Utah

The Best Hiking Near Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas usually means, first and foremost, enjoying the city’s endless activity. Aside from walking the Strip or lounging at the extravagant resort pools, most Vegas activities are indoors, including casino games, live entertainment, clubs, and enough restaurants/bars to make your head spin! While these are all fun things to do on vacation, some people may be surprised to learn that there’s actually a lot of outdoor activity to enjoy in the American Southwest – including hiking through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. If you’re planning…

The Beauty of Southeastern Utah

The following is a guest post from this week’s contributor, Nick Sullivan of Reuters. Nick shares his amazing time-lapse video of southeastern Utah with us below.   For first-time visitors to the desert Southwest, the Moab region in southeastern Utah is a truly breathtaking sight. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as Dead Horse State Park are all within a 30-mile radius from Moab and each offers surprisingly varied geological wonders and almost otherworldly vistas. For those who have seen the area, we know it can take multiple visits to take it all in…

Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s blog.   We hiked through a narrow defile carved through red sandstone. The foliage in the canyon was lush – Boxelder, grapevines, Ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir trees thrived in the moist environment. A clear stream murmured near the trail, contributing to the serenity. We rounded a bend…

Seven Amazing Southwest Adventures

  Hiking in the southwest offers some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. Deep canyons, roaring rivers, majestic rock formations, desolate valleys, and tight slot canyons are just a few of the wonders you can experience in the southwest. Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new place to discover and explore. Our friend, Mitch Stevens, lead guide and founder of Southwest Discoveries, has compiled a list of 7 grand adventures in the southwest. As a tour guide and avid hiker, Mitch has hiked through numerous southwest environments and has decided to share with us his favorites…