Tag Archives: Outdoors

Utah with Kids: Canyonlands National Park (Needles)

  SOUTH OF MOAB — Of all the Christmas gifts we’ve gotten as a family, we plan on getting the most mileage out of our National Parks annual pass from Katie’s sister Mandie. That free admission to any National Park … Continue reading

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Utah with Kids: Zion National Park

“The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.” – Psalm 87:2 There are less-memorable places to lose your first baby tooth. And my 5-year-old’s gap-toothed grin, sparked by the towering canyon walls above … Continue reading

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Hiking with kids: Bald Mountain

WESTERN UINTAS — A blowing, bitterly cold wind. Tired feet. Hail stinging the face. Windburned cheeks. And she weas loving every minute of it. My 5-year-old had just summited Bald Mountain on her own two legs.

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Dr. Scott sighting: Raise a Wild Child

You probably either know Dr. Scott Sampson if you have kids. He’s the host of PBS’ “Dinosaur Train,” possibly my favorite children’s show of all time. He’s a paleontologist, but his passion is the same as mine: Getting kids away … Continue reading

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Hiking with Kids: Landscape Arch, Sand Dune Arch, and The Windows

After you’ve done the hike to the world-famous Delicate Arch, how else to round out your time in Arches National Park? Spend the afternoon exploring the park’s longest-spanning arch, Landscape, play in the giant sandbox of Sand Dune Arch, and … Continue reading

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Hiking With Kids: Ensign Peak

There are plenty  tougher hikes, more secluded hikes, and other hikes close to home. But for a good leg-stretching hike up to the best views around, and a hike that can be done on the spur of the moment, there’s … Continue reading

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