Utah is home to five of the United States National Parks, each boasting truly impressive sights and experiences. Read on to discover our top attractions at Utah’s Mighty Five.
Otherworldly, bucket-list views you won’t find anywhere else in the world
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is the definition of “breathtaking”. With so many impressive natural structures, it can be hard to choose! Here are three of our favorites:
1. The Delicate Arch
The Delicate Arch is a popular choice for a reason. Standing at 46-feet-tall and 32-feet-wide, this is the largest free-standing arch in the park.
2. Double Arch
Cresting 144 feet high, this natural wonder is sure to impress. It’s easy to reach, and impressive by any standards!
3. Window Section
Considered by some to be the beating heart of Arches National Park, this unique section of the park holds 4 arches, all of which are must-sees! More to do in less space is definitely a win.
Canyonlands National Park
The next stop on your trip is the Canyonlands, the “hidden gem” of Utah’s National Parks. Here are our favorite things to do in the park:
1. The Mesa Arch
Though another arch, this one offers exceptional views you won’t find elsewhere. Sitting at a cliff’s edge, it acts as a window to a stunning vista of the Canyonlands.
2. Grand view-point Trail
For those who enjoy an easy hike, this is your trail. Leading down the canyon’s rim, you get a first-hand view of the expansive park.
3. Upheaval Dome
This unique destination in the canyonlands is a worthwhile visit. Formed from an ancient meteor, this crater displays a multitude of natural colors and beauty.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is a less talked about, but undeniably beautiful National Park. Here are our top three sights to get your fill:
1. Sunset Point
This viewpoint is a top spot to watch the sunset. Take the small hike to the overlook, then stay and watch the show.
See first-hand the petroglyphs left by Native American’s from a bygone era. These historic figures, located near the Hickman Bridge trail, are sure to impress.
3. Rim Overlook
For stunning views of the park, head to the Rim Overlook. The hike up is 4.6 miles and is considered difficult. However, it is well worth the view!
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon is a stunning change of pace and offers some of the most unique views and geology in America. Here are our top three destinations:
1. The Main Overlook
You won’t want to miss the stunning views provided by the Overlook, right off of the parking lot. Looking down upon the canyon, you get your first glimpse at the hoodoos that fill the park.
2. The Queens Garden / Navajo Loop
This is one of the more popular hikes in Bryce and deserves the hype. See hoodoos up close and personal, while soaking in stunning 360* views as you loop through the canyon.
3. Sunset Point
Another famous location within the park, sunset point boasts some of Bryce Canyon’s most interesting sights. See marvels like Thor’s hammer and Silent City and soak in the striking colors.
Zion National Park
Finishing off our Mighty Five tour is the vast and diverse Zion National Park. A hiker’s paradise, Zion is famous for its outstanding beauty. Here are our top three adventures:
1. Slot Canyons
Possibly one of the most unique adventures you can experience at the Mighty Five is squeezing through one of the many slot canyons. The Narrows is arguably considered the most spectacular.
2. Angels Landing
This hike is only for experts! A daring and narrow trail, this might be the most strenuous hike on this list but offers show-stopping views that make it well worth the effort.
3. Canyon Overlook Trail
A much easier adventure, this hike begins at the parking lot, and takes you up 100 feet and offers staggeringly gorgeous views of the whole park.
Utah’s Mighty Five: The National Park Vacation of your Dreams
It’s clear that Utah’s Mighty Five top attractions are full of one-of-a-kind sights and adventures not to miss. With so much to do, you’ll certainly have the National Park bucket-list vacation of your dreams! For more trip ideas, or to learn about Traveling Soul Tours and how we provide unique experiences with every trip, visit our Custom Tours page.