Airports Near Utah National Parks and Rec Areas

The closest airports and their distances from Zion, Bryce, Arches and other Utah Parks.
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Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

(702) 261-5211
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

This is the main commercial airport for the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County, Nevada. It is about 5 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, in the unincorporated area of Paradise in Clark County. It has four runways and two terminals.

The airport is the largest operating base for Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines. In February 2012, McCarran also became a crew and maintenance base for Spirit Airlines.

Zion National Park - 166 miles
Bryce Canyon National Park - 266 miles
Capitol Reef National Park - 357 miles
Canyonlands and Arches National Parks - 464 miles
Flaming Gorge Recreation Area - 578 miles

Salt Lake City International Airport

(801) 575-2400
776 N Terminal Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84122

Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the fourth largest port for Delta Air Lines, as well as a hub for Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines and with nearly 300 daily departures. Following Delta and Delta Connection, the largest carriers are Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and United Express, US Airways and US Airways Express, and American Airlines and American Eagle.

Zion National Park - 312 miles
Bryce Canyon National Park - 272 miles
Capitol Reef National Park - 221 miles
Canyonlands and Arches National Parks - 237 miles
Flaming Gorge Recreation Area - 207 miles

Regional Airports

The St. George Regional Airport (SGU) in St. George, Utah, is only 46 miles from Zion National Park.

The Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) near Moab is the closest airport to Arches and Canyonlands national parks.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

The night skies over the ghost town of Grafton, Utah. Photo by Rob Wood Photography

Small Historic Towns near Utah National Parks

Utah is full of little towns with old west history (and ghosts!) Visit these tiny burbs in the Southern half of the state.

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.


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.