Explore Utah’s National Parks: The Highlights of the Mighty Five

Whether you’re a National Park Geek, a geology lover, or just wanting to explore the Great American Outdoors, Utah’s National Parks have it all!  Here are some of the top highlights when visiting these parks.  

The Mighty Five includes Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Park. These National Parks are famous for their vibrant red rocks, high-desert environments, and unique geologic features. All five parks are between 1-2 hours apart, making them perfect for quick trips from a center hub in Utah or a well-spaced road trip. You can visit these parks and stay at park lodges or book a tour bus to make your trip as smooth as possible. The connecting roads for the parks are some of the most beautiful scenic roads on the West Coast. Bonus tip: All 5 parks are designated International Dark Sky parks, meaning you’ll have some of the BEST stargazing views in the world from these locations.  

Zion National Park offers multiple scenic drives with a river cutting through the park and some of the top-rated hikes in the US.  

Bryce Canyon National Park is at a high elevation over 8,000 feet. It features a geologic amphitheater filled with hoodoos and hikes leading to these formations.  

Capitol Reef National Park features scenic drives with apple picking orchards and homemade pies, as well as exciting off-roading opportunities.  

Canyonlands National Park offers visitors expansive, vista views of the plateaus and mesas that make up the Colorado Plateau.   

Arches National Park features some of the most famous geologic arches in the National Park System.  

Cross some of the best National Parks off your list by visiting Utah’s National Parks in a seamless trip, designed by Sam, specifically for your group’s needs! If you’re ready to take on the Mighty Five, contact Sam today!