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ARCHES National Park - WITH KIDS - MOAB

Can you believe I own the Salt Project and have never explored Arches! True story. We drove through on our way from Texas to Utah probably 9 years ago, and thats it. We had our dog so we couldn't hike, so we just held our dog and walked out to the Delicate Arch look out (5 minute walk). So boring. I know. Heres the thing. I didn't start this blog because I have been everywhere and was an expert. Quite the opposite actually. I grew up in a home where going to McDonalds was a big deal and I can

Moonflower Hike - MOAB

Right next to the Indian Ladder is the trail head to an awesome little hike. This hike is awesome, short, and has a beautiful pond at the end that kids can play in, but it is also covered with poison ivy, so stay on the trail! Poison ivy can be transferred from pet fur to human skin, so keep your pets leashed or leave them home for this hike. This is the poison ivy. It has three leaves that are pointy. And you can faintly see a reddish stem in the middle of the three leaves. The hike starts at

Fins N' Things - OFF ROADING

Fins N' Things is an off roading trail in Moab. This is a great beginner to moderate trail. We did ok for first timers, but wouldn't have attempted it with our our friends to guide us. There are a few spots that you can pick a easy or hard trail, but for the most part, you go follow the trail and there is no where to turn around and leave, so you gotta commit. We saw dirt bikes, side by sides, and other 4wd vehicles while we were on the trail. We loved this pit stop on the trail. I
Indian Ladder - Moab steph Wed, 05/19/2021 - 19:13
Our friends took us to this awesome climbing area in Moab. The front is covered in pictographs. It's called the Indian Ladder, but I don't think it's been around that long. The ladder is made up of smooth logs that have been jammed into the cracks in the rock. All the kids lined up for their turn up. The first ladder is low enough for anyone to climb up, but the next ladder is quite the stretch. I'm guessing its 6ft up. I could reach it on my tippy toes, but didn't have enough upper body strength to do a

Corona and Bowtie Arches | Not in Arches National Park

This is a great hike in Moab to a giant arch- and the best part is, it’s outside of Arches National Park! So if you do not want to buy a pass into the park, this is the hike for you. It’s free! It's 3 miles round trip, with very little elevation gain outside of the first 5 minutes of the hike. It’s only a 20 minute drive from Moab City. There is little shade, and we all know how hot Moab gets in the summer time, so this one is best in the early morning in summer, or plan

Camping in Moab | Arches National Park | Canyonlands National Park | Dead Horse Point State Park

Need an amazing Spring Break destination within a few hours driving distance from home? Look no further than Moab! At just under 4 hours away from Salt Lake City, this place makes an incredible base for tons of family-friendly explorations of southern Utah. Now is a great time of year to hit up southern Utah, before the heat waves of the summer hit and make visiting the area a bit more unbearable. Back in September, my husband and I took our three little girls and joined up with some friends of ours (husband + wife + 6 little kids) to

If you had 1 Day in Moab with kids | Adventurin'

You noticed we didn't have anything about Moab on The Salt Project and we decided to do something about it. The last time I had been in Moab it was June 2013. Now, part of the reason I have never posted these pictures was because the trip ended in a very CRAZY, stressful, expensive way. I guess I had partly blocked out the memories. It's making me feel all sorts of feelings just thinking about it. Let me take you back a few years. (Insert dramatic music.) My Aiko was 18 months and my Orion was 2 months, it was
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