National and state parks in Utah make for a great weekend getaway.

Utah National and State Parks, Lakes, and Historical Sites

From majestic arches to Canyonlands, Utah’s natural scenery is as beautiful as it can be stark. Visit the some of the most striking national parks in the nation. These include five of Utah’s national parks that include Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion. Hike up to the peak at Zion National Park or explore the land between the Colorado and the Green Rivers. Drive down Scenic Byway 12 or look up the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. The parks in Utah also include numerous historical stops important to the region. Many state parks are best visited in the fall, winter, or spring when the canyon country is not so hot.

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National Parks & Historic Sites

Arches National Park

Arches National Park Visitor Center, Moab, UT 84532

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center, UT-63, Bryce, UT 84764

California National Historic Trail


Canyonlands National Park

Island in the Sky Visitor Center, Grand View Point Rd, Moab, UT 84532

Capitol Reef National Park

UT-24, Torrey, UT 84775

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Highway 143 East, Brian Head, UT 84719

Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South, Jensen, UT 84035

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

4304 Bullfrog, Lake Powell, UT 84533

Golden Spike National Historic Site

6200 North 22300th Street West, Corinne, UT 84307

Hovenweep National Monument

Montezuma Creek, UT 84534

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Mormon Trail, Rush Valley, UT 84069

Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridge, Lake Powell, UT 84533

Old Spanish National Historic Trail


Pony Express National Historic Trail


Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Lake Powell, UT 84533

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

2038 Alpine Loop Rd, American Fork, UT 84003

Zion National Park

Zion national park, 1101 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Hurricane, UT 84737

For more activities and information about Utah, go to VisitUtah.

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