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Old 06-17-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Hiya,

I'm Gin from the UK..I have just purchased a vacation home in Las Vegas, Henderson.

Everyone i met on my last trip to LV, mentioned Utah...saying it's a must see and very beautiful.

Please advise what's hot and what's not in Utah, on my next vacation to Vegas i will hire a car and drive over and see for myself.

GinnyGin United Kingdon
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Hiya,

I'm Gin from the UK..I have just purchased a vacation home in Las Vegas, Henderson.

Everyone i met on my last trip to LV, mentioned Utah...saying it's a must see and very beautiful.

Please advise what's hot and what's not in Utah, on my next vacation to Vegas i will hire a car and drive over and see for myself.

GinnyGin United Kingdon
Zion National Park is a definite must. It will be very hot in the summer, though.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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Moab is a great area to go. Lots of great hikes and beautiful red rocks. We've been to Dead Horse Point a couple times and it's amazing (it's an extension of the Grand Canyon) I've heard Arches is beautiful (quite a hike though). If you just wanna stay cool in the nice air conditioned car, Canyonlands is a great drive. How far north into Utah would you be going?
Oh and ofcourse there's always Lake Powell which although I've never been there just seen pics. is absolutely gorgeous and people actually come from all over the world to go to.
If you're into the theatre St. George has plays for a couple weeks in the summer at a theater called the Tuacan which is outside and the views are absolutely gorgeous at sunset.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I would visit the national parks in Southern Utah. Zions and Arches and Canyonlands in the fall. Bryce Canyon is good in the summer because it is at high elevation and cooler.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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be aware though that the majority of the national/state parks are going to be jam-packed in the early fall. everyone wants to stay away from the desert in the high summer, so they come later as it cools down. zion in particular is overcrowded in the late summer-early fall, though there are areas that you can visit that will alleviate the crowds (kolob canyon area, the subway, etc).

arches is actually pretty good for people that are not accustomed to, or do not like long, difficult hikes. the majority of arches' hikes are short loops, some just a few hundred yards long. and the drive through arches alone is amazing (though i would never visit without hiking).

some of the better visits are the ones that few people see. go to capitol reef, or grand gulch, the san rafael swell, or the grand staircase-escalante areas. fewer people visit those areas compared to zion/bryce/arches, and they have just as spectacular scenery, but relatively tiny crowds. there are places you can hike or camp in utah that you will not see another soul for weeks at a time (though they are getting harder to find every year).

either way, good luck.

look at utah.com, the state's tourism site. they have a good selection of trail and park descriptions (i wrote quite a few of them), or climb-utah.com, or redrockadventure.com, or any of the other multitudes of quality, high-adventure websites out there dedicated to utah.

aaron out.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Santa Clara
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Default Utah

Just about anywhere you go in Utah you will be amazed at its beauty. Going through the Gorge in AZ gives you a spectaular preview of what lies ahead. There is so much to see and do you will need many many trips to make a dent. Have fun and enjoy.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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Whats Hot!
Are all of the wonderful parks, mountains, lakes, deserts one can see and visit as well as 4 seasons.


Whats not hot...
Downtown Salt lake which is occupied by the LDS Church and kind of sterilizes the city compared to other great US Cities. In addition the government is highly influenced by the LDS Church hence some of the rediculous laws in this great State.

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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A French tourist died today at Arches, apparently of dehydration. Please be careful when you are not used to the desert effect on heat and dehydration.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Page AZ
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Lake Powell ~ Plan on spending at least on night in Page Arizona and then catch a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge from Wahweap Marina. There is just no place quiet like Powell. There are also Antelope Canyon Tours - the Slot Canyons, Corkscrew Canyon, all the same place you can go on a couple of hour tour and be blown away. There are four tour companies in page that offer tours. The Grandstaircase Monument really has no tours but along highway 89 a couple of awesome visitor centers - one in Kanab Utah and one in Big Water Utah on the way to Powell. Worth the stop.
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