If Kanab seems eerily familiar, there’s a reason: over 250 classic Western films and TV shows have been set here, earning it the nickname ‘Little Hollywood.” Pay homage to the town’s silver screen history with a stop at the Little Hollywood Movie Museum, where you can roam around movie sets once frequented by John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.
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The national parks in Colorado and Utah are bucket list destinations for many travelers, and for good reason! The rugged terrain, inspiring views, rich histories and vibrant communities will create memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime.
Good vacations are the ones you want to write home about. Great vacations are the ones you can’t even put into words. In Southern Utah, your imagination and sense of adventure are highly-recommended items for your packing list. After all, aren’t the best travel adventures the ones your friends back home will never believe?
The more you experience this state’s greatest adventures, the more you understand why it’s important to do your part in preserving Arizona for generations to come.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a colored rock paradise. Approachable nearly year-round, pictures don’t do justice as golden light pours over ponderosa and spruce forests into deep, pastel amphitheaters.
East of the notorious Wave formation, White Pocket requires an arduous 4WD approach, but visitors are rewarded with fascinating and bizarre landscapes for miles. Twisted geology and ice cream colored rock will leave your imagination reeling.
This is the ultimate American west road trip. Utah has five national parks in just the southern half of the state, so you could easily cover ground without covering an overwhelming amount of distance. Add a sixth national park to the trip by hitting up the less traveled north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona!
Everyone sat in the BLM office throwing their hands up and down, imitating the classic “wave” formation commonly seen at sporting events. This office is what everyone came to see, right? No way, we were all packed in this small room to win a lottery position to see the incredible Wave formation the following day. If you’re not familiar with the Wave, it’s a rock formation imitating the most perfect surf you’ve ever seen. We didn’t win that lottery, but it turns out that there is an overwhelming number of sights near Kanab. At the end of our trip, we knew we had won big in Southern Utah!
Around every corner, I felt like I was stumbling upon a new place, ancient site, or the greatest little hotel in Southeast Utah. Sentiments like, “do people know they can go axe throwing in this tiny town?” I felt constantly surprised and delighted! Blanding is the largest town in the region and offers great access to Bears Ears National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
The Colorado Plateau is an amazing geographical wonder, stretching through four states, it is a vast area of wind-scoured deserts, red sandstone cliffs, tumbling rivers tunning wildlife and soaring mountain peaks. With this trip, you will get to experience everything it has to offer, with a little Rocky Mountain exposure thrown in for good measure.