Looking to spend a week on the open roads of Southern Utah? Spend your Utah destinations vacation at The Mighty 5® — our iconic national parks — and at the equally majestic national monuments and state parks in between. We don't use “iconic” and “majestic” lightly. These are the standard bearers of Utah, the giants whose splendor has inspired humans for centuries.
From the start, you’ll be transported to a new world with massive expanses of technicolor cliffs, brilliant-hued hoodoos and wide-open spaces around Bryce Canyon National Park. After dark, you’ll be treated to a stellar night sky — the Milky Way streaking across it so brightly that it seems you could walk the stars like a trail.
Ride horseback through stone spires, hike to stone arches, or hop around stone goblins seemingly frozen in time. Revel in the majestic view of Delicate Arch, one of the most famous geologic features in the world. Test your mettle with slickrock mountain biking. Gape at the towering stone sentinels of Monument Valley that have long defined the world’s image of the American West.
Summit to impossibly high — even heavenly — perches, where you’ll get a vertiginous view into the heart of Zion Canyon National Park. Then, from the depths of a gorge, gape upwards at the sheer scale of the narrow walls that surround you as you wade through the river that carved them.
Nowhere else will you find such varied desert terrain in such a concentrated area. You’ll get a huge taste of Utah’s inspiring beauty and outdoor adventure. Peruse our inspirational itineraries, based on mileage, provided below which include lodging and accommodations suggestions.
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