Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

  We arrived near Bryce Canyon National Park about halfway into National Park Week, and we were excited to get into the park and see what all it had to offer!  After scouting some hikes out the day we came in, we decided on a more strenuous hike then we had been doing the last few weeks.  Fairyland Loop is an 8.1-mile loop trail inside Bryce Canyon National Park.  We decided on this trail and prepared to head out first thing in the morning. Why Did We Choose the Fairyland Loop Trail? We decided on the Fairyland Loop Trail...

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Boondocking in Escalante Utah

  We haven’t shared every single boondocking campsite that we have stayed at on this trip, simply because some of them are really not worth sharing.  Those are the ones we typically only stay at for a night before moving to something better.  On our drive through from Capitol Reef National Park toward Bryce Canyon National Park, we stopped about halfway in a town called Escalante.  We stayed inside the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on BLM land.  It was a great campsite for boondocking in Escalante Utah! Where Is This Boondocking Campsite in Escalante? There are actually several dispersed...

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Hiking Cottonwood Narrows – Cannonville Utah

  After hiking Spooky and Peekaboo Slot Canyons, we couldn’t wait to get out and explore more of them!  We headed over to the visitor’s center in Escalante and asked them for more suggestions.  They pointed us toward Cottonwood Narrows, just south of Cannonville Utah.  We were about ready to head out from our boondocking campsite in Escalante anyway, so we headed towards Cannonville to hike the Cottonwood Narrows. A Bumpy Road to the Cottonwood Narrows The road going to the Cottonwood Narrows trailhead is very rough.  We had to do some strategic driving to get Daypack (our Fiat)...

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Spooky and Peekaboo Slot Canyons

  After being hulled up in the motorhome for a few days of nasty weather, we were chomping at the bit to get out and have an adventure in Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument.  We had been in the area for a few days just waiting for the weather to clear up so we could explore.  Finally, we got a break in the cold, windy weather and headed over to Spooky and Peekaboo Slot Canyons.  We had been told by several locals that these were the best ones in the area, and they were rated as “easy” so as novice...

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Boondocking Near Capitol Reef

Boondocking near Capitol Reef We have really come to love and appreciate some good boondocking campsites!  We found another pretty stellar site for boondocking near Capitol Reef in Utah.  Capitol Reef National Park is between Torrey and Hanksville, in southern Utah. Boondocking off Highway 24 Coming west on Highway 24 from Hanksville, there is BLM land everywhere all the way up to the entrance of Capitol Reef National Park.  There are actually quite a few campsites along this road and some of the side roads as well.  The campsite we found was exactly a half mile away from the...

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