Discover ‘So Utah’ during the 2019 Southern Utah Tourism Summit

Returning for its second year, the Southern Utah Tourism Summit brings with it the goal of building bridges between the tourism industry in Utah with the Utah Office of Tourism, private entities and different representatives.  This year’s summit looks to support those in the travel and tourism industry of Southern Utah with amazing keynote speakers, break out sessions, and their … Read More

Zion’s Kolob Canyon District to reopen Friday

After nine months of closure due to re-constructions, the facilities in the Kolob Canyon District are set to reopen on Friday. The area of Zion National Park shut down for construction in May 2018 to help reconstruct sections of the road, repave the road. The project also included adding accessible parking for visitors, a sidewalk and two new bathrooms. With … Read More

National Park Service taking action to keep parks open during shutdown

The National Park Service released a statement Sunday stating that it will be taking the needed steps to help pay for staffing at highly visited parks during the current partial government shutdown, by dipping into funds collected by entrance fees. P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director of the National Park Service, stated that the funds allocated would be used to help … Read More

Local community pledges funds to keep Zion National Park open

With the partial federal government shutdown continuing into its second week, officials from local communities have been working to help maintain Zion National Park opened for at least another week. Zion has been able to remain partially operational thanks to funds granted by the State of Utah as well as the nonprofit Zion Forever Project. While these funds have been … Read More

Every Kid in a Park

As cheesy as it may sound, there are some places in the world that call to your soul. Utah’s national parks – Zion National Park particularly – are among the top of those places for me. It has been so for as long as I can remember. At least from the time my mother moved my sister, brother and myself … Read More

One National Park in Utah will remained staffed in 2019

State officials confirmed on Friday that out of Utah’s 5 national parks, only one will continue to be staffed after the new year while the state pulls back its finding as the partial federal government shutdown continues. Managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, Vicki Varela, stated that a nonprofit organization will pay around $2,000 – $2,5000 a day … Read More

Mandatory Shuttle Service to be tested in Zion for remainder of 2018

Starting Saturday, December 22nd, and running through December 31st, Zion National Park will be testing their mandatory shuttle service in the park. This shuttle service will also provide services in Springdale to help visitors with connections in the park and town. These shuttle services are expected to help reduce regular vehicle traffic and congestion regularly experienced in Zion Canyon during … Read More

Rare Rock Shop-A Unique Gift Idea

As I sit here thinking of unique gifts for my family and friends this holiday season, with seemingly no luck, I happen to remember Rare Rock Shop. They have jewelry for my mom and slabs of stone for my sister who loves unique pieces in her home. My daughter is really into crystals, and Rare Rock Shop has a great … Read More

Animals of Zion

Animals of Zion When hiking along the trails of Zion National Park, visitors will often stop to marvel at the panoramic landscape. The red rock terrain and incredible geological formations create one of the most picturesque views in the country. While the scenic views are quite impressive, hikers should be sure to look among the trails, on rocks, and in … Read More