Utah is arguably the best place to visit in America if you enjoy the outdoors. With five national parks boasting of millions of acres of nature just waiting to be explored, it is an adventurer’s paradise. This list is just a few of the many things you can hope to enjoy in the state of Utah.
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Go Camping At The Capitol Reef National Park
One of the shocking discoveries visitors meet on the trip to the Capitol reef national park are the beautiful orchid trees mixed with unexpected geology. The park is large and contains Utah’s Water Pocket Fold, a unique geological structure that is described as buckle in the Earth’s surface that extends for approximately 100 miles. It is a popular camping site and it boasts of more than 70 campsites. Of course, many visitors also visit this park for day trips, hiking and driving trails to enjoy the scenic views as they move along. It is a perfect destination for those looking for an unforgettable park experience.
Hike Angels Landing And Observation Point In Zion’s National Park
Reaching the summit of Angels Landing is on nearly every hiker’s bucket list. It is one of the most popular hiking trails not just in Utah, but in the world. A 2.5 miles hike up an elevation of 1500 feet, this particular hike is not for the faint of heart.
As the trails near the top, it becomes a bit narrow with sharp drop offs. But don’t worry, hikers that can’t make it to the summit can still enjoy the beautiful view when they turn around at Scout Lookout. The reward for those who persevere to the end is a breath-taking view of Zion’s valley floor.
As great as Angels Landing is, it’s not the only beauty found at Zion national park. The Observation Point, as it is popularly called, is also a hiking trail about 2000 feet in elevation. The viewpoint from the top of the 6521 foot peak is nothing short of breath-taking. From the Observation Point you can see the entire park, including Angels Landing below.
Cross The Canyon At Bryce Canyon National Park
Located in south-western Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is a beautiful park consisting of several plateaus and canyons created by centuries of erosion and rain. The top of the canyons offer breath-taking views of the entire park and it is also a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset. The highest point of elevation in the park reaches about 9,115 feet. From this point, you can see 3 different states in the US and about 200 miles across. If you make it to the Rainbow Point – a sequence of rock layers with different colors – then you can marvel at the awesomeness of nature.
Paddle It Out On Lake Powell
Although it’s called Lake Powell, it’s really just a large reservoir. This large body of water offers visitors all sorts of fun activities ranging from boating to kayaking and even wakeboarding. Although the rest of Canyonlands National Park offers great hiking trails and beautiful sights, the main reason people visit this park is the 2000 miles of shoreline around it. It really is a great place to visit and stretches between Utah, Colorado and Arizona.