8- Highway 89
Number eight on our list of Top 10 Things To Do Outside Zion National Park, is taking a drive on Highway 89. From Mt. Carmel Junction this highway runs north toward Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon National Park, and south toward Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and the city of Kanab. Going south you'll pass attractions such as The Belly of The Dragon, Peekaboo Slot Canyon, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Moqui Cave, The Sand Caves. Read more about some of these in this post. Going north you'll pass through the quaint Utah towns of Mount Carmel, Orderville, and Glendale with options at Todd's Junction (Scenic Highway 14) to go west to Cedar Breaks National Monument, or right (Glendale) into the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This is a beautiful drive in either direction.
9- Cedar Breaks National Monument
is found just north of the summit of Scenic Highway 14, near Navajo Lake and Cascade Falls. Cedar Breaks
sits at over 10,000' in elevation and is accessible during non-winter weather months. This national monument looks a great deal like Bryce Canyon National Park and is a great place for stargazing as there is no nearby light pollution to obstruct the night view of the stars.