Win the Grand 6 Road Trip to 6 National Parks in Utah and Arizona

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Hiking in the Grand Canyon with Wildland Trekking

Hiking in the Grand Canyon

Explore Salt Lake City before heading out to Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion, the drop down to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Finish your trip by traveling to Arches, and Canyonlands before landing in Park City. Enter to win Dec. 17 - Feb 27, 2020.

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NatGeo Map Package

NatGeo Grand 6 contest prizes

You’ll never lose your way on this trip thanks to NatGeo Maps and Books. The winner will receive detailed waterproof and tear-resistant trail maps of Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands and Grand Canyon national parks, plus the Atlas of National Parks and the Guide to National Parks. Plan hikes, scenic drives and more. 

Start: Salt Lake City

  • 3-night, one room stay at a downtown Salt Lake City hotel
  • Two 3-day Salt Lake Connect Passes valid for discounts at 16 Salt Lake City area attractions - OR - two 2-day Ski City Super Passes
  • Two Salt Lake Brewery Tour Passes valid at 12 breweries
  • Prizes must be booked directly with Visit Salt Lake
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Capitol Reef National Park

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Broken Spur Inn near Capitol Reef National Park. Enjoy an up-­close view of the unique and remarkable canyon lands from every room at the motel.
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Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

  • 1-night, one room stay at Ruby's Inn at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park and a convenient drive to Zion National Park
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3-Day Grand Canyon South Rim Hiking Tour with Lodging hosted by Wildland Trekking

You've made it to the Grand Canyon, the halfway point of your trip! Wildland Trekking will host three days of active adventure during the day and a comfy hotel at night.

Highlights include three challenging day hikes whose locations span over thirty miles of the South Rim, a "sprinkled in" tour of the best Grand Canyon museums and visitor attractions, a sunset dinner on the rim prepared by your guide (weather permitting), a memorable dinner at the famous El Tovar Hotel, and cozy lodging at a hotel ten minutes from the edge of the Canyon.

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Sedona, Arizona

  • 1-night, one room stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock including a $100 dining credit at the ShadowRock Top + Table. Blackout dates include March and April 2020 as well as weekends and holidays.
  • Two tickets for an Ancient Ruin Tour with Pink Adventure Tours
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Basecamp in Moab to Explore Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

  • 2-night, one room stay in a local Moab hotel
  • Two tickets to Canyonlands by Night or Day - Sound and Light Show Jet Boat Tour with dinner included.
  • Reservations must be made six weeks in advance. Blackout dates may apply. Stay and tour based on availability.
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Park City, Utah

  • 1-night, one room stay at Newpark Resort (Blackout dates July 2-5 and November 22-December 31, 2020)
  • Rafting Trip for two with All Seasons Adventures (Summer 2020 season)
  • Historic Park City Bike Tour for two with eBike upgrade with White Pine Touring
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Here's where our road trip ends. Drive to the airport in Salt Lake City for the flight home (36 miles)

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2019 Winner: Donald Poole from Colorado Springs, Colo.

2018 Winner: Ryan Meinhart of Phoenix, Ariz.

2016 Winner: Cynthia Dunphy of Cincinnati, Ohio

2015 Winner: Raven Bailey from Idabel, Okla.


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.

Watching the sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.

Phoenix to Grand Canyon and Utah National Parks Road Trip

The Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Meteor Crater are all within easy driving distance of this road trip itinerary.

Hiker beside the Virgin River with a view of the Watchman in Zion National Park

5 Utah National Parks Plus Grand Canyon Road Trip

Hit every Utah national park, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands, plus Nevada's Great Basin and the Grand Canyon, on this 1,453 mile trip.


Los Angeles to Zion National Park Road Trip

This 455 mile driving itinerary starts in Los Angeles, California and makes its way through Las Vegas on the way to Zion National Park.

Hiking in the Narrows, a river canyon in Zion National Park

Salt Lake City to Zion National Park Road Trip

Driving itinerary and map starting in Salt Lake City, Utah and making its way through Fishlake National Forest, Southwest Utah, and St. George, Utah.

Location of Utah national parks

Where are Utah's National Parks?

Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches national parks are in the southern part of Utah and close to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Under Canvas dining and lounge tents at the Grand Canyon

The Best Southwest Glamping Road Trip

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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.

Sunrise over Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park.

National Parks Bordering Utah

There many national parks nearby in addition to Utah's five. Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon are very close and worth the extra drive.