate Monument Valley to one of the world's most iconic places to visit — but it's also the sacred home of the Navajo people. Learn more about the history, size and scenes that define the Monument Valley Utah experience.


Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

In many areas in Canyonlands National Park, the NPS allows what is called “at-large” backpacking or at-large camping, provided you have a permit and the right skills and preparation for the experience.


Ray's Tavern

Ray’s is the way to hamburger bliss after a weekend of concurring and communing with Mother Nature at her most brazen — namely, Moab and the surrounding Southern Utah recreational areas.


Top 10 Family-Friendly Hikes in Utah National Parks

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.


Explore Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch

Volunteers Beth and Dennis Simonsen show visitors around the historic Fielding Garr Ranch complex on Antelope Island State Park in Northern Utah.


Discover Dinosaur Astronomy

Dinosaur National Monument's celebrated dark skies can offer some of the most inspirational looks into our universe given the monument's unique context: see the stars on an unblemished canvas like our human — or dinosaur — predecessors did.


The Undiscovered Swell

Circle back to the San Rafael Swell, a gem of public lands in Central Utah you may have missed on your last visit through some of Southern Utah's Mighty 5® national parks. The Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael Swell is a stunning panorama from above, and an incredible adventure within.


10 Routes Chosen by Utah Cyclists

Utah has so many incredible stretches of roads for your two wheels, it can be tough to decide where to begin — or where to go next. We reached out to cycling experts, in some cases to people who literally wrote the book, to get a feel for some of Utah's best road cycling routes.


The Trail of the Ancients

Between the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and Four Corners, discover vast lands of incredible beauty in national forest, the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, remote wilderness and the beautiful rivers that converge at Lake Powell.


Utah Heritage Hot Spots

Today, evidence of a blend of indigenous culture and Mormon pioneer heritage abounds throughout Utah’s astonishing landscapes. This combined heritage is the foundation for a modern legacy of arts and culture that also includes a thriving Olympic spirit, inspiring earth art and fascinating drives on historic roads.


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