Driving to Yellowstone National Park can result in a pretty long road trip. For families looking to give kids a chance to get out, play and stretch along the way, the "Real Pirates" exhibit at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, are two options.
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Jerome, Arizona's liveliest ghost town, has turned the bust of its mining wealth into a boom of tourism income.
A logical halfway stopover on the long journey from Las Vegas to Denver, Grand Junction, Colo., is a worthy destination in its own right.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — It seems a little too cute that the booths in The Palace Restaurant and Saloon are named for Wyatt Earp and his brothers, until you know that members of the famous clan and their family dentist/gunman, Doc Holliday, once lived in the central Arizona city and knew the historic saloon quite well.
The Zion Narrows attracts hikers and adventurers from many parts of the world, but Southern Nevadans are fortunate enough to live within a few hours of this marvelous and unusual hike.
Utah bears the scars of many mining ventures. The Mormons who colonized the region in the mid-1800s diligently explored the territory for resources.
One of Southern Utah's most scenic byways connects the pioneer communities of Parowan and Panguitch over one of the highest routes in the state, gaining 4,500 feet in elevation. State Route 143 is known as the "Brian Head to Panguitch Lake Scenic Byway," as well as the "Patchwork Parkway," for its notably colorful scenery and its connection to a pioneer incident known as the Quilt Walk.
Living in Las Vegas provides ample opportunities for outdoor escapes that are just a few short hours (sometimes shorter) away, and one of my personal favorites is Zion National Park in southern Utah.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park lies within a half-hour's drive of the Las Vegas Valley in the heart of scenic Red Rock Canyon National Convservation Area. Its pastoral setting, fascinating history, special events and year-round recreational activities make it a popular getaway.
Carved from limestone by the Logan River and its many tributaries, beautiful Logan Canyon in northeastern Utah provides access to the forested heights of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of the city of Logan.
Western showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody founded his namesake Wyoming town in 1896 to welcome visitors to Yellowstone National Park.
Anasazi State Park Museum near the farming community of Boulder in southern Utah preserves an important archaeological site where excavation has revealed nearly 100 structures and thousands of artifacts from prehistoric Native Americans.
The magic of the open road, trail or mountain has long captured the imaginations of cyclists, whether they are professional riders or weekend warriors. Here are nine rides that will leave you itching to grab your bike and take to the road.
St. George is the perfect place for a sunny weekend escape. It's a desert playground that offers hiking, golfing, biking, climbing and many more family friendly activities.
The feeling had been nagging at me for years, the urge to ride a bicycle along the Pacific Ocean in North County, that area north of San Diego. From Oceanside through Carlsbad and Encinitas to Solana Beach, Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. All on old U.S. 101, the coastal road.
Here's a list of getaways for the month of August.
Ely is much like the mines that made it, nearly broke it and partially sustain it today: It doesn't look like much on the surface, but scrape away the dust and the dirt and you'll uncover more than a few gems.
For outdoor lovers in Southern Nevada, summer temperatures can bring out severe cases of cabin fever. It is difficult locating a hiking or biking destination with moderate temperatures that isn't crowded and isn't too far away.
The route through the Sierra Nevadas runs through historic towns, follows streams, overlooks lakes, traverses ranch country and climbs several foothill summits.
As much as locals love Las Vegas, sometimes you have to get away from it all for a day, or even an afternoon. Luckily, the desert (and even the city) is full of surprises and quiet places to avoid the hustle and bustle of Sin City.
Fort Verde State Historical Park in Arizona preserves remnants of frontier history during turbulent times of the late 1800s.
Southern Utah’s Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park comprises a unique geological area, the gorgeous sands colored by iron oxide from the eroding Navajo sandstone found throughout the state’s color country.
One of the reasons to love primitive camping over other varieties is its low cost. This stripped-down version of camping can save you money, since you will need a lot less equipment to get up close to nature: just a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack and other necessities.
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