Super close to both of moab s national parks. Millions come each year to admire the sensational scenery.
Utah has 5 major national parks and many other national park units.
Five national parks in utah. As the middle one of the five national parks in utah capitol reef is sometimes nothing more than a passing through park on people s way between more famous ones like zion and arches national park. Continue on 313 e 14 6 miles 3. Allred deseret news salt lake city the closure of utah s national parks this spring and their phased reopenings with multiple restrictions naturally led to drastic reductions in visitation but the parks continue to.
After days in the desert time on the water sounded like the perfect plan. Must stops along the way. This is an absolute shame since capitol reef national park is amazing.
Head north on grand view point rd island in the sky rd 4 5 miles 2. Meet the mighty 5 arches bryce canyon canyonlands capitol reef and zion. Stop 2 on the utah road trip and another one of utah s big five national parks close to moab is canyonlands national park.
Utah is home to quite a few of america s top national parks. We left canyonlands mid afternoon wrapping up our utah national parks itinerary and headed north to vernal ut. 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.
Utah is home to 5 national parks arches canyonlands capitol reef bryce canyon and zion. 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. Our next stop was a 4 day trip rafting lodore canyon.
Although we ve been to all of the mighty 5 there s so much we still have yet to see. There are 2 ways to get into canyonlands from moab. Get information you need to plan your trip including information about hotels including deals and packages restaurants and things to do.
These parks zion bryce canyon capitol reef canyonlands and arches are collectively known as the mighty 5 and having visited all five of the mighty national parks in utah i have to say that the name is well suited. You could probably spend a lifetime exploring the parks and we re excited for this next season of road trips. Visits to all national parks in utah this summer are drastically down with the exception of timpanogos cave.
Turn right on us 191 s 6 5 miles 4. Which is probably why southern utah is home to not one not two but five different national parks. Turn left onto arches entrance rd 0 6 miles arches landscape arch.
So should you visit 5 utah national parks in 5 days. 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. 26 miles 30 1.