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The [canyons] are calling and I must go.

What should we read/listen to as we hike and bike our way through Utah? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Aug 17, 2016 - 6 answers

Roadtrip advice: last minute edition (Eastern WA --> SLC)

The fates have conspired to give me a week off with a car to myself and no plans. I am starting out in Wenatchee, WA and need to be back in 7 days to catch a train home. Given my rough draft itinerary, where should I eat and what should I see while I'm out there? [more inside]
posted by Snacks on Jul 31, 2016 - 3 answers

Thanksgiving in Zion!

Help and feedback for a Zion birthday adventure! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Jul 18, 2016 - 2 answers

Hiking in Zion

I am headed to Zion National Park to do some solo hiking over the 4th of July weekend. From what I understand it is going to be extremely hot and crowded. For anyone who has been there before, can you offer some tips on logistics, stuff to pack, recommended hikes, beating the heat, etc. I will be staying in Springdale. I would like to do The Narrows but will avoid Angel's Landing due to my trouble with heights. Any info you can provide that would make this awesome would be much appreciated.
posted by jasondigitized on Jun 28, 2016 - 7 answers

Looking for kayaking route for multi-day Lake Powell trip.

We've been scouring the internet for cool routes and it's just not cutting it. There are a lot of routes that people suggest that have heavy traffic and boating. We're looking for something a little more remote or secluded. [more inside]
posted by Marinara on May 29, 2016 - 0 answers

Vegan/Vegetarian Options on the Grand Circle Route?

In late spring, I will be taking a road trip with some friends through the southwest. We'll stop at grocery stores to get a cooler and provisions, and we'd prefer not to eat entirely in restaurants, but that will have to happen sometimes. One of my friends is mostly vegan, definitely vegetarian, and I am somewhat skeptical of dining options in small rural towns. Where can we find decent food on our route? [more inside]
posted by bowtiesarecool on May 1, 2016 - 12 answers

Four week backpacking extravaganza--proving difficult to book!

My partner and I are planning a cross-country trip from Austin, TX to Seattle, WA, during which we want to have several days-long backpacking trips. We originally wanted to do Zion, Black Canyon of Gunnison, Grand Tetons and Glacier, but aside from Black Canyon booking the other places seems difficult to impossible. Looking for advice on the likelihood of getting to do it in those parks in May, as well as alternate backpacking possibilities should these fail. [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy on Apr 5, 2016 - 9 answers

Make us a awesome first ski trip

After this question, we are headed to the Canyons in Park City for our first ski trip. Kids ( 5 and 7 ) and wife have never been skiing. Give me all your tips on how to make this a awesome trip. Kids and wife are enrolled in lessons. I realize they may not like it. Answers could include stuff about apparel, safety, logistics, etiquette, things to pack, things to do in Park City, etc. Help us have a awesome trip and get the most out of Park City.
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 26, 2016 - 10 answers

Itinerary help for 6 week western USA partly-solo roadtrip extravaganza

Past answers have already given me tons of great ideas for the Best Roadtrip Everâ„¢; now help me polish my itinerary to perfection. Bonus points for advice on enjoying the solo stretches of the trip. [more inside]
posted by exutima on Dec 1, 2015 - 12 answers

Looking for interesting/fun cities & destinations for our Nat park trip

Thanks to all the help I got on this question I've decided on a two week trip from Las Vegas to Glacier National park. Our destinations are various parks in Utah, Yellowstone/Tetons and Glacier NP. Our focus is nature and history. I haven't mapped out our route and would like help with 1) must see things and 2) one or two cities/town that are interesting and fun. Traveling -> one 9 year old boy and 4 adults.
posted by beccaj on Nov 17, 2015 - 9 answers

Early planning for a Grand Canyon/Utah hiking trip

I am planning a two-week hiking trip primarily to Utah, with a stop at the Grand Canyon, in (likely) mid-April next year. I have library books galore, but it's all a bit overwhelming in these early stages of planning, and I'd love some insight from those who have been before. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Nov 5, 2015 - 18 answers

Help us plan a Southwestern family Christmas

We would like to rent a place for a week-long family Christmas and are trying to decide on a location. We have three groups of people: two adults in Oakland, California; two adults and four children near Salt Lake City; and one adult in Michigan. The children range in age from two to eleven, and the place has to be driving distance from Salt Lake, as the Salt Lake group can't afford to fly six people. Plus we want to keep costs down as much as possible. Other considerations inside. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal on Oct 7, 2015 - 9 answers

Moab Suggestions Advice Itinerary

Going to Moab for 2.5 days/3 nights on the 29th... Canyonlands & Arches, yes, but... [more inside]
posted by fumbducker on Jun 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Can married lesbians be foster parents in Utah?

Mrs. Timp and I have become very interested in becoming foster parents in the next 6-12 months. I have read every many foster parent threads on this website but haven't found the answer to my question. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jun 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Shipping car from Utah to CA: tips & recommendations?

Need to move my mother from SLC (Utah) to LA (CA). Don't want to risk driving her aging car on the highways in July for fear of a mechanical breakdown or worse. Moving company quoted us $900-1000 to add car to the moving experience. Uship.com finds quotes from many services who offer car transport for considerably less. Does anyone have any recommendations, particularly with car transport companies to trust (and others to avoid)? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on May 29, 2015 - 7 answers

Where to stay in Salt Lake City for the weekend?

Going out to Salt Lake City for a conference next week and staying through the weekend to see the area. Current plan is just to stay an extra few nights in my current downtown hotel and explore from there but am now thinking about doing an Airbnb somewhere for those days instead. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Mar 4, 2015 - 4 answers

Want to camp in Bryce/Zion area this summer. Need logistical help??

We (me, mrs. sexy, three kids ages 15, 19, 22) are flying into Vegas this July and want to explore nature to the east of there -- Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion as we've heard those places are amazing. We would like to camp there for a couple of nights, and we've done the car camping thing a lot as a family, but how do you do that when you've flown in and all you have are suitcases of clothes? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 13, 2015 - 17 answers

the road is calling; help me answer the call!

where should i go/what should i see/what should i do between portland and zion? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Dec 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Gift for Utah lover

I'd like to give a gift to someone who adores Utah and will be making his second trip there next year. Any suggestions for the best travel books or some kind of unusual service/gift certificate I could give him? He likes wide open spaces and adventurous travel off the grid.
posted by Paris Elk on Dec 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Can you provide a source for this quotation about Utah bestiality?

Several times over the last 10 years a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune has claimed that a representative in the Utah House voted down a bill outlawing bestiality, saying "Rep. Pignanelli just doesn't understand the pressures on the farm in rural Utah." Is there any truth to this claim? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Sep 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Advice on Bryce Canyon/Escalante area with a toddler

My wife I will be visiting Bryce Canyon in early June with our 2-year-old son. We want to do the Navajo/Queens Garden loop. Would this hike be safe/doable considering one of us will be (mostly) carrying our son in a pack? We are in decent physical shape, but online I'm seeing some hikers say it is an easy hike and others saying it is strenuous and very steep. We're also looking for suggestions for other good bang-for-your-buck hikes in Bryce, Zion, Grand Staircase/Escalante area that would be good for us with the little one. Thanks in advance!
posted by burlsube on May 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Where do I buy topo maps in SLC or Moab on a weekend?

Is there a store in Salt Lake City that sells Utahn USGS 7.5 minute topo maps that's open on Saturday? Or, alternatively, a place in Moab that's open on Sunday? For instance, does REI sell topo maps? We're visiting Utah from Vancouver Canada and we don't have enough time to have maps shipped from the USGS, but unfortunately the way things are timed we're going to be passing through SLC and Moab on the weekend. We'll need the maps by Monday morning, otherwise we'd hang around. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Dr. Send on Mar 30, 2014 - 11 answers

What to do in Salt Lake City on a Sunday?

We are in Salt Lake City just for today. What are fun things that are open? What about Park City--worth a visit or is Sundance a shitshow? We have a car.
posted by domnit on Jan 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Drive in Southern Utah

We are planning a drive, mostly in southern Utah, in late February. What can you recommend or advise? [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Jan 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Please help save our road trip!

So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Oct 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Visiting Grandfather in hospice, how can I keep him amused?

Looking for ideas to keep a mentally sharp but nearly blind and mobility restricted 95 year old Grandfather/former rocket scientist busy during my week visit to see him. [more inside]
posted by camerasforeyes on Jul 28, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me be a busy bee in the Beehive State

Looking for fun places to go on and off the beaten path in Utah and the Arizona Strip. [more inside]
posted by dunadan17 on Feb 4, 2013 - 10 answers

What are the specific requirements for ordination Utah?

There are plenty of websites that ordain laypersons as ministers, but we want to a.) Find a legitimate ordination website, and b.) make sure that we can do this in Utah in Grand County. We would like a relative to marry us and she is not currently ordained. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jan 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Property Management in Utah

what is a good property management companies in Utah? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Where should I live and teach?

Where should I live: Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, or Utah? Or beyond? [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Oct 1, 2012 - 21 answers

Finding a lost camera?

What other avenues should I be pursuing to find the camera we lost on our honeymoon in Utah? [more inside]
posted by anotherthink on Aug 19, 2012 - 9 answers

SEA -> JAC by Air and Land

What's the most scenic way to make a combined flight / drive to Jackson, Wyoming from Seattle? [more inside]
posted by bbuda on Aug 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Wedding officiant in Utah?

We're planning a very small wedding in Salt Lake City. Can anyone recommend an officiant in the area?
posted by longhaultrucker on Jul 6, 2012 - 0 answers

Plant or weed identification time.

What is this plant (or weed) growing in my back yard? It has multiple, thick stems with tiny thorns, green leaves that turn light green/reddish as the plant gets bigger, and a big root system with roots that are woody and slightly rubbery. It does not have any tendrils or flowers and left to grow, it begins to resemble a small tree. [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 14, 2012 - 10 answers

What should we see and where should we stay between Salmon, ID and Salt Lake City for a few days this fall?

What should we see and where should we stay between Salmon, ID and Salt Lake City for a few days this fall? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Where should I go camping in Southern Utah?

We are new to Utah and planning a camping trip to the southern part of the state. We're trying to decide which parks/attractions to hit in our small time frame. This could be our first and last trip to do this, since we don't think we'll be living here much longer and have limited vacation time to take at work. [more inside]
posted by biograd08 on May 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I take California or Utah to get to Texas?

Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Mar 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Beyond the Salt Lake

3-4 days free in Utah; what fun adventures can I have? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 14, 2012 - 10 answers

The Great American Road Trip

Two Canadians road-trippin' in the USA in May. A few questions. Itinerary suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Feb 2, 2012 - 22 answers

SLC to Grand Canyon, Doable?

I'm going to Salt Lake City next year for a conference. Please help me figure out whether my idea to tack on a trip to the Grand Canyon in just a few extra days is feasible, sensible, brilliant, or not so smart. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Nov 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Road trip itinerary from Spokane to SLC?

My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Aug 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Picky eater

I'm flying down to Salt Lake City as part of the installation team for an interactive sculpture that's going into the Leonardo. We'll be there about three weeks. I'm generally vegan at home and vegetarian/ vegan out of the house. [more inside]
posted by slipperywhenwet on Aug 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Arizona or Bust!

Leaving tomorrow for Scottsdale. We are driving from Seattle, through Utah. We'll have at least one night in Zion, visit Bryce....and hopefully a night in Sedona. (Skipping the Grand Canyon, went there last year) Any suggestions on things we ought not miss? I love fun restaurants, food trucks, roadside attractions. Thanks for your help!
posted by jennstra on Aug 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Can we skip the renewal in Utah and register it in Oregon?

My partner and I are moving to Oregon at the end of the month from out of state (utah) and we are very poor. Our car's registration ended last month (July 2011). Since Oregon says we have to register our vehicle within 30 days of moving there, I want to wait till we get to Oregon to do our car's registration. We wont really doing any driving before the end of the month (we both walk to work and the grocery store), I can't see any problems with this, besides possibly getting a ticket on the drive to Oregon. Are we likely to run into problems registering our car in Oregon if our registration from Utah is expired? Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map.

Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jun 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Best camp sites in Zion/Bryce

What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on May 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah.

Help me find an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah. [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Aug 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Bonus if you can tell me where to find giant sock puppts in Vegas dancing to 'How Do You Like Me Now?'

I'm doing Denver-Utah-Vegas later this week. Suggestions on food/sights/activities? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Aug 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Favorite trails in Utah's National Parks?

What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Letting the bard babysit?

Have you used child care at the Utah Shakespearean Festival? Would you feel comfortable dropping your 2.5 year old there for an 8 o'clock show? [more inside]
posted by a22lamia on Aug 6, 2010 - 7 answers

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