Hoover Dam

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While driving through Nevada I stopped off in Henderson to hang out with some friends in the area. We headed up to Hoover Dam, which was pretty cool to see. The parking in the area was something ridiculous like $15, but without any other options you just gotta deal with getting boned. The dam itself was pretty impressive, and it was ...

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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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Grand Teton National Park

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I drove through Grand Teton National park on my way from Yellowstone down to Utah, and it was such a beautiful drive. The national park itself looked to have a ton of low elevation hikes, a ton of camping/fishing areas, and has an amazing resort in the middle of it all. Although I’m not sure there would be a lot ...

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Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pot, & Jet Geyser – Yellowstone National Park

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Fountain Paint Pot & Jet Geyser were actually the first places I visited the night I got to town, and it’s the first area you’ll hit if you head east at the first turn inside Yellowstone (entering from the west). I didn’t want to head too deep into the park since I’d been on the road all day, but this place was ...

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West Thumb Geyser Basin & Biscuit Basin – Yellowstone National Park

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West Thumb Geyser Basis is pretty small, but is worth visiting since it sits on Yellowstone Lake, which is amazing. The thermal features located here aren’t all that great, but the ones in the lake itself are pretty interesting/different than the rest of the basins you’ll visit. Biscuit Basin is a lot of the same, although they do have a ...

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Undine, Tower, & Mystic Falls – Yellowstone National Park

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Undine Falls was fairly close to Mammoth Hot Springs, so I decided to pull out and see what it was all about. I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually a pretty cool waterfall. It’ situated at the end of a valley, much like in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, but on a ...

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