Oh, Southern Utah!

I blog (and blab!) a lot about traveling and hiking National Parks. But one place captures my imagination like no other, and that place is Southern Utah.


What an extravaganza of nature’s beauty! And I was lucky enough to spend many days there this past summer.

It’s hard to pick a favorite National Park, but if I had to it would likely be Canyonlands in, you guessed it, Southern Utah! The Needles District is pretty remote, about 80 miles out of Moab. Not too many people make the trip, which makes it even better. This time around I did the Druid Arch hike, an 11 miler with scenes like this along the way:


I rarely get lost on a trail, but I spent a good deal of time walking in circles on this one, and almost gave up on finding my destination. But I don’t quit easy, and I knew the arch had to be something pretty special. Was I wrong?


Here I sit in cold, damp New England, waiting for my next summer adventure in Southern Utah. Sigh.

Author: barblee

Barb Lee is a native of Western Massachusetts who loves to write, travel and hike the world, and hang out with her beautiful Jersey Wooly bunny Muffin. Her whole life changed when she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in October of 2019. By January of 2020, she was bouncing back in a major way. Now, in addition to all her favorite activities, she wants to help others make the most of life following a devastating diagnosis, while she continues to beat the odds.

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