Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks
This scenery-filled tour of Utah’s national and state parks will have you discovering some of America’s most epic trails and natural landscapes - including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion National Parks.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Hike to Grand View Point Overlook & Goblin Valley in Utah then hike Antelope Canyon & Horsesh Bend in Arizona plus many more
  • Visit Utah's Mighty Five iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as four Utah State Parks; Dead Horse Point, Goblin Valley, Kodachrome Basin and Coral Pink Sands.
  • See the world famous Delicate Arch from the Viewpoint Trail.
  • Scenic Drive along an "All American Road", Utah's State Highway 12, Zion Canyon Road
  • Chose to hike Angel's Palace Trail or Panorama Trail. Kodachrome Basin State Park, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed.
Iconic Experience
  • Utah’s Canyon Country is an endless playground. Travel to Dead Horse Point State Park in San Juan County for a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Opened to the public in 1959, the Park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet. You’ll love getting back to nature making stops at the Colorado River Overlook and the famed Dead Horse Point for sweeping views of the high desert.
  • Canyonlands National Park: There’s no better spot to witness the power of the Colorado River carving through rocky red landscapes than at Canyonlands National Park. Take in the sights of Mesa Arch, views from the Green River Overlook, and be inspired by the vast expanse of high desert canyons at Grand View Point.
  • Arches National Park: Nature's creations spring to life at Arches National Park, home to the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Some 6,000 natural sandstone arches can be found within the boundaries of the national park. On your visit, unlock all the science and history of how these 6,000 natural sandstone arches were formed by rain and wind. Take in the sights of Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock while admiring the ever-changing landscapes as you traverse the park.
  • Goblin Valley State Park: The park's most distinctive feature is its thousands of mushroom-shaped hoodoos, which stand anywhere from a few feet to several meters tall. These rock formations were shaped by erosion over millions of years and resemble a gathering of otherworldly figures, hence the park's nickname, "Goblin Valley." Get an up-close look at these hoodoo formations paving your own trail throughout the park.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) warp in the earth's crust. Established in 1971 as a National Park the park today is popular due to it's landscape of colourful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths. Learn about the park at the Visitor Centre before taking a stroll along one of the various trails around the park.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise up from the valley floor. Explore the visitor center to learn more about the history and geology of the park before a scenic drive along Bryce Canyon Road with possible stops at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Inspiration Point. You’ll love seeing how Bryce Canyon, home to the largest collection of these spires in the world, is in a league of its own.
  • Kanab: Time to climb in the Coral Pink sand dunes, and to be a kid again. This is the place to take your boots off and just scramble around on the curiously colored sand.
  • Glen Canyon Dam: Enjoy a walk to the rim of Glen Canyon where you will get the chance to visit Horsesh Bend.
  • Zion National Park: Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. The lush vegetation, wild rivers, roaring waterfalls and towering cliffs of this park will have you reaching for your camera over and over again. You’ll even drive through the amazing 1.1-mile, sandstone Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel built from the late 1920s through 1930, when it was the longest tunnel of its type at the time.

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