Zion National Park and some of its Secrets

Of Utah’s five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here’s our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.

Sometimes the trail is not a road. Go with the flow

Hiking the Navajo/Queens Trail in Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon boast the largest collection of hoodoos in the world ?.

This is an amazing place. When asked about Bryce Canyon the previous owner was heard saying, “Its, a helluva place to lose, a cow.” Although, it is a great place to explore, hike, and roan among the these strange geological spires.

Hiking Willis Creek Trail

Willis Creek slot canyon is located outside the gates of Kodachrome Basin State Park. Unlike some other canyons in this area, Willis Creek is very easy to explore, with no obstacles of any kind, just a flat, stony streambed enclosed by shapely, delicately colored walls of Navajo sandstone. 

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT, with its red tinged rock formations and incredible blue skies, just begs to be photographed. However, this state park has great hikes, located close to Bryce Canyon, the Grand Staircase, Cottonwood Canyon Hwy, and Scenic Byway 12.

Capital Reef National Park & Scenic Hwy 12:The All America Road & Fruita Campground

The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert. Adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic orchards, this developed campground has 71 sites. This park has captured our hearts ? and was one of our favorite of Utah’s Mighty 5 (Zion,Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches, and Canyonland).

Dead Horse Point State Park & Canyonland National Park

No trip to Moab is complete without a visit to Canyonlands National Park and what better way to explore the area than a stay on the edge of the canyon at Dead Horse State Park.

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin State Park should be on everyone’s todo list if traveling through southern Utah. You will not be disappointed with a visit to this park.

Devils Garden Campgrounds & Arches National Park

Arches National Park boast of the most arches in the world

with over 2,000 and the Devil’s Garden campground is located 18 miles inside this marvelous park. The campground is situated among natural sandstone arches and fins in a desert atmosphere.