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Thursday, June 05, 2014

What You Can And Can't Do In Utah National Parks Plus Destination Spas

Our title above comes from this KSL report. It lists each Utah national park and talks about what is off limits, plus recommended things that can be done in the parks. It is worth reading. The comments submitted by readers are also interesting - there is a fierce debate about why mountain bikes are restricted to roads/jeep trails in Canyonlands.

Below are a few excerpts.

While there are some rules that are standard for all national parks across the U.S., there are also some individual regulations. Here are the do's and don'ts for the five national parks in Utah.

Bryce Canyon: Don't climb on hoodoos or pull them over — you could damage them.

Capitol Reef National Park: Don't break the speed limit on Scenic Drive. The speed limit on Highway 24 through the park is 45 mph, but Scenic Drive is only 15 to 25 mph.

Zion National Park: Don't use remote-controlled equipment, including but not limited to: helicopters, drones, and other aircraft-based equipment.

Arches National Park: Arches are off limits — don't climb on them, canyoneer or rappel off of them.

Canyonlands National Park: Don't mountain bike except on designated roads — treat it like a vehicle and don't ride on trails.

Read about the things you can do in our parks.

Top Destination Spas

This article on arizonafoothillsmagazine.com caught my eye. It features top regional spas, including 2 in Utah (Aman Spa at Amangiri and Sagestone Spa & Salon at Red Mountain Resort). Both are excellent - top notch facilities, superb service and incredible scenery.

But the magazine made a huge factual error in the description of Aman Spa. Here's a direct quote:

Located at the Four Corners—where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona all meet—there is a 600-acre desert escape: Amangiri. Not only is Amangiri home to deluxe accommodations and a plush pavilion complete with a gallery and library, but within the resort resides Aman Spa.

Amangiri is actually located on the Utah/Arizona border between Kanab and Page - far from the Four Corners.

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