Zion: Sheer canyons and monolithic sandstone cliffs in cream, pink, and red. See this exquisite park in full by climbing stone steps and edging along cabled cliffs to adrenaline-inducing Angel’s Landing or hiking where the “trail” is the river in a slot canyon famously called The Narrows.
Bryce Canyon: Forget sightseeing from the car. Ride a gentle mule under giant orange drip castles, or hike through this mythical terrain, moving past hoodoos and whirling spires on the magical Fairyland Trail.
Capitol Reef: See the park’s rainbow-hued sandstone “reefs” and canyons of the Waterpocket Fold, or tour the Temple of the Sun and Moon and the rest of Cathedral Valley’s sculptured sandstone monoliths.
Canyonlands: Want to ride a bike on Mars? That’s how you’ll feel rolling across the otherworldly terrain in Canyonlands, famous for its hugely photogenic Mesa Arch. Next, ride the rapids on the Colorado River! From Class II to Class IV, you decide how wet you want to get.
Arches: Early risers win the golden moment on a sunrise hike leading to spectacular Delicate Arch, one of Utah’s most famous icons. Also among the 2,000+ arches here: Landscape Arch—the second longest span in the world!
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