Utah

    Parry Lodge, Utah: The Temporary Home of Western Movie Celebrities

    7/13/18 •

    My husband and I are big fans of old Western movies and television shows. So when we planned a trip to Kanab, Utah, we had to stay at the 89-room Parry Lodge, where celebrities like John Wayne, Glen Ford and Roy Rogers stayed while filming Westerns. The lobby walls are filled with photos of old-time…

    Surviving in the Canyonlands of Utah (2)

    7/20/17 •

    The second last episode of the second Survivorman DVD has Les Stroud stranded in the Canyonlands of Utah. The wilderness survival situation this time is one of a mountain biker whose bike is no longer working. Dry and hot, Les is tasked with surviving for 7 days. One of the first things that Les does…

    Train Buffs Must See the Golden Spike National Historical Site in Utah

    5/22/17 •

    If you’re passionate about trains and history, there’s one place you absolutely must see: The Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit, Utah, near the north end of the Great Salt Lake. This site is where the eastbound Central Pacific and westbound Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869, completing America’s first transcontinental…

    Stunning Red Rocks at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

    11/18/16 •

    Most folks know all about Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. But virtually right next door, little-known Kodachrome Basin State Park offers red-rock formations that not even its more-popular neighbor can match. Kodachrome Basin is known for its colorful sandstone spires called “sand pipes”. Nearly 70 of them stand in the park, some soaring up to…

    Historic Cove Fort, Utah: Once a Way Station for Travelers

    8/28/13 •

    When Utah was still a territory, with miles and miles of forbidding wilderness between settlements, Cove Fort provided a way station for travelers and their livestock. Today, this historic site “in the middle of nowhere” provides a welcome respite for modern travelers — and a glimpse into our pioneer past. Utah’s early settlers built the…