The Life and Landscape of Zion National Park

An abundance of wildlife and plants can be found in Zion’s canyons. Learn more about this popular park, from the best time to see the blooming Zion shooting star to how its dramatic sandstone cliffs and “hanging valleys” were formed.

Southern Utah: National Parks Showcase

Southern Utah is so filled with staggering beauty, drama, and power that it seems like a place of myth. Five spectacular national parks and several national monuments are all within a day’s drive of one another.

The 10-Day Best of Utah’s National Parks

Despite their proximity, visiting all of Utah’s national parks is a bit complicated because of the rugged terrain, so you must plan on a lot of driving. The following itinerary only scratches the surface of what there is to see, but after this sampler, you’ll know where to focus your next Utah adventure.

Moon Utah

Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell share the best ways to experience all that the Beehive State has to offer, from sprawling, urban Salt Lake City to serene, mystical Arches National Park. The authors include great trip strategies that utilize Utah’s amazing outdoor attractions and unique history, such as Standing High: The […]

Moon Zion & Bryce

Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The […]

Winter in the National Parks, Part 2

One of the best times to visit one of the US National Parks is during the winter. The crowds are lighter, the scenery is as beautiful as always, and there are typically good deals to be found on accommodations.

Moon Utah Camping

Outdoor photographer Mike Matson uses his experience as a Salt Lake City local to capture the adventures of camping in Utah, from remote and primitive sites where dinosaur bones lay half unearthed to the “promised land” of Zion National Park. Matson is a relentless tour guide, covering every known campsite in Utah with itineraries such […]