Utah's five national parks have it all. See unique soaring spires, towering pinnacles, sandstone canyons, and intricately eroded arches of sculptured stone for starters.see more »
Utah's National Parks
Utah's five spectacular national parks stretch across the southern half of the state. Each park offers the traveler unique, world-class scenic vistas and geological phenomena. In fact, Utah's National Parks feature some of the most astonishing landscapes in the world.
In the southwestern part of the state, Zion National Park, the oldest and most visited park, features towering monoliths and deep canyons. Bryce Canyon's trademark towers called "hoodoos" beckon photographers all year long, who hope to catch the park's one-of-a-kind geology in the perfect light.
Capitol Reef, in the south central region, features the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long fin of earth crust called a monocline. The scenery doesn't stop there though, as the park has arches, domes, and cliffs aplenty!
Residing toward the eastern edge of the state, Canyonlands National Park is the largest of the five Utah parks. The convergence of the great Colorado and Green rivers, combined with millions of years of uplift and erosion, have created this giant swath of impossibly epic views, excellent backcountry trails, and various geological anomalies.
Finally, Arches National Park and its 2,000 sandstone spans, welcomes visitors with its magical landscape. Hike to the world-famous Delicate Arch, or explore the park's many other mind-blowing nooks and crannies.
Utah's five national parks are open year-round, nature's show never ends! Click here to view a one-sheeter with additional information.