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Go Off the Grid in Capitol Reef Country, Utah

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!

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Sounds of Silence in Utah’s Canyon Country

Since I turned 30, my days are literally speeding by. Rapidly. I find myself ingesting new information faster and at a higher rate than I stop to reflect on past experiences. When I travel, I notice myself stopping for a few quick photo ops and hurrying onto the next place. Over a luxurious 8 days though, I explored Utah’s Canyon Country in southeast Utah.

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Basecamp close to Canyonlands National Park

I stood at an overlook on the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands, struck by how quiet it was. The sun was setting behind me, and all of the candy cane colored rock spires stood at attention in the distance. It was amazing how few hikers there were in this part of the national park. I drove back down the dirt road to the highway, dodging cows in the dark and settled into my basecamp in Monticello, Utah. Over the coming days, I would see how perfectly my travel plans would align with this convenient location.

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The Beauty of Utah National Parks

Utah and the deserts of the American Southwest is some of the most striking geography found anywhere in the world. With this itinerary, your trip will take you through the best this area hast to offer, from Arches National Park to the painted desert of Arizona, The Grand Canyon and more. You will visit six Utah national parks, two national monuments, and a sojourn to the culture and people of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

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Canyonlands National Park: Black and White

Here at Visit USA Parks we are lucky to work with some amazing photographers. On a fall trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, photographer Harry Wade took his time capturing some amazing black and white shots. While the Canyonlands are known for their dramatic red and orange colors, Harry Wade’s skills show us these canyons in, quite literally, a whole new light. Canyonlands National Park could not have a better name. The endless slot canyons created by the Colorado River create an other-worldly atmosphere. It’s truly unlike anywhere else on this planet, and Wade puts his own spin on this iconic national park.

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National Parks and a Southwest Road Trip

The Great American Road Trip awaits you as you travel across some of the most beautiful landscapes the American West has to offer. This trip will take you from the Golden Coast to the Shining Desert with nothing but adventure along the way.

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