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  1. Cool Danish

    Southern Utah Expedition 2014 – Canyonlands, Sandstone and more.

    This is my first Trip Report here on Backcountry Post. I thought it was time to try to give a little back, since a majority places I visited stemmed from all the excellent TRs on this awesome site. For some years now I have had a yearly tradition to travel around the Southwest with my best...
  2. Tres Westbrook

    A First Taste of Canyonlands - False Kiva - May 23, 2015

    For Memorial Day week this year, my wife and I planned our first trip to Canyonlands National Park in eastern Utah. We decided to rent a canoe from Tex's Riverways in Moab and travel down the Green River from Mineral Bottom to Spanish Bottom (on the Colorado River) over 6 days, exploring a few...
  3. mattvogt7

    Canyonlands Three District Tour

    Original trip report can be found at matthewvogt.com/blog I also deeply apologize about the length on this one! "Revealing my deepest thoughts to a visitor one evening, I was accused of being against civilization, against science, against humanity. Naturally I was flattered.... With his help I...
  4. Kullaberg63

    circling horseshoe/millard via bike and packraft

    3 day solo trip from mid March, 2015. 175 miles of mostly dirt roads; some well known to BP readers, others nearly extinct. I also encountered a section of difficult moto track at the north end. The packraft portions were merely river crossings from one road head to another. As is usual with...
  5. Nik

    Utah Colorado Fall 2014

    I took a trip to Utah & Colorado with my family in September 2014. This was a trip my wife and i planned after our daughter was born in early 2013. The plan was to spend a week hiking, photographing places around moab and then a week photographing fall colors in Colorado. During our trip we...
  6. CaptnKidd

    Canyonlands (2010) with Mineral Bottom Switchbacks Missing....

    These pictures are from a 2010 trip down to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky district) and Dead Horse State park with the family, it was my kids first exposure to camping in the desert and they loved it. I really wanted to go on some of the White Rim Road this time out as I have read so much about...
  7. IntrepidXJ

    The White Rim

    Canyonlands National Park's 50th Birthday Friday - Sunday, September 12-14, 2014 So far I've had a great year exploring many new areas of Canyonlands National Park. I was finally able to backpack through Salt Creek Canyon in The Needles, which had been a longtime goal of mine and one of the...
  8. Sarah

    Canyonlands: Hiking the Needles and Island in the Sky

    First trip report! Hopefully many more to come. We decided to make a trip down to Canyonlands (a new park to us) at the end of March, hoping for warm weather, clear skies and some fantastic hiking. We got all of that, with only a few minor hitches! On Friday morning we headed out from SLC and...
  9. Dave

    White Rim in a Wagon

    The White Rim in a wagon: yes, it can be done; no, you shouldn't try it. Those were my thoughts upon completing a winter circuit of the White Rim Road in a lightly modified 1994 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon during early December of 2013. The trip was proof enough that a street car could...
  10. IntrepidXJ

    Island in the Sky Tour

    Saturday, June 15, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO I spent today showing my family around a few areas in the Moab area on a day trip into Utah. I didn't take out my camera all day until we arrived at the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands in the late afternoon. The clouds...
  11. Christian

    Goblin Valley to Moab

    Ok, so this trip report isn't particularly adventurous or out of the way, but I did get some cool photos. Friday the 5th my brother Justin and I drove down to the Goblin Valley area. We camped on this BLM spot I always go to, by some cool Hoodoos. I woke up at sunrise to see if anything good...
  12. Cody

    Syncline-Taylor Loop, Island in the Sky

    I outran a mild spring blizzard on the Wasatch Front Thursday morning and headed down to Island in the Sky for my first trip of spring. I picked up a permit for a night in the Syncline Valley and an extra night in the Taylor Zone, just in case I wanted to linger and explore another day. I had in...
  13. IntrepidXJ

    Gray Canyon and the Island in the Sky

    Saturday & Sunday, August 4-5, 2012 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO On Saturday I met up with Jackson and his family so that we could float a section of the Green River known as the Green River Daily. This section is a few miles long and located within Gray Canyon a few miles north of...
  14. Yvonne

    Arches and Canyonlands, June 2011

    Arches and Canyonlands , June 2011 Day 1 Like every year I need to spent a few days in the Moab area and do some hiking and exploring. Even though I've done most of the popular trails several times, it is always a lot of fun and each year is different and offers something new to me. This...
  15. Waynee-ack

    Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

    After spending months working a class for work I finally finished and had some time to get out with my family. We left Ogden on Saturday morning March 31st and headed to Moab. After checking into our hotel we drove to Canyonlands National Park for our first hike of the trip. My wife and two...
  16. Bill

    Moab February 2012

    Every year we make at least one winter trip to Moab during the off season. Hotels are cheap and the trails are typically empty aside from the few people willing to deal with a bit of cold weather. For our 2012 trip we got an early start Saturday morning and drove out to Island in the Sky . We...
  17. Nick

    From Arches to Canyonlands

    November 2010 I thought my trip south last weekend was going to be my last for a while. I was wrong. Bill and I put together a quick trip to the Moab area this past weekend. It was really an excellent trip. We made it into Arches a little late on Saturday due to getting a flat tire outside of...
  18. Tyler

    Moab/Canyonlands/Arches Feburary 2012

    It was time to get away from the daily hustle and head down to Moab where it was 5-10 degrees warmer and a whole lot sunnier. Our plan was to head down early Saturday morning but I got really sick the day before and was hoping I'd sleep it off, but to my dismay, I was not able to get up early...
  19. IntrepidXJ

    Half the White Rim Trail

    September 10-11, 2011 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO The White Rim Trail seems to be the one I just can’t complete. I’ve been wanting to for years, but it just never seems to happen. The first big issue for me is getting a permit to camp along the trail (yes, I know I could probably...
  20. Nick

    Island in the Sky, January 2012

    I went down to the Moab area with lostlandscapes and another friend over this past weekend. After the nice weather and conditions over my New Years trip to the Vermilion Cliffs, I was jonesing for more desert goodness. We left Salt Lake pretty late on Friday afternoon and didn't get onto the...

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