Hey everyone! I feel like it's been forever since I last posted, but I'm back with a little recap of our Summer road trip. I'm breaking it up into two parts, and today is all about Utah.

It was our second time visiting Utah, but it was our first time exploring places like Bryce Canyon National Park and parts of central and northern Utah. The first time we went to Zion before heading to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Zion was absolutely majestic in size and scope, but Bryce Canyon was just so unique in its beauty. I've never experienced anything quite like it. We were only there for half a day, but it was plenty of time to get out of our jeep and take in the breathtaking views within the park. There's a shuttle system that picks passengers up and drops them off at various lookouts and points, but for time's sake Nate and I just drove ourselves and that worked out just fine. It really depends on your schedule and how long you'd like to explore. This was on the first leg of our trip so we were extremely excited when we finally looked down into the canyon!

Bryce Canyon National Park

If and when we go again, I'd like to hike one of the trails leading into the canyon! It truly looks magnificent. The rust colored rocks jutting out like bony fingers...I was mesmerized. It's definitely one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The weather was really nice too which made the experience all the more pleasant. They don't allow dogs so we left Nettie in our trailer with the air conditioning running. We camped for one night at Ruby's Inn (a very nice campground with all the amenities) and I highly recommend camping there because it's a mile outside of the park. 

After spending one short night and part of the next day at Bryce Canyon, we headed to Bear Lake on the border of Utah and Idaho. It was a steep drive going through the mountains, but the drive itself is so beautiful that we didn't mind it one bit.

On The Road In Utah

I couldn't help but snap a ton of photos of Nettie. We try our best to include her on our camping trips, and she was happy as can be!

Bear Lake

We stayed at Bear Lake for three nights and four days. The resort town was so quaint and charming, and the lake itself was enormous with clear blue water. We swam, rode bikes, and enjoyed the scenery. 


If you're ever in Bear Lake, you MUST try the crepes at crepes and coffee. I got a traditional sweet crepe with nutella, and Nate got a savory crepe with turkey and avocado. Their ice coffee was delicious as well. I wish more cafes out here in California offered crepes! I could eat one every morning. 

On the way back from Wyoming towards the end of our road trip, we stopped at a creamery in Beaver Utah. I'm a huge cheese lover so naturally I had to buy some cheddar cheese curds. Don't forget the milkshakes and ice cream though. I seriously gained 6 pounds on this trip! Well worth it.

Utah is such a beautiful state. The southern part is desert terrain, while northern Utah is filled with mountains, rivers, and plenty of greenery. I must say that out of all the states I've been to so far (and besides Hawaii, which is certainly the most beautiful in my opinion) Utah is just stunning! It's a must-see, especially if you love the outdoors.

Thank you guys for all the well wishes on my Instagram stories while we were away! Doing a few stories here and there was a fun way to document the trip.

I'll be back next week talking all about Yellowstone national park and Wyoming! Plus I have so many other posts to share so stay tuned :)


  1. these pics are surreal, I cannot wait to visit. happy you had such a great time :)


  2. You took some great photos! Bryce Canyon just looks incredible and it's hard to imagine how much more amazing it is in person. (I've actually been as a child but don't remember being that impressed with it! LOL. I just don't think I had any perspective at the time). I am amazed that you went all the way from Bryce to Bear Lake! What a road trip! And I totally agree with you - I think Utah is probably the most beautiful of the 50 states. Personal preference, but I give it an extra point over Hawaii because of the huge variety of incredible scenery. :) Glad you had such a great time!

    1. Thank you Gina! I love taking nature photos so much that it's inspired me to take a photography class through skillshare ;) I think kids don't have the capacity yet to really appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature so I totally get what you're saying ;) I'm so happy I get to see these things as an adult!


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