Utah’s Parks and Recreation Areas
Where are Utah’s National Parks?
Utah’s five national parks, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches make for an unforgettable road trip through canyon country. They are located in southern Utah. Travelers often combine Utah parks with a trip to Mesa Verde in Colorado, Grand Canyon in Arizona, and Las Vegas in Nevada. A popular home base is Salt Lake City because of its own attractions and the international airport.
Where are Utah’s Recreation Areas?
The Flaming Gorge with recreation opportunities of boating, fishing, and rafting is in the northeast edge of Utah along the border to Wyoming. Also in the northeast is Dinosaurland with many museums and dig sites.
Far south is the famous Monument Valley where scores of Old Western movies were shot. It makes for an unforgettable drive to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
In the central and north central area of Utah is a mecca of ski resorts during the winter, and hiking, fishing, and cultural events during the summer. Here you’ll find Utah’s largest city, Salt Lake City, and neighboring Park City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.