HikingMonumentsUtah Tag: Natural Bridges National Monument

A Complete Guide For A Day Trip To Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument is a hidden gem that can be found in southeast Utah. It is home to three incredible natural bridges including the second largest natural bridge in the United states, Sipapu Bridge. Sipapu Bridge has an impressive 268-foot span and also holds the title as the thirteenth largest natural bridge in the […]

HikingMonumentsSouth Dakota Tag: Jewel Cave National Monument

A Complete Guide For A Day Trip To Jewel Cave National Monument

Jewel Cave National Monument can be found near the small, but charming, town of Custer, South Dakota. The cave system contains it’s namesake, Jewel Cave, which is currently the third longest cave in the world with around 209 miles of mapped passageways.   President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Jewel Cave a National Monument on February 7, […]

ArizonaHikingMonuments Tag: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Our Visit To Vermilion Cliffs National Monument In Arizona

The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument covers over 290,000 acres and is located in Coconino County in Arizona. It was established on November 9, 2000 by a presidential proclamation by President Bill Clinton and is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon are some of […]

MonumentsSouth Dakota Tag: Parks

Visiting The Mount Rushmore National Memorial In South Dakota

Lets start with a few facts and statistics on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial: It was established on March 3, 1925. Construction started on October 4, 1927. The presidents’ faces were completed between 1934 and 1939. Construction ended on October 31, 1941 Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are the four presidents […]

MonumentsSouth DakotaVisitor Centers Tag: Jewel Cave National Monument

The Visitor Center At Jewel Cave National Monument

The visitor center at Jewel Cave National Monument is the place to go to learn everything you need to know about this natural wonder.   The visitor center is closed each year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Their hours vary greatly depending on the season. In the off season (usually mid-September to mid-May) […]

HikingMonumentsNew Mexico Tag: Gila National Forest

Visiting The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt on November 16, 1907. This 533 acre area in New Mexico protects the Mogollon cliff dwellings found here in the Gila Wilderness. It was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Today it is run by the National […]

ArizonaHikingMonuments Tag: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Taking A Look Around The Lonely Dell Ranch Historic Site At Lee’s Ferry

Lonely Dell Ranch Historic District is located in Lees Ferry, Arizona and is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This 460 acre area was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and in 1997 it was expanded to include Lee’s Ferry. Lee’s Ferry was named after John Doyle Lee, who […]

HikingMonumentsUtah Tag: Natural Bridges National Monument

Owachomo Bridge At Natural Bridges National Monument

Owachomo Bridge is located in Natural Bridges National Monument near Lake Powell, Utah. This is the smallest and thinnest bridge in the park, but also thought to be the oldest.  Below are some dimensions on the bridge: Height: 106 feet (32 meters) Span: 180 feet (55 meters) Width: 27 feet (8 meters) Thickness: 9 feet (3 meters)   The […]