Travel Guides

Canyonlands and Four Corners Travel Guide

Travel guide covers the diverse Southwest region where the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet. Includes Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Monument Valley. Also, the rugged San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado and its highlight, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Features cliff dwellings and other artifacts of the Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) people at world-famous Mesa Verde National Park and other sites.

Southern Utah Travel Guide

Travel guide to popular attractions in Southern Utah, featuring Utah’s famed scenic byway, Highway-12, and the state’s newest park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Includes Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, the Burr Trail, Hole-in-the-Rock, and the Canyons of the Escalante River.

Bryce Canyon Travel Guide

Travel Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon National Park offers many easy touring options. Most of the park’s major attractions and well-known hiking trails are within five miles of the park entrance in the area known as Bryce Amphitheater.

Canyon Country Guide to Anasazi Indian Ruins in Colorado/Utah

Anasazi Indian Ruins – Best Places to Visit. One of the most popular and fascinating features of the southwest’s Canyon Country is the remains of the prehistoric Anasazi Indian civilization. The Anasazi thrived in the region for nearly 1,000 years leaving evidence of their extraordinary masonry talents everywhere.

Hiking the Zion Narrows, the Ultimate Slot Canyon, Utah

Zion National Park’s most amazing canyon, the Zion Narrows, features vertical walls soaring thousands of feet above the Virgin River, sometimes less than thirty feet apart. There is no road, no trail. You must wade the river to see this fantastic sight. A wonderful hiking challenge! Beginners and non-hikers can get a taste of it at the Gateway to the Narrows. This feature includes an overview, hiking narrative, and hiker’s guide.

Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

Trail Guides, Narratives and Maps for Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, Coyote Buttes North including the Wave, and Coyote Buttes South.

Utah’s Canyon Country

Arches National Park, Utah

Amazing Delicate Arch is the world’s most beautiful arch.

American West Roadside Stop, Utah – The Toadstools

The bizarre Toadstools in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

American West Roadside Stop, Utah – Goosenecks State Park

An overlook featuring “the finest examples of entrenched meanders anywhere in the world”.

American West Roadside Stop, Utah – The Hite Lake Powell Overlook

Provides views of Lake Powell’s canyon country at its finest.

American West Roadside Stop, Utah – Mule Canyon Ruin

Features a well-preserved Ancestral Pueblo ruin dating back nearly a thousand years.

Anasazi Rock Art – Utah, Arizona

Prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs panels.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – Photographer’s Dream

A great photo set from one of the west’s most colorful parks.

Calf Creek Recreation Area, Utah – Desert Waterfalls!

A look at one of the American desert’s premiere and little known gems, Calf Creek Falls. Part of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, & Grand Gulch, Utah

Includes an outstanding vista from Dead Horse Point.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah – Island in The Sky District

Four-Wheel-Drive Adventure on the White Rim Trail.

Fisher Towers Recreation Site, Utah

Massive red rock monoliths in Utah’s canyon country.

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah & Wyoming

Three great vistas from colorful northeast Utah.

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Some of Canyon Country’s strangest scenery, “Mushroom Valley”.

Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Utah – The Rediscovered Journal

Self-guided Exploration of Anasazi Clff Dwellings & Rock Art. Two-part feature story.

Horseshoe Canyon, Utah – The Great Gallery Features America’s Finest Rock Art

Horseshoe Canyon, a detached section of Canyonlands National Park in a remote section of southeast Utah, features some of the world’s greatest rock art. The Great Gallery is the most well-known and spectacular of the canyon’s four major panels. Horseshoe Canyon itself is spectacular with steep sandstone walls and groves of mature cottonwood trees and other riparian growth due to the presence of surface water.

Hovenweep National Monument, Colorado / Utah

Anasazi Ruins – Towers and Castles.

Misadventures at Old Paria, Utah

A ghost town, historic movie locale, and 4WD adventure.

Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona & Utah

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park offers some of the Southwest’s most famous and unusual scenery. The high desert landscape on the border of Arizona and Utah is a fantastic wonderland of colorful mesas, spires, buttes, and monoliths.

Mysteries of the Anasazi – An Introductory Essay (Part 1)

by Guest Author, Karal Ayn Barnett.

Paria Canyon Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Arizona / Utah

Hiking Narrative for Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon

Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah

The Trail to Utah’s Rainbow Bridge – Retracing a Historic Journey. It is still possible to capture the romanticism and adventure of visiting Rainbow Bridge by hiking overland, following the footsteps of the early adventurers.

Southwest Potpourri, Arizona/Utah

A Photo Set by guest, Marty Bloomenthal.

Valley of the Gods, Utah

Red Rock Scenery from Utah’s Canyon Country.

Zion National Park, Utah (I)

Adventure on Angel’s Landing.

Zion National Park, Utah (II)

Hiking the Narrows of the Virgin River, the “Zion Narrows”, in one of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful narrow canyons.

Zion National Park, Utah (III)

The Subway – Hiking the Left Fork of North Creek in Great West Canyon.

Zion National Park, Utah (IV)

New Perspectives – Zion Narrows Panoramas.

Culture, Urban, & Historic