A Weekend Itinerary for Goblin Valley State Park

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Goblin Valley is my favorite state park. If you could do me a solid and stay away, I’d appreciate it. This incredible place makes you feel like a five-year-old again. Most folks drive past the turn-off on their way from Capitol Reef to Arches or on their way to Lake Powell. It’s well worth a a stop and a long weekend.

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A Weekend Itinerary for Bear Lake State Park

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Welcome to Bear Lake, Utah, nicknamed the Caribbean of the Rockies. With its sandy beaches and clear blue waters, this oasis in the high mountains is well worth a visit. Escape the heat of the lower valleys by surfing behind a boat, stand-up paddle boarding, and finishing the day with a giant raspberry shake.

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5 FREE Family-Friendly Activities Near Disneyland

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It’s that time of year when half of American families make its pilgrimage to Disneyland. After days of standing in lines, tripping over strollers, and buying tickets in the three figures; anyone can use a day away from the parks. Here are five free, family-friendly day trips within a short drive of Disneyland.

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A Step Into the Movies At Malibu Creek State Park

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Malibu Creek State Park is a gorgeous, year-round place to hike in the Santa Monica mountains and home to several film and tv settings. Visit in the winter and spring for beautiful green grasses and cool temps. Come in the summer when the heat in the Valley is unbearable for a dip in its cool waters.

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a 1.9 million-acre secret in Utah. Not quite sure how it’s remained so hidden but I’ve lived in Utah my entire life and barely knew about it. But within its vast borders are more slot canyons than than anywhere in the U.S. It has replaced Zion as my new favorite park.

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Hiking and Biking at Dead Horse Point State Park

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Dead Horse Point is far more than a panoramic selfie-setting, it’s a jaw-dropping backdrop for camping, hiking, and mountain biking. The views up there are a million years in the making. With a drive 2,000 feet up from the Colorado River below, the temperatures cool and offer respite from the desert below.

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