Quick tips for your road trip through Southern Utah’s National Parks: Stay overnight in each park or neighboring town. Park rangers are there to help! Find trails with fewer people and enjoy the quiet nature. This guide has all the best tips for your national parks road trip!
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East of the notorious Wave formation, White Pocket requires an arduous 4WD approach, but visitors are rewarded with fascinating and bizarre landscapes for miles. Twisted geology and ice cream colored rock will leave your imagination reeling.
Although it can get pretty complicated, astrophotography is quite simply the art of capturing the night sky in great detail. Astrophotography images usually consist of and center around the Milky Way and its core, which houses the densest collection of stars in the night sky.
The trails and riding areas around Cedar City will thrill any type of cyclist. The sheer amount of available riding in the area is wonderfully dizzying, and the off-bike activities will round out an epic destination cycling trip.
This is the ultimate American west road trip. Utah has five national parks in just the southern half of the state, so you could easily cover ground without covering an overwhelming amount of distance. Add a sixth national park to the trip by hitting up the less traveled north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona!
Interested in Zion National Park winter time activities? Well, there’s actually more to do than you’d think. Two of the most popular hikes in Zion—Angel’s Landing and the Narrows—are typically hike-able all winter long. Plus, the park is WAY less crowded, rates are cheaper, and the snow adds another dimension of beauty.
Everyone sat in the BLM office throwing their hands up and down, imitating the classic “wave” formation commonly seen at sporting events. This office is what everyone came to see, right? No way, we were all packed in this small room to win a lottery position to see the incredible Wave formation the following day. If you’re not familiar with the Wave, it’s a rock formation imitating the most perfect surf you’ve ever seen. We didn’t win that lottery, but it turns out that there is an overwhelming number of sights near Kanab. At the end of our trip, we knew we had won big in Southern Utah!
Are you looking for the least crowded hike in Zion? Head to the North entrance to Kolob Canyons for beautiful hiking and epic scenery—without the crowds. Get out of the shuttle and into the scenery.
Tucked into the side of the Utah Highway 89 corridor is an often-ignored gem. Due to its proximity to Zion National Park, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park exists as a sign that tourists, photographers, and road trippers blow by at 70 mph. This state park serves as a refuge from the hustle and bustle and is a bizarre Sahara-like landscape in the middle of Utah scrub brush.
Utah and the deserts of the American Southwest is some of the most striking geography found anywhere in the world. With this itinerary, your trip will take you through the best this area hast to offer, from Arches National Park to the painted desert of Arizona, The Grand Canyon and more. You will visit six Utah national parks, two national monuments, and a sojourn to the culture and people of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.