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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
Canyon Overlook Trail | 12 Utah Staycations harm Fri, 11/22/2019 - 15:05
During our last visit to Zion, we used the FREE shuttle system so I didn't even know about the other side of Zion National Park. There is an awesome tunnel that is over a mile long that you can drive through. Right as you exit the tunnel, start searching for a parking spot. There is a small parking lot to the right, and parking along the road to the left. This overlook hike is basically a mini Angels Landing. It's a short hike, about 30 minutes, and the views are incredible. There are some steep cliffs so keep the littles
Things to do in Zion with Kids | 12 Utah Staycations harm Fri, 11/22/2019 - 13:26
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 harm Fri, 11/22/2019 - 12:21
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!

Willis Creek Slot Canyon | 12 Utah Staycations

Willis Creek Slot Canyon is located in Kane County in Kanab! It's a super sweet slod canyon that's more of a walk-as-far-as-you-want hike. We’d been told by the Activity Spot in Ruby’s Inn that Willis Creek Slot Canyon was THE coolest family-friendly hike. So, of COURSE, we had to go. Willis Creek Slot Canyon is about 20 miles away from Ruby’s Inn. Half of the trip is on a paved road, while the rest is all dirt road. The gal at the Activities Desk said she’s just been the Sunday before and didn’t need 4WD at all. The dirt road

Bryce Canyon Country 2-Day Itinerary | 12 Utah Staycations

We're super excited to partner up with Bryce Canyon Country to giveaway an epic Family Staycation! We loved visiting Bryce Canyon Country and know you will love it too! Be sure to enter here! We've put together our 2-day Itinerary for you. While we packed in as much as we could, you could do just a handful of these activities and be happy! Day 1 Stay at Ruby's Inn Start with Breakfast at Ruby's Inn Buffet. Go on a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride Hike Queens Garden in Bryce Canyon National Park Go Swimming Eat Dinner at Ruby's Inn Cowboy Buffet &
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