If you know us, you know we’re homebodies and as a rule we’re kind of unadventurous. We truly enjoy spending time working on projects and usually use our spare time checking off our home’s to-do list (which is forever long)! But as we’re feeling more and more settled in our home and the pressing projects are getting done, our goal is to get out and enjoy our beautiful state more!
Utah has FIVE national parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, and Zion) with the north rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone National Park each approximately six hours away. We live near so many gorgeous sites! Even closer to home are Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Park City, and Heber City (where my husband works), all of which have so much to offer!
This past Saturday evening after a full day, we ignored the rest of our to-do list and drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It takes about thirty minutes to get to the top of the canyon from our home. We parked and walked around Silver Lake with all the other Utahans trying to escape the intense heat in the valley! The highs were over 100 degrees all last week so the 70-degree canyon temperature was quite welcomed! I brought my Canon and snapped away while we followed the boardwalk-style path around the lake. We even saw a moose!