By zach watson editor april 2 2019. The last site on our list of the best utah national parks includes a unique collection of plants and animals making zion which is utah s first national park one of the top places to visit in utah for a family trip.
Then we gave each park a score out of ten and added up our totals.
Best national parks utah. Scott and i sat down to look at each utah national park s facilities trails scenery photogenic ness and transportation methods crowds. Awesome monuments and photogenic recreation areas await too. Utah is home to quite a few of america s top national parks.
I want to preface this blog by saying that i do not dislike any of the utah national parks. Plus you can go to other national parks for a year. It is a yearly pass that can get you into national forests and national parks.
Y ou likely know utah s big name national parks arches zion bryce canyon canyonlands and capitol reef known as the mighty 5. Utah s world famous big five national parks are some of the most popular in america attracting more than 10 million visitors in 2019. But 80 percent of the state is dedicated for public use and plenty of lesser known monuments offer mazes of slot canyons deposits of dinosaur fossils and lands free of modern day footprints with so many parks and monuments to choose from below are eight of.
Guide to utah national parks. You can experience the best in person whether you have one day or two weeks. The 11 best utah national parks and monuments to visit from birding to bouldering to boating utah s national parks have it all.
Giant mesas wild rock formations and. Which doesn t leave a ton of space for social. Not only is canyonlands national park the largest in utah a sweeping 337 598 acres but it also features the best of all the other parks rolled into one.
Zion was the very first established of all the best national parks in utah becoming a national park in 1919. Located close to moab utah and arches national park it is the highest section of canyonlands with an average elevation of 6 100 feet and the access road passes many spectacular and breath taking viewpoints of. Meet the mighty 5 arches bryce canyon canyonlands capitol reef and zion.
If you are doing all five national parks in utah it will save you money on the entrance fees. Utah s mighty 5 national parks zion arches bryce canyon canyonlands and capitol reef evoke the best of the southwest. I highly recommend buying the america the beautiful pass.
Utah national parks ranking system.