The Mighty 5®: Utah's National Parks
The Mighty 5® national parks in Utah draw several million visitors from around the world each year to marvel at surreal scenery and unforgettable activities. A trip to The Mighty 5 means watching the sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park, then watching the sunset through an impossibly delicate rock bow in Arches National Park. It means standing nose-to-nose with ancient petroglyphs in Capitol Reef National Park, then lying on your back as a beautiful meteor shower streaks across the Milky Way. It means gazing down at coral-hued rock hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, then gazing upward at the steep walls of slot canyon trails in Zion National Park. It means hiking, river rafting, biking, picnicking, walking, mule riding, exploring and stargazing.
There's more than one way to visit the Mighty 5. Select the adventure that's right for you below or sample our recommended park itineraries at the bottom of the page. To experience Utah's national parks during peak solitude, visit our national parks in winter page.
See the best of Utah’s national parks with a limited amount of time. Add one of these itineraries to your travel planner!
Three-day itinerary: Las Vegas to Zion to Bryce Canyon
Three-day itinerary: Salt Lake City to Arches and Canyonlands
Five-day itinerary: Las Vegas to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands
Seven-day itinerary: Salt Lake City to Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion
Ten-day itinerary: Salt Lake City to Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion
SLC international airport — with 700+ daily non-stop flights to/from 95+ destinations — brings you within a few hours of your road trip on the Road to Mighty.
Salt Lake City
Experience the vibrant urban culture of Utah's international gateway to adventure, then head south toward The Mighty 5® national parks.