Explore sandstone cliffs, hoodoos, arches, and moqui stones cover the area and are preserved in the national parks.
Zion has the most impressive formations that are up to 2,500 feet thick, making it the world's deepest desert landscape. Check these must-sees off your list.
Explore the Needles, Island in the Sky, the Maze, and the Rivers of Canyonlands National Park. But don't miss these two fascinating spots nearby.
Hoodoos, arches, and fins galore. See Bryce Canyon National Park’s best views and rock formations from these favorite scenic overlooks.
Many amazing things to see in the Zion National Park area, from Bright Angel Point in the Grand Canyon to Natural Bridge View in Bryce Canyon National Park– the regions top sights not to miss.
The high cliffs of Zion were formed about four million years ago through a process where layers of rock were broken, pushed up and on their side
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.
Utah offers many natural lakes and man-made reservoirs. They attract people for far more than fishing. Boating, houseboating, and swimming are all popular.
These weirdly shaped rock spires that look somewhat like totem poles, are carved by water in arid environments. They can be found in Bryce Canyon and Zion in Utah
Awe-inspiring lakes outside of Utah are worth a side trip for visitors wanting exceptional hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing.
Great variability in the life-zones and sub-ecosystems can be found in Utah's deserts, foothills, canyons, cliff-tops and mountains.
If you have the time and good shoes, take a ride on The Narrows, an unforgettable wade in cold waters of the Virgin River.
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.
Time-lapse video of the Milky Way over the natural red rock arches in Arches National Park in Utah.
The Colorado River is the father of all western rivers, draining the Colorado River Basin from Canada to Mexico.
Right across the road from Zion Lodge are the Emerald Pools, a mix of trails and pools that provide easy to moderate hiking opportunities between each oasis.
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.
Some of the most spectacular can be seen at Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Cathedral Valley, and Monument Valley.
Zion is characterized by the flows of the Virgin & Santa Clara Rivers.
You don’t have to visit Utah’s five national parks in person to experience their gorgeous red-rock canyons, spires and ancient ruins.
Visit these stunning waterfalls around Utah and in Arizona's Grand Canyon.
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.
The word "hoodoo" means to bewitch, which is what Bryce Canyon's rock formations surely do.
With housing the most wildflower species in Utah, beauty is all around in Zion. There are well over 1,000 plant species and counting, said Walt Fertig.
The Zion Subway is one of the most popular slot canyon and canyoneering routes in Zion National Park.