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Travel Tip: Canyonlands National Park

By Mike Koopsen Some of the most scenic landscapes in the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park can be reached by using a number of fairly easy trails. There are a few loop trails to explore if you have the … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Paria Canyon

By Mike Koopsen Hiking through some of the Paria Canyon (straddling the UT/AZ border) while crossing the Paria River multiple times, expect cold water, lots of slippery mud, and possibly quicksand. If you are unfortunate enough to get stuck the … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Navajo National Monument

By Mike Koopsen The Navajo National Monument has two of the most impressive and well preserved Native American cliff dwellings that I have seen in the American Southwest. The Betatakin ruins can be seen from a distance after a short … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip — Sunset in Sedona

By Mike Koopsen Sedona is well known for its beautiful red rock landscapes and panoramic vistas, and if you visit overnight, I would highly recommend finding a nice place to see the sunset. Airport Mesa is one of the best choices for … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip — Monument Valley

By Mike Koopsen Monument Valley is one of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest. If you’ve ever watched a John Wayne western there is a good chance that you viewed some of these landscapes in the movie. It … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: The Wave

By Mike Koopsen Coyote Buttes North is famous for its beautifully sculpted sandstone formations, especially the Wave. To get there you have to drive into Utah and then hike back into Arizona. Since many of these colorful sandstones are fragile … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: Antelope Canyon

By Mike Koopsen The first time I entered a slot canyon, the stillness of it really surprised me, and the light bouncing off of the sandstone walls was unbelievable. There are quite a few slot canyons throughout the American Southwest, … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 5/2

Rainbow over Rabbit Ears rock formation, Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Mike Koopsen, Trails Traveled Photography.

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Friday Photo 4/4

Pictographs in Sego Canyon in Utah, not far from Green River just off I-70. Photo by Mike Koopsen, Trails Traveled Photography, www.shutterfly.com/pro/koopsenphotography/landscapes.  

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Friday Photo 1/3

A stunning view of the rare fog and Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon. Photo by Mike Koopsen, mikekoopsen@trailstraveledphotography.com, www.shutterfly.com/pro/koopsenphotography/landscapes

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