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 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”

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”

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”

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”

Visiting Best Friends Animal Society

Visiting Best Friends Animal Society

The Society

The Best Friends Animal Society operates the largest no kill animal sanctuary in the USA.  Its headquarters and sanctuary are located in Kanab, Utah on 20,700 acres of which 3,700 acres are owned by the organization and the rest of the land is leased from State and Federal agencies.

Best Friends Animal Society is the number one attraction to visit in Kanab, UT according to TripAdvisor, thus it peaked my interest enough to join a scheduled 1.5 hour tour.  I learned so much about the organization while I was there.  Best Friends Animal Society’s mission is to make the entire USA no kill by 2025.  It is on its way…the state of Utah will be no kill by next year!  Continue reading “Visiting Best Friends Animal Society”