Getting To Utah’s Parks

All roads lead to Utah’s 5 National Parks. Explore sample routes from major hubs and corridors 1-2 days from the parks.

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Driving Itineraries

Regardless of where you start your Zion National Park vacation, you'll find an exciting scenic route to the park when you follow one of these sample Zion Park maps and itineraries. Read More...

Interactive Maps of Utah and Surrounding States

Interactive state maps of Utah and neighboring states, showing activities, lodging and point-to-point directions all in one place to aid your trip planning. Read More...

Official Utah National Park Maps for Download

Download the official park maps for Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef and Canyonland National Parks in Utah Read More...

Stops on the Way

Stop in Salt Lake City, Moab, and other destinations on your road trip to Utah's parks and recreation areas. Read More...

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Top Ten Things to do in Zion Park

1. Explore a Slot Canyon

Zion possesses one of the areas richest treasure troves for intrepid explorers willing to match their wits, their legs and their fingers against Mother Nature.

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2. Look for Rock Arches in Utah’s National Parks

These geological phenomena are formed when water percolates through cracks, and it freezes and expands, cracking and carving rock into natural arches.

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3. Delve into Zion History

There are tens of thousands of ruins, artifacts, petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the region. One of the most fun things you can do is find an ancient artifact on your own.

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4. Listen to the Experts

Varied ranger-led programs are meant to inspire and educate visitors of Zion National Park. These varied programs can feature film, slides, and other forms of presentation.

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5. Explore The Narrows

The Narrows are easily accessed by everyone. The hike begins at Temple of Sinawava, then winds along the paved pathway of Riverside Walk to the beginning of the area where the canyon walls narrow.

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6. Watch Wildlife

Utah has some amazing animal populations– big cats, buffalo, bears, and more. With a little persistence you can catch a glimpse of many of Utah’s native residents.

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7. Drive the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

With switchbacks, slickrock and sweeping views with seasonal waterfalls, the approach has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for a better view or to take a short hike, encapsulating many of the highlights seen elsewhere in this most scenic of areas.

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8. Soak in fabulous scenery

Utah is know for its striking scenery, but Zion stands above the rest. With breathtaking waterfalls, towering cliffs, narrow canyons and numerous water features, it is hard to image a place more beautiful.

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9. Visit a Museum

The Southwest is dotted with small museums set up by an individual or a small group who really wanted to tell people about something. These mini-gems of museums are worth the time and money.

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10. Go Where the Locals Go – Kanab, Snow Canyon, Red Cliffs

With 15 miles of trails through coral-colored Navajo sandstone interspersed with snow white cliffs, dark lava flows and bright red sand dunes, the five-mile Snow Canyon Park draws rock climbers, photographers, spelunkers, RVers and hikers.

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