Camping in the Vastness of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an absolute wonderland of desert beauty, slot canyons, arches, wildlife, and complete and total nothing-ness. And I barely even scratched the surface here. Read all about my four day trip here with a couple of my friends!

Hiking the Grand Parade Trail in Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

The Grand Parade Trail is a 2.1 mile loop in Kodachrome Basin State Park with 245 feet of elevation change and is rated as easy. It offers some spectacular views of tall canyon walls, wildlife including lizards and rabbits, and small box canyons. It includes typical Utah red clay, one of the trademarks of Southern Utah! Dogs must be kept on-leash, and all waste, including trash, must be packed out to preserve the fragile high desert climate.

Hiking Lake Mary in Wasatch National Forest, Utah

The Lake Mary Trail is a 2.6 moderately tracked trail located at the base of Brighton Resort near Salt Lake City. It features fantastic views of parts of Brighton Ski Resort as well as Lake Mary at the end! Lake Mary is best completed in mid-May to mid-June, or late September to mid-November. Dogs are not allowed to use this trail, and swimming is not allowed at this lake or any lake in the SLC watershed.

Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Lisa Falls is a neat falls flowing over slickrock towering well over 30 feet tall! It feautres spectacular views of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and is also a common slab for rock climbing. The trail itself is short: 0.3 miles as reported on AllTrails, and approximately 100 feet of elevation change. This is a very short … Continue reading Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

The Little Cottonwood Creek Trail is a 9-mile trail that starts neat Temple Quarry at the bottom of Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) and ends at the Tanner Flat campground. It features approximately 1800 feet of elevation gain, and is open for hiking, walking, trail running, and mountain biking,