You may have heard of yoga in the park? Well how about Yoga in the State Park?
Granogi, a company revolutionizing outdoor adventure and the human connection, has partnered with the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to create the first Utah Yoga Series. This series will feature 9 out of the 43 State Parks this year. During this ongoing series, Granogi will be traveling to parks located throughout the state with local sponsors to create an experience in each park with hiking, yoga, meditation classes, and more! For those looking for an epic local outdoor adventure in some of the most beautiful places in Utah, join Granogi!
Here is a schedule and brief description of the nine state parks that Granogi will be visiting:
The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park opened in 1963 and immediately became one of the most popular spots to visit in Southern Utah because of the beautiful sand and history behind it. The sand is Navajo sandstone, which contains iron oxides and minerals that make the sand seem pink, red, and brown. These sand dunes were made from sand minerals and high winds overtime. Not only are the sand dunes for ATV riders, but the entire park is open to people who enjoy camping, hiking, or just plain playing in sand!
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
One of the most important things about this state park is the legend that came before its popularity. According to the legend, this massive horseshoe-shaped peninsula of rock was used for wild mustangs that roamed the canyon and countryside. Cowboys would corral the horses they wanted for recreational use and let the rest roam free around the mesa top.
Located in Moab, Utah, this state park opened up to the public in 1959 to explore the sandstone cliffs, lakes, streams and sand dunes created by the canyon overtime. Because of the desert heat, there is hardly any plants or animals in the area, but the beautiful scenery of the rock layers and Colorado River below the mesa top are enough to take away your breath.
Granogi will visit this state park on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Red Fleet State Park is known for its dinosaur tracks all around the park. Paleontologists said that the sandstone mountains and boulders resemble dinosaur formations. They also gathered that the location of Vernal, Utah was populated by dinosaurs millions and millions of years ago. Dinosaur tracks are scattered along a 1.5-mile uphill trail outlining the reservoir, so get ready to work up a sweat! Ever since the state park opened up to the public in 1988, it has been flooding with tourists and adventurists just jumping at the chance to explore the park’s trails and campgrounds.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Jordanelle State Park is made up of two major parks to create one ultimate getaway for active visitors looking for different options to connect with nature’s surroundings. Hailstone Park is for a wet n’ wild experience on the water for those who wish to explore the lakes and reservoirs of the area. Rock Cliff Park offers a quieter experience for visitors looking to connect with nature on a more personal level. There are trails along the wetlands to walk as visitors soak in a more educational approach to the park.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
This reservoir located in the Uinta Mountains is about one-mile-wide and three miles long of freshwater that allows its visitors to fish for trout and bass, as well as boating, paddling, and waterskiing along the water in the summer. Rockport is more than just a fishing spot and campground for nature lovers; it is home to many creatures such as deer, chipmunks, coyotes, marmots, jackrabbits, elk, and cougars. Since it opened in 1966, Rockport has had the best of both worlds for adventure enthusiasts and wildlife because of the beautiful scenery and activities offered.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Wasatch Mountain State Park hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games because of its 23,000-acre preserve. The park has year-round recreation, which means camping, hiking, horseback riding, skiing and tubing are all offered in one convenient location! Located near Heber, Utah, Wasatch Mountain park is devoted to off road enthusiasts and outdoor junkies looking to discover the next level of adventure. Not only is the park for people, but is home to different wildlife such as deer, elk, moose, mountain lions, red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, wild turkeys, sandhill cranes and many more! With an elevation of 5,900 feet, the scenic overlook of the whole Heber valley is peaceful and serene.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Antelope Island State Park is approximately 42 square miles of pure sunlight and deposited tintic quartzite minerals. With little to no coverage from trees, you are surrounded by a panoramic view of the outlined beaches and the Great Salt Lake. Visitors are able to view other neighboring islands on the northwest side of the grassy covered land. The island is home to mammals such as Bison, mule deer, the prong horned antelope, and several others. The experience is unforgettable when you have the opportunity to observe the untamed wildlife in their natural habitat. The entire enterprise experience is focused around it’s hiking and wildlife.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
With resemblance to unearthly figures such as goblins and surfaces of Mars, Goblin Valley State Park provides a unique experience for all ages. With little to no restrictions visitors are able to hike freely and off trail to expand and explore your own ‘goblins’. Offering different levels of difficulties, visitors who are more on the experienced side can take their bikes and explore as well! The Three Valleys are based in different locations and offer different scenery:
The first descends the staircase from the picnic pavilion. It is a mostly flat expanse containing several dozen clusters of the twisted, stunted hoodoos locally called “goblins.” No matter what direction a person chooses to walk here, they are sure to find something interesting.
The second is a 1/2 mile from observation point. Here, the goblins grow much taller as they line the walls of a narrow canyon. Adventurers will pass through the second valley on their way to reach the rappelling route into “The Goblin’s Lair."
The third offers the most solitude among the goblins because it is a combination of the first two valleys.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Snow Canyon is unique because visitors are able to see Red mountains on one side on the park and within a few miles to the other side you are able to see White Hills. The 7,400-acre landscape is enough to make you connect with nature’s surroundings and fall in love with it. Within the park, adventurists can see a greater change in color from the large masses of black lava. With Snow Canyon being a hidden gem, you will lose track of time from hiking, biking, and amazing views for photography.
Anasazi Indians inhabited the area millions of years ago and used the canyon for hunting and gathering because of its vast countryside. Mormon pioneers discovered it in the mid 1800s and originally called it “Dixie State Park”, but was later renamed when the park opened for recreational use.
Since the park opened near Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in 1962, it has been the ultimate place for outdoor explorations and activities like hiking, wildlife viewing, camping and ranger programs. The quartzite sand covering majority of the park ranges from an orange to a white color to best represent Utah’s natural minerals deposited from thousands of years ago.
Granogi will be visiting this state park on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
We'll start each gathering with check in, introductions, swag bag pick up, and a pleasant mindful hike. Flow with one of our trained instructors and let them guide you through meditation practices. Focus on what you need and feel rejuvenated. After our event you can chase the sun, follow the trails and experience the beauty of the parks--with new friends or on your own.
For more information regarding tickets, traveling, locations, and general announcements on the festival, please visit our website and make sure to follow us on social media for updates and facts on the series!