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. 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.
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Mighty 5 utah national parks map. Thanks for reading all about the utah mighty 5. Utah s mighty 5 travel guide. The map below is a route to hit all 5 national parks in utah.
The mighty 5 national parks in utah make this state one of my favorites especially after our epic road trip over memorial day that saw us visit three of us. Towering aspen trees line much of this drive which is quite a change of scenery from the national parks in this state. There are 2 ways to get into canyonlands from moab.
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. 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. On your way to zion from salt lake city airport i highly recommend taking all or a portion of the 40 mile fishlake loop.
Best national parks to visit in the spring. Usa national park checklist. Get the facts on zion bryce canyon capitol reef arches and canyonlands and plan a road trip through all 5 national parks.
Salt lake city to fishlake zion. Meet the mighty 5 arches bryce canyon canyonlands capitol reef and zion. Of course this is not the only way to do it.
Although we ve been to all of the mighty 5 there s so much we still have yet to see. Utah has 5 major national parks and many other national park units. Stop 2 on the utah road trip and another one of utah s big five national parks close to moab is canyonlands national park.
You could probably spend a lifetime exploring the parks and we re excited for this next season of road trips. The last of the mighty 5 national parks is arches also close to moab in southeastern utah. After exploring the stunning grand canyon more on that later in arizona and heading into utah we visited zion national park bryce canyon national park and finally arches national park.
This is just how i did it after flying into salt lake city. Utah is home to quite a few of america s top national parks. Also please join my new awesome facebook group where we discuss all things hiking camping and backpacking.
Road trip guide to utah s mighty 5 national parks. Make sure to check out some of my other posts on national parks.