Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Many years ago, when our daughters were very young, David and I talked about taking a trip to the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell. As sometimes happens, not all the pieces fell into place and we were not able to make the trip.  David did go to the Grand Canyon with his backpacking buddies a [...]

The Quieter Side of the Grand Canyon

In May, when we told our friends and family about our travel plans, we knew that we would be in southern Utah in September.  Our friends, Rita and Bruce Kennedy, said, “We’re going to be in southern Utah in September, too!”  They had booked a tour to several of the national parks and already had [...]

We’re Marching to Zion

Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks with more than five million visitors annually. It is a small park comparatively with only 229 square miles.  Its main feature is Zion Canyon which is indeed a canyon since the Virgin River has, over time, cut through the red and tan sandstone walls [...]

Bryce Canyon National Park

Located on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park attracts more than two million visitors every year.  Although it does not receive as many visitors as the Grand Canyon National Park or Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon should be on your “must see” list. Bryce Canyon became a National Park in 1928. [...]