The Mighty Five is a term used to refer to the five incredible national parks in Utah. These five national parks are all in different areas of Utah and are known for different things. They all have something unique and unforgettable to offer to those lucky enough to travel to the area.
Arches National Park
Located in the eastern part of Utah, Arches is known for its impressive natural arches. Arches has over 2,000 of these incredible rock formations, some as large as 300 feet from base to base. Visitors can drive along the scenic road through Arches and walk along trails to
get a closer look at the park.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon is a small, well-known park in southeastern Utah. The most popular feature of this park is its incredible array of rock formations. Guests marvel at the slot canyons, hoodoos, and mesas as they walk along the park grounds. Those who love geology will be astounded by beautiful Bryce Canyon.
Canyonlands National Park
In southeast Utah, Canyonlands is an incredible park which is broken up into three sections: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and The Needles. The Colorado River has carved out incredible canyons through this park. Visitors can drive along the park road to explore all three sections of the park. There are two visitors centers and many places to park the car and explore.
Capitol Reef National Park
Located in Southern Utah, Capitol Reef is a wonderful park to spend the day driving and hiking. It offers guests views of The Waterpocket Fold, which is a 100-mile-long break in the earth’s crust. It also features cliffs, petroglyphs, and canyons.
Zion National Park
Located in the southwestern part of the state, Zion is one of the best national parks in the entire country. The shuttle service takes guests to the many amazing hiking areas. Avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with Zion.
From hiking to horseback riding and everything in between, each park in The Mighty Five is a must-see destination in Utah.
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