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Red Rock Grill in Zion National Park

Zion National Park | Red Rock Grill

Located at the only lodge in Zion National Park, Red Rock Grill provides a convenient, sun-filled space to start the day.

The winter bobsled ride at Utah Olympic Park.

Feel like an Olympian at Utah Olympic Park

Ride a bobsled down the track, learn to ski jump on a trampoline, or visit museums at this legacy park from the 2002 Olympics near Park City, Utah.

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Peregrine Falcons in the Zion National Park Region

At least 291 bird species call Zion home. Birds operate pretty independently of humans, but sometimes the two conflict. Both falcons and climbers love Zion's commanding cliffs.

The Hickman Natural Bridge in Capitol Reef National Park

Natural Rock Arches in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park has over 20 natural arches including the most famous one, Hickman Natural Bridge.

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Favorite Zion National Park Hikes

Everyone should take the scenic short hike to Weeping Rock Trail. The half-mile climb is doable for almost everyone, yet offers many of the key attractions that make Zion, Zion.

Utah Highway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Scenic Utah Byway 12 from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef

Car and Driver rated it among ten most scenic highways, Forbes as one of America's best snowy drives, and Backpacker magazine as a favorite Wild Road.

Hell's Backbone Bridge

Hell's Backbone Scenic Drive in Utah

Built to join Boulder, the last frontier town in Utah that still relied on mules to deliver the mail, with Escalante, famous for Hole-In-The-Rock Expedition.

A hiker rests after reaching Observation Point in Zion National Park.

What Should I Do If I Have Altitude Sickness?

With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 feet in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, altitude sickness is a very real possibility. Here's what to do.

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Fishing in Zion National Park and Southern Utah

Fishing is allowed in Zion, but is not as common as other pastimes. However, the areas north of Zion are premier fly fishing destinations.

Bryce Canyon National Park Official Map

Official Bryce Canyon National Park Map PDF

A very specific and useful map of Bryce Canyon National Park showing roads and entrances.

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Official Canyonlands National Park Map PDF

A very specific and useful map of Canyonlands National Park showing roads and entrances.

Map of Zion National Park

Official Zion National Park Map PDF

A very specific and useful map of Zion National Park showing roads and entrances.

Arches National Park Official Map

Official Arches National Park Map PDF

A very specific and useful map of Arches National Park showing roads and entrances.

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Official Capitol Reef National Park Map PDF

A very specific and useful map of Capitol Reef National Park showing roads, features, and entrances.

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Where are Services near Zion National Park?

Where can I get my vehicle fixed? Where are the closest medical clinics/hospitals to Zion National Park? And other services surrounding Zion National Park.

Observation Point in Zion National Park on a cloudy day

Top 3 Vistas in Zion National Park

Get the best views in this red-rock paradise in southwestern Utah. If you want to feel on top of the world, here are three fantastic Zion hikes that offer incredible vistas.

Hiking in the Grand Canyon with Wildland Trekking

Enter to Win the Grand 6 Road Trip to 6 National Parks

This trip takes you to all 5 of Utah's national parks plus the Grand Canyon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enter from Dec 17, 2018 to Feb 27, 2020.

Hiking through the Virgin River in the Zion Narrows.

Wildland Trekking Guided Hiking Vacations

Go on an unforgettable hiking vacation. Wildland Trekking has a tour that fits nearly anyone who loves to hike in world-renowned, breathtaking landscapes

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Mysterious Moqui Marbles in Zion National Park

Moqui Marbles consist of a sandstone center covered by a shell of hematite, an iron ore, reported to have mystical properties and a Mars connection.

Photographers in Bryce Canyon National Park

National Park Photo Contest presented by Tamron

Love to take photos in national parks? Whether it’s a landscape, a wildlife pic, or a Milky Way shot, send it our way. You could win a Tamron camera lens!

Bryce Canyon National Park in Winter

Bryce Canyon Winter Photo Gallery

When the snow does comes to Bryce Canyon, it speckles the hoodoos and canyons and creates another dimension in the mosaic of red rock and green pine.

Ranger Victoria Allen greats visitors at the Arches Visitor Center. Photo by NPS Andrew Kuhn

Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your Park Pass

A trip to Utah isn’t complete without a visit to one of its many national park and wilderness areas, so pack a little extra money to cover entrance fees.

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater from Inspiration Point

Denver, Colorado to Utah National Parks Road Trip

Drive thru Colorado to Utah's Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks. On the way visit Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

The white domes of the Navajo formation are stop #10 on the Capitol Reef scenic drive.

Perfect Day in Capitol Reef National Park

Known for its incredible red-rock formations and its fruit orchard, Capitol Reef National Park is a fantastic place to spend a day or more exploring.

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Calendar of Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Parks that usually charge an entrance fee will be free on several days during the year. Check our list of dates for this year.

White Pocket in Utah

The Wave vs. White Pocket

The Utah-Arizona border is full of colorful rock formations. Most have hear of the "Wave" but are unaware of the surrounding formations just as jaw-dropping

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Look down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater; wander among timeless bristlecone pines; and stand in lush meadows of wildflowers

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Airports Near Utah National Parks and Rec Areas

The closest airports and their distances from Zion, Bryce, Arches and other Utah Parks.

A tunnel on the Mount Carmel Highway road in Zion National Park

Will You Fit Through the Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park?

A 1.1 mile-long tunnel is credited with converting Zion from an isolated and rarely visited park, to one of the most popular national parks

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National Park Photo Contest Winners - 2018

We received 3,000 spectacular photo entries to our 8th Annual National Park Photo Contest and the winners have been selected.

The Dinosaur Quarry House with the "Wall of Bones" at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

The "Dinosaur Wall" located within the Dinosaur Quarry building in the park consists of a steeply tilted rock layer which contains 100's of dinosaur fossils

A life-size feathered dinosaur model in front of the international display of dinosaur movie posters at The Dinosaur Museum.

The Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah

The Dinosaur Museum hosts one of the largest collections of monster movie posters in the world and is the home of an expert on the feathered dinosaur.

Dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City

In the University of Utah’s Rio Tinto Center, the Natural History Museum features exhibits about Utah’s geology, ecology, and paleontology.

Dinosaur footprint in the Lower Jurassic Moenave Formation at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

The museum protects an extremely rare set of dinosaur tracks as well as hundreds of fossil fish, plants and rare dinosaur remains.

Moab Giants Museum exhibit.

Moab Giants Interactive Dinosaur Museum

Walk among life-sized dinosaurs on the amazing outdoor walking trail or head indoors to see fossilize footprints and a 3-D movie in this interactive museum.

Photographers in Bryce Canyon National Park

What are Hoodoos?

The word "hoodoo" means to bewitch, which is what Bryce Canyon's rock formations surely do.

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Waterfalls in Zion National Park

Somehow, one doesn't expect desert terrain to be home of some of the world's most spectacular water features. But, Zion is full of waterfalls from snow melt.

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Your National Park App by Chimani

Chimani launches an expanded perks benefit for national parks visitors. It Includes all 60 national park guides, offline maps and $2,500 in savings.

Red Mountain Resort near St. George, Utah.

Red Mountain Resort near Zion National Park

In a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons, the resort has everything you need to relax and rediscover your passion for adventure. Get 10% off with code UTAH.

Spring sunrise in Fruita.

Capitol Reef Orchards in Fruita

It's a surprise to see orchards in the desert. The trees were planted by settlers but are now part of the park. See blossoms in spring and pick fruit in fall.

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Author Edward Abbey's Solitude in Arches National Park

Abbey's two years as an Arches National Park ranger inspired him to write "Desert Solitaire," and coin the phrase "industrial tourism."

Heading west on Highway 24 to Capitol Reef National Park

Hanksville, Utah to Capitol Reef National Park Scenic Drive

From Hanksville, a mining and ranching town, through the ghost town of Caineville, and on to Capitol Reef National Park, Hwy 24 will not disappoint.

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Utah Parks Area Map PDF

This Utah park regional map shows major roads and surrounding cities as well as national parks in neighboring states.

2017 Winners of the National Park Photo Contest

National Park Photo Contest Winners - 2017

The three Grand Prize winners are Matt Meisenheimer for Landscape, Roger Twilley for Wildlife, and Tony Prince for Night Skies. Also see 48 Honorable Mention photos.

Houseboating at Lake Powell

Rent a houseboat on Arizona and Nevada lakes with Forever Resorts

Three full-service marinas on Lake Powell, Lake Mead, and Lake Mohave. Rent a houseboat for a weekend of play or extended excursions.

Boat tour on the river near Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands by Night & Day

Water, land and air tours of the entire Moab area with knowledgeable and experienced guides.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

7 State Parks in Southern Utah

Utah has 43 state parks and recreation areas that includes everything from historic Puebloan ruins to wetlands to wildlife viewing areas.

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Hiking & Trail Safety in Southern Utah

Due to the fact Utah is home to mountains, narrow canyons and steep terrain, trails are often loose, steep and dangerous (with little or no room for error).

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Utah National Parks Email Newsletters

Whether you are planning a trip to Utah or simply want to stay connected to the national parks, our newsletters are a great source of information and are filled with inspiring stories.

Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

Temple Square in Salt Lake City

Temple Square in Salt Lake City is Utah's most popular tourist attraction. The 35-acre area contains more than 15 attractions related to Mormon heritage and beliefs