Majestic Utah! Exploring Zion, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks

April 19, 2021 Adventure

It’s National Park Week (April 17-25, 2021) and we just returned from a visit to three national parks in Utah: Zion, Canyonlands, and Arches. Our visits were part of our return trip home from a vacation in southern California. We primarily toured each park by automobile. While it was far from the actual experience of exploring the depth of offerings each park provides, it was still a fun and welcoming experience during a global pandemic. Our goal is to return sometime soon for a more in-depth exploration of the parks. There are ample opportunities for hiking, climbing, biking, and camping at each of these destinations.

Stunning public lands are abundant in Utah! Here are some photographs from our recent visit.

Zion National Park

View near the entrance to Zion National Park
Road leading to the Zion National Park Tunnel
Road leading to the Zion National Park Tunnel

Canyonlands National Park

Buck Canyon Overlook
Shafer Trail
Shafer Trail
Candlestick Tower Overlook
Grand View Point Overlook

Arches National Park

La Sal Mountains Viewpoint
Tower of Babel
Balanced Rock
Balanced Rock and Neighboring Formations
Balanced Rock
Skyline Arch