Category Archives: National Parks

Cedar Breaks National Monument

There was nothing quick about our drive across Utah. Our general direction was southwest, but we spent a lot of time going in every other direction except, perhaps, straight east. Almost every stretch of it was stunning, and we didn’t … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park

At some point on Saturday evening, My wife asked me if we were just driving again on Sunday. That had actually been my plan. We had reservations at a hotel in St. George, Utah, and I figured we’d head that … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Almost everywhere we went in the San Luis Valley, we could see the huge sand dunes piled up against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. From a distance, they were dwarfed by the mountains. They got impressively larger as we drove … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — Moose

As we were getting out of our car at Holzwarth Historic Site, a kind man with a British accent pulled up in his SUV and informed us that family of moose were grazing in the meadow along the Colorado River. … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park — West Side

The Never Summer Mountains Holzwarth Historic Site The Fleshut Cabin, built by the first person to homestead in the Colorado River Valley. The Holzwarth family operated a fishing camp/dude ranch in the area from 1918 into the 1970’s. Golden-mantled Ground … Continue reading

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