Visiting the Grand Canyon North Rim has been on my bucket list for a while, so it was an easy must-see destination during our Southwest Vacation. We were lucky enough to book a cabin for a night (best decision ever!) and we were able to experience the sunset over the beautiful North Rim views.
We started our Southwest Vacation by flying into Las Vegas and staying the night in the city. The following morning we completed the 5(ish) hour drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim. The drive was pretty long but worth it to experience such an amazing place.
The Delicate Arch Hiking Trail is one of the most popular hikes in Arches National Park. Located just outside of Moab, Utah, Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, and the Delicate Arch is the most iconic.
This hike has been on my bucket list for a while and it was definitely a highlight of our Southwest Vacation.
The Grotto Falls Hiking Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fun and easy hike that is perfect for a weekend morning. It’s a short hike, totaling less than 3 miles roundtrip, and it’s great hike for any fitness level. The old growth forest and waterfall make this a rewarding hike. If you are feeling adventurous, you can continue hiking the Trillium Gap Trail all the way to Mount LeConte.
The Angels Landing Hike in Zion National Park was my favorite hike of our Southwest Vacation. (I’ll have a post about our entire trip up in the next few weeks!) I heard it was difficult, and scary, and awesome. I knew I had to hike it.
Kyle and I were a little worried about the weather. It had been raining on and off all morning. After a late breakfast, we decided to wing it and headed to the park.
The Debord Falls Trail in Frozen Head State Park is an easy hike that is just a short drive from Knoxville. Kyle and I hiked this trail a really long time ago when we started dating. This time we took the pups and hiked it with my sister-in-law, Staci, and her dog, Moose. It’s a short hike, only .6 miles from the parking lot to the waterfall, so it’s perfect for the whole family.