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From the mundane to the outrageous, our park expert answers your pressing questions about Utah's National Parks. Whether you're planning your dream Zion vacation, curious about the unique rock formations of Arches, or looking for insider tidbits about Bryce Canyon, this section is for you.
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Traveling to Utah National Parks
Utah national parks are mostly in the southern part of the state and are often added on to a Grand Canyon vacation because of their proximity to Arizona. Winter sports resorts and parks are located in the center and northern regions of Utah with Brian Head and Snowbird being popular destinations. The northeastern section of Utah is famous for dinosaur fossils and the Flaming Gorge, a beautiful water sports and fishing area.
Zion National Park
Zion is the most visited national park in Utah. It is located in the southwest corner of Utah. The nearest town is St. George but the park is also an easy trip from Las Vegas or the Grand Canyon's North Rim.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce is in the south-central area of Utah. It is famous for its unique sandstone spires called "hoodoos." The nearest village to Bryce is called Bryce Canyon City. There you'll find a hotel, campground, store, restaurant, and activity center managed by Ruby's Inn.
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Utah National Parks are open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From road openings and closings, to festivals and activities, even the hot times to photograph a baby bighorn sheep, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands Parks, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Utah and Arizona.
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Amazing Earthfest in Kanab, Utah
Celebrate life on the Colorado Plateau with a week of outdoor adventure, art, music, science, historical and cultural exhibits. Amazing Earthfest is family-friendly and free. Presentations and activities feature Native American culture, archaeology field trips, music, guided hikes, bicycle and ATV rides, deep night skies, Pioneer history, documentary films, and more.
When: Sun May 10 - Sat May 16
Where: Kanab, Utah
Rally on the Rocks
Of special interest to UTV drivers, this sixth annual event explores the splendor of Moab. The $105 fee includes a T-shirt, four days of guided rides and a catered dinner. A packet offering extensive discounts and souvenirs related to the event are included. Trails are rated from mild to wild with the more extreme rides requiring special equipment.
When: Wed May 13 - Sat May 16
Where: Moab, Utah
10th Annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy Poetry And Music Gathering
Come and join us in celebrating the West in our 10th annual Cowboy Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island State Park.
When: Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Where: Antelope Island
National ATV Jamboree
A major event among ATV/UTV enthusiast and also one of the major trail heads to access the famous Paiute ATV Trail. The Jamboree offers a number of rides ranging from beginner trails on Forest Service and BLM roads to advanced trails specifically designed with for the rider who wants to challenge his or her riding skills. Along with breathtaking views, you can tailor your ride to last a few hours or take in an all day long excursion.
When: Tue June 23 - Sat June 27
Where: Fillmore, Utah
Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City
This festival attracts more than 150,000 ticket holders, some of whom come to Cedar City just for the 250 festival performances.
When: Thu June 25 - Sat October 31
Where: Cedar City, Utah