Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!

Great in mid-Feb

Hiked here in mid-Feb. It was nice to get out of the car and hike for a bit. The water wasn't too hot the day we were there, but I jumped in none-the-less. How many more times would I have the opportunity to swim in Iceland's oldest hot spring pool.

Excellent North County Campground and Beach.

I've lived across the street from South Carlsbad State Beach Campground since 2003. The only people who have access to the beach are those who are camping, and those of us who live close enough to walk to there. The the only public parking is located at the north and south ends of the park. There are about six surf breaks from Ponto's on the South end to Road Dips at the North End. During peak season, spring through fall you need to reserve your spot months in advance or wait in line at the gate at 7 AM to see if there is a cancelation.

Gorgeous!

Did this hike on 9/1/17. The weather was perfect. Plenty of people do this as a day-hike, but why not camp? It's a great place to disconnect and recharge. Bugs were not a problem over Labor Day weekend.

High Uintas Wilderness continues to Amaze!

We backpacked to Amethyst Basin on 9/1/17. It was hot in SLC with zero chances of rain, so the Uinta's were packed. I estimate there were people in approximately 50 campsites, but the basin is large with lots of great campsites, so it didn't feel crowded. Bugs were non-existent. @Isaiah Ort - there is an overnight fee of $6 for stays of 1-3 days, $12 for stays of 7-14 days, or $45 for an annual pass, or free if you have a National Parks Pass.

Excellent Alternative to Lake Blanche

Venture up the Big Cottonwood Canyon another mile past the Lake Blanche Trailhead and skip all the crowds. On a Saturday afternoon, we were the only ones at the trailhead and only saw a few others on our way back. We hiked it in late June, so we could only reach the first mine.

Good Alternative To White Pine In Little Cottonwood Canyon

If you have a National Parks Pass entrance is free. The road above Tibble Fork Reservoir turns to gravel, but is fine for any normal car. It can take awhile to get up there on weekends as the lower portion of American Fork Canyon can be busy. It took us almost 1.5 hours fromSLC. Mid-week, it takes around an hour.

Worth the Climb!

I climbed those ice covered stairs last winter. Luckily I had my Yaktraks on! I didn't hike too far since there was snow on the ground, but it's on my list for my next trip.

Excellent Adventure

I was there almost 12 years ago, and it seems like the only thing that has changed is more Casa Particulars. Thanks!

Solitude and beauty a short drive from SLC

I've lived in Utah for years and driven between Price and Green River many times wondering what lies in the upper San Rafael Swell. Now I know. It's an incredible placing with very few visitors. Allow yourself time to explore the Eastern side of the rim.

Surprising little gem!

I stopped off at Kolob Canyon driving from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City for a little exercise. The views on the hike were amazing! The red rock contrasting the green evergreens were amazing. The cabins were interesting as well.