Zion National Park

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5 Day Trips Near Las Vegas To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Every family writes up a “to do” list of stuff to enjoy with the kids before they head back to school. This may include experiencing a ranch or ghost town, exploring a nearby town and scenic vista, doing some hiking or having a picnic. It doesn’t have to cost much to have an adventure: it may just be visiting somewhere you have always intended to go, but never took the time to explore.


LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - MAY 13:  Low water levels are visible at Lake Mead on May 13, 2015 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Top Day Trips From Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a destination spot, no doubt. But if you’re a local and need a break away from the Strip and surrounding areas, here are some great day trips to consider.


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America’s Best Desert Vacations

Here’s a look at five of the best desert vacations in America to escape the winter’s cold.


View of the Court of the Patriarchs inside the Zion National Park in Utah on March 10, 2011. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Third BASE Jumper Dies In Past 2 Months At Zion National Park

Zion National Park officials say they’ve found the body of a missing BASE jumper, marking the third death in two months by adventurers attempting to parachute off of Utah cliffs.


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Case Dropped Against Man In Wife’s Fatal BASE Jump

Prosecutors are dismissing a misdemeanor citation filed against the husband of a Utah woman who died when her parachute failed to open at a peak overlooking Zion National Park.


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National Park Issues Husband Citation After Wife Dies In BASE Jumping Accident

The husband of a woman who died after BASE jumping in Zion National Park has been issued a citation because the type of jump is prohibited.


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Woman Dies Before New Husband’s Eyes During Parachute Accident

A Utah woman attempting a parachute jump near Zion National Park died when her parachute failed to open, park officials said.


A motorcycle pass by a landslide and a damaged road.  (credit: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Geologists Probe Site Of Deadly Rockslide In Utah

State geologists are conducting an extensive investigation at the scene of a rockslide that killed two people in a small Utah town outside Zion National Park to assess whether there’s any continuing risk.


File photo of Zion National Park. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Utah Sends Money To Reopen National Parks

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wired money from state taxpayers that will reopen the state’s national parks 12 days after they were closed because of the government shutdown.


View of the Court of the Patriarchs inside the Zion National Park in Utah on March 10, 2011. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hikers Hop Gate At Closed National Park To Protest Shutdown

Despite being warned about possible federal citations, 16 hikers hopped a gate at closed Zion National Park in southern Utah to protest the partial government shutdown.