Category Archives: National Parks

National Park Week- April 15th-23rd, 2017

National Park Week starts this Saturday with FREE entrance to all National Parks and Monuments on both the opening, and closing weekends of the 9-day celebration: April 15th & 16th and April 22nd & 23rd. In addition to being home … Continue reading

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Slickrock Hiking Trail- Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Working for San Juan County Visitor Services and answering the calls that come in on our toll free information line, a question that I’m often asked is, ‘When is the best time to visit?’.  This is such a no brainer- … Continue reading

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Canyonlands with Kids!

One of the most asked question at the Sportsmen’s and Travel Shows that my office did this year on the Wasatch Front was definitely about hiking with kids and asking for suggestions on kid-friendly hikes in our area- specifically in … Continue reading

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Chesler Park & Joint Trail Loop – Canyonlands National Park – Needles District

From my very first hike to the Chesler Park Viewpoint in May 2009, I was hooked!  I think the first time my husband and I went, we were actually planning to do the full Chesler Park/Joint Trail Loop, but we … Continue reading

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The Locals Know… Tips From the People Who Live Here!

One of the best ways for visitors to see what San Juan County has to offer is to ask the people who live here!  I went out and asked a few local residents what they would recommend for visitors to … Continue reading

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Hovenweep National Monument- Square Tower Ruins

The very first hike I went on after I moved to Monticello was at Hovenweep National Monument, on the Utah/Colorado border.  Up until then, I don’t think I had ever heard of Hovenweep, but when my husband and I were … Continue reading

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Spring in Canyon Country!

One of my favorite things about spring in Canyon Country is all the different types and colors of cactus flowers you can see.  If you’re planning to visit our area in the spring, mid-May through mid-June is the perfect time … Continue reading

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