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Top Things to Do Near Monticello

Top Things to Do Near Monticello, Utah

Located just 40 miles from the entrance of the Canyonland’s Needles District, Monticello is a great base for hikers wishing to explore some iconic trails.  It also serves as a great base for historians and geologists, as the area is pepper with Indian ruins and unique rock formations.

Monticello was settled by members of the Church of Latter-day Saints in the 1890’s.  Monticello is the second most populous town with approximately 2,000 residents in San Juan County.  It grew between the 1940’s to 1960’s during the Uranium boom. Continue reading “Top Things to Do Near Monticello”

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Top Things to Do Near Bluff, Utah

Bluff is located in the sparsely populated southeastern corner of Utah.  It is a great base for historians who want to study the abundance of petroglyphs and ruins in the surrounding area. Continue reading “Top Things to Do Near Bluff, Utah”

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Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park

The Goblin Valley State Park is located 48 miles southwest of Green River off of Highway 24 in Utah in a remote area.  Though a little out of the way and rather expensive for a state park with a $20 entry fee, it is worth visiting for families. Continue reading “Goblin Valley State Park”

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Top Things to Do Near Moab

Top Things to Do Near Moab

Moab

Moab is small town in eastern Utah with close proximity to both Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.  It attracts many tourists to these parks.  In addition, it is an extremely popular base for mountain bikers and off-roaders. Continue reading “Top Things to Do Near Moab”

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The Best Hikes in Canyonlands National Park

The Best Hikes in Canyonlands National Park

There are many hikes in Canyonlands National Park.  In order to find the best suited hikes, it’s important to know the difference between the sections of the park. Continue reading “The Best Hikes in Canyonlands National Park”

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Top Things to Do Near Page, Arizona

Top Things to Do Around Page, Arizona

Page, Arizona was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam.  After the dam’s completion in 1960, it became the gateway to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell.  Water enthusiasts boat on the lake and raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In addition to water sports, there many things to do for visitors to Page, Arizona. Continue reading “Top Things to Do Near Page, Arizona”

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Lower Antelope Canyon Tour

Touring Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon is a popular attraction about 5 miles outside of Page, Arizona.  The V shaped canyon, meaning it is wider at the top than the bottom, is famous for its rock shapes.  Though not as popular as Upper Antelope Canyon, known for the light rays that filter in the canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon is still a special place to visit.  In addition, in certain winter months, like November, the famous light rays don’t make it into Upper Antelope Canyon, making Lower Antelope Canyon an excellent alternative. Continue reading “Lower Antelope Canyon Tour”

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The Grand Canyon’s North Rim in November

Why to Visit the Grand Canyon’s North Rim in November

In November, the Grand Canyon’s North Rim turns to Day Use Only.  As such, the lodge and campgrounds inside the park are closed.  In addition, services are unavailable.  The only thing open is the gift shop at the lodge.  While this may sound unappealing to many vacationers, for those who wish to enjoy nature without the crowds, November is a great time to visit the North Rim.

While the park as well as most of the limited merchants have closed down their services, the road remains open until November 30th or until it snows, whichever comes first.  Along the way, there are two gas stations whose pumps operate, a lodge, and a RV Park that cater to the few who venture to the relatively remote area. Continue reading “The Grand Canyon’s North Rim in November”

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Offline GPS Guided Travel Maps Now Available on GPSMyCity

I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING TRAVEL ARTICLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE WITH OFFLINE GPS GUIDED MAPS ON GPSMYCITY!

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Well, yes, assuming you have access to the internet, you can read my article on my blog.

But what if you don’t have access to the internet? Or you don’t have a good data plan in country you are visiting?  How do you find those famous sites or the corner pub?  With GPSMyCity, look no further.  You will have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities with offline GPS Guided travel maps.

Want to try different restaurants in Malaga, Spain?  There’s an app for that.  Just follow the GPS Guided Travel Map. Continue reading “Offline GPS Guided Travel Maps Now Available on GPSMyCity”

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Six Things to Do in Kanab and Southern Utah

6 Things to Do in Kanab and Southern Utah

Where to Stay

Camping

I found a small campground called Ponderosa Grove just 30 mins northwest of Kanab.  The campground has about eight sites that are on a first come first serve basis.  I arrived on a Monday night and there were three choices available.  By Thursday, all were taken.

The sites are in close proximity of one another, but are shaded by junipers and pine which is nice for hot days.  Each spot includes a picnic table, grill, fire ring, a generally flat area for a tent and parking area large enough for one to two cars.  In addition, the campground includes two pit toilets. Continue reading “Six Things to Do in Kanab and Southern Utah”