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Hiking the Narrows | 12 Utah Staycations

Hiking The Narrows has been a life long goal of mine. I always pictured a big trip down to Zion with a group of people, taking a guided tour for an all-day hiking experience. Well our schedule got switched around and our Sunday morning was wide open, so when I saw people riding the shuttle in full gear I knew they were hiking The Narrows. I tracked down some gear to rent at a local spot just outside the gate of the park and then reached out to our amazing followers online for some tips. They encouraged me to go

Things to do near Zion National Park | 12 Utah Staycations

Today is the last day to enter our Cable Mountain Staycation Giveaway! We're giving away 2 nights and giving you ALL the details about what to do! Here's our full itinerary, complete with details and tips. Read why Cable Mountain Lodge is hands down the best place to stay if you plan to do hang out in Zion National Park! Hike Angel's Landing Hike Overlook Canyon Trail Hike the Narrows Hike Pine Creek Gorge Slot Canyon Here's some ways to explore Zion with Younger Kids. Head on down to St. George! Oscar's Cafe We had SO much fun visiting Cable

Things to do in Zion with Kids | 12 Utah Staycations

Zion National Park has so many epic hikes. I mean, Angel's Landing, The Subway, The Narrows. The whole world knows about these hikes. While they are epic, they are too epic for some young kids, like mine. I've been to Zion National Park so many times I feel like I've hiked everything there is to hike with kids. This last visit to Zion National Park was a little tougher because SOOOO many of the kid-friendly trails were closed! Weeping Rock (closed indefinitely) & The Emerald Pool Trails were closed for maintenance. We made the best out of the situation and

Pine Creek Gorge Slot Canyon | 12 Utah Staycations

If you find yourself at the Overlook Hike, then you are right where you need to be to find the Pine Creek trail. This trail is NOT clearly marked in any way. The trail head is located in the parking lot right as you exit the tunnel. There is a sign to follow the path under the road/bridge. You will be able to see somewhat of a trail. Follow that down into the slot canyon. Small children will need help down but I think they would have fun exploring the canyon. Once you are down, head to the right. The

Cable Mountain Lodge | 12 Utah Staycations

.We were able to stay at Cable Mountain Lodge right at the mouth of Zion National Park! It. was. amazing. Just image waking up to these views every morning. Seriously, you can’t get a much better view. We got in around 9:30 pm and all the Christmas Lights were up. There’s something kind of magical about getting in late and not really knowing where you are staying. It’s the best feeling to wake up the next day and take it all in. Here are some of our favorite features about Cable Mountain Lodge! The Views! From any point, at Cable

Win a Salt Project Family Staycation to Cable Mountain Lodge!

We JUST finished our 11th Staycation to Cable Mountain Resort! Cable Mountain Lodge is LITERALLY the last place before you enter Zion National Park. We are SO excited to partner up with Cable Mountain Lodge to giveaway a Staycation to one of you! We'll be writing all about our experience throughout the week but you can enter the Cable Mountain Lodge Staycation Giveaway NOW! Be sure to check back every day, because you can always enter again!
Hike Hidden Haven near Parowan harm Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:41
Hidden Haven in Parowan! Who's hiked this before? Not us! This easy hike is 1.4 miles that ends at a waterfall. We've literally driven by this hike SOO many times. This giant sign is there to tell the world and we just drove by it like three times this year already. Once when we were at Brian Head during our Cedar City Staycation and then another time when we were driving through the canyon on the way home from Bryce Canyon Staycation. It only took a family reunion to get us to this sweet hike and we ALMOST didn't even

Timber Creek Overlook Trail | 12 Utah Staycations

The last time we hiked Timber Creek Overlook Trail, I think Aiko must have been two and Orion was just a baby. I don't think The Salt Project was even around then. Timber Creek Overlook Trail might be the most popular trail on this side of Zion, due to the fact it's only 1-mile roundtrip. We saw lots of kids on the trail and lots of other people too. It was like have flashbacks with tiny Vesper and Farah. The Kolob Entrance to Zion has only just opened up after having some road work done. I kind of miss the

Three Peaks Recreation Area | 12 Utah Staycations

Three Peaks Recreation Area is an AMAZING County park 10 miles out west of Cedar City. As a college student, we went out to have paintball wars, go bouldering and bike out there. Not a whole lot has changed in scenery, but they have updated the area quite a bit. Like, there's a whole pavilion you can rent out with swings nearby. But the BEST parts? All the boulders. It’s an amazing place covered in granite boulders. I mean COVERED. The rocks for some reason are very rounded and it’s perfect for scrambling around for everyone. You can mountain bike
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