This inaugural episode included a lot of firsts. It was our first time exploring Utah, our first mountain pass, and our first Harvest Host experience. We also dive into a discussion about boondocking near Moab, fun off-road trips, dinosaur tracks, and so much more. This trip was on the east side of the state, and we will be returning to visit the other side of the state at a different time.

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Links for exploring Utah

Campgrounds

Harvest Host – Get 15% off:  Members can visit and stay overnight at 1826+ stunning locations without camping fees! 

The LZJ Ranch’s Hiawatha Hideout: A fantastic ranch that is also part of Harvest Host if you would like to try them out for a night!

Exploring LZJ Ranch's Hiawatha Hideout
Animals at LZJ Ranch's Hiawatha Hideout
Animals at LZJ Ranch's Hiawatha Hideout

Millsite State Park: A quiet campground on Millsite Reservoir. 

Views from Millsite State Park
Ferron Canyon trail

Ballard RV Park: We were here in the off-season, but the park was quiet and about 45 minutes from Moab. You will find a ton of off-roading located near the park.

Attractions and hikes

Flaming Gorge Dam: This is a gorgeous area, and we highly recommend having your camera ready! We missed all the photos and videos, therefore, we will need to redo this section sometime soon.

Heading into Utah from Wyoming on US191

Rochester Panel Rock Art: An easy trail near Ferron, Utah. Dogs are allowed. It was neat to see the petroglyphs.

Dinosaur Tracks Mill Canyon: Walk along the boardwalk trail, where you’ll be walking right next to where dinosaurs once roamed. After you walk along the boardwalk, you can take the path to see dinosaur bones embedded right into the rock.

Dinosaur tracks at Mill Canyon

Arches National Park: A must-go National Park! We loved this park. The landscape and landforms are so amazing to see in real life.

Jeep trails

Fins & Things: You will be driving up and down steep slickrock fins. The views are amazing! Some obstacles have bypasses, but not all. You do need to pay to get into this trail.

Fins &  Things Off Road Trail

Shafer Trail: We started the trail at Potash Rd and ended in Canyonlands National Park. Check out our post all about Shafer trail.

The Colorado River on Shafer Trail

Gemini Bridges: Tony and Lexie drove this trail with our friends Sean & Alli with Here Then Gone.

Gemini Bridges Trail