On to Eastern Utah: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. I had visited both as a teenager and was looking forward to experiencing them again. We arrived at Arches around 9am after a two-plus hour drive from Capitol Reef. Our first stop was Delicate Arch, one of the most iconic symbols of the national park system. The arch is about a one and a half mile hike (three miles round trip) […]

After a great day in Zion, it was on to Bryce Canyon. We were stuck with a walk-up campsite in Bryce, and since they supposedly fill by midmorning we accepted the fact that we were in for another early start. Luckily, the parks are not too far apart. After securing our site in North Campground, we headed out on the rim trail, which was easily accessible from our site. The […]

It seems that everyone who visits Zion National Park has good things to say. Having now been there, it’s not hard to see why. My husband and I arrived late in the afternoon after a night in Las Vegas, where we were recovering from a five night camping stint. We were too late to claim a campsite in the park (Zion only has two campgrounds: Watchman, which is by reservation, and […]