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Falling for the Rugged #Utah and #Colorado

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Whether you plan to wander around Bryce Canyon National Park and admire rock architectures or walk your way up to Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park, indeed Utah is a heaven for the adventurous in you. The neighboring state is not far behind. Be it Maroon Bells, Rocky Mountain National Park, or Garden of the Gods, Colorado has a lot in store for you.

Start your journey by looking at these affordable hotels.   

Photo by Kasey Keller via

Photo by Kasey Keller via

Saint George: The Beauty in Northernmost Utah

Nesting in the northernmost region of the Mojave Desert, Saint George is the home of Snow Canyon State Park, Sand Hollow State Park, and Virgin River. Relax at Inn on the Cliff and enjoy the scenic view from its outdoor pool. This hotel is close to St. Georgeo Tabernacle and St. George Utah Temple.  Or a stay at Red Mountain Resort sounds so tempting. Its 82 freshly redesigned rooms exude natural tones and texture.

Salt Lake City: Where Utah’s Heart Belongs

An evening stroll around Temple Square is an appealing cap for your day. A trek in Big Cottonwood Canyon is a great way to spend a sunny morning. There are just two of the many things that you can do in Salt Lake City. To make your stay extra special, stay at Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City, which  has spacious and elegant 162 rooms for you to choose from. For an accommodation near the airport, a stay at the colorful SpringHill Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Airport is not a bad idea either.

Park City: Where the Mountains Sing

Home to two prestigious ski resorts in the world, Park City is a lovely winter destination for many. But this city is more than a ski destination. Wild flowers dance on its mountain slopes come spring—a delightful sight for a leisurely walk on the woods. Hiking and biking are must-dos come summer. For a one-of-a-kind staycation, a night at the luxurious Goldener Hirsch Inn Park City might be the best moment in your life. Or an upscale condo atFox Point at Redstone by All Seasons Resort Lodging is not a bad option either.

Breckenridge: Take a Peek of Its Peaks

A laidback ski town in Colorado, Breckenridge is a place for the adventurous and the solitude-seeker. Go, trek up to Peak 9 or just relax at Peak 8 Fun Park. Whatever you want, there is always an adventure for you in this city. Surrounding Water House on Main Street by Wyndham Vacation Rentals are slopes fit for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. Or for a great of the downtown area, stay at Nice View Of Mountain Royal.

Aspen: from Budget to Posh Accommodations

Maroon Bells tease the horizon. A solemn walk through Independence Pass. A nice trek through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Whatever you choose, Aspen is a city blessed with natural beauties. After a day of exploration, take a dip at Holiday Inn Express Snowmass Village’s outdoor pool and have a comfortable sleep in your room afterwards. Or choose your own private and elegant space from The Timberline Condominiums’ 89 guestrooms.


These two states that embracing the mountains may look rugged in some angles, they are capable of melting your heart.

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona, originally from Cebu, Philippines, had live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and now currently based in Munich, Germany. This blog used to house thoughts on life and books, but eventually it morphed into a travel blog. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at For essays, creative nonfiction, and others, find me elsewhere.

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