Stretching across southern and central Utah are five stunning National Parks. Collectively known as “The Mighty 5,” these parks contain some of the most thrilling hiking trails and astonishing landscapes in the United States.
Zion National Park
This magnificent land of unique rock formations, waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, deserts, lush greenery, and sandstone canyons offers some of the most awe-inspiring vistas in the Southwest.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Famous for its weird and wonderful hoodoos—bulbous rock pillars—this Utah park also offers hiking, horseback riding, camping, and stargazing.
Arches National Park
Marvel at more than 2,000 natural rock arches at this park just outside of Moab. Some can be spotted from the road, but the best require a scenic hike.
Canyonlands National Park
This incredible park is a unique destination full of spires, buttes, arches, rivers, and most spectacular of all—vast canyons.
Capitol Reef National Park
This national park preserves the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold (a “wrinkle” in the earth’s crust), a Mormon frontier settlement, and vast wilderness.