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Jones Hole Trail & Ely Creek Falls (Dinosaur National Monument, UT)

Although most famous for its prehistoric fossils, Dinosaur National Monument in northeast Utah and northwest Colorado covers more than 200,000 acres of canyon country that rivals the “Mighty Five” national parks farther south. Here the Green and Yampa Rivers—and their … Continue reading

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Secrets of Capitol Reef National Park

In many ways, Capitol Reef National Park is Utah’s best-kept secret. Despite its central location—roughly halfway between tourist behemoths Arches National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park—Capitol Reef packs as great as a punch as its more popular neighbors with … Continue reading

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Natural Bridges Loop Trail, including Mesa Trail (Natural Bridges National Monument, UT)

The principal wonder of Natural Bridges National Monument in southeast Utah is this: nowhere else in North America—perhaps the world—can you see three of Earth’s largest natural bridges in one day’s hike. Yes, that’s natural bridges, not arches, mind you—the … Continue reading

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Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail (Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT)

The half-day out-and-back to Lower Calf Creek Falls is the most popular hike in the Escalante Canyons area, and with good reason. Not only does the colorful and beautifully-framed 126-foot chute make for a blissful destination, but the journey itself … Continue reading

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