The last time I visited Utah was in late September of 2013 and it was monsoon season. The rain had ruined a lot of our trip, but we had made the best of it. One part of our 2013 trip that I was excited about was visiting the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM). GSENM is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). We like the BLM because they often do not have those pesky dog rules, prohibiting dogs on trails like the National Parks do. By being on BLM land I would be able to have Boomer join me while at GSENM.
Unfortunately, during our 2013 visit, the rain had caused several roads to be impassable and we were denied entry into most of the monument… and do not think I did not try as I had a truck with 4WD at the time and thought I could handle any bit of mud thrown my way.