The cave itself was OK. I felt like the tour could have been shortened quite a bit. We did the Natural Entrance tour. My kids’ favorite part was riding the super old elevator (tour guide said it was built in 1939, if I remember right, but it operates smoothly and doesn’t even look very old) up and out of the cave at the end.
The best part of the park were the prairie dogs and bison (but especially the barking prairie dogs!).
We have ancestors that crossed through here, so it was extra special for us! It is not only the Oregon Trail, but the Mormon trail and the California gold rush Trail.
Wish we would’ve gotten there first thing in the morning! Then we could’ve spent literally the whole day here! Clean bathrooms, water fountains, even a café to buy food. Pretty expensive and I wish we could have seen the planetarium (extra cost).
Love this little local bakery donut shop! Wish I had it in my hometown! :-)
Easy hike to a beautiful view! We did the short, upper trail to the Overlook. Definitely worth five dollars!
We did this on a whim and I am so glad we did! It felt like I was walking through a fairy storybook! Such a beautiful, well-planned park with more than 60 gardens. We went in early October when the leaves were all changing, making it even more magical.
I love this park! Such a cool surprise since we almost didn’t even do it. Epic vistas along the rim trail. I liked this state park better than Canyonlands NP. The history of its name was also interesting, but sad.
Super interesting thing to chisel your home into the rock! We did the tour, which felt overpriced, especially since no photos were allowed. We should have done the zoo instead.
This place was really cool! Petroglyphs are not new for me since I’ve seen so many in southern Utah. If you have never seen petroglyphs before, and you have any mobility issues (it is super easy to access), it is a must see even though it is a bit out of the way.
Loved this place! Visitor center was closed for Covid. On the 2 mile little hike you see multiple structures, 15 maybe. A lot are very well preserved! We went on a cool day in late September, but since it was sunny it still felt kind of hot! One end of the trail loop has a steep section, but it can be avoided if you stay on the near side of the ravine or double back the way you came.