The Mighty 5 Arches National Park . Moab, UT. Bryce Canyon National Park . Bryce , UT. Canyonlands National Park . Moab, UT. Capitol Reef National Park . Torrey, UT. Zion National Park . Springdale, UT.
Cool Fact: Capitol Reef is the least visited park of Utah’s Mighty 5 . Where to Stay : Torrey is the closest town with the best selection of hotels . Check out the amazing Capitol Reef Resort and the Noor Hotel . If you are driving south from Capitol Reef, the Canyon Country Lodge in Escalante may also be a good option. 5 дней назад
Canyonlands national park
It takes a minimum of 3 hours to drive to the 13 viewpoints along the park’s 38-mile (round-trip) scenic drive . In addition, there are hiking trails, ranger programs, horseback rides, campgrounds and picnic areas to greater enhance and extend your visit.
Fodor’s loves the following Utah favorites: Ski-in Whiskey Distillery – High West | Park City. Park City Mountain – Largest ski resort in the country. Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands. Scenic Drives – Through aspen forests or petrified sand dunes.
Allow at least one day each for Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion. Look for lodging in the park for Zion and Bryce and in Moab for Arches and Canyonlands, and in Torrey for Capitol Reef.
Moderate crowds and temperatures in April–May and September–October make these months the best time to visit Utah and its national parks . Spring boasts active wildlife and blooming flowers. Pleasant fall wraps Utah in colorful foliage along the scenic drives.
Zion National Park
While Arches is very similar to Bryce Canyon in outdoor activities, Arches will be a better destination for most mountain bikers and four wheel-drive enthusiasts. Arches is a little dryer climate and does not have near the water (lake, ponds, reservoirs) it does have the Colorado river just a stone throw away.
Utah Hotels and Places to Stay The Inn at Entrada. View Hotel . Best Western Plus Canyon Pines. View Hotel . Red Mountain Resort. View Hotel . Hampton Inn Tremonton. Super 8 by Wyndham Salina/Scenic Hills Area. Best Western East Zion Thunderbird Lodge. Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel . Best Western Paradise Inn & Resort.
Some of the majestic scenery in Bryce Canyon National Park can be seen by auto touring, no hiking needed. You can enjoy all of the park’s major overlooks if you get out of your car and take leisurely strolls out to the edge of the pavement.
It is possible to visit both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in one day . These two National Parks are only 1.5 hours of driving time always from each other so with travel between parks it is possible and can be done fairly easily.
While you can only drive through Zion Canyon in your own car a few months out of the year, you can always drive the Mount Carmel Highway. This 12-mile highway connects the south and east entrances of Zion National Park , and driving it is an experience in itself. Make sure to allow extra time for this drive .