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Tabbs Trip to Kanab, UT

Kanab often touts itself as “Your southern Utah adventure basecamp” , “Gateway to the Grand Canyon”, and “The quiet side of Zion National Park” . For those reasons and many more, Kanab is a wonderful destination in it’s own right! Kanab is 30 miles southeast of the East Entrance to Zion National Park. (Note: The […]

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Tabbs Trip to Zion National Park

Zion National Park is an actual oasis in the red rocks that make up most of southern Utah. Distinguished by steep red cliffs carved by the Virgin River, Zion National Park is small (compared to other National Parks we’ve visited) but it feels massive. Trailheads like Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock, Angels Landing, and The Narrows […]

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Tabbs Trip to Little Wild Horse Canyon

No visit to Goblin Valley State Park would be complete without a hike to nearby Little Wild Horse Canyon. Part of the San Rafael Swell (not Goblin Valley State Park), Little Wild Horse is an easily accessible, non-technical slot canyon. We camped in Hanksville, UT, and it took us about 45 minutes to get to […]

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Tabbs Trip to Goblin Valley State Park

An hour and a half from the popular Utah National Parks in Moab lies Goblin Valley State Park. Though smaller and less visited than Utah’s big 5, Goblin Valley is a surreal and magical place. Named for the thousands of sandstone hoodoo formations that are “goblin-like”, it’s a fantasy playground for children of all ages. […]

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Tabbs Trip to Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is known for its dramatic desert landscape.┬áThe Island in the Sky district is a mesa on the north end of the park between the Colorado and Green river with many scenic overlooks. Despite our many trips to the Moab area, Chris and I had never explored Canyonlands. It was a first for […]

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