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3 Adventurous Days in Greater Zion, Utah

If you’re looking to get the most out of your next vacation, there’s really no better place than Greater Zion. Between lounging in resort pools with unobscured canyon views and hiking exposed ridges in Zion National Park, there is so much to be seen and done in this part of southwest Utah. Nestled alongside the Virgin River, Greater Zion is truly a unique area.

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Beat the Heat: 5 Unexpected Places to Cool Off This Summer

Is it just us, or do summers feel like they got hotter and hotter every year? Beat the heat this year and take a road trip to get your mind off the sweaty shirt sticking to your back. Whether you’re looking for somewhere with less humidity, cooler temperatures, or just more water to jump in, we’ve put together this list of places that are perfect for summer travel!

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5 Reasons Paradise Guest Ranch is the Best Dude Ranch Experience in Wyoming

The wild west is alive and thriving in the northeastern corner of Wyoming at the scenic and historic Paradise Guest Ranch. Founded in the late 1890’s, this ranch takes guests back in time to a place where cattle drives, log cabins, and mountain vistas reign supreme. Here, the pace of your day is dictated by sunrise and sundown, the hoofbeats of your trusty steed, and everyone’s favorite timekeeper—the dinner bell. This is old fashioned fun for families and friends alike. Spend a week at Paradise Guest Ranch horseback riding, fly-fishing for rainbow trout, and hiking to remote destinations with unparalleled scenery. The ranch is easy access from the international airport in Billings, Montana, and also offers shuttles from regional airports in Sheridan, Gillette, and Casper, Wyoming. Here are a few of the reasons why you need to get to Paradise this summer! 

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Celebrate Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming

If you’ve been following us here at Visit USA Parks for some time, you know we are big fans of Cheyenne, Wyoming and their colossal Western celebration, Cheyenne Frontier Days! This 10-day festival is home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, adoringly referred to as the Daddy of ’em All. For those experiencing Frontier Days for the first time, here’s our guide to the festival and a few tips for the rest of your time in Cheyenne.

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Arizona: A Landscape Like No Other

Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, and with good reason. Grand Canyon National Park is a world-renowned geographical wonder. But Arizona isn’t just the Grand Canyon, there is so much more to this remarkable state, and this itinerary is going to show you where to find these untraveled gems.

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National Parks and Midwest Road Trips

From Chicago all the way down to the tip of Texas, these midwest road trips will take you on adventures right down the middle of the United States. In this trip you will visit America’s second city, with a number of great parks and a trip to the home of Elvis along the way.

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3 Dreamy Days in Big Bend, Texas

Craggy canyons tower over the mighty Rio Grande in west Texas, separating the United States from Mexico. The Big Bend area of Texas offers a blissful coexistence of mountain terrain and desert plains. Entire mesas covered with branchy ocotillo plants and blooming yucca reach sky high. More than a national park and state park, Big Bend is a region and a way of life. With only a few days, I sampled the area heartily, from the outdoor recreation and diverse topography, to the local eateries and unique accommodations. Here’s a three-day itinerary featuring some of the best things to do in Big Bend, Texas.

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