Utah’s Bucket list National Parks

Capital Reef National ParkWhen Capitol Reef is home to towering sandstone structures and magnificent canyons located in the beautiful south central Utah desert known as the Water pocket fold. Eve...

Utah’s Bucket list National Parks

Capital Reef National Park

When Capitol Reef is home to towering sandstone structures and magnificent canyons located in the beautiful south central Utah desert known as the Water pocket fold. Everything from Petroglyphs of the Fremont people, to golden sandstone layers, to striking rock formations. Whether advanced or a novice, there is plenty of hiking that can be done from Hickman Bridge arch to Chimney Rock pillar, and some epic views await if you head over to the north side where the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley are. Breathtaking sunsets, wildlife everywhere, you will not be disappointed within visiting Capitol Reef National Park.

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Fremont People Petroglyphs
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Grand Wash Trail
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Hickman Bridge
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Capitol Reef Castle

Arches National Park

Arches National Park, just north of Moab Utah, contains more than 2,000 majestic sandstone arches. Known for it family friendly hikes, Arches is a great park to visit if you and a group of friends or family want to enjoy Utah’s desert beauty. Some of its most famous sights to see is the parks Delicate Arch, Devils Garden, Balanced Rock and Landscape Arch to name a few. In addition to its breathtaking landscapes, Arches is also home to a wide variety of wildlife such as the desert bighorn sheep, rattlesnakes, the red fox and even cougars.

“Everything about this National Park is WOW! The arches are something to see and walk through and walk around.”Thomas WTrip Advisor Review

Zion National Park:

Located in Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is crown jewel of Utah’s 5 National Parks. With an average of 4 million visitors a year, Zion is the third most visited park in the entire country. But what attracts millions of visitors here each year?

At The crossroads of the Colorado Plateau, The Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert, Zion National Park Blends all three into one extremely unique area. 

Grab a Bite and drink inside the park at Zion Canyon Brewing Co.

Bryce National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park, located in southern Utah, is known for it’s series of giant natural amphitheaters that are carved into the edge of a high plateau with thousands of multi-colored rock pinnacles called hoodoos.
Bryce Canyon offers an abundance of scenic views, hiking trails, and much more fun activities within the park. Some must-stops along the way consist of, Inspirational point, Queen gardens trail, sunset point, and Fairyland point, to name a few. As you can tell, Bryce Canyon has so much to do and offer, so make it an extended trip and explore all the incredible scenery and activities that Bryce canyon has to offer.

Are you looking for a nighttime activity during your visit? Enjoy stargazing the clear skies as the stars light up the southern desert.

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