Had enough of winter and snow? Me too–and even though it may be a bit early to head for wide-open spaces north of the border, have you considered a visit to some of the lesser-known national parks? Maybe I can whet your appetite.
Bryce Canyon and Zion, in southern Utah, are in easy reach of Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. If flying is not for you, I-70 through Kansas and Colorado provides a direct route from Kansas City. Just inside the Utah border, you’ll find Arches National Park, well worth a visit as well. Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire provides a nice introduction.