Visiting Salt Lake City: The Best Things to Do

Utah has one of the more unique histories in the United States. In searching for a place to practice their religion freely and without being harassed, Brigham Young led a group of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly called Mormons, into Salt Lake Valley in 1847. The first Mormon pioneers … Continue Reading

Driving Highway 12 Utah: Canyons, Plateaus, and Valleys

Utah State Route 12, also known as Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) or “Highway 12—A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway,” is an approximately 123-mile-long state highway designated as an All-American Road. One of the many scenic drives in Utah, State Route 12 takes you through stunning views of canyons, plateaus, and valleys, with plenty of vantage … Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Monument Valley

With its brick-red spindles, slender pinnacles and huge buttes – Monument Valley has long been a symbol of Southwestern USA. The star of countless movies, classic Hollywood westerns, and ads rises majestically from the surrounding desert floor and is easily one of the top things to see in Utah. Its beauty is heightened by the … Continue Reading

How to Visit All 8 Mountain States via National Parks

Photo Credit: Jacob W. Frank / National Park Service National Parks are a great way to see all 8 of the Mountain West States (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico).  This group of states is both vast and diverse and it includes mountains, plains, and deserts.  In fact, all major deserts … Continue Reading