Sara SheehyExplorer

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Explore Virginia's High Bridge

Farmville, Virginia

The High Bridge is the highlight of the 31 mile High Bride Rail Trail in central Virginia. The trail, paved with crushed limestone, is nice for biking, walking, and running.

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Hike the Main Loop Trail at Bandelier National Monument

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument encompasses over 33,000 acres of public land, including Frijoles Canyon, the home of the Ancestral Puebloans that once lived in the area.

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Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Park at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The trailhead is down the road (the direction you came from).

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Hike to Alcove House

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Start your hike from the Visitor's Center and head out on the Main Loop Trail to begin.

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Hike to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch

Abiquiu, New Mexico

Start your adventure by checking in at the Ghost Ranch Visitor Center, then find the trailhead just behind the building. You'll quickly drop down through an arroyo and then walk through a gate.

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Hiking Druid Arch

Monticello, Utah

Important Note: Druid Arch is located on the eastern side of Canyonlands National Park in the Needles District. It is not located at the main entrance to the park.

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Take in the Sunset at Grand View Point

Moab, Utah

If you have one hour in Moab, Utah, head to Grand View Point inside Canyonlands National Park.

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Hike to Murphy Point

Moab, Utah

Murphy Point, found in the Island In The Sky district of Canyonlands NP, takes hikers on a mesa that ends at an overlook with sweeping vistas over Murphy Basin, the White Rim, and Green River.

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Quick Hike to Mesa Arch

Moab, Utah

This is an easy 0.6 mile loop. The hike takes you out to Mesa Arch, which is one of the most famous structures of Canyonlands National Park.

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Hike Devils Garden Primitive Loop in Arches

Grand County, Utah

This adventure begins at Devils Garden, which is a hotspot in Arches National Park.

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Hike to Double O Arch

Grand County, Utah

Starting at the Devils Garden Trailhead, this 4.2 mile looped moderate hike features flat sandy paths to narrow sandstone slabs with narrow ledges.

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Camp at Horsethief Campground

Moab, Utah

Just 25 minutes from the town of Moab and even less from the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park (the lookout photo above is from this point), this.

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Mountain Bike the Intrepid Trail System in Dead Horse Point SP

Moab, Utah

If you're visiting Moab for some mountain biking, this is a great place to start. There's nothing too technical and plenty of route options and points to bail out if you're getting tired.

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Explore the Willow Springs Dinosaur Tracks

Moab, Utah

I'm always find dinosaur tracks fascinating. Willow Springs has a few cool tracks not as defined as others but definitely noticeable.

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Short Hike to Double Arch

Moab, Utah

The hike to Double Arch is a relatively flat and easy hike of 0.5 miles roundtrip. You can add this to the rest of the quick spots you may want to visit on your visit to Arches.

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Visit the Potash Road Petroglyphs

Moab, Utah

Just north of Moab driving out on route 191, look for Potash Road, also known as route 279 just after the Colorado River. Turn left on Potash road and and drive five miles south.

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Ride the Slick Rock Mountain Bike Trail

Moab, Utah

The Slick Rock mountain bike trail is a great trail option for all skill levels looking to get a taste of what Moab has to offer.

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Hike to Corona Arch

Moab, Utah

This is an easy 1.5 mile hike to an amazing arch in Moab that ISN'T in Arches National Park.

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Hike to Jeep Arch

Moab, Utah

Jeep arch is located up the very scenic Culvert Canyon just outside Moab, UT. When coming into Moab from the north turn right onto UT 279/Potash Road and drive about 10.

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Hike the Cliff Shelf Nature Trail

Interior, South Dakota

About 4 miles south of the Northeast Park Entrance, just past the Castle Trailhead, is the Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead.

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Hike Empire Bluff Trail

Honor, Michigan

This moderately hilly boardwalk hike takes you to scenic viewpoints above Lake Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes do not fail to impress, particularly at sunset.

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Camp at the Highbanks Campground (Letchworth State Park)

Perry, New York

The Highbanks camping area is located on northern end of the park. Entering the park from the Mount Morris the camper registration will be 6 miles in on Park Road.

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Hike the Dismal Swamp Loop

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Civil War history buffs may find themselves near the tiny town of Shiloh, Tennessee. While in the area be sure to explore Big Hill Pond State Park, in nearby Pocahontas, and hike Dismal Swamp.

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Hike the Falls Trails in Ricketts Glen State Park

Benton, Pennsylvania

Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania sprawls over 13,050 acres in the Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties. The park boasts a lake, 21 named waterfalls, diverse wildlife and old growth timber.

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