Videos of some of my favorite Utah parks, hiking in Zion, Bryce, and Grand Staircase National Monument

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We were able to take our RV from the East Coast to Utah to visit the national parks and monuments. I made videos of some of the hikes in the Utah parks, in case you are interested. These were some of our favorites:

Bryce: Peek-a-boo






Zion: Angel's Landing






Grand Staircase: Zebra





Grand Staircase: Devil's Garden

Hiking, Scrambling in the Devil's Garden, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah

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Grand Staircase: Natural Bridge

Hiking to Natural Bridge, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah

Hiking to Natural Bridge, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah

Escalante Natural Bridge is a 4.4 mile (7 km) out and back trail near Escalante, Utah. Most of the trail is flat and sandy, and there are five shallow river ...
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Grand Staircase, Peek-a-boo & Spooky slot canyons:



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They are also on my YouTube channel, Go Beautiful Planet.
 

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In Zion, have you done the hike from Zion canyon up the West Rim Trail to the top? I did a round trip, camped up on the top. Down to the bottom of the canyon and back. Uphill all the way, not level anywhere. A rather tough hike, but I did it around 45 years ago.

Back then, the rules were much looser and I could set up camp anywhere. I hear they changed the rules since then and I have not been back since they did.

I have backpacked all over the high country of Zion.

Have you been to BearTrap Canyon? Nice in there.

-Don- Reno, NV
 
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I haven’t done that one — sounds great! Another of my favorites was Observation Point. Unfortunately it was closed more than a year ago due to a rock slide (I never had the chance to film it) and it may never reopen. There’s another way to get to the lookout, but the trail itself is boring. The one that closed was amazing the whole steep way up.

I’ll make a note of Bear Trap the next time we make it out west!
 

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I’ll make a note of Bear Trap the next time we make it out west!
Looks better in real life than in this photo, that only give a ruff idea of what Beartrap looks like. It's a hike from anywhere, not real close to any trailheads, but I have hiked to it several times:
 

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