We love exploring the National Parks and all of the other amazing places in the National Park System. There are hundreds of National Monuments and sites to enjoy. We share details about all of the ones we have visited to make your visit a little easier.

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This is the Owachoma Bridge--largest in the park.

Natural Bridges National Monument | Family Guide

Natural Bridges National Monument is an amazing place in southeastern Utah, but it is not visited very often. This park was the first National Monument in Utah (1908), AND the first International Dark Sky Park in the world (2007). We found a lot of great adventures for families including: three beautiful…


Hovenweep National Monument with Kids

Hovenweep National Monument is so far down in the corner of Utah that it is often overlooked. We were so excited when we were able to visit this fascinating park. It definitely did not disappoint. Hovenweep proved to be very family-friendly, and we learned a lot of Utah history, too! Getting…


Newspaper Rock

Newspaper Rock! Newspaper Rock is located just outside the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. It is worth the 10 minute stop if you are heading to Needles, and it may be the highlight of your trip out this way. The oldest petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock are said to be 2,000…

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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is located in Vernal, Utah, and this area is know as the Dinosaur Capitol of the World. There is a lot to see and do in this small national monument including seeing fossils and hiking. This post focuses on the Utah access points, but there is also a…


Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is an adventure that everyone from Utah Valley should definitely do at least once in their life. We have visited this cave a few times, even with children as young as 3 years old, and we always have a lot of fun.  Here are several pieces of…