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Posted on: September 28th, 2015

Thank you for joining us this summer as we’ve explored some of Utah’s 42 state parks. We’ve driven off-highway vehicles on the sand dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, built sand castles at Yuba and viewed the largest collection of Anasazi pottery in the Four Corners Region at Edge of the Cedars State […]

Park of the Week: Snow Canyon State Park

Posted on: September 21st, 2015

Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment. Majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and color dancing across canyon walls evoke strong emotional responses from visitors. Located in the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert […]

Park of the Week: Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

Posted on: September 14th, 2015

View the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners Region. Visit Edge of the Cedars Pueblo, a village inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary Puebloan peoples from AD 825 to 1125, and climb down a ladder to enter the 1,000-year-old kiva. In addition to permanent collections, Edge of the […]

Park of the Week: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Posted on: September 7th, 2015

Tucked away near the Utah/Arizona border is Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.  Rippling arcs of rust-colored sand welcome you as you enter this area of shifting dunes. Contrasted by blue skies, juniper and pinion pines, and steep red cliffs, the park is a wonderful place for camping, photography, off-highway vehicle riding, and playing in […]

Park of the Week: Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum

Posted on: August 31st, 2015

The United States Army, Mormon pioneers, stagecoach travelers, and the Pony Express met at Camp Floyd and the town of Fairfield. The Army arrived in 1858 and constructed Camp Floyd to suppress a supposed Mormon rebellion. The Army remained here for three years before being recalled for the Civil War. Today, Camp Floyd State Park […]

Park of the Week- Otter Creek State Park

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

Otter Creek Reservoir, conveniently located in central Utah, offers some of the state’s finest year-round trout fishing. The park is also a favorite for boating, camping, waterskiing and bird watching. A 46-site campground offers tent and RV sites, however there are no RV hook ups. Restrooms, showers and a dump station are available. A host […]

Park of the Week- Scofield State Park

Posted on: August 17th, 2015

Scofield Reservoir brings many visitors to the park each year, especially during the warm summer months. At an elevation of 7,616 feet, Scofield State Park is a perfect cool destination for camping, fishing and hiking. The park offers two campgrounds with hookups, primitive camping area and plenty of day-use option. A 28-foot trailer and teepee […]

Park of the Week – Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

Posted on: August 10th, 2015

Discover artifacts, petroglyphs, and pictographs left behind by the Fremont Indians. During construction of Interstate 70, the largest known Fremont Indian village was uncovered. This museum preserves treasures from the site, including pottery, baskets, and arrowheads. Spend a day at the museum, hiking on local trails, and then camp at nearby Castle Rock Campground. Castle […]

Park of the Week – Antelope Island State Park

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015

Hike, mountain bike or horseback ride the park’s backcountry trails for spectacular views of lake and island scenery; spend a star-filled night in one of several primitive campsites; stroll along sandy beaches and take a dip in the lake’s salty waters or step back in time with a visit to the Historic Fielding Garr Ranch. […]


Park of the Week: Deer Creek State Park

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

Deer Creek State Park is nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Timpanogos. A full range of water activities are available at Deer Creek and fishing opportunities are exceptional. The park also offers campsites, picnic areas, trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains and scenic Heber Valley. The park offers two campgrounds with sites […]