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The Green Less Traveled

The Green’s A section is without a doubt its most renowned and frequented water. However, those willing to put in a little effort can find fewer people and bigger fish downstream of Little Hole in the river’s B and C sections.

Hiking the Desert in Capitol Reef National Park

Many beginning hikers and newcomers to Utah are awed — indeed, perplexed — by the prospects of hiking the “desert,” a diverse country of deep canyons, shady, often lush river bottoms, high plateaus, bizarre rock formations, and rich archaeological history. Conditions can be harsh, but the desert does not have to be an inhospitable place to travel. Follow this general advice below and you can have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Hidden Secrets of the Jurassic National Monument's Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Tucked away in the rugged San Rafael Swell, Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is an opportunity to learn about prehistoric animals as well as witness a working dig.

The Real Story Behind the Dinosaur Quarry

When you first enter the monument's Quarry Exhibit Hall and look at the 1,500 displayed fossils, you can’t help but ask yourself: Did paleontologists really discover the bones like this or artfully place them here for effect? The answer is the bones are just as nature arranged them more than 150 million years ago, deposited by an ancient stream.

Explore a Pioneer Homestead Near Flaming Gorge

In the heart of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, the Swett Ranch is a testament to the self-sufficiency and ingenuity of Utah pioneers, representing the bygone homestead era, and it’s a historic site not to be missed by those interested in pioneer life.

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.

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