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Southern Idaho Road Trip: The Southernest

Southern Idaho surprised us quite a lot. We found lizards at Balanced Rock, cacti near the Utah border, saw a Cow Killer (rare variety of wasp), a variety of Paintbrush flowers, and experienced a real ‘old west’ feel overall. The towns on our way to City of Rocks were quaint and historic, and the scenery around them…

Picnic area at campground on the way to Coral Pink Sand Dunes
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The Kanab & Coral Pink Sand Dunes Area Desert

Our first free day in Utah we headed straight for the nearest State Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, just north west of Kanab about 20 miles. As soon as we hit the desert we found it necessary to stop often, trying out sandy roads, exploring the desert and choosing a campground to have a picnic…