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Zion National Park

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I was able to make my way through the driving (non-canyon) portion of Zion very late at night, coming in from Bryce Canyon, but unfortunately that was all I was able to see. I ended up in the ER with exhaustion and elevation sickness after Bryce, and it took me a couple of days to recover, and that’s all the ...

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Red Canyon & Bryce Canyon National Park

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On my way to Bryce Canyon I drove through Red Canyon National Forest, which is full of deep colored red rock, which was pretty amazing to see. It reminded me of Sedona, AZ, but on crack. There was also a pretty cool drive-though which they say is natural, but it definitely appeared as if they did some work on it to ...

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Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef is kind of the red headed stepchild of Utah’s National Parks. I can’t say I was too excited to visit there in the first place, especially since it is literally out in the middle of nowhere and is a fairly significant drive from Salt Lake City (where I dropped my friend back off), and from Bryce Canyon (where ...

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Canyonlands National Park

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I wasn’t overly impressed with Canyonlands, although I only visited one ‘district’ of the park. It is split up into 4 areas (districts), and we visited The Island in the Sky area of the park to do the Mesa Arch hike. The hike was fairly simple with very little elevation, but as per usual you can expect to sweat a ...

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Arches National Park

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On my trip from Yellowstone down to Utah I stopped to pick up a friend in Salt Lake City to hit up Canyonlands and Arches National Park. We stayed 2 nights in Moab, which sits right in the middle of the two parks. I would highly suggest staying there if you’re planning a trip to either. There’s a restaurant/pub called ...

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