A Story of Hooves

A Ride Through the Hoodoos

Ebenezer Bryce (November 17, 1830 – September 26, 1913), an early Mormon convert and pioneer settler described Bryce Canyon as a “hell of a place to lose a cow.” Today this hell place attracts close to two million visitors each year. The jaw-dropping hoodoos of Bryce Canyon carved over millennia by the elements have inspired generations of art and photography. Sandstone is susceptible to iron oxide (rust) turning the spires into dramatic hues of red, orange ...
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Uncle Jim Trail and Uncle Jim Point

A Story For The Ages

This is quite a story. I mean honestly, how does one get a “Point” named after them? Let alone a trail (Uncle Jim Trail.) The late 1800s and the early 1900s have an awful lot of stories to tell, and this is one for the ages. Today, one can ride this trail on a well-trained mule. The most sure-footed animal on the planet, designed to take a person on an experience of a lifetime. But first ...
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Horse or Mule?

In the equine world, there are many different types of animals and breeds. Many of the animals in this family, like horses and mules, have been domesticated over thousands of years. These animals have done a lot to advance human societies and are, to this day, a very important part of many cultures. As popular as these animals are, many people don’t understand ...
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What and Where is a Hoodoo?

Throughout the world, there are many awe-inspiring structures that attract tourists from everywhere. From the Great Wall of China to the Pyramids of Giza, there are so many incredible things to be seen across the world. These structures and many others of interest, however, were manmade. While that does not take away from their beauty, it does make one wonder what kind of beauty Mother Nature herself could create if left to her own devices.
The answer to ...
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Unforgettable Canyon Rides

Canyons are large formations, created by moving bodies of water, that look like large gouges in the earth’s surface. Throughout the United States and beyond, there are many impressive canyons to be seen. The reason so many people enjoy viewing canyons is the unique landscape they offer. The exposed rock shows millions of years of rock layers, transporting visitors into the distant past. They also offer rare rock formations, like hoodoos, that seem to defy the laws of ...

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Benefits of Kids Who Love The Outdoors

In this day and age with all the technology, it can seem like kids just aren’t enjoying the little things that you did as a child. They seem to not explore as much or even enjoy being outside! What a tragedy! Mother Nature is one of the most rad things that we have, and all children should experience it in some way. Give your kids the opportunity to escape the screen and enjoy the fresh air. There are so many ...

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Family Hikes in Zion National Park

Alissa 2Photo Credit: cwillayne on flickr

For families who want to spend quality time and bond with each other, Zion National Park is the perfect vacation getaway. There are a lot of activities that parents can do with their children. There are favorite family hikes that tourists can enjoy in the park.
Before anything else, the first stop is the Visitor Center. This is where the shuttle starts and before your hike, you ...

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Fishing in Bryce Canyon

Are you looking for the best spot for trout fishing? In Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon gives you one of the best fishing spots.

Man Fishing Photo Credit: Todd Klassy on flickr

Whether you want to catch rainbow, brook or cutthroat trout, the rivers are abundant with fish. You can easily get trout that measures about 8 to 14 inches along the East Fork Sevier River. If you are looking for rainbow trout, they ...

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Bryce Canyon Stargazing

The night skies have become more difficult to appreciate due to light pollution. There are few places in an urban area that you can go and catch a glimpse of those pretty lights in the sky, even so, there is so much light pollution that it floods out the stars beauty. You aren’t able to fully appreciate marvelous galactic wonders such as the Milky Way. Bryce Canyon National Park is determined to bring their visitors into the dark and help ...

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