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Zion National Park

Zion Canyon is a deep and narrow gorge created by strong winds and the Virgin River. The canyon is located in Zion National Park and contains a desert canyon rim and forest canyon floor.see more »

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Utah: five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas and one nation-transforming national historic site. It's a lot to take in. We'd better start planning: order a free Utah: Life Elevated travel guide or give us call at 1-800-200-1160.

Gateway to Adventure: 

Salt Lake City is the primary gateway to Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon national parks in Utah, as well as Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Salt Lake City International Airport serves seven airlines and their affiliates and more than 600 scheduled daily flights, with nearly 90 cities offering nonstop flights.

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As long as you're flying into Salt Lake, you should know that you're landing in an internationally renowned city that is a top travel and business destination with award-winning performing arts companies, world-class shopping and distinctive cuisine. Utah's capital city is also at the center of a craft-beer renaissance.

On the way to your destination, there are many cultural and scenic side trips to consider, whether you're driving south to Utah's Mighty 5® or north toward Yellowstone. For more information on the Salt Lake to Yellowstone trip, you may download an activity sheet and map here

Travelers to Zion National Park may elect to fly in through Las Vegas, though a roundtrip itinerary from Zion to Arches may benefit from a Salt Lake arrival. 

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For many visitors, Utah's Mighty 5® national parks are the portal to exploring all that Utah has to offer. Plan an intimate visit to one or two parks, or visit all five on one of several epic itineraries custom-tuned to your style of travel. Learn more about all five of Utah's spectacular national parks, or jump to the park foremost in your mind: Zion,  Bryce Canyon,  Capitol ReefCanyonlands and Arches.

Southern Utah 

Southern Utah also has five national monuments: Cedar Breaks (near Bryce and Zion) and the adventurous Grand Staircase-Escalante in the southwest (near Bryce and Capitol Reef); Rainbow Bridge, Natural Bridges, and Hovenweep (near Arches and Canyonlands) in the southeastern side of the state.

Southeastern Utah

The southeast (near Arches and Canyonlands) is also home to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, best known for the serpentine waterway of Lake Powell. Also, make sure to check out Monument Valley Tribal Park, known for its panoramic scenery which has been featured in countless films.

Northern Utah 

In the northeast, Dinosaur National Monument features the remains of prehistoric beasts that once ruled the globe, and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. With its huge reservoir and wild river, the Flaming Gorge area has some of the best fishing around! 

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

It doesn't end here, as you can also spelunk the caverns of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, or explore the fascinating railroad history of the West at Golden Spike National Historic Site, both located in the northern part of the state.

And Everywhere in Between ... 

Utah also has 43 state parks, more than 900,000 acres of national forestsdesignated wilderness areas exceeding 1 million acres, and all in addition to several other expansive areas of scenic and rugged public lands.

With all that said, may we officially welcome you to Utah?