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Mammoth Mighty Five Of Utah Are Awaiting Your Visit


Bryce Canyon National Park      Photo by Jenny Uhling

Indeed the Mighty Five are awaiting your visit this year 2021. It's been quite a ride and a nasty one with COVID-19 and we're all itching and hoping for some good times to roll in. Sunshine desert and landscapes galore await visitors from all over the world. Especially the Mighty Five - Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park - Canyonlands National Park - Capitol Reef National Park and Zion National Park. 

Each one has something special to offer, but all have a lifetime of memories that are priceless once experienced. If you love red rock country, hoodoos, dry heat, deserts and natural landscapes well...Southern Utah has you covered.

 Zion National Park is the southern most destination near to Spring City and St. George. Now if you enjoy the night life, I'd pick that one, because you're about only 120 miles or 193 kilometers away from Las Vegas, Nevada. If you're a good driver and don't stop every 10 miles along the way, you could make it to Vegas in about 1 hour and 38 minutes. Just be warned during the summer months Vegas is pretty much an oven. What do I mean by that? Well lets just say it you can cook eggs on the sidewalk, check out here  for more details.

Arches National Park during daytime                                                    Photo by Elizabeth Iris

        A lot of the other National Parks in this case the remaining 4 are higher up north, starting with the nearest one to Zions, well, that would be Bryce Canyon National Park which is accessible through Cedar City. Not only is Cedar City higher in elevation than Zions National Park, there are other sites to see like Cedar Breaks National Monument which sits above 10,000 feet above sea level. You can buy an annual pass for $35 or the fee is $10 per person and the pass is valid for 10 days. 

Only about 3 miles from Cedar Breaks is Brian Head Ski Resort, just in case, if you're traveling in the wintertime, put some skis on and go shredding.

Now for the other 3 National Parks - Canyonlands National Park - Capitol Reef National Park and Arches National Park those are nearby Moab which is situated about half way up the State of Utah. Moab is truly a gem in the rough. 

Through the years Moab has been a pioneer in reinvigorating a small sleepy town into a booming tourist destination. All 3 remaining National Parks are nearby if only a one hour drive. But don't forget, there are also many other sites like Dead Horse Point State Park and the Manti-La Sal National Forest too.

 Among the parks and national monuments there are many fun hiking trails to discover. Lots of the hiking trails near Moab are unique and worth trying here is a site which is great for all those hiker enthusiasts.

Arches National Park near Moab                                       Photo by Pixabay


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