Zion National Park vs. Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park vs Bryce Canyon National Park Both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park are spectacular, memorable experiences – totally worthwhile, but which is better? I get this question a lot and you guessed it – there’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your preferences, travel party, time and which season you’re going. Majestic … Read More

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open!

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is Open

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Reopens As of Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Zion-Mount Carmel Highway is open again. After closing on April 9th, 2019, for road repairs as well as a new culvert, retaining wall, etc. – the highway reopened ahead of schedule. Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, along the Utah State Route 9, is an experience all in itself. One of America’s Greatest … Read More

Recent Trail Closures

Recent Trail Closures in Zion

Recent Trail Closures in Zion National Park Following extreme weather in Zion National Park, some popular trails have been closed. Recent trail closures include the famous Narrows hike, which is currently closed due to snowmelt; both Upper Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trail are closed because of storm damage; The Hidden Canyon Trail and Observation Point (starting from Weeping Rock) are closed due … Read More

National Park Week 2019 in Zion

National Park Week 2019 in Zion

National Park Week 2019 in Zion How are you going to celebrate National Park Week 2019? From April 20th to April 28th, National Park Week will be observed at all National Parks throughout the United States. What is it? President Trump has officially proclaimed National Park Week 2019 as April 20 through April 28. In his Presidential Proclamation, he said, … Read More

Crowds at Angels Landing increase as warmer weather arrives

Celebrate National Park Week on Angels Landing

As warmer weather starts hitting Zion National Park, the amount of visitors in the park increases. This fluctuation of increase can cause any amount of problems for the park manager and those working in the area. The latest complex problem that park management and officials are having to figure out has been the crowds along the Angels Landing trail. The … Read More

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Zion National Park 2019 Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Zion National Park this year? Don’t miss out on upcoming events in Zion! From Service Projects to Trail Marathons, there’s a lot to do and experience in the Park this year! Here’s a calendar of events & activities happening in Zion National Park in 2019. April Friday 12th-Saturday 13th – Zion Ultra Marathons & … Read More

Animals of Zion [UPDATED]

Desert Tortoise wildlife of Zion National Park

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

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

Southern Utah Tourism Summit 2019

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

Every Kid in a Park

Family hikes in Zion National 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

Rare Rock Shop-A Unique Gift Idea

Rare Rock Shop logo

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