Tag Archive: Utah

Zion National Park, Part 5: Observation Point

Our previous hike to Yant Flat had been incredibly amazing but Observation Point is in another class. It easily makes my top five favorite hikes of all time. The trail is on the… Continue reading

Yant Flat, Dixie National Forest. And Llamas.

I had been amazed the previous day in Zion National Park, but the hike to Yant Flat was beyond fantastic, instantly becoming one of my favorite places ever. The trail begins about ten… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 4: Checkerboard Mesa and the Canyon Overlook Trail

This was my first time into the more popular areas of Zion National Park despite three previous hikes. I had been told it was beautiful and a must-see but the reason Tom had… Continue reading

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Part 2: Dinosaur Prints and Scaling the Dino Cliffs

On our first hike together at the Dinosaur Cliffs we had branched off from the trail to explore the cliffs from the top before wandering off into the desert reserve but this time… Continue reading

Fiddler’s Canyon, Utah

Our hike at Fiddler’s Canyon wasn’t into the canyon itself but rather a climb up one of the mountains that was actually an uplifted and titled section of crust that had been fractured… Continue reading

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Part 1: Dinosaur Cliffs

The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is a section of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area below the Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness where Tom and I had hiked before. For my first hike in the… Continue reading

Spring Creek Canyon, Utah

Spring Creek Canyon, just south of Kanarraville, is a gorgeous canyon hike that transitions from wide valley to deep narrows. The six mile round trip is scenic throughout, offering views of the meandering… Continue reading

Hiking In the Mountains Around Cedar City

I did two hikes on the outskirts of Cedar City within a few days of each other, the first with just Abby and the second with Tom and dogs. For the former, I… Continue reading

The Mountains of Dixie National Forest and An Impromptu Afternoon Canyon Hike

In March Tom and I took a drive up into the mountains of Dixie National Forest so he could show me the mountains and point out a few of the hikes we’d be… Continue reading

Silver Rim Trail, Dixie National Forest

Since Tom had brought me to the Pine Mountains section of Dixie National Forest to see the charcoal kiln the previous week I was itching to go back to get a better view… Continue reading