If you love hiking and mountaineering, you won't regret going to Utah. Living in LA, we have been spending most of weekends by the beach. The cliffs at Malibu are magnificently beautiful but not as epic as the mountains in Utah. Inspired by some amazing Instagrammers and Photographers in Utah, Robert and I decided to drive to Utah and explore these mountains. As a fashion blogger, I brought my favorite summer dresses and trendy flats to glam up my road trip :)
After about eight hours of drive, we arrived at this little town close to Zion Park. On our way to the Park, we stopped at a beautiful farm called Fort Zion. We had fun at its sunflower field, alpacas petting farm and vintage boutiques. There was amazing mountain view behind the sunflower field. Robert snapped a few shots with 50mm at this cute field. I was wearing my favorite ruffle-sleeve olive dress with lace details and open back - super comfortable to wear yet effortless to style on the road.
Alpacas!!! We fed alpacas at this petting farm - they looked freaky cute but pretty aggressive for carrots ><
We arrived at Zion National Park!!! This place got the amazingly vast canyon overlook. We were caught by the dramatic view of this canyon - the colorful rock formation was so unique that I didn't see it anywhere else.
I changed to my bohemian white dress. I hoped to have this high contrast with white dress and red rocks in my photo. Haha, this photo was so beautiful that it is now on my desktop.
I tried to wear something tribal and boho to blend myself in this beautiful canyon landscape.
To hike the well-known Angeles Landing, I changed to my outdoor outfit. A simple cotton top with tribal print and a hat to block too much sun exposure. My skin is super sensitive to sun and dryness. I applied sun blocking cream every 90min just to prevent my skin burning by the sun. For hikers, staying hydrated and staying in the shade were most important. After three hours of hiking, we landed the summit of Angeles Landing. So bad that we didn't bring all the cameras and tripods to the peak. But the magnificent view is totally worthy.
The next day, we drove to Salt Lake City. The Antelope Island State Park got the most view of the Salt Lake. The lake was so tranquil and vast - the shadow of the mountains in the lake made this park a dreamy paradise. My dress on that day was totally breathable and comfortable to wear. I bought it from Revolve.com and it was my go-to dress for casual events. However, this orange dress did a greater job for my travel photos. At this park, we saw Bison for the very first time! There were thousands of bisons by the Lake and the amazing view was sooooo surreal. Absolutely a great destination for landscape photography.
After the SLC trip, we went west to Antelope Canyon Park - the Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. This was a 30-min trail. The grand bend was a breath-taking geographic formation - a huge bend of the Colorado River. It was a pleasant trip to view these gorgeous places in the West.
We fell in love with Arizona - after checking out Phoenix real estate, my husband and I started to plan for a vacation home in Arizona so that we could explore the nature here more often.
The last stop was at Beaver, a small little town on the way back to LA. We were able to capture some sunset glow with mountain view at about seven in the evening. I was wearing a velvet open back dark blue dress from Tobi.com. What an amazing road trip to the Utah Mountains!
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