Grand Circle Tours

Excursion with Grand Circle Tours

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ExcursionKeith and I typically plan one or two paid excursions when we travel in an area.  We knew that there would be one thing that we must do while on this trip….  take an off-road vehicle excursion!! Yes, we have a jeep and we did quite a bit of jeeping while in the area, but taking a tour offers us …

Sand Hollow For Wimps 3.0 OHV Drive

Sand Hollow for Wimps 3.0- OHV Drive

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Sand Hollow for Wimps 3.0 Keith and I were excited to visit Sand Hollow State Park and above all, more excited to drive the jeep on the dunes.  However, we don’t have any experience driving on sand therefore when Keith came across this drive named Sand Hollow for Wimps 3.0 it was the perfect combination of getting us out there …

Jeep drive to Toquerville Falls

Jeep Drive to Toquerville Falls

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Toquerville FallsToquerville Falls is much more exciting than I expected it to be! Once again, a unique area of southern Utah that isn’t a national or state park, but equally beautiful just on a much smaller scale. There are not only falls that you can drive across, but a small wading pool and a large swimming hole!  This is a …

The Narrow

Hiking The Narrows

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The NarrowsWhile picturing hikes at Zion National Park, there are a few images that will likely pop into your mind; Angels Landing, The Subway and The Narrows.  The Narrows is one of the most popular hikes at Zion.  Even if you don’t hike The Narrows, you probably have the iconic scenery in your photos.  If you do nothing else at …

Zion - Mount Carmel Highway

Driving the Zion – Mount Carmel Highway

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Zion – Mount Carmel HighwayThe 10 mile stretch of highway from the Zion National Park entrance to Mt. Carmel is the epitome of a Sunday drive.  The winding road is full of unbelievable landscapes, opportunities to view wildlife and the fresh air is energizing.  Originally, the road was intended to cut 70 miles off the drive from Zion National Park …

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park

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Snow Canyon State ParkSnow Canyon State Park is located in southwestern Utah near St. George. This quiet park offers 7,400 acres of beautiful red rock and lava rock scenery. It is the perfect bonus if you are visiting the area and/or Zion National Park. Snow Canyon is known for its geology, diverse plant and wildlife, mild weather and outdoor recreational …

Angels Landing

Hiking Angels Landing

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Angels Landing Angels Landing is one of the most well-known hikes in American and around the world! The unique formation, nearly 1500 feet tall, juts out to the middle of Zion Canyon.  Local legend states that the hike got its name after upon seeing the fin in 1916, Frederick Fisher exclaimed, “Only an angel could land on it!”  Ten years …

Eagle Crags Hike

Eagle Crags Hike

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Eagle CragsIf you look to the ridge south of Springdale/Zion Canyon, your eyes are drawn to the unique jagged, spiked towers of sandstone. I fear that some are so focused on making their way to Zion National Park that they don’t even notice this incredible ridge line. If you are looking for a less crowded hike, Eagle Crags might be …

Our motto

Our Motto and Goals

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Our MottoWhile we were preparing for our move to Utah in 2016, a motto emerged that focused us on our goals and helped explain why we were moving.  “Our goal is to simplify our lives, live debt free and have time to explore the world together.”  This also became the basis for our blog, which has mainly centered around our …