Join us on our journey as we uncover the beauty and adventure that Utah has to offer. In our inaugural episode, we share our first-time experiences, from conquering Flaming Gorge, mountain passes, the Valley of the Gods, and Harvest Host. We delve into the excitement of boondocking near Moab, thrilling off-road trips, and fascinating dinosaur tracks. While this trip covered the state's east side, we can't wait to explore the other side in the future. Please tune in to discover the hidden gems of Utah with us!
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Links for exploring Utah
Harvest Host – Get 15% off: Members can visit and stay overnight at 1826+ stunning locations without camping fees!
The LZJ Ranch's Hiawatha Hideout is a fantastic ranch that is also part of Harvest Host if you want to try them out for a night!
Millsite State Park is a picturesque destination in eastern Utah. The park is located near the small town of Ferron and features a large reservoir that offers excellent fishing, boating, and swimming. Visitors can also enjoy hiking and mountain biking on the nearby trails or relax on the sandy beach. You will find stunning views, diverse wildlife, and various outdoor activities.
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.
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.
Arches National Park is a unique and iconic destination in eastern Utah. The coolest part is the striking sandstone arches and stunning natural formations. The park features over 2,000 sandstone arches, including the famous Delicate Arch, towering spires, balanced rocks, and dramatic canyons. Visitors can explore the park's hiking trails, taking in the breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife. The park also offers ranger-led programs, educational exhibits, and stargazing opportunities.
Valley of the Gods is a beautiful and SUPER remote sandstone valley located in southeastern Utah, near the border with Arizona. The valley features towering red rock formations, deep canyons, and ancient petroglyphs. You can take a scenic drive through the valley, stopping at overlooks and trailheads to enjoy the breathtaking views.
The Valley of the Gods is often compared to Monument Valley due to its similarly stunning scenery and dramatic rock formations. However, unlike Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods is much less visited, making it a perfect destination for those seeking solitude. The Valley of the Gods is a hidden gem in southeastern Utah.
Fins & Things: You will drive 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.
Shafer Trail: We started the trail at Potash Rd. and ended up in Canyonlands National Park. Check out our post about the Shafer trail.