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Tuweep Loop: A Secret Corner of the Southwest

nationalgeographic.com

This loop out of St. George, Utah, explores an out-of-the-way corner of the U.S. Southwest. Even in the shadows of Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks, it’s easy to lose the crowds and find your own relatively private pocket of high desert—including a campsite on the rim of America’s most famous gorge that you might very well have all to yourself. So grab a coffee and sandwich en route at River Rock Roasting Company in La Verkin (dig the view off the back patio) and head east into a sandstone wonderland.

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Hiking the family-friendly East Rim Trail to Dead Horse Point

ksl.com

If you are looking for breath-taking views that don’t require a lot of miles of strenuous hiking, head down to Dead Horse State Park and hike the East Rim Trail.

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Finding the past in Southern Utah

What are the “house-rules” of the outdoors? We talk a lot about “leave no trace,” but it’s also worth noting that if you find an artifact, fossil, or the like, it’s best to leave it undisturbed as you found it. Following these general rules will help keep Utah beautiful for generations to come!

thespectrum.com

You’re hiking in Southern Utah, you sit down to take a break, you look under a nearby ledge and low and behold, there’s an intact seed jar –  an artifact probably close to 1000 years old, left behind by the nomadic people who called this area home long before Europeans set foot on the continent. What do you do?

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Explore Yant Flat on SUMA's summer art hike

A wonderful opportunity! Check it out.

suindependent.com

The unique landscape of Southern Utah offers endless opportunities for depiction as well as discussion, and its geological formations have provided countless artists with creative inspiration. For its summer 2014 art hike, the Southern Utah Museum of Art Community Engagement Committee merges science with art for a trek entitled “Lacoliths, Sand Dunes, and Silver: Exciting Regional Geology Around Yant Flat,” led by expedition scientist Andy McCrea and photographer Steve Yates.

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SUMA Art Hike scheduled for June

thespectrum.com

The unique landscape of Southern Utah offers endless opportunities for depiction as well as discussion, and its geological formations have provided countless artists with creative inspiration.

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Reasons to hike Devil's Garden

ksl.com

There is no doubt that Delicate Arch is the most iconic image for Utah. Because of the dominance of that giant red inverted sandstone horseshoe, some visitors to Arches National Park miss the Devil’s Garden trail — a section of the park that offers much more scenic hiking and a plethora of unique arches.

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There is no doubt that Delicate Arch is the most iconic image for Utah. Because of the dominance of that giant red inverted sandstone horseshoe, some visitors to Arches National Park miss the Devil’s Garden trail — a section of the park that offers much more scenic hiking and a plethora of unique arches.
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Explore: Two enchanting slot canyons, one Utah day-hike of a lifetime; Peek-A-Boo to Spooky Gulch

A great read now that Spring is officially here!

stgeorgeutah.com

In a vast, desolate section of the Southern Utah desert, two magnificent natural passageways sit hidden below the surface a half-mile from each other: Peek-A-Boo and Spooky gulches. When linked together, these slot canyons make for a day hike into the depths of a desert underworld that will captivate even the most seasoned adventurer.

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