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Little Horse Trail Best of the Red Rocks in Sedona Arizona

Little Horse Trail Best of the Red Rocks in Sedona Arizona

Little Horse Trail in Sedona Arizona is in the Coconino National Forest. This hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail offers scenic views of the beautiful Sedona red rocks. I did this hike on an October afternoon, but during the hot summer months, it’s best to do the hike early in the day to avoid the […]

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Healing Waters Trail Truth or Consequences (T or C) New Mexico

Healing Waters Trail Truth or Consequences (T or C) New Mexico

Healing Waters Trail is a 3-mile loop that brings you through the historic mineral springs spas in downtown Truth or Consequences (T or C for short), to the Veterans Memorial Park, and winds through the desert to the Rio Grande and back downtown. Enjoy beautiful views of the mountains, bird watching, and learn about the […]

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Timber Creek Overlook Trail Zion National Park Kolob Canyon

Timber Creek Overlook Trail Zion National Park Kolob Canyon

Kolob Canyons at Zion National Park is the best kept secret in Utah. This northwest corner of Zion National Park is about 20 miles south of Cedar City and 40 miles from Zion Canyon – near Springdale Utah – the busy side of the park where tourists cram onto shuttle buses. In Kolob Canyons you […]

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Grand Canyon North Rim Day Trip

Grand Canyon North Rim Day Trip

The Grand Canyon is the second most visited national park in the United States. Of course, it gets crowded, but the good news is you can visit the Grand Canyon North Rim which is way less crowded than the South Rim. Take a day trip to the North Rim of the of Grand Canyon to […]

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Navajo Bridge Arizona (Coolest) Bridge Over the Colorado River

Navajo Bridge Arizona (Coolest) Bridge Over the Colorado River

  During my solo road trip from Utah to Arizona I found the perfect stop along the way near Marble Canyon – Navajo Bridge is one of the coolest places to see in Arizona. You get to see AMAZING views of the Colorado River while walking the old Navajo Bridge and then you can drive […]

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Kanarra Falls Utah Slot Canyon Hike to Waterfalls via Narrows

Kanarra Falls Utah Slot Canyon Hike to Waterfalls via Narrows

Kanarra Falls Utah is a beautiful slot canyon hike with two waterfalls accessed by hiking through Kanarra Creek. Yes, your feet will get wet! But it’s worth it.     Where is Kanarra Falls? The short answer is Kanarra Falls is in Kanarraville Utah but officially it’s a bit more complicated. Kanarra Falls hiking trail […]

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Capitol Reef National Park Solo Trip to Utah’s Least Visited National Park

Capitol Reef National Park Solo Trip to Utah’s Least Visited National Park

When I visited Capitol Reef National Park during my solo road trip to Moab, I only stayed for one night. In hindsight, I would recommend staying at least two or three nights at Capitol Reef park. Even though I only had one day in Capitol Reef National Park I still got in a few hikes […]

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Double Arch Trail Short Easy Hike to Spectacular Arch Over 100 Feet Tall

Double Arch Trail Short Easy Hike to Spectacular Arch Over 100 Feet Tall

Visiting Arches National Park in Utah I knew I would see some beautiful rock arches, but I didn’t envision the immensity of these natural wonders. A few miles from Moab Utah, there are over 2,000 sandstone arches in this amazing national park. More than 1.5 million people visited Arches National Park in 2018. While visiting […]

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What You Need to Know Before Visiting Horseshoe Bend in Page Arizona

What You Need to Know Before Visiting Horseshoe Bend in Page Arizona

  I don’t remember when I first saw a photo of Horseshoe Bend but I do recall promising myself I would visit one day. While staying in southern Utah I decided to spend a couple of days in Page Arizona and explore the area. Hiking to Horseshoe Bend and watching the sunlight crawl across the […]

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Visit Cedar Breaks for Hiking (Scenic Views) in Beautiful Southern Utah

Visit Cedar Breaks for Hiking (Scenic Views) in Beautiful Southern Utah

I chose to stay in Enoch Utah, a few miles from Cedar City, based on its proximity to several national parks and state parks. I knew I wanted to hike at Cedar Breaks National Monument. The photos of Cedar Breaks caught my eye when I saw the brochure at the visitor center. Cedar Breaks looks […]

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Ladybug Hike at Redwood Regional Park Oakland California

Ladybug Hike at Redwood Regional Park Oakland California

Staying near downtown Oakland I never imagined I could walk through a redwood forest just a few minutes away from the bustling city and traffic. A wonderful retreat from the mayhem of city life. But it gets even better. A friend told me about the incredible Redwood Regional Park ladybug overwintering spot. Everyone has seen […]

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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Hike for a FUN Day Outdoors in Maine

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Hike for a FUN Day Outdoors in Maine

Visiting Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Maine is a lot different than any other lighthouse I have visited. All the other lighthouses were on land – not a mile or so offshore. That’s one of the interesting things about this Maine lighthouse – you walk almost a mile on the breakwater made of granite rocks. I […]

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