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The Utah Symphony’s Mighty 5® Tour

July 20th, 2014 by BBIU

Utah's "Mighty 5" National Parks

Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks

The Utah Symphony based in Salt Lake City takes “the show on the road” with a tour of Utah’s red rock country, home to the state’s five National Parks – Utah’s “Mighty 5®”.  Iconic scenery is the backdrop for this epic event.  Four free classical music concerts are scheduled for August 11 – 17, 2014, with the full symphony orchestra participating.  Various outdoor venues will be the setting for Music Director Thierry Fischer conducting and guest vocalist Celena Shafer.   For additional information, complete schedule and tickets – The Utah Symphony’s Mighty 5 Tour.

When attending any of the concerts, make it a “getaway” with a stay at a member inn of The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah (BBIU). Member inns can be found near each location.

Tuesday, August 12, at 8 PM, Teasdale Community Park will host.  The Muley Twist Inn is IN Teasdale, so it is a just a short jaunt to the park. Nearby is Capitol Reef NP, just a few miles from Teasdale.
Thursday, August 14, 8 PM, the event will be held at The Red Cliffs Lodge.  Near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, the closest member inn is in Castle Valley.  The Castle Valley Inn is off of Scenic Hwy. 128, the same road on which Red Cliffs Lodge is located.  In nearby Moab, find the Sunflower Hill  and Cali Cochitta Inns.
Friday, August 15, at 8 PM, Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim hosts.  Just a few miles from Bryce Canyon NP, the town of Tropic is where guests can find the Buffalo Sage B & B.
Saturday, August, at 8 PM, the final presentation takes place at the O C Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale.  With Zion NP as the backdrop, the towns of Springdale and Rockville are perfect locations to be close to the event.  In Rockville, find the Desert Thistle and Bunkhouse at Zion inns.  In Springdale, find the Red Rock Inn, Harvest House B & B, Zion Canyon Lodge, Novel House B & B, Canyon Vista Lodge, Under the Eaves at Zion.  Also in nearby St. George are the Seven Wives Inn and Green Gate Village Historic Inn.

Be sure to ask the innkeeper for additional “thing to do and see”.  They are often very willing to share their own favorite treks and hidden places.

Utah’s National Parks – The Mighty 5 Fee-Free Days

April 21st, 2013 by BBIU

The Utah Office of Tourism recently rolled out it’s Summer Campaign focusing on “The Mighty 5” – the FIVE National Parks that are located within Utah’s borders. They are Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, in the southeastern part of Utah near Moab. Capitol Reef National Park, in the south central region near Torrey. And Zion and Bryce Canyons National Parks, in the southwestern area of the state. Nearby cities include, St. George, Springdale and Rockville, and Cedar City.Bryce Sunset

This week, April 22-26, 2013 is National Park Week, and one of several FREE entry days provided throughout the year.
The next fee-free day is the National Park Service (NPS) Birthday, August 25, 2013; then National Public Lands Day, September 28, 2013; and finally Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11, 2013.

For those who are not able to visit on fee-free days, consider the $80 Annual Pass. Especially if you are planning to visit to several parks or monuments in one trip, this is a great deal. The pass allows access to all national parks and monuments, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national historic sites, and many other Federal lands – more than 2000 in number.
Seniors, those who are U S Citizens and are age 62 and over, can purchase the Senior “lifetime” pass for $10. This pass provides access to all of the areas mentioned above and may provide a discount on some fees charged for some amenities and services, such as swimming, boating, and so forth.
There is also a free Annul Pass available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.

The iconography of timeA recent National Park Service report notes that in 2011, Utah’s five National Parks totaled nearly 9.3 million in visitors.
Many of these visitors have discovered the Members Inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah. In addition to being located close to the Parks, the innkeepers are a great source of information about the Parks. They are also often willing to share their own favorite viewing spots, scenic drives or hikes, and little-known areas to visit. A “locals view” is often the best!

March Madness Moab Style

February 16th, 2013 by BBIU

Moab Slickrock TrailMarch is the time of year when Moab, UT begins to reawaken from winter’s cold and cloudy weather.  The month is full of events to satisfy most any outdoorman’s desire.  The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Utah  has several inspected and approved Member Inns in the Moab area.  They book quickly for these events, so make your lodging plans early.  Try the Sunflower Hill and Cali Cochitta inns in Moab, and The Castle Valley Inn in nearby Castle Valley.

From the DiscoverMoab‘s 2013  event calendar:

Mar 1-3

Poison Spider Bicycles Spring Thaw – A fun, long weekend with demo bikes, women’s ride, shuttles, frame giveaway and guided group rides on the Bar-M and the Mag 7 Trails. Food and parties included for $40. Preregister for free t-shirt! For more info visit or call 435-259-7882.

Mar.  9-12

Moab Skinny Tire Festival – Four days of spectacular road cycling to Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park and along the Colorado River Corridor. This thirteenth annual event inspires those living with cancer and benefits various research and survivorship programs. For more info visit or call 435-260-8889.

Mar 15-16

Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run
Join us for the 38th annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit or call 435-259-4525.

Mar  23-24

Moab 100 & 50K – The races are held on the beautiful and rugged Monitor and Merrimac trail, 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37 mile laps with approx. 11,000′ of climbing for the entire 100 miles, and 3,500′ for the 50K. Hot food is available during the cool night, as well as other necessities at Base Camp. Placers and finisher’s awards will be given! For more info visit or call 303-249-1112.

24 Hours of Utah Endurance Races – This year’s races (6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 12-Hour, Team Relays, and Solo Challenge) will be run on the beautiful Monitor and Merrimac trail 16 miles North of Moab. Racers will run 5.37-mile laps with approximately 606′ of climbing per loop. Hot food will be available during the cool night and there will be an unmanned water station approximately halfway through the loop to help runners enjoy the rugged trails and view the beautiful canyons below. Camping is available at the Base Camp area and there will be placer medals given! For more info visit or call 303-249-1112.

Mar 23-31

2013 Moab Easter JeFins and Thingsep Safari

Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab throughout this week long event. The Red Rock 4-Wheelers of Moab officially runs approximately 9 different trails every day, with “Big Saturday” culminating in the largest ever single trail ride departure happening – around 30 groups line up in down town Moab to head off in every direction for 30 different trails! For more info visit Note: This massive week-long event is one of the largest events of the year for Moab. Please make your lodging reservations as early as possible!

Also, for those of you who are NOT “outdoors-folk”, make it long weekend by visiting:

Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show March 9 & 10- Hundreds of quilts and quilted items will be on display. Classes, quilt appraisals, merchants mall, door prizes and tickets for winning our opportunity quilt. The Grand Center (182 N 500 W) – Sat, 9-5; Sun, 10-4 – Free admission! For more info visit or call 435-259-6447.

And March 11,Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – The year’s best films on Mountain Sports, Culture, and Adventure. For more info visit or call 435-259-4859.

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