The trails and riding areas around Cedar City will thrill any type of cyclist. The sheer amount of available riding in the area is wonderfully dizzying, and the off-bike activities will round out an epic destination cycling trip.
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Camping in Bryce Canyon Country with care and attention—and leaving without a trace—will not only make your experience more peaceful, it will also preserve that perfect spot for you for years of return trips.
If you’re planning to make a Mighty Five road trip in southern Utah, then Cedar City should be on your itinerary. Not only is it close to the Mighty Five of Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks, it has plenty of its own amazing landscapes and activities.
It was the Monday before Memorial Day in 2018, and I had just scored a last-minute campsite in Arches National Park for that Friday. I was 8 months into a solo cross-country road trip, and Utah was my 34th state. By that point, I had learned that little-to-moderate research was my travel style.
For travelers, the call to adventure can be difficult to resist. We appreciate that you’re not globetrotting or even just hitting the road for a little outdoor adventure at this time. To feed your need for beautiful scenery, wide-open spaces, and movement, we have compiled some of our favorite outdoor rec-liner activities. Join us for some armchair adventures until you can get there IRL.
Any adventure in the state of Utah should start with a day at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a Jurassic Park fanatic, or a cultural explorer, your holiday to Utah will be much richer for it. Deepen your understanding of all the top Salt Lake City attractions and Utah destinations at the beautiful and impressive Natural History Museum of Utah.
My first time experiencing the Utah national parks was in February—the middle of winter. I have to say, the next time I go back to Moab, I’m planning for winter again. From the crowd-less parks and low hotel rates, to the snow-capped arches and cozy cafes, it just seems like the best time to visit.
Interested in Zion National Park winter time activities? Well, there’s actually more to do than you’d think. Two of the most popular hikes in Zion—Angel’s Landing and the Narrows—are typically hike-able all winter long. Plus, the park is WAY less crowded, rates are cheaper, and the snow adds another dimension of beauty.
The Capitol Reef Country of Wayne County, Utah, is one of the American Southwest’s least-explored natural regions. Just one look at the map and you’ll see that this is a vast and remarkable area filled with parks, monuments, and countless hidden gems. Here you’ll find few lines and little traffic, leaving more time to enjoy the great outdoors in this alluring area in southern Utah—the perfect destination for year-round adventure!
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!