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Fun in Flagstaff, Arizona

After camping for three days in Moab, Utah, visiting three of Utah's big five national parks, we broke camp and loaded up the minivan. Following a stop to fill up on fuel and a last visit to my new favorite coffee shop, Moab Roasters, we hit the road to start the trek home through Flagstaff.… Continue reading Fun in Flagstaff, Arizona

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Side Trails: Hog Springs and Glen Canyon

The bridge at Hog Spring The adventure continued our last full day in Utah after leaving Capitol Reef National Park. Instead of taking Utah 24 back to I-70 directly to Moab, we headed south on Route 95 with the intent of skirting the south end of Canyonlands before hitting U.S. 191 again and arriving back… Continue reading Side Trails: Hog Springs and Glen Canyon

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Capitol Reef National Park

UPDATE: Flash flooding is a possibility during the summer months. Just one week after our visit, thunderstorms in the vicinity resulted in flash flooding that rushed through Grand Wash, totaling vehicles and trapping park visitors and even a few park rangers involved in the rescue. Fortunately, everyone was able to be rescued according to KSL… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands, as its name suggests, is a literal land of canyons- carved out of sandstone and other rocks formed from eons of sedimentary deposition and geologic uplift that happened millions of years ago. The Colorado and Green Rivers meet here in a confluence on the Colorado Plateau, and those rivers have, over time created the… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park

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Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a hiker's paradise. Located on the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau in central Arizona, Sedona is famous for its red rock formations and eclectic culture. We've driven through this part of Arizona before. Back in 2012, we stopped in Sedona for a night on the way back from southern Colorado. While… Continue reading Sedona, Arizona