The Utah National Parks are very spectacular and their landscapes are unique from one another and unlike anything else you’ve seen. From the towering spires of Bryce Canyon, to the deep cliffs and canyons of Zion, to the incredible stone structures of Arches this trip packs all of these incredible parks into one itinerary along with some downtime in beautiful St. George and a trip to an accessible slot canyon for a very unique family hike.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is the southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to the forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools,having waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along from the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for the crimson-colored hoodoos, or spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past to the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at the Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are at around sunup and sundown.
Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park is located in southern Arizona on the outskirts of Tucson and is a part of the United States National Park System. The giant saguaro is the quintessential picture of what a cactus is. Seeing them stand like statues amidst the rocks and hills of Saguaro National Park is absolutely the beautiful and worth exploring. Best season to visit: Fall through the Spring. Desert blooms come alive with the winter and spring rains. The fruit of the saguaro ripens in the month of June. Explore the higher elevation back the country in the Rincon Mountains during summer.