Five places to explore outdoors with your family

Good Things Utah

Chamaine Wollenzien from Wandering Families was on the show today to tell us about five local spots for adventurous family-friendly day trips! If you need to get out of the house, have a change of scenery, and play hard outdoors, put these locations on your summer bucket list!

San Rafael Swell: A true adventure playground! These two spots are North of Goblin Valley. Wild Horse Window Arch is a 3mi RT on slickrock which you can see from the paved road. Park in the slot canyon trailhead. It’s only .7 miles long and no elevation gain.

Red Ledges: A few miles up Spanish Fork Canyon in Diamond Fork Canyon. It is a mini Moab! Beautiful red rocks, and an arch. When you’re done climbing and exploring all around, wade in the knee-high deep stream across the road.

Toadstools: This is just outside of Kanab, and short 1 mile flat hike. An easy hike for all ages. Unique hoodoos and variegated rocks.

Spiral Jetty: Stunning earthwork art sculpture on the shore of the north end of the great salt lake. The water looks pink, the the area is beautiful.

Sun Tunnels: Designed by Spiral Jetty artist Robert Smithson’s wife, the sun tunnels are north of the Bonneville Salt Flats on a rutted road. Each cement tunnel has holes drilled in the pattern of a different constellation. On the summer solstice, the tunnels align perfectly with the setting sun.

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