Sunday, 15 October 2017

Why Ammon Cunningham Wants You to See Dinosaur National Monument

Ammon Cunningham
As a prolific writer and blogger, as well as someone who is an avid traveler who really wants to share his experiences, Ammon Cunningham also has a very specific travel-related passion. He wants everyone to know that his home state of Utah is more than just his favorite place to live. He believes the state has a great many magnificent sights to see and it contains many of the best travel destinations in the world. Ammon also wants people to visit some of his favorites, including Dinosaur National Monument.

The first thing Ammon Cunningham wants readers to understand that Dinosaur National Monument is not a Hollywood film, and no traveler will see real dinosaurs running around. You won’t even see the facsimiles you see in some museums. However, if you want to know how the dinosaurs lived once upon a time, and you’d like to see things from their perspective, there is no better place to do that. Dinosaur National Monument features magnificent vistas, including beautiful rock formations and mountain and river views that can’t be beat. You will also find fossils that will take you back to a time, long before humans even existed. Many are embedded in the cliff wall of Carnegie Quarry.

That is why they built Quarry Hall directly over a fossil-rich section of the rock. This allows travelers to see them comfortably and at close range without disturbing them. of course, even if you don’t like fossils, there is plenty to do, as the park also features a number of the most incredible vistas anywhere in the world, including some of the most breathtaking rock formations and beautiful mountain and river views in the American West. If you’re more adventurous, Dinosaur National Monument also features activities like river rafting and camping. Put simply, there are many reasons to go and have fun doing anything you want.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Ammon Cunningham Writes About Arches National Park

Ammon Cunningham
As a prolific traveler and a blogger who likes to write about all of his travel experiences, Ammon Cunningham almost feels that it is his duty to let his readers know about his home state of Utah. Not only is Utah a great place to live, but the state features many of the most beautiful and incredible travel destinations in the world. From Ammon Cunningham’s point of view, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world is Arches National Park.

Arches National Park is one of the most popular parks in Utah. In part this is because the park got its name from the breathtaking views caused by the more than 2000 natural stone arches that mark the landscape. Ammon Cunningham points out that the most popular of the arches is Delicate Arch, which is among the most photographed stone features in the world. The visually stunning Delicate Arch looks much like a horseshoe sticking out of the ground and framing the beautiful Utah mountain range behind it.

One reason Ammon Cunningham loves Arches National Park to such a degree is because of its elevation. Located just outside the city of Moab, the park is considerably higher in elevation. That not only makes a drive to the park very special because of the impressive views of the city, but it also makes it a great destination on those hot Utah summer days. He also appreciates the impressively large network of hiking and biking trails that fill the park and offer majestic views of the most impressive arches and the most interesting rock formations anywhere in the world. Ammon Cunningham wants you to know that there are many site to look for in Arches National Park, including Devil's Garden, Double Arch, Fiery Furnace, Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, the Windows, Sandstone Arch and Broken Arch. Ammon believes you'll be amazed at the incredible beauty of Arches National Park.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Why Ammon Cunningham Recommends Capitol Reef National Park

The prolific blogger and avid traveler Ammon Cunningham lives in Utah because it has always been home for him, but he’s not content to simply live there. He wants everyone else to know that his home state features some of the most magnificent scenery anywhere in the world and that means the state has many of the greatest travel destinations anywhere. One great example he loves to tell others about through his blog and through general travel advice is the magnificent Capitol Reef National Park.

Capitol Reef is about 100 miles from Canyonlands National Park, so it is possible for travelers to make it a two-fer of sorts. The main feature of Capitol Reef National Park is the wall of banded sandstone that rises like a reef from the Fremont River. That is part of what is perhaps the most impressive section of what has been named the Waterpocket Fold and it is a great example of Capitol Reef National Park’s scenery, which is almost all spectacular. The park’s scenery features canyons, of course, but also, cliff walls, arches, rock spires and gorges, all of which will make photographers jump for joy. Hikers will also find the Park irresistible. There are also many strange rock formations and chimneys that have been carved out of the rock by erosion, as well as rock paintings from the Indian Fremont culture. And it’s all easily accessible through relatively easy hikes through the park.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Ammon Cunningham on Utah’s Canyonlands National Park

As a very active travel blogger, Ammon Cunningham has many favorite travel destinations to recommend. However, he would really like everyone to know that his home, Utah, contains some of the most amazing travel destination in the world. Everyone who loves to travel and see beautiful places, for example, should head to the southeast corner of Utah and check out Canyonlands National Park, which is often referred to as the Utah Grand Canyon because many of the views are just as spectacular.

Whether it is the incredible vistas overlooking the carved canyons below, or the breathtaking the views of snowcapped mountains off in the distance, there is certainly a reason why the Park sees more than 600,000 visitors in a given year. Another reason Ammon Cunningham believes Canyonlands National Park is such a popular recreational destination in Utah because the Green River and Colorado River both run through the middle of it, and that draws recreational tourists who are looking for something exciting to do, whether it is kayaking, swimming or hiking some of the most challenging trails anywhere.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Leonardo

Ammon Cunningham writes about travel destinations in Utah and behind, using his avid travels as blogging details for others to plan their own adventures. From the grand landscapes of Utah’s expanse to Salt Lake City’s many offerings, Cunningham always has tidbits to share -- and that includes parks, railroads, museums and more. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City, only open since 2011, is The Leonardo. This first-of-a-kind museum allows visitors to explore science, technology, art and creativity in news ways, including how these facets connect and intertwine in new and exciting ways.

Sitting on East 500 South, this museum named for Leonardo da Vinci honors and embodies the spirit of this Renaissance Man. An artist, an engineer, a scientist, an architect, a musician, a humanitarian, and even more, the museum captures the same pieces that da Vinci explored in his own life as well as the notion of curiosity. The Leonardo’s mission centers on this goal -- to fuse science, technology and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in all guests, young and old.

Run by a Board of Directors in addition to a small staff, dedicated local volunteers help The Leonardo take shape. Exhibits such as Pixel Playground, Leonardo’s Workshop and Think Math allow for hands-on activity while No Fixed Address or Perception: An Illusion of Reality introduce new ideas to visitors. The Leonardo always has something exciting occurring to open the mind, inspire thoughts and help find new answers for one and all.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Ammon Cunningham finds a likable Dead Horse in Utah

Blogger and avid traveler Ammon Cunningham consistently searches for destinations to share with others that they can thoroughly enjoy -- places occasionally off the beaten path, including across his home state of Utah. One such location is Dead Horse Point State Park, a spot with an usual name, but with intense beauty and plenty of possibilities for the recreationally minded.

Covering 5,600 acres, Dead Horse State Park sits in the state’s eastern part, overlooking the Colorado River as well as Canyonlands National Park. Its dramatic elevation of 5,900 feet atop a cliff makes it a spectacular view of Utah’s expanse. Additionally, it also made this park an ideal location for the final scene of Thelma and Louise as the pair gaze over the Grand Canyon in the film.

Dead Horse State Park boasts ample camping with more than 20 sites for visitors in addition to miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic sites, a visitor center and more.

The park received its peculiar name because many horses died of exposure at the location as they were left behind to corral at the cliffside location by cowboys in the 19th century.