Explore Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks
Experience Nature at Its Finest at Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks
The Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion comprise Utah’s famous ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks. Each of these parks has its own distinct features and offerings, making a trip to any or all of these a truly unique experience.
If you’re visiting for the first time, you might want to consider joining a small group tour so you’ll have a guide to tell you interesting facts about the sights, take you to “undiscovered” spots, and be there to answer questions at any time during the tour. But whether or not you decide to join a guided tour, a visit to the ‘Mighty 5’ will definitely be enjoyable and memorable.
Below are a few things that you can do while visiting the parks.
1. Hiking and camping at the Arches National Park. Camp outdoors amidst amazing stone arches or hike the trails and take in breathtaking views of the red rocks. There are approximately 2,500 stone arches here—one of the country’s hidden treasures.
2. Take a scenic drive, hike the trails, and camp at Canyonlands for beautiful views of the rivers that run through the park. Island in the Sky and Mesa Arch are two of the favorite spots of first-time and repeat visitors.
3. Breathtaking views of the canyons, towering spires, and a natural amphitheater are what you can expect from a visit at Bryce Canyon National Park. The orange rocks are truly one of nature’s most amazing creations.
4. Hike through diverse terrain, catch a glimpse of the beautiful wildlife, see domes and visit the Water Pocket Fold at Capitol Reef National Park.
5. Camp close to the river, watch the deer graze nearby, enjoy nature amidst sunflowers in bloom, and catch a beautiful sunset at Zion National Park.
These are but a bird’s eye view of what you can expect to see and do at Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’.