Tag Archives: Utah

Hiking With Kids: Lower calf Creek Falls

GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH — Even at the most crowded time of the year (UEA weekend  an annual four-day break from school in Utah), we had the falls to ourselves. Advertisements

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Goatspotting in Little Cottonwood Canyon

This Saturday, the girls didn’t have soccer, my wife didn’t have work, and it wasn’t raining. After a long winter and wet spring, we were ready to get outside. So when my wife emailed me Tuesday asking if we could … Continue reading

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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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Route planning our Oklahoma Road Trip

We’re driving from the Salt Lake Valley to Oklahoma next week to see my family, and show the girls around my old stomping grounds, and to visit Coney Islander, El Maguey, Whataburger, Arnie’s Bar, and maybe a Ron’s. You know, … 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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Amid the ancients: Great Basin National Park

Hours of empty driving. Sagebrush, playas, dust devils, the occasional semi. That’s what it takes to get to Great Basin National Park.

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Hiking with Kids: Looking for Lake Catherine… or even the trailhead

Every year I try to make it as far into summer as I can without turning on the air conditioning at home. Usually that means heading for altitude as often as possible, where the air’s a little sweeter and cooler.

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Hiking with kids: Silver Lake

BRIGHTON — It’s late May, and before too long, the snow will be gone, opening up the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Brighton Ski area to some fantastic hiking.

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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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