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This Hidden South Dakota Swimming Hole is an Explorer’s Dream

This Hidden South Dakota Swimming Hole is an Explorer’s Dream

‘Cool swimming holes in BLANK,’ is a standard search in my Google machine so my trip to South Dakota was no exception. Tucked along the ridge line of the Black Hills is a sweet, secluded swimming hole that only the most adventurous will enjoy. Those who reach ‘Hippie Hole’ will be rewarded with a liquid oasis to escape the summer heat - but not without dedication and drive - literally.

Skip the Strip: This Unbelievable State Park is Under an Hour From Vegas

Skip the Strip: This Unbelievable State Park is Under an Hour From Vegas

A stone’s throw from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park will have you exchanging your gambling tokens for hiking boots. This park is packed with massive red rocks jetting hundreds of feet in the air from seemingly nowhere ranking as my most underrated state park in America. Who hit the Nevada jackpot? You did.

This Epic Utah Hot Spring & Hike is An Hour from Salt Lake City

This Epic Utah Hot Spring & Hike is An Hour from Salt Lake City

Uinta National Forest near Spanish Fork is home of Utah’s epic Fifth Water Hot Springs. The hike from trailhead round trip is around 4.5 miles - with the springs as the half way turn around point. You'll know you're near when you start to smell the sulfur seeping up from the spring that winds along the side of the trail.