A Guide to National Parks in Utah: An Adventure of a Lifetime

With their beautiful red rocks and flowing blue rivers, the national parks in Utah have made names for themselves as some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. 

Hike, mountain bike, whitewater raft, or simply drive your way through the state’s five beautiful national parks – also known as “Utah’s Mighty Five.” 

Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

Without a doubt, the most popular national park in Utah is Zion National Park. As a matter of fact, a whopping 4.7 million people visited the park in 2022!  

1. Zion National Park

2. Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park welcomes over one million visitors every single year – and for good reason. This lovely park has something for people of all ages to enjoy. 

Self-Guided Tours

For visitors looking to take things easy, there are loads of epic viewpoints where you can just drive up and take a peek. Inspiration, Sunrise, Sunset, and Bryce viewpoints should all be at the top of your list. 

3. Capitol Reef National Park

With places like Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park is often overlooked in favor of the other national parks in Utah.  

Self-Guided Tours

As with all of the national parks in Utah, hiking is the best thing to do. And the best hikes in Capitol Reef National Park are found in the 100-mile-long canyon-esque area known as the Waterpocket Fold.  

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