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Sadly, it's time to say goodbye to Monticello, for now.

Before heading out, I picked up a Christmas Ornament from the Blue Mountain Horsehead Inn and said goodbye!

We also stopped by at the Monticello LDS Temple.

Wilson's Arch

About thirty miles north of Monticello is Wilson's Arch. It's a steep but quick hike. We probably spent 30 minutes total going up and down.

We hiked up to the top to gaze down below.

Just on the east side of the arch there are houses! Could you imagine waking up every morning and gazing at this arch?

Hole N' 'The Rock

Our next stop isn't too far away either.

Be sure to stop at Hole N' 'The Rock and do the tour!

Tickets are $6 and under.

You aren't allowed to take photos inside, but that's okay. I'm pretty sure your mind will be blown!

Two people actually LIVED in this rock, it's a tour of their home. I mean, think Flinstones.

In 12 years Albert and his wife excavated 50,000 cubic feet of sandstone from the rock. It's insane inside, there is even a stone bathtub.

The grounds outside the home is pretty cool too.

It's a good place to stretch your legs, get some ice cream, souvenirs, visit the petting zoo, or just check out the cool sculptures.

This cactus is made out of bowling balls.

For some reason, I found this metal jeep extremely awesome.

Best part, you can visit Hole N' 'The Rock grounds for free.

Arches National Park

Our last stop was Arches National Park. We didn't get out and do too much, because the kids were sleeping, but it just felt wrong to drive by the entrance and not go in. Plus, we had our National Parks Pass, so it was a no brainer.

I've hiked to Delicate Arch before and I'll have to say, it was slightly disappointing to see the Arch from a viewpoint. It's SO worth the slightly strenuous hike!

At least when I came back from the viewpoint, there was a cute baby to greet me.

Check out our past posts about Arches National Park.

If you are wanting to head somewhere new, be sure to give Monticello a try! I promise you won't be dissapointed, I've only come up with 32 reason, but there are a whole bunch more!

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