“I love Utah,” we continually say, over and again, to one another as our–back then–young love absorbs deep into the seats, leather bracelets and weathered skin that is our life living out of a Volkswagen Bus while traversing the Beehive State’s offerings.
Where many states have epic national parks, Utah has five in a row, the distances between those parks filled with state parks, national monuments and BLM land galore. The northern stretch, along US Route 40, is a beauty all of its own and crossing the state from west to east via US Route 50 one can see the layers upon layers of farmed fields, desert expanses, red rock arches in the lower elevations and towering snowcapped mountains beyond.
Much more than just mormons and weak beer, Utah is the most beautiful state–combining aspects of all other surrounding states–in the American West by many measures.
Small Towns and National Parks of Southern Utah
Exploring the national parks and small towns of Southern Utah in Issue #202 of Wand’rly Magazine.
High Desert Magic, Utah’s Capitol Reef Country
Bianca Dumas recalls her time living among the outstanding landscapes and with incredible people in Capitol Reef National Park.
Arches National Park
The sandstone, salt and erosion of Arches National Park in Utah recants us its history, its future, and the time between.
The story of the how the hoodoos came to exist in what is now Bryce Canyon National Park.
Canyonlands National Park
W. Anderson Lee recants a night spent at a corner table watching barfolk interact in Moab, Utah, and pleads to the reader to escape into the wilderness instead.
Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah
Finding seclusion in a crowded Zion National Park, and reflections on what it’s like to journey this park and the nearby town of Springdale, Utah.
Blog Posts About Utah
Greetings from the Basin & Range!
Endless straight traversions of empty two lane highways broken up occasionally by a few turns through some mountains. Welcome to the Basin and Range.
Greetings from Glen Canyon!
Kayaking, hiking and playing on beaches in a land of many time zones.
Greetings from Moab, Utah
Didn’t love Moab the first time around, but sans any weekend rallies, we’re warming up to the town.
4/20 Easter Greetings from Capitol Reef Country
Coming on Eastertime here in the lands of never-ending surprises, Utah’s Mighty Five.
US 40 Through Utah
US Route 40 through Utah is a Picasso, Salt Lake City a patch of concrete graffiti, and then on to US 50 into the Silver State.