Utah National Parks

There are five National Parks throughout the state and several just over the border in neighboring states. The variety of landscapes at each of these national parks is breathtaking. In the state of Utah there is Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and Zion National Park. Nearby on the border of Nevada is Great Basin National Park. Not too far south of the Utah Arizona border is the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

This Utah national park is located adjacent to the city of Moab on the central east side of the state. Arches National Park his home to hundreds of naturally carved sandstone arch formations that have been shaped over millennia by wind, water, and time.  This national park requires a reservation to enter so plan ahead for your visit.  Learn more about Utah's Arches National Park.


This Utah national park is actually not a canyon but is a series of amphitheaters that are found along the eastern edge of a large plateau.  Tall limestone formations have eroded away to form what are characterized as Hoodoos. Native Americans anciently referred to this area as "men standing without hands".  The limestone has been stained by iron rust and this has created a grand color scheme at Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park


Spacious and spectacular are two words that are easily used to describe this Utah National Park.  Here the Green River and The Colorado River have combined to erode away vast plateaus and have left curves and shapes that are quite remarkable. Visitors can hike, jeep, bike, or soar over this park via plane or helicopter.  No matter how you experience this area, you'll enjoy getting lost in Utah's Canyonlands National Park.


At seventy miles in length this vast crunch in the surface of the earth is a cornucopia of rock formations. So convoluted are the mountains and canyon of this Utah National Park that wild west outlaws labelled it as one of their favorite places to hide from the law. With rounded sandstone towering formations that look like our nation's capitol building it is no wonder people love to visit Utah's Capitol Reef ational Park


Thirty miles in length and fifteen miles across, at its widest point, this Utah National Park is one of America's most popular outdoor destinations.  Carved by the Virgin River, and thousands of years of rain, snow, and wind, this park ranges over 5,000 feet high from bottom to top.  Bighorn sheep, mule deer, wild turkeys, mountain lions and bobcats are just some of the animals that make their home in Utah's' Zion National Park.

These Utah National Parks are closer together in proximity than the groups of other national parks found around the world and this, along with the large number of interspersed national monuments and scenic state parks, has led some to label Utah as the world's greatest concentration of natural scenic wonders.

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Capitol Reef

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Grand Canyon

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Great Basin

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