The Southern Utah National Parks tour provides visitors with excellent panoramic view of the five remarkable parks. Here are the wonderful scenic attractions that Utah National Park takes pride of.
1. The first stop in the National Park is the Arches heading out on 1-70 to Moab. The world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches settles in the Arches that lies against La Sal Mountains’ alpine backdrop. There are numerous sought after sceneries and magnificent treasures throughout the park which most tourists would love to see. Including in the 2,000 amazing wonders will include Delicate Arch which is a famous spot to enjoy the Utah’s sparkling sunset along with the Devils Garden, Balanced Rock and The Windows. Moreover, the Arches not only provide a relaxing place to stay but abound in leisure activities. Visiting the park during September will make you experience Moab Music Festival where renowned jazz musicians showcase their prowess. For hiking enthusiasts, Arches offers hiking trails which range from easy to strenuous option.
2. Canyonlands National Park is the next stop in this tour which is considered as the weirdest yet wonderful and magical place on earth. You will be carried away of the gigantic towering canyons developed naturally by Colorado River and its Tributaries. The park is then divided into four different portions by waterways namely, the Maze, the Needles, the Island in the Sky and the rivers themselves. Various activities can be done at Canyonlands to make your visit more enjoyable like backcountry four-wheel driving, boating, biking and hiking.
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3. The tour will then head to the Capitol Reef National Park after Canyonlands. Monoliths, buttes, ridges and colorful canyons comprise the 378 square miles of the park and is situated at the center of Utah’s red rock country. You will witness the fascinating Waterpocket Fold which is one of the park’s distinct geographic features considered as the earth’s wrinkle extending roughly a 100 mile distance. Eventually, a 90-minute drive at the park will introduce you to pay a visit at the Gifford Homestead where you can picture out the farm life in Utah back in the early 1900s seeing restored farmhouses.
4. The beautiful and breathtaking scenery of the Dixie National Forest I the next stop of the tour while heading towards Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce canyon is really not a canyon which is an interesting trivia. For over of millions years passed, sand and wind carved this place which appears to be a natural amphitheater covered with thousands of windows, columns, hoodoos and pillars. This place is not only ideal for horseback riding and hiking but stargazing as well where you can gaze thousands of stars at moonless night when Bryce is dark. Before you leave this place, make sure to take some time to view the award winning 22 minute film at the Visitor’s Center.
5. The last but not the least but worth the while is the last stop of the tour – the Zion national Park. This place will make you totally breathless with its excellent attractions. Zion is named by Mormon pioneers which means “the promised land” provides exciting activities such as bicycling, horseback riding, birdwatching, ranger-led programs and hiking. Don’t worry how to carry your bikes as the shuttle bus provides bike racks.
Don’t forget to bring your cameras because natural wonders at southern Utah are worth comparable than any place to visit on earth. You are guaranteed to enjoy your trip. Exploring the place for around five days will make you enjoy the magnificent wonders of the place.