Articles in Category: Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

Big Rock Vacation-Now Our Home!

on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Getaways-Vacations-Outings, Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

Big Rock Vacation-Now Our Home!

My husband and I are full time RV'ers, we have a 33 foot 5th wheel. We planned a trip from Flagstaff, Arizona to Salt Lake City, Utah. Since we don't have to hurry, we like to stay off the Interstate highways. We decided to travel on Hwy 89 for our trip to Salt Lake. What a beautiful drive. Once you leave Kanab Utah, the scenery is beautiful. The route takes you through several small towns, valleys and farming areas.

Bryce Canyon

on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon is a gianty natural ampitheater that was created by erosion. It contains "hoodoos, which are disctinctive geological structures that were formed by wind, water and ice erosion of the lake bed rocks and the river. It is located in Southwestern Utah, and is an easy day trip from many other locations throughouth Nevada and Arizona.The vivid red, orange and white colors incredible, providing great scenic vistas. The elevation at Bryce is higher than nearby Zion National Park: Bryce Canyon Rim varies from 8,000-9,000 feet, where Zion is 2,400-2,700.

Lake Mead

on Tuesday, 16 April 2013. Posted in Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas, Water Sports

Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation AreaLake Mead is located on the Colorado River, approximately 30  miles southest of Las Vegas, in the States of Nevada and  Arizona. The many marinas and coves can be accessed from North  Shore Road, Lake Shore Road, and Highway 93 in Nevada, and  several roads in Arizona. Many of the more seclued coves do not have road  access, you can reach them only by boat.

Lake Mead was formed when Hoover Dam was built in the 1930's, and the forming of Lake Mead meant the end to a small town in Overton, St. Thomas. St. Thomas was  a thriving community settlled by Mormon Pioneers.

Lake Mead is the perfect destination for recreational adventures. Boating, fishing, jet skiing, hiking, kayaking stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and more are available at numerous coves and beaches.

Logandale Trails System

on Saturday, 20 April 2013. Posted in Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

The Logandale Trail System contains over 200 miles of marked trails, suitable for OHV, Equestrian, Hiking, and Biking. The Logandale Trail System gives you the opportunity ti experience the rugged southwest desert in all its glory. It's easy to get to, located approximately 1 hour from Las Vegas, NV or St. George, UT.
Location: The Logandale Trails System is located in Logandale,NV, about 62 miles from Las Vegas, or 73 miles from St. George, UT. This is located in Moapa Valley, where you can find plenty of food and supplies to keep you going for a day, or a weekend trip. Click here to see all the services available in Moapa Valley.

Valley of Fire State Park

on Thursday, 18 April 2013. Posted in Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

Valley of Fire State Park

The Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada's oldest, and largest, State Park. It was dedicated in 1935 and covers 34,880 acres. Why is it named the Valley of Fire? Once you see it, or see photos, you'll have your answer! The Red Sandstone Formations were created during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago, from sand dunes that shifted. This shifting, along with lots of erosion combined with uplifting and faults, created the uniquely shaped formations that make up the Valley of Fire State Park. Many of the rock formations also include limestone, shale, and conglomerates. When the sun is reflecting at the right angle, the formations appear to be on fire!