Zion

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…

Distinctive Lodging in Utah’s Parks

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 original online post. As our readers know, we often spend a lot of time writing about the splendor and majesty we outdoor enthusiasts find when visiting and hiking the Utah parklands. However, an integral part of the trip – and often shortchanged when articles of the journeys are written…

5 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park

Zion National Park in Utah is one of my favorite parks. From the red sandstone cliffs, the amazing slot canyon that is the Zion Narrows, to the waterfalls and springs that create hanging gardens, Zion surrounds its visitors with its breathtaking beauty. I’ve narrowed down all the amazing things about Zion and have chosen my favorite elements of Zion to share with you…

2 Days in the River – My Experience Hiking the Zion Narrows

When our kids were 7 and 4, their grandparents took them on a vacation, allowing my husband and I to take a trip for ourselves.  Unlike sane people who would normally opt for a leisure week at a resort on the beach, my husband and I decided to hike the Narrows in Zion National Park. The Zion Narrows is a 16 mile hike in Zion Canyon within Zion National Park in Utah. The Narrows was formed from years of erosion by the river, carving its way through the stone. There is no trail on this hike because the river is…