Category Archives: Utah

How to Hike Zion’s Narrows with Children

This post is part of our 8-Day SW National Park Road Trip with a Toddler series. The Introduction, route map, and itinerary can be found here.    Zion National Park teems with spectacular vistas, massive rock formations, and sparkling streams. Mule deer browse the tall grasses and red tailed hawks soar on the thermals far above. Among this stunning scenery, there is one hike that will captivate adults and delight their children: The Narrows of Zion. The Narrows is often rated one of the best outdoor

Utah: Zion National Park in Two Days

This post is part of our 8-Day SW National Park Road Trip with a Toddler series. The Introduction, route map, and itinerary can be found here.    Located a scant 2.5 hours from Las Vegas and in the very far southwestern corner of Utah lies the State’s first National Park: Zion. And what a fascinating place.  The Virgin River winds its way out of the famous Zion Canyon and is one of the country’s most interesting river hikes. Angel’s Landing hike is a strenuous

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park with Kids

This post is part of our 8-Day SW National Park Road Trip with a Toddler series. The Introduction, route map, and itinerary can be found here.    If your family is touring the Southwest and its famed national parks, then Bryce Canyon is not to be missed. Although it ranks as one of the smaller national parks in terms of physical size, it more than makes up for it in sheer, spectacular beauty. Red and white hoodoos stand as sentinels against the sky, while