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Utah Travel Guide
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Hikers in Arches National Park

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

A Utah vacation is all about the great outdoors. Bizarre geological formations - arches, spires, fins and hoodoos - dot the land. Snowcapped mountains and desert dune fields define the horizon. Rivers cut arresting paths and wind their way across the state. More than 70% of Utah is government property you know. But don't fooled into thinking that a trip with kids is limited to taking in the scenery. In Utah, wildlife roams freely. More than 600 species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have been recorded in this western state. What's more, Utah's cultural heritage dates back long before the white man arrived. The Fremont, Anasazi, Ute and Navajo have all called Utah home. Native American Rock Art adorns boulders and stones and pueblo-era architecture graces mesa tops and canyon rims. And the uplift that created Utah's varied landscape also revealed the state's earliest inhabitants: the dinosaur. Utah is a great place to dig for bones. But that's not all. Utah is a recreational paradise in summer, winter, spring and fall. Hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, horseback riding and skiing are but a few of Utah's outdoor activities that kids find fun.
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Arches National Park

Utah 84532

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Fiery Furnace may not be home to the monoliths for which Arches National Park is best known but this labyrinth of narrow sandstone canyons and fins is one of the park's most ...
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County Road 142

Canyonlands National Park

Utah 84532

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Set high on vertical sandstone cliffs, Island in the Sky commands spectacular views of spires, fins and canyons, independent of the direction you look. Yet the vistas aren't ...
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Moab, Utah 84532

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Rocks, the main attraction on any trip to Moab, hold appeal for archaeology buffs young and old. This seemingly harsh and inhospitable land has been inhabited for hundreds if ...
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600 North Main

Moab, Utah 84532

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Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop is a must see whether your children are budding geologists or dinosaur aficionados. Often referred to as the dinosaur man, Lin Ottinger, is a we ...
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