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5th Water Hot Springs, UT

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Diamond ForkWhile I was in Utah for Easter Jeep Safari, I figured I might as well cross a few other items off my “Utah-Must Do” list. One of these destinations is a beautiful 15 pool hot spring that I’ve been gawking about on my Pintrest page for over a year now. Okay, so 5th Water Hot Springs is just about an hour from 191, but it’s way too amazing not to blog about. To get there, I traveled south on I-15 from Salt Lake City and then got off on Hwy 6 in Spanish Fork. There was a sign for Diamond Fork that led 10 miles back on a windy road to where we parked to begin the 2.5 mile hike up the hot springs. Let me say, it was worth all of the 2.5 mile hike; I would do it again even if it was 10 miles! During the entire trek up, the gorgeous flowing river is on your right subtly changing colors from a deep blue, to an almost tropical green, and then to a glacier like icy blue. The water at that point is anything but icy though. By the time is reaches that light blue shade, you can smell the sulfur and see the steam rising from the stream. As if this view wasn’t spectacular enough, to “top” it all off, a breathtaking waterfall! The waterfall towers 20-ish feet high and is an invigorating place to cool off when you get too hot in the spring pools. All of the soak stations vary in temperature, ironically the hottest being right under the chilly waterfall . So if being blasted with cold water isn’t what you had in mind to cool off, simply move downstream. This sight seriously is one of the most beautiful and most relaxing I’ve experienced in Utah. Definitely something to add to your “must-do” list if it;s not on there already .5th Water Hot Spring

On a last note, of course nothing this beautiful is a secret, so do not be discouraged when the parking lot is full. There is a constant cycle of people in and out of the pools. You will get a turn and even if you have to wait a few minutes, it is beyond worth the wait.

Easter Jeep Safari Shirts

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Did you miss your chance to get an Easter Jeep Safari shirt at the vendor expo in Moab? You are in luck! We still have a few left. There is a few of each color left in both Mens and Womens. Also, we’ll be running the EJS special online; 1 for $20 or 2 for $30. Send me an email if you are interested.

EJS Logo Back Tag

EJS Logo Back Tag


Some History of Moab; Sunset Grill

Written by Jennifer on . Posted in blog, Historical, Travel

The Charlie Steen Story

The Sunset Grill is in the former home of Uranium King Charlie Steen.  In the early 1950s Moab was a small farming community.  Arches and Canyonlands were places only a lucky few experienced.  In 1952 Charles A. Steen, geologist and prospector, put Moab on the world map.

The Atomic Energy Commission was offering a $10,000 reward for finding domestic uranium. Charlie had the knowledge and skills it would take to locate the uranium. While other miners were content gathering small amounts of surface deposits around Moab, Charlie wanted more. After three long years of searching with his family nearly destitute, and his resources expended, he made his final attempt to extract ore samples 240 feet beneath the earth’s surface.

Having broken his drill bit at 180 feet, he went into town.  He stopped for gas, not realizing what lay in the back of his jeep, ore samples he found at 70 feet.  The attendant approached the jeep with a Geiger counter.  They were both surprised by the activity it created.  It was July 3rd, 1952 and Charlie had finally hit his “paydirt.”

Life of course changed dramatically for the Steens.  They went from using a washboard in the river to having their laundry flown by Charlie’s private pilot to Grand Junction, Colorado.  Every year there was a new red Lincoln Continental, and because of poor television reception in Moab, Charlie put a television in his plane, and would fly his family over Moab to watch their favorite shows.

Charlie was a generous person.  He donated property to local schools and churches.  He built “Steenville,” a housing development for his employees, and offered low interest mortgage loans.  Charlie also bought a mountain and built his dream home.  Complete with green house, servants quarters, and the largest swimming pool in the state.  Roses lined the street below and flowers grew everywhere.  Longtime locals can tell of his $50,000 poker game, rubbing noses with celebrities like Henry Fonda, or even an “I Love Lucy” episode, where Lucy tries to get Ricky to join her in the hunt for uranium.

After 9 successful years, Charlie moved his family from Moab to a 22,000-sq. ft. house in Reno, Nevada.  After years of living in a true millionaires fashion, Charlie and his wife M.L., moved from Reno to Colorado.  They have passed on now, but will always be remembered as Moab’s most famous millionaire.

Charlie’s former home is now the Sunset Grill.  Come up and see the the “Million Dollar View” he created.   On display at the restaurant are 3-foot replicas of Charlie’s discovery boots, cast in bronze.

The Clayton family invites you to join us for an enjoyable evening at Charlie’s.  So come up and experience “Dining above the Rest.”


Sunset Grill Moab, UT

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One can’t help when driving south on 191 to notice a beautiful historic home way up high on the red rock cliff. This breath-taking vista that once was a home, is now a fine dining restaurant rich with history and a million dollar view of Moab, and better yet, the sunset on the red rocks. This amazing vantage point is how the restaurant got its name; The Sunset Grill.

The view is definitely not the only reason to go to the Sunset Grill; the food is absolutely exquisite. After a long week of playing at Jeep Safari Week, I treated my friend and I to some tasty cuisine. We shared the artichoke baguettes for an appetizer,which was followed by the most delectable steak for dinner. To top it all off, tiramisu, made the correct way for dessert. This not only was the best meal I’ve had in Moab, but the best meal I have had yet this year. I give the Sunset Grill 5 plus starts for food, service, and atmosphere.

Just a taste of the outside dining, there is much much more

Just a taste of the outside dining, there is much much more

Worried that such an amazing place may not have room for you? It should come at no surprise that such a hot spot would have plenty of seating.  I am looking forward to sitting on one of the outside decks on my next visit to Moab in the warmer months.

"Million-dollar view"

“Million-dollar view”

What you need to know

Address:900 North Main, Moab Utah 84532

Hours of operation:


SATURDAY-SUNDAY: saturday 5pm-10pm closed sunday

Phone Number: 435-259-7146

Moab Jeep Safari Week Review

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I got home at about 1 am last night after what was yet another great Jeep Safari Week. Although the weather was not as warm as it was in years past, it did not scare the crowd away nor stop anyone from enjoying the adventurous trails set up by Red Rock 4 Wheeler’s for the event. One of my personal favorites of these trails, is a spectator point called “Potato Salad”. This hill climb gets it’s name from the choppy rock that, from a distance, looks like a potato salad. Below is a video of a jeep who has almost mastered this climb.


The last two days of the event is the vendor expo; where myself and many other businesses were there to offer either the perfect accessory or necessity to your 4 wheel drive, information on where to play or stay with your jeep, and of course, the perfect souvenir to remember your trip by.  I must say I enjoy the expo as much as the trail riding because it is a place to connect with like-minded people that are all there for the same reason; the love for adventure. US191 offers so much to those seeking any thrill, and Moab is a cultivation hub of those living their dream of adventure.


Parking Behind the Expo

Parking Behind the Expo

The Perfect Sales Dog

The Perfect Sales Dog

Flaming Gorge Days June 23rd-25th, 2016

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Flaming Gorge Days June 23rd-25th, 2016

Time to start planning ahead. One of the best parts of the summer is Flaming Gorge Days! As part of “Southwest Wyoming’s Weekend of Fun,” Flaming Gorge Days
provides two nights of concerts during the three day event and are the main
attraction of CrowdFlaming Gorge Days.  Traditionally Friday night, billed as ourCountry Night, is where some of the biggest acts in country music have graced the stage.  Saturday is known as Rock Night, which has showcased artists such as Brett Michaels, Ted Nugent, Jackyl, Night Ranger, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and many more.  This year we’re presenting Love and Theft and Blackjack Billy on Friday night. For Saturday expect to see Black Stone Cherry and Thousand Foot Krutch.

St. Patrick’s Day in Bozeman

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St. Patrick’s Day in Bozeman Buttes-St.-Patricks-Day-Parade

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday in which green shoes, hair, beer and underwear are all encouraged! Don’t get caught without wearing green on March 17th or you might just get pinched! If you’re feeling really festive, here is a list of fun stuff to do in and around Bozeman this St. Patrick’s Day . These suggestions allow you to spend your day out in the sun and end your night with some green beer and rockin good tunes

Skier Jam at Bridger Bowl
The Jam Competition begins at noon. There is a $10 entry fee and registration is from 8:30-10AM. Each participant will be judged on two runs through the slopestyle course

Or i skiing isn’t your thing…..

Butte St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thousands from all over Montana venture to the streets of Butte for the iconic St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The blood of the Irish runs deep in Butte making it one giant festive party.

The parade begins at 11AM after Mass at St. Patrick’s Church which begins at 8AM. The parade leaves from Mercury Street in uptown Butte and continues East on Mercury Street to Wyoming Street, then it turns North onto Granite Street and then West onto Montana Street and then South onto Mercury where it continues until it ends on Dakota Street.

Last year was one of the biggest the parade had ever seen with over 100 entries in the parade lineup. Don’t forget to wear your best green!

Cure for the Common at The Zebra Cocktail Lounge at 9PM

Cure for the Common is a 5-piece funk-rock arsenal originating from Bozeman, Montana. Combining their affinity for deep dance grooves with a love for searing progressive rock peaks, the boys have found a home on the national circuit with an all-original Electro Thunder Funksound that has been shaking a nation one stage at a time.

The grassroots movement has landed the band at festivals including WakarusaContour Music Festival, and Purple Hatter’s Ball, as well as on line-ups alongside heavyweights like Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Twiddle, Dopapod, Papadosio, and more.

With events like this, St. Patrick’s Day is sure to be more than just a day in green!


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Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:00am throughSunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:00pm

11th Annual Headwaters Spring Runoff competition is March 11-13, 2016.

The Headwaters Spring Runoff has become an annual tradition for local tough guys and gals, drawing competitors from around the region to test themselves on the steep chutes, gullies and cliffs on the north side of Lone Mountain.

Spectators can watch the event from Stillwater Bowl, with great line-of-sight views into the cirque. “The Headwaters terrain is such a unique freeskiing venue,” said Dave Benes, Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol Assistant Director. “The steeps alone catch your eye, with angles upwards of 55 degrees. The variety of tight, technical lines and wide open amphitheater allow for multiple line combinations and tons of creativity.”

48th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square

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48th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square

Easter EggThe Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo will present the 48th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10:00am sharp for kids ages 1-8 years old.

Families are invited to stroll down to Town Square to meet Peter Rabbit and his friends, enjoy the community, and have the chance to win great prizes. Be sure to arrive early!

26th Annual Snowmobile EXPO and Powersports Show March 10-13, 2016

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The West Yellowstone EXPO is recognized worldwide as the “Largest Snowmobile Event in the West.” Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha will unveil their new 2017 snowmobile lines to the public and for the first time in the Rocky Mountain West! Clothing, aftermarket parts, and powersports exhibits will also be on display at the Exhibition Hall located at the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn Conference Center. 

This event also includes snowmobile racing for children and adults, a vintage sled show, live bands, a casino night and so much more!Snowmobile Expo. West Yellowstone