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Mike McBride

Traveler (30+ countries) Cyclist (Tours across US & Europe), and Triathlete (Ironman 70.3)

Entering Antelope Canyon is closed due to Covid, but you can easily rent a Kayak or Paddleboard from Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks. They load it on your car and you can take it to the public boat launch. It takes about 90 minutes to paddle to the canyon entrance where you leave your Kayak. The Canyon gets smaller and more impressive the further in you go. We even had lunch in there before heading back to the lake. It's the best Kayak experience I've ever had!

We skipped the entrance fee to the park and went on to Crack Canyon Trail. We went in the afternoon in mid-August, even thought it was hot, there was great shade. Coming from Moab, it was a great relief to be the only ones on the trail and in the parking lot that afternoon. We can't back on the "main" road at Temple Mountain Campground. They had bathrooms and shaded picnic tables, but no other facilities. Bring plenty of water into the area.

Worthy stop on an Utah road trip. Everything can be seen in about 45 minutes, but very unique. Road is currently closed due to bridge repair coming from Monument Valley through Mexican Hat. Campsite is closed due to COVID as of 8-24-20. We were hoping to stay overnight to get a clear stargazing night, but ending up driving the rest of the way to Cortez.

My family has been taking our dogs here to hike the trails and play in the creeks for years. There are a few sledding hills in the winter that are great for kids. I also like doing runs on the trail and lightly trafficked roads throughout the park. The grassy area by the stage is great for barefoot strides and stringing up a hammock post-run.