The Mighty 5: Ultimate Journey
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Ready for the journey of all journeys? The big one on the bucket list? This 10-day itinerary is the granddaddy of all itineraries. You’ll hit The Mighty 5® — every national park in Utah — as well as state parks, national monuments, Navajo Tribal Parks, and several stunning spots in between.
From reveling in the majestic view of Delicate Arch — one of the most famous geologic features in the world in Arches National Park — to hiking to the impossibly perched Angels Landing in Zion National Park — one of the most famous hikes in the world — you’ll be mighty close to a perfect 10 days.
You’ll find tranquil sunrises, fiery sunsets, and unadulterated views of the Milky Way. You’ll gape at technicolor cliffs, massive arches, and brilliant-hued hoodoos. You’ll discover wide-open spaces, tight slot canyons, and vertiginous views. You’ll experience magical mountain biking, big time off-roading, and monumental Jeep tours. You’ll explore ancient ruins, pioneer homesteads, and slickrock labyrinths. You’ll wind through world-renowned scenic drives, thrilling rapids, and more world-renowned scenic drives.
One day of this trip could set you up with enough adventure for a year. These 10 days will fill you with enough adventure for a lifetime. Are you ready to catch the first few rays of sunlight streaming through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and to gape at the sheer scale of the narrow walls that surround you as you wade through the river that carved them in Zion National Park? Get out there.
Read these resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience Utah most fully on your journey.
Consider taking pit stops along your journey. You need to refuel, eat, answer the call of nature, and stretch your legs anyway, so why not make them into mini-adventures?