Gateway Towns to Utah’s National Parks

Map of Gateway Towns to Utah's National Parks

These popular gateway towns provide easy access to Utah’s national parks and recreation areas.

Salt Lake City has a convenient international airport and is often a launching point for a vacation that includes Utah’s Parks plus Yellowstone.

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater from Inspiration Point

Bryce Canyon City, UT – Gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon City is the closest community to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park and is also near Cedar Breaks and Zion. Read More...

Chimney Rock in Capitol Reef National Park. Courtesy Wayne County, Utah

Capitol Reef Country – Wayne County, Utah

A diversity of landscape like no other in Utah – red rock formations, arches, plateaus, meadows, forests, lush green valleys and astounding deserts. Read More...


Cedar City, UT – Festival City USA

Cedar City is centrally located to the national park adventures of Zion, Kolob Canyons, Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. Read More...

White Pocket in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Photo courtesy Kane County

Kanab and Kane County, Utah’s Dramatic Scene

To avoid the crowds and have easy access to two national parks and world-famous slot canyons, head to Kanab. Pro tour guides will show you the best spots. Read More...


Moab, UT – Gateway to Arches and Canyonlands

Moab, the gateway Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, will surround you with the warmth and hospitality of a small resort town at the center of some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Read More...

Statue in downtown St. George Utah

St. George, UT – Gateway to Zion National Park

St. George is the largest gateway city to Zion National Park. It is home to the St. George Utah municipal airport Read More...