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The Best Of Zion National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

In the 1860s, Mormon pioneers settled in what is now known as Zion National Park in southern Utah. When they arrived they thought it to be so beautiful, holy with its towering natural cathedrals made of rock, that they called it Zion, a nod to Little Zion found in scripture in the Bible's Old Testament.

6 U.S. National Parks To Visit This Year

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates i...

I'm With Stupid: Finding the Humor in Utah's Founding

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I have a sneaking suspicion that what I'm about to write is going to be perceived as insensitive. I can assure you it's not intended that way; it's just that I've always thought it was kind of funny and I wanted to use it as an intro for this week's column.

I'm With Stupid: Retiring Misconceptions About Utah, By George

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
Todd Hartley

This may sound a little odd given how young and vibrant I am, but I often think of where I might like to retire someday if I were a normal person.

Search For Bodies After Utah Floods Kill At Least 18

Reuters | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

Rescuers searched for a 6-year-old boy and a hiker missing on Wednesday after flash floods in southern Utah killed at least 18 people in a national pa...

10 Secret Spots In America's Top National Parks

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.

6 Reasons To Visit Zion National Park This Spring

The Outbound Collective | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Zion sits on the throne of the Mighty 5 as Utah's most visited National Park, and for good reason. With 229 square miles of incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife, even the most dedicated explorer couldn't experience all that Zion has to offer in a lifetime.

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travel...

Which Popular American City Is Secretly an Amazing Outdoor Adventure Destination?

David Landsel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
David Landsel

Quick question: Which western city brags a location less than an hour from unforgettable trails plus one more hour from both a death-defying hike and the lowest point on the North American continent? That's right -- we're talking about Las Vegas.

7 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Trip To The American Southwest

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel

For seven years, my husband and I lived in London with our three children. During that time, we traveled as a family to some fairly unconventional pla...

3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Our National Parks -- For Free!

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

In our opinion, there is no better place to celebrate Earth Day than in our National Parks.

4 Winter Deals at National Park Lodges

MiniTime | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

National parks may be synonymous with the quintessential summer road trip, but there's a lot to be said for bringing the kids during the off-season, when prices are lower and crowds are thinner.

6 Reasons to Hike Zion National Park

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Utah's Zion National Park is rich in history, a land once dominated by dinosaurs and inhabited by ancient natives and pioneers. The peaks and valleys ...

I Faced My Fear of Heights and Conquered Angels Landing

Erin Ruberry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

The sign stopped me in my tracks: "Since 2004, six people have died falling from the cliffs on this route." I promptly texted a photo of the warning to my mom back home in Maryland and continued along the trail.

Famous Red Cliffs Show Signs Of Dinosaur-Era Earthquakes

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science

Long ago, when the Earth had only one continent and one ocean, an earthquake rippled through western North America's great sand sea. The early Jurassi...

Five Deliciously Dangerous State and National Park Activities in the Western U.S. for Tweens and Teens

Amy Whitley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Amy Whitley

t's called the Wild West for a reason: the Western US has an abundance of wilderness in state and national parks with hikes, rivers, and vistas to explore.

10 Reasons To Visit National Parks Right Now

Posted 04.25.2013 | Travel

National Parks Week is upon us (April 20-28) and while we could point out that the parks provide a safe space for native wildlife to grow and create a...

PHOTOS: Zion's Stunning Subway

Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel

"The Subway" at Utah's Zion National Park may not actually constitute public transport, but the stunning natural tunnel created by a river is certainl...

Conquering Angel's Landing

Steve Hart | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Steve Hart

I grabbed hold of the first set of chains and completely froze.

PHOTOS: 5 Summer Road Trips On Half A Tank

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Over half of 2,500 Americans surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association said that an increase in fuel costs would make them rethink their summer road trip plans.

9 National Parks In Danger (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In light of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea and a recent report that lists "National Parks in Peril," we're featuring 9...

Eric Shreever Survives 10-Story Fall In Zion National Park (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

David Cardona was filming his friend Eric Shreever rappelling down a cliff face at Zion National Park when to his horror Shreever began to free-fall. ...