The Temple of the Sun and Moon in Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef

If you want to see some impressive monoliths, Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef is your next destination. These towering monoliths lay claim to this beautiful desert expanse, rising out of the ground hundreds of feet in the air.

Spending the Weekend in Jackson & Grand Teton National Park

I had planned to stay somewhere in Idaho with the intention of paddle boarding all weekend at Blackfoot Reservoir, and perhaps going to the nearby junction of Alpine, Wyoming, for dinner. As it turned out, the weather took us for a turn...which lead to us driving further north to the mountain town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park!

Hiking Taggart and Bradley Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

moderate. During the trail, you're greeted with sweeping views of both Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake, along with a fantastic hike through the woods.

Hiking Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

ke located in Grand Teton National Park with about 650 total elevation gain. This hike features fantastic views of Jenny Lake as you circumnavigate the lake.

Grosvenor Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Grosvenor Arch trail is a 0.2 mile paved trail that leads to an arch towering 100 feet over you. There is a trailhead sign, a couple picnic tables, a pit toilet bathroom, and parking at the trailhead.