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June 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
In Moab, Utah , it's all about the desert. The small town on the edge of Arches National Park is the stepping-off point for remote canyons, amazing red-rock formations and a desert vibe best summed up in Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire. " An outfit called the Moab Adventure Center that specializes in desert doings offers a four-day Southwest Sampler designed as an introduction to the area. Participants spend two nights at the Gonzo Inn and spend one day touring the town and another hiking in the park to see some of the more than 2,000 sandstone arches.
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April 19, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Each spring, the small town of Moab, Utah, gets overrun with Jeeps. They come in every size, shape, and color, and they come by the thousands. The draw is the annual Easter Jeep Safari, a gathering of Jeep fanatics that is now in its 48th year. The event was created by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, but these days it's run by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a local club that promotes trail maintenance and responsible off-roading. PHOTOS: Highlights from the Easter Jeep Safari The draw is nine days of off-roading on public trails outside Moab that are considered some of the most picturesque -- and challenging -- in the country.
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NEWS
February 26, 1995 | Kevin Thomas
John Dahl's terrific 1993 film noir brings to mind the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple," Carl Colpaert's "Delusion" and his own "Kill Me Again" with its clever plotting and wide-open setting. Nice-guy Nicolas Cage (pictured) is just passing through the tiny Wyoming town of Red Rock when he's mistaken by a saloon proprietor (J.T. Walsh) for the Dallas hit man he's hired to rub out his wife (Lara Flynn Boyle).
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October 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Arizona's red-rock country goes on sale for the holidays with a family-minded package from Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. It includes a holiday meal and daily breakfast for four - and you can bring the dog too. The deal: Away for the Holidays waives the daily $18 resort fee and the $50 pet fee for guests who come to spend the holidays. The package also includes a Thanksgiving or Christmas buffet for two adults and two children. The hotel says the package price represents a 25% savings on room and the included extras.
TRAVEL
December 8, 1991 | JUDITH MORGAN
Half-price Hathaway shirts are, perhaps, not reason enough to pack up and head for Sedona in the red-rock heart of Arizona. But a bargain is a bargain, and as long as you're there anyway. . . . Which I was recently for four crisp days. The Hathaway factory outlet on Highway 89-A also sells marked-down labels of Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren--from pleated tuxedo shirts to rugged denims and flannels. Each week has specials: silk ties for $6.
TRAVEL
April 16, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
OK, so it didn't cost $2.7 billion -- the price of the opulent Wynn Las Vegas that opened a year ago on the Strip. But at $925 million, the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa will weigh in as the costliest off-Strip destination yet, its operators say. And it comes fully loaded.
TRAVEL
May 9, 2010 | By Dan Blackburn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Every so often I experience a genuine "oh my gosh" moment. In Africa, I rounded a bend and came face to face with a large male lion. In Wyoming, driving south from Yellowstone, I rounded a curve and saw the Tetons rising majestically from the valley floor. And, most recently, in Nevada, as I crested a hill on the drab road through the Muddy Mountains, I saw the Valley of Fire. Sculpted, chiseled and twisted red rock formations more dramatic than most others I have seen dominated the park's 35,000 acres.
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April 24, 1994 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Travel Writer
Before the phrase "sprockethead" entered the local vocabulary, before Bill Groff started selling 10,000 cyclist's water bottles a year, and long before anyone dreamed that this town would become the mountain biking capital of North America, Moab was already an improbable place.
NEWS
June 7, 2005 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
Seventeen miles west of the Strip and two miles from where construction workers are hammering together yet another housing development lies the most spectacular sight in all Las Vegas: a 7,000-foot band of sandstone, riven into a series of canyons and crags, all painted with huge horizontal strips of crimson.
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August 27, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona receives about 5 million visitors a year, but few venture beyond the north and south rims. Austin-Lehman Adventures offers a five-day hiking and camping trip that explores lightly trafficked red rock side canyons and spectacular waterfalls. The trip, which starts and ends in Scottsdale, will have hikers spending time on foot in the red-rock country of Sedona. The tour then moves on to Hualapai Hilltop, the stepping-off point for a descent into the Native American village of Supai.
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July 15, 2013 | By Jay Jones
With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon. That's one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 square miles and fouled the air in and around Las Vegas . “Work is being completed. People [firefighters] are going home,” said Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer.
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July 12, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Rains late Thursday provided some relief to firefighters battling the wildfire that has raged about 30 miles from Las Vegas, bringing the blaze to 43% containment and promising clearer skies and better air for weekend visitors. “We see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Larry Helmerick, a fire information officer. “It's not a freight train coming at us.” Smoke from the fire had fouled the air in and around Las Vegas and the Strip, prompting an air quality advisory that had once reached the unhealthful stage . Air quality improved, however, and is now predicted to be moderate until at least Monday, according to the forecast from Clark County Department of Air Quality . Mostly sunny skies, with temperatures in the low 100s, are predicted for the weekend, according to Weather.com . On Thursday, the Carpenter 1 wildfire in the Spring Mountains northwest of Las Vegas was only 15% contained.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The Las Vegas-area wildfire that has affected air quality in Clark County prompted the closure Thursday of hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area. The Carpenter 1 fire spread Thursday into a remote part of Red Rock Canyon . The area's scenic loop was closed to motorists for part of Thursday morning, but the loop has since reopened. The visitor center is operating as usual. The fire's spread had slowed somewhat by Thursday ; about 28,000 acres in the region commonly called Mt. Charleston have been scorched, an increase of about 3,000 acres from Wednesday.
TRAVEL
June 22, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
We just returned from a trip to Sedona, Ariz., where we contacted longtime resident and musician Peter Sterling for a red rock tour. At one spot, we lay down on the flat red rocks. Then he played a rose quartz crystal bowl over us during a guided meditation. At another site, we sat out on the ledge of the rock. There, he held his "wind" harp over us and the wind danced over the strings. We could feel its vibration. That was a beautiful highlight of my trip. The next day we both got massages from his partner, Crystal Bliss, that were absolutely heavenly.
NEWS
June 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
In Moab, Utah , it's all about the desert. The small town on the edge of Arches National Park is the stepping-off point for remote canyons, amazing red-rock formations and a desert vibe best summed up in Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire. " An outfit called the Moab Adventure Center that specializes in desert doings offers a four-day Southwest Sampler designed as an introduction to the area. Participants spend two nights at the Gonzo Inn and spend one day touring the town and another hiking in the park to see some of the more than 2,000 sandstone arches.
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona receives about 5 million visitors a year, but few venture beyond the north and south rims. Austin-Lehman Adventures offers a five-day hiking and camping trip that explores lightly trafficked red rock side canyons and spectacular waterfalls. The trip, which starts and ends in Scottsdale, will have hikers spending time on foot in the red-rock country of Sedona. The tour then moves on to Hualapai Hilltop, the stepping-off point for a descent into the Native American village of Supai.
TRAVEL
November 14, 2010 | By Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Lush greens set amid black lava rocks and red sandstone cliffs make St. George one of the more scenic desert golf destinations in the country. But there's another equally alluring draw: the value. The economic downturn and an abundance of high-quality courses within a 20-minute radius of this southern Utah community have helped make it an increasingly popular and affordable golfing getaway. "There is a lot of competition for golfers," said Farrell Petersen, president of the Utah Senior Golf Assn.
TRAVEL
October 17, 2010
Northwestern U.S. and Canada The Northwestern U.S. and Canada are veined with 10 unique roadways and four connecting trails along what has become known as the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies. If you're intent on doing one of these drives, you can start at such gateway cities as Spokane, Wash., Salt Lake City; Boise, Idaho; Billings, Mont; Denver; or Calgary, Canada; and rent a car, SUV, RV or motorcycle to explore the nearest drive. Among them: The 400-mile Montana Scenic Loop reveals the majesty of Glacier National Park.
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