Family Friendly

Top 5 Tips to Ski Utah with Kids

Top 5 Tips to Ski Utah with Kids

We like to hike up the beautiful Wasatch Front Mountains in the warm months, but in the cold months our family prefers to ski down them. I married into a ski family that has been hitting the slopes on Powder Mountain Utah for generations. I […]

Crystal Hot Springs

Crystal Hot Springs

Crystal Hot Springs is one of the treasures of Northern Utah. If floating in a natural hot spring with beautiful mountain scenery above you sounds like your jam, then put this place on your bucket list! Crystal Hot Springs has the highest mineral content for […]

The 6 Best Campgrounds in Utah for Families

The 6 Best Campgrounds in Utah for Families

I grew up in a family that thought a fancy family vacation meant packing up the tent and going camping. Now that I am raising my own little munchkin here in Utah, I have made it a goal to go camping as a family at […]

5 Best Trails to See Wildflowers in Utah

5 Best Trails to See Wildflowers in Utah

Spring comes late in Utah’s canyons – meaning the wildflowers bloom later than they do in the valley.  The best time to see wildflowers on the trails depends on two factors: (1) the temps (record highs can melt the snow faster, and bring an early […]

Riverside Walk Zion

Riverside Walk Zion

The Riverside Walk in Zion is a family friendly trail that packs a punch. The trail offers stunning canyon views that are not to be missed. There are also little side trails that will take you to the sandy shores of the Virgin River. Personally, […]

Big Springs Hollow Trail

Big Springs Hollow Trail

The Big Spring Hollow trail near Provo offers scenic mountain views, aspen forests and lots of wooden bridges crossing babbling brooks. In short, I loved it. This trail is pretty level the whole way to the “hollow” part, but if you go past that, the […]

Lisa Falls

Lisa Falls

Lisa Falls is a seasonal waterfall located up Little Cottonwood canyon; it is a quirky little waterfall that cascades at an angle. The trail up to the falls follows a lovely little creek with some of the clearest water I’ve seen. The trail is short, […]

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls trail up Big Cottonwood canyon is a short adventure good for a quick escape. The trail to Hidden Falls is extremely short, but you could easily combine it with the Mill B North trail (located at the same parking area). I haven’t completed […]

3 Spring Waterfalls Ready to Hike Now!

3 Spring Waterfalls Ready to Hike Now!

I had to put sunscreen on yesterday! Sunscreen! The forecast is showing 80 degree temperatures, so I wanted to let you know which hikes (specifically waterfall hikes) are ready to hike now!   Spring is the best time to hike waterfalls in Utah (they tend […]

Pa’rus Trail Zion

Pa’rus Trail Zion

Overview: The Pa’rus trail is a paved, family friendly trail in Zion National Park. This trail actually has some of the iconic views of the Virgin River with the red cliffs of Zion as a backdrop (the ones you typically see on Pinterest). If you plan […]

Bridal Veil Falls Utah

Bridal Veil Falls Utah

Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state! At Bridal Veils you can grill, camp, hike, bike, feed fish or splash around the bottom of the falls! Whether you are looking for a quick morning activity to get the family out or an […]

12 Beautiful Wheelchair Accessible Trails in Utah

12 Beautiful Wheelchair Accessible Trails in Utah

I’ve wanted to put a list of wheelchair accessible trails up on the site for quite some time. Hopefully, this list will come in handy for those that would like to hit the trails, but have a permanent or temporary physical disability (or just for […]

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall is a popular hike near Salt Lake City that leads to a reservoir and a waterfall. It can be kid friendly depending on where you want to go. Overview: This trail can be kid friendly if you just hike to the reservoir, […]

The 6 Best Toddler-Friendly Hikes in Utah

The 6 Best Toddler-Friendly Hikes in Utah

Hiking with a toddler is a whole new ball game, especially if you have a two year old! Toddlers are in that magic stage where they want to experience everything on their own two feet, which can be a bit tiresome on a long hike […]

Rocky Mouth Waterfall

Rocky Mouth Waterfall

I really enjoyed this hike (more than I thought I would) and left feeling insanely jealous of the people that get to live in a neighborhood with a waterfall trailhead. Overview: I recommend Rocky Mouth Waterfall to those with young children or very tight schedules […]

Timp Caves Hike

Timp Caves Hike

You don’t need a ticket to do this amazing hike, but if you are lucky enough to snag tickets for the cave tour on the weekend, go for it! Zach and I have actually hiked this trail three times without doing the cave tour – […]

Buffalo Peak Hike

Buffalo Peak Hike

NOTE: The access road to the trailheads is currently closed!! Trail access is currently only available from the Squaw Peak Overlook. Looking for a hike with some breathtaking mountain views and vibrant green alpine meadows? Try the Buffalo Peak trail – a hike we refer to […]

Scout Falls on the Timpooneke Trail

Scout Falls on the Timpooneke Trail

Scout Falls is a great way to experience a portion of the beautiful Timpooneke trail without actually trekking all the way to Timp summit! Overview: This trail is located deep within American Fork canyon, and instead of seeing views of the nearby city – you’ll see layers of […]

How to Wow Out-of-State Visitors in Utah

How to Wow Out-of-State Visitors in Utah

Want to impress your visiting family or friends with the beauty of Utah? Learn how to plan for things like altitude change so they have a good time! We’ve been getting readers emailing and asking us what hikes they should take their visiting family on. […]

The 6 Most Adventurous Family Friendly Trails in Utah

The 6 Most Adventurous Family Friendly Trails in Utah

Sometimes we hear “family friendly” and think it means a simple nature walk along a paved trail. That is not what these six trails are. These trails are the family friendly trails that will make your kids AND you feel like you are really adventuring […]