This park is very different from the other four on this list and i also think is one of the most accessible since it s only about 15 minutes from moab and is filled with short easy walks to see the famous arches. The total driving time only takes about six and a half hours but of course you ll want to spend a few hours at each one to marvel over the deep narrow canyons natural arches towering buttes and.
Utah has 5 major national parks and many other national park units.
5 national parks utah. So should you visit 5 utah national parks in 5 days. Utah is home to quite a few of america s top national parks. All five of utah s national parks are located across the southern end of the state in red rock country and can easily be seen on one road trip.
Head north on grand view point rd island in the sky rd 4 5 miles 2. Must stops along the way. Although we ve been to all of the mighty 5 there s so much we still have yet to see.
Beautifully lined up across the southern part of the state this quintet of utah national parks is known as the mighty 5 and rightly so. Meet the mighty 5 arches bryce canyon canyonlands capitol reef and zion. Get information you need to plan your trip including information about hotels including deals and packages restaurants and things to do.
Continue on 313 e 14 6 miles 3. Super close to both of moab s national parks. The last of the mighty 5 national parks is arches also close to moab in southeastern utah.
I road tripped through all five national parks in utah myself a 10 day journey through both time and space from ancient rock formations and imposing canyons to fascinating historic sites and glorious. Stop 2 on the utah road trip and another one of utah s big five national parks close to moab is canyonlands national park. Turn right on us 191 s 6 5 miles 4.
We left canyonlands mid afternoon wrapping up our utah national parks itinerary and headed north to vernal ut. Our next stop was a 4 day trip rafting lodore canyon. Get the facts on zion bryce canyon capitol reef arches and canyonlands and plan a road trip through all 5 national parks.
After days in the desert time on the water sounded like the perfect plan. Utah s mighty 5 travel guide. You could probably spend a lifetime exploring the parks and we re excited for this next season of road trips.
Utah is home to 5 national parks arches canyonlands capitol reef bryce canyon and zion. You can head north and visit the island in the sky which is an amazing place to drive through and check out all the amazing overlooks and grand views during the drive. Millions come each year to admire the sensational scenery.
Turn left onto arches entrance rd 0 6 miles arches landscape arch. 26 miles 30 1. There are 2 ways to get into canyonlands from moab.