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Arches National Park — Dazzle or Frazzle?

  • Tom Dell
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  • February 19, 2018
  • Windows section and La Sal Mountains.  Photo by Tom Dell This week we’re headed to one of the gems in the national park system – Arches National Park in southeastern Utah.  Just about everyone who visits Arches loves the place. Pick your favorite adjective – dazzling, gorgeous, awesome, fascinating, colorful, magnificent, epic – they all […]

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    All aboard at Steamtown NHS

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  • February 12, 2018
  • Steamtown overview.  Photo by Tom Dell If you love trains and railroading, make sure Steamtown is on your road trip bucket list.  This compact national park in a downbeat Rust Belt city is nirvana for rail buffs and a great place to bring the kids. Officially, it’s Steamtown National Historic Site, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  […]

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    Canyonlands National Park — “A wilderness of rocks”

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  • February 6, 2018
  •   Featured photo of Mesa Arch from Pinterest After last week’s side trip to Alaska, Road Trips with Tom returns to Utah and visits the epic landscapes of Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands is Utah’s biggest national park, yet it receives the fewest visitors – only about 776,000.  That’s less than one-fifth as many as Zion […]

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    Hyder — it’s bear-ly in Alaska

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  • January 22, 2018
  • Featured photo:  Welcome to Hyder,  by Tom Dell  This week we’re headed to Hyder, Alaska – the coolest road trip destination you’ve never heard of. What is Hyder?  It’s a town – a hamlet, really – in the far southeastern corner of Alaska.  Residents call it “the friendliest ghost town in Alaska,”  but it’s not […]

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    Capitol Reef — “The Sleeping Rainbow”

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  • January 15, 2018
  • This week we’ll show you more geologic and scenic eye candy as we visit Capitol Reef National Park in south-central Utah. Featured photo:  Panorama Point on a late December afternoon.  PHOTO:  Tom Dell Native people called this “land of the sleeping rainbow.”  In Capitol Reef’s sandstone formations, you’ll find a dazzling palette of colors and […]

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    Bryce Canyon — “A hell of a place to lose a cow”

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  • January 8, 2018
  • FEATURED PHOTO of Bryce Canyon in winter by Tom Dell This week we aim our headlights at Bryce Canyon — second in our series on Utah’s magnificent national parks.   Zion to Bryce Canyon From the junction with the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, continue on SR 9.  The road switchbacks up to the entrance of the […]

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    Dodging the crowds at Zion National Park

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  • January 1, 2018
  • FEATURED PHOTO:  Zion Canyon from the Angels Landing Trail.  Source:  Utah.com Road Trips with Tom begins its third year by returning to the epic landscape of the American Southwest for more posts focusing on Utah’s five stunning national parks.  This week, we’ll visit Zion National Park.  Then, on January 15, we’ll mosey over to Bryce […]

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