white pocket kanab

Three days in Kanab, UT

Kanab is perfectly positioned as a base for exploring the southern part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a magical place under threat from the current administration. It was our favorite area on our first Big Trip and we were thrilled...

buena vista

Five days in Buena Vista, CO

Buena Vista, a pretty little town with a special flair for river activities, sits in a valley surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in Colorado. Before you visit, you need to know that it’s pronounced “Byoo-na Viss-ta,” or just “Byoonie.” Don’t...

negro bill canyon trail

Negro Bill Canyon Trail, Moab

The unfortunately named Negro Bill Canyon Trail is a four-mile out and back on BLM land (=dogs are welcome!) just outside Moab. The hike ends at a large natural bridge–the sixth-longest natural rock span in the US. A few rappellers were descending...