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Salt Lake City
The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km
Salt Lake City
The majestic peaks and rugged backcountry of the Wasatch-Cache lie within easy reach of one of the west's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Encompassing nearly 1.3 million ecologically-diverse acres, including seven Wilderness areas, the Forest is ...
Cedar Hills
Five acres of gorgeous parkland with two play areas, basketball court, walking trails and plenty of open space to just go nuts in!
Pleasant Grove
Traditional family activities including baseball diamonds, lit tennis courts, soccer field, nature and walking trails. Plus a science playground!
Ogden
Pineview Reservoir is the busiest reservoir for its size in the State of Utah. This is because of its close proximity to Davis and Weber Counties population centers. You can leave your home and be at the waters edge within one-half hour. The scenery ...
Ogden
The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve open to the public for discovery and exploration. Outside you can enjoy picnic areas, tree houses, wander the trails and meet birds of prey. Inside you can explore two green buildings to learn abo...
Logan
A visit to the ranch is both fun and educational. During winter months, a trip to Hardware Ranch makes a great outing that will provide the whole family with the memorable experience of viewing wild Rocky Mountain elk up close. During the summer, the...
Kamas
The variety of terrain is immense, with farm and ranch territory giving way to imposing mountain routes and floral meadows around the waterways. Planned activities along the route include camping, fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, ATVs and snowm...
Kemmerer
Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of...
City Of Rocks
(126 Miles)
Almo
This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-bound emigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures in axle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. A few granite pinnacles and monoliths ar...
Dinosaur
As you explore the craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. While the main exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, some fossils can be seen by hiking from the Temporar...
Torrey
The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorfu...
Twin Falls
he Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho. We hope you will take the time to learn about this "working/producing" National Forest. Managing and protecting your land is most challenging - not only because of the va...
Ely
W ard Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is located in the Egan Mountain Range approximately 18 miles south of Ely, Nevada. This beautiful park is mostly known for its six beehive-shaped historic charcoal ovens; however, the park offers an array of ...
Moab
Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extrao...
Wilson
Tour Teton Raptor Center's rehabilitation clinic and Raptor Barn at the historic Hardeman Ranch in Wilson, Wyoming. Meet our resident raptors and learn about birds of prey in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Tours are approximately one hour. Please...
Moab
Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselv...
Ririe
Offers natural hot and warm pools, plus summer pool with diving board and 350ft water slide! Plus zip line tour, golfing and fishing.
Spring Creek
South Fork Reservoir covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. It is popular for hunting, camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. The park is best known for its tr...
Elko
Wild Horse State Recreation Area is located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. The 140 acre recreation area is an excellent focal point when visiting Wild Horse. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing and bo...
Moose
Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park preserves a spectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes and extraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Range contrasts with the horizontal sag...
Hagerman
Largest concentration of Hagerman Horse (Equus simplicidens) fossils in North America - 30 complete horse fossils and portions of 200 individual horses. Internationally significant Monument protects world's richest late Pliocene epoch (3 - 4 mya) fo...
Lander
Loads to do in the big outdoors, try hiking, bird watching, camping, fishing, rock Climbing or just relax and have a picnic! The visitors center have displays about the ecology, wildlife, and the history of Sinks Canyon including interactive displ...
Bryce Canyon
(217 Miles)
Bryce
Famous for its unique geology of red rock spires and horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, Bryce offers the visitor a Far View from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
Cedar City
Resting on top of the Colorado plateau, at over 10,000 feet in elevation, this breathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, and erosion are carving out this giant amphitheater, that spans some three miles, and is more than 20...
Moose
The late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. made substantial contributions to quite a few national parks.Located at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Rockefeller Parkway connects Grand Teton and Yellowstone ...
Pioche
Echo Canyon State Park offers a 65-acre reservoir with a campground, picnic area, group use facilities and boat launch. The park is popular for camping, fishing, hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery of eastern Nevada. Abundant wildlife, a wide v...
Pioche
Spring Valley State Park offers water oriented recreation at the 65 acre Eagle Valley Reservoir. Boat launching, picnicking and camping facilities are available. Visitors also enjoy hiking, exploring and touring the historic Ranch House museum. Sprin...
Lake Powell
Natural Bridges preserves some of the finest examples of natural stone architecture in the southwest. On a tree-covered mesa next to deep sandstone canyons, three natural bridges formed when meandering streams slowly cut through the canyon walls. In ...
Panaca
Slot canyons, cathedral-like spires, incredible sunrises and sunsets. Located just 2-1/2 hours north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Come experience the majesty that is Cathedral Gorge!
Caliente
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located two miles south of Caliente via U.S. 93 and State Route 317. It is situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern limit of Rainbow Canyon. Steep canyon walls tower over a long, narrow valley. Early settlers h...
Lake Powell
(263 Miles)
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Explore the enchanting world of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. This breathtaking landscape - extending into both Arizona and Utah - is like no other place on earth.
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Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 people from around the world who visi...
Thermopolis
Hot Springs State Park was built around the world's largest single mineral hot spring. Big Spring pours forth millions of gallons of mineral water every 24 hours at a constant temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Two swimming plunges and the State...
yLoop Road Trips
(284 Miles)
Cody
Unique journeys to uncommon destinations in Yellowstone National Park, the Big Horn Basin and beyond! Enjoy the region's most thoughtful Yellowstone Tours. You will love our healthy picnics, luxury vehicles, and fun family atmosphere!
Cortez
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located in southwestern Colorado, is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and preserving the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (also called the Anasazi) who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Mes...
Boise
Visit the Idaho Botanical Garden to experience nature as you stroll through the many gardens, listen to bird song, and feel the natural calmness and serenity of this outdoor living museum.The Garden is a living museum, dedicated to the advancement an...
Gunnison
The Black Canyon of the Gunnisons unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls...
Mammoth
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National ...
Boise
The mountainous landscape developed through uplifting, faulting, and stream cutting. Most of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erodable geologic formation.
Las Vegas
Just like an eagle is able to fly across the grand canyon this tour allows you take the same view. This glass bridge suspends more than 4000ft above the Colorado River and stretches out 70ft from the edge.
Grand Canyon
We offer fun and informative educational classes and tours for everyone, from thrill-seekers to chill-seekers. On day hikes, backpacks, and whitewater rafting trips, GCFI’s expert instructors share the must-see wonders of the Grand Canyon with park...
Flagstaff
The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the trails, or float the cur...
Austin
The park is open all year but extreme winter weather may prohibit travel. Nestled at 7,000 feet on the scenic western slope of central Nevada's Shoshone mountain range, the park provides a vast array of stimulating recreational opportunities. The for...
Overton
Valley of Fire State Park is located only six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the re...
Lovelock
Rye Patch Reservoir, along the Humboldt River, covers 11,000 acres when full. Here, visitors enjoy fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking. A campground, boat launch and picnic sites are provided.
Bozeman
Yellowstone Safari Company offers private Yellowstone Park wildlife tours and Lewis and Clark tours in Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.
Las Vegas
is an 8 km park centred around a series of small lakes that formed an oasis in this part of the Mojave Desert. Enjoy fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and an education centre with an insight into early ranch life, plus local Pleistocene paleontologic...
Las Vegas
Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The park and Visitor Center is open all year from 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. An entrance fee is charged to enter the f...
North Las Vegas
Take off from Las Vegas Airport on an exhilarating helicopter flight to one of Mother Nature's greatest achievements - The Grand Canyon. Discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as your helicopter flies to the West Rim, passing over Lake La...

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