Category Archives: Things to do with kids

‘Beyond the Park’ Tour of Monument Valley with Goulding’s Lodge

For the past 7 months since COVID-19 hit Utah in March, hands down, the single most asked question I’ve recieved on our office’s visitor information line is, ‘Is Monument Valley open?’.  This is closely followed by, ‘When is Monument Valley … Continue reading

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Big Arrowhead Arch & The Grotto- White Canyon

We’re used to social distancing here in San Juan County, Utah.  With an area of 7,933 sq. miles (larger than Rhode Island, Delaware, or Connecticut) San Juan County is nearly the size of the state of New Jersey!  But while … Continue reading

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Chelser Park Backpacking- Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

As we’re all at home social distancing and trying to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, I felt like this would be a good time to reflect back on one of my favorite trips in the … Continue reading

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Indian Creek Falls

Water in the desert is a beautiful thing.  Growing up in Oregon and on the coast in Southeast Alaska, I never realized how much I took water for granted until I moved to the desert.  In Oregon we call rain, … Continue reading

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Biannual Monument Valley Mitten Shadow Event

In the past several years it seems that popularity and awareness of the biannual Monument Valley Mitten Shadow event has been steadily increasing.  I can’t remember when I first heard of it, but I’m a little embarrassed to admit that … Continue reading

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