A 40-mile scenic drive, dozens of short hikes, 73,234-acre of eroded sandstone fins, towers, ribs, gargoyles, hoodoos, balanced rocks, and, of course, arches. Over 2,000 of them.
Desert meets winter at 9,000 ft (2,700 m). Red rocks meet evergreen forests. Bryce offers spectacular contrasts and a true taste of wilderness.
Encompassing over 1.25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.
Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches and spires. It is divided into four districts by the massive canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers. From accessible views at Island in the Sky or rambling trails in the Needles, whatever you choose, Canyonlands offers a lifetime of exploration possibilities.
America’s first National Park (1872) renowned for having the world’s largest collection of geysers and being the home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk. Witness one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
ZION – 4h 30m
Sheer faces of ocre rock, narrow slot canyons, spectacular scenic drives and several must-do hikes.
Needs no introduction. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1.6 km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses through its immense size.
Explore over 200 miles (320 km) of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place. Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range has a lot to offer whatever your interests.
Salt Lake City is home to an International Airport and central to nearly a dozen national parks within a 7 hour radius. Here are a few more parks to remind you about: Great Basin, Capitol Reef and Mesa Verde National Parks.
Experience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak and 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines.