Anza Hiking Trail

On a Stamp Mission…in an Old (Jesuit) Mission Since I’m on a mission to get as many stamps for my National Parks Passport as possible, I was pretty excited to learn that I would get two stamps for hiking the Anza Trail from Tumacácori to Tubac in Arizona: one stamp for Tumacácori National Historical …

Antelope Canyon

From Zion National Park to Glen Canyon to Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon with – if you can believe it – stops in between, this is an ambitious addition to my “perfect day” series. But it was all possible in a day – a perfect day. This day all started with …

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona is a must-stop on any road trip: It’s one of the natural stars of Instagram. Antelope Canyon was a must-stop for me on a road trip through southern Utah and northern Arizona where the upper and lower canyons are a kaleidoscope of color thanks to the natural light that …

Horseshoe Bend

A Giant Dam, Horseshoe Bend & More in Page, Arizona: With 1.25 million acres bordering the Grand Canyon and Navajo Nation, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a huge part of the southeastern Utah and northern Arizona landscape.

Pipe Spring National Monument

A Hike Above a Historic Fort and Through a Real Desert Oasis on the Kaibab Indian Reservation in Arizona: Life wasn’t easy for the early desert dwellers who called this area home. It was nearly uninhabitable save for the areas surrounding natural oases like Pipe Spring where water is forced to the surface after …

Shhh…it’s a secret! The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is quiet. Seriously quiet. The experience here is far different from the shuttle buses at the main visitor center of Zion 40 miles to the south. 

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