To many people the world over, Utah is an undiscovered treasure, often overshadowed by the more famous Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s time to discover the four unique and scenically dramatic National Parks in the state of Utah. You can enjoy unbelievable sights and sounds from stunning secret canyons to breathtakingly beautiful springtime wildflowers. The four drool-worthy national parks in Utah will not disappoint any visitor lucky enough to experience their vast canyons and sand sculpted arches. Start planning your adventure to Utah now!
Arches National Park provides a unique backdrop in that it features more than 2,000 natural arch formations throughout the park. These awe-inspiring arches will stimulate conversations, as well as bring out the hiker in children of all ages. The landscape is also ideal for scenic drives. You can get out and take pictures whenever you like. You can also hike and camp. This is a highly family-friendly national park and a good park for beginner hikers.
Bryce Canyon National Park has a little something for everyone. While the Bryce Canyon itself may be the main attraction given that it is absolutely beautiful and unique, it is important to note that you will also be able to explore countless slot canyons in the national park as well. These Utah canyons are narrow, hidden and for the truly adventurous. It is also one of the most popular places in the world to go canyoneering. Each of the canyons also provide an ideal background for people interested in photography. In addition to canyon exploration, you can spend time fishing, hiking, golfing, camping, star gazing, bird watching and so much more.
Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in Utah, and like the others, it is home to a unique display of mother nature’s marvel. This adventure-packed park is ideal for the thrill seeker. You will find any number of adventurous activities and sports activities throughout this gorgeous canyon-filled park. You can try your hand at desert biking while you work your way down the side of a canyon. You can also participate in canyoneering, off-roading with jeeps and ATVs, intense hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and traveling expeditions.
Zion National Park was the first national park in Utah. As you can imagine, this is one of the easiest parks to explore and reach, and it is suitable for all types of adventure seekers from beginners to the outdoors to extreme thrill seekers. One of the top highlights of this park is The Narrows. This popular attraction is a gorge within the Zion Canyon where you can explore the narrow pathway that has a river running through it, on foot as you are surrounded by the canyon walls that are several thousands of feet high. It truly is a unique and unforgettable experience. While you are in Zion, you can also hike, camp or backpack, take a nature walk, climb, bird watch and more.
Do not forget to check out some safety tips before you begin your great Utah adventure. You could spend years exploring all the national parks in Utah; however these four are some of the most amazing parks in the state that will leave you with endless and unforgettable moments.
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