Southern Utah is home to five of the most unique National Parks in the United States, so if you’ve ever wondered what to do in Utah look no further. Within a few hundred miles you can see Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Zion National Park… that’s crazy!! Whether you’re staying for a weekend or a week long road trip under the sun, Utah is the perfect destination for your next trip.
To be fair to all these amazing locations we decided to share two pictures from each park that we felt truly represented their beauty, oh yeah and just because we couldn’t help ourselves there are a couple bonus pictures from Monument Valley. You’ll never have to wonder what to do in Utah because now you can see for yourself! Be sure to let us know which picture was your favorite below in the comments and if you’re feeling extra amazing shoot this post a like and a share, as always, enjoy! One last thing before you get to far, remember to…
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Arches National Park
People flock to Arches to soak in a mesmerizing landscape of contrasting colors and rock formations unlike anywhere else in the world. The park contains hundreds of soaring towers, precariously balanced boulders, and over 2,000 natural stone arches. This wonderland will leave you in awe of the unbelievable beauty of Utah. Travel Tip: Pack water because this place is hot!
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon is home to largest collection of hoodoos in the world, and let me tell you, they do not disappoint. The park contains four main viewpoints all within the first few miles, the most famous is obviously Bryce Point but don’t overlook Inspiration, Sunrise or Sunset Points. Trails traverse down to the floor of the plateau and allow you to meander aimlessly through the valley forests and hoodoos up above. Anyone who ever asked a local what to do in Utah was definitely sent here! Travel Tip: Wear those hiking boots, these trails are steep!
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands protects 337,598 acres of sharply cut canyons, mesas, and piercing spires in southeast Utah’s high desert. Containing four distinct districts, divided by the Green and Colorado rivers, each possesses its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration and adventure. Travel Tip: Gas up, the four regions are further away than they appear!
Capitol Reef National Park
We’re sure anyone who googled what to do in Utah found this gem! Capitol Reef is actually a hundred mile long wrinkle on earth’s surface. This wrinkle creates a treasure chest of canyons, cliffs, and domes unique only to Capitol Reef. While you’re there be sure to spend a few hours exploring the numerous historic buildings and its beautiful orchards containing cherries, apricots, pears, apples, and much more! Travel Tip: Be sure to get off the beaten path, there are tons of off-road paths waiting to be explored!
Zion National Park
Towering cliffs explode out of the valley floor with only one way to go… up. Regardless of the hike you plan to take you will be doing some climbing. With inspiring views, challenging hikes, and incredible environmental diversity it stands-alone as Utah’s sparkling jewel of National Parks. Anyone who’s ever been knows,this is the embodiment of the state’s diverse and unique landscape. Ever wondered what to do in Utah? You can officially wonder no longer. Travel Tip: Get there early, parking is limited and fills by mid-morning every day!
These are just some bonus shots from Monument Valley, enjoy! Remember to tell us what you think below and to share our article with your friends and family, God Bless!