Fall Road Trippin’ in Southeastern Utah

Summer Road Trippin’ in Southeastern Utah By Monique Beeley Leaving the Wasatch Front in the rearview and heading south feels like taking a step away from the fast-paced action of the epicenter of our state and stepping into the soothing sights, the quieter sounds, and the surreal landscapes of the central and southern part of our state. One of the many things I love about Utah is the diversity of our landscapes and the recreational opportunities that each provide throughout the seasons. Fall is the time to heed the call to the red rock country that is primed and ready for adventure.

Guided Adventure in Bluff

“Bluff…huh…where is Bluff?” was the reaction I got from my sister when I called to invite them on an adventure with us. My reply: “It’s two hours south of Moab, north of Monument Valley, and Bears Ears National Monument.” She replied, “Oh…Bears Ears…yes, I have heard of that area.” The small town of Bluff is located 330 miles south of Salt Lake City, 50 miles north-east of Monument Valley and has a population of about 300. If you haven’t been to this outdoor adventure-hub then you need to put it on your list ASAP. This small town really packs a punch for the outdoor enthusiast.

Road Trippin Scenic Byway 12

  • Posted On: Jun 12, 2019 at 07:44 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Guided Adventures , Hiking, Road Trips , Southern Utah
Road trips are about the most All-American vacation there is. You, your family, the highway, and some favorite tunes – where time isn’t measured by mile markers, but by moments. Utah’s Scenic Byway 12, is the best road-trip highway on the planet, passing through Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Boulder Mountain, and Capitol Reef National Park. Few highways in the world offer as much jaw-dropping scenery and adventure in 120 miles, so we packed up the car, the kids, the bikes, and hit the open road for an adventure.

7 EPIC Spring Destinations

  • Posted On: Apr 8, 2019 at 03:15 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Guided Adventures , Hiking, Mountain Biking , Northern Utah, Southern Utah, State Parks
  • Tags: EscalanteCedar CityTorreyKanabBluff
7 EPIC Spring Destinations Spring has sprung…and with that comes the desire to migrate south to warmer destinations. If you are looking for some new places to explore this spring here is our to-do list

A ladies River Celebration

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:49 AM
  • Category: Destinations, Guided Adventures
I am forty. When did this happen? As someone who has forever looked and acted younger than my years, forty crept up on me. To mourn this new decade my old roommates, Mo and Julie decided that we three needed a “girl’s trip” to shake from us the ages since we once lived together so long ago.

GSENM: Mighty in Its Own Right

  • Posted On: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM
  • Category: Guided Adventures , Hiking, Southern Utah
  • Tags: Escalante

My First (but not last) River Trip

  • Posted On: Jun 5, 2013 at 07:09 PM
  • Category: Family Friendly , Guided Adventures , Southern Utah
  • Tags: Bluff
I gazed at the rapids, flowing quickly. Water was splashing against boulders and being thrown back. "Are you sure?" I asked. It was early August. Our family set out on a "girls only" two day raft trip ...

First-time Adventures in Moab

  • Posted On: May 28, 2013 at 08:00 PM
  • Category: Guided Adventures , Southern Utah
  • Tags: Moab
"Hurry Up and Get Ready," I shouted to Forrest. "Make sure you bring hiking, paddling and climbing stuff – do you have everything?" Another trip, but not our normal set of gear. Forrest Shearer is a professional snowboarder and I am a professional skier. We travel the world for the best powder and terrain– from Alaska to New Zealand. We thought we'd seen it all…until it came time to explore a destination close to home, Moab, Utah.