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Top 6 social distancing adventures for spring break

Six Great Social Distancing activities for your trip to Southern Utah in 2020 are not hard to come by. Southern Utah is known for our amazing nature activities and this spring it is no different. Reservations may even be easier to get right now. You can even get a private adventure without even trying very…

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March 20, 2020

Winter Activities in Southern Utah

Winter time in Southern Utah is a great time to explore some of the area’s hidden gems. In addition to outdoor activities, there are many things you can do indoors. Typically the winters here are mild. It does get cold but the temperature averages just below freezing to 10 degrees Celsius, primarily at night. During the…

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February 28, 2019

Food Culture: Lonny Boy’s Barbecue

Lonny Boy’s Barbecue is family-owned with only one goal in mind, to make the greatest bbq “this side of the Mississippi.” In the Kitchen In order to achieve the best barbecue, the pulled pork and beef brisket are smoked for over 12 hours alone. Your sniffer will smell juicy aromas from State Street in Hurricane because…

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February 13, 2019

The Red Hills Desert Garden, your next “go-to”

In the spring of 2015, Southern Utah introduced one of Utah’s first interactive desert gardens. The garden was built in an effort to teach a healthier way to landscape in the dry desert. But another main function of the garden is so parents can teach their children about the beauty of the desert. Since the…

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December 13, 2018

Stay in Southern Utah: Paradise Village at Zion

Paradise Village at Zion, a master planned vacation resort community, was voted 2016 Best in State and is located in Santa Clara UT. It is home to some of the most beautiful vacation rentals, second homes and even primary residents in the area! These aren’t just your regular resort style homes though, enjoy arcade games, Jacuzzi’s, views…

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October 12, 2018

Two Dinosaur Sites in Southern Utah Your Family Will Love

Southern Utah is home to some brilliant desert scenery. While certainly beautiful, it can be difficult to imagine the landscapes as anything but the sun-drenched hills and valleys, dotted with dry brush and framed by red sandstone cliffs. However, millions of years ago, this land was very different. For example, in the late cretaceous period (somewhere around 75 million years ago), half of Utah was under water, while the other half was part of the island continent of Laramidia, the western portion of what would eventually be North America. Before that, during the early Jurassic period 200 million years ago, Southern Utah consisted of a floodplain 2, where lakes, streams, and mudflats would form and evaporate on a seasonal basis. These waterways were frequented by dinosaurs, who left behind evidence of their existence in the form of tracks made in…

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January 26, 2018

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