Utah’s tourism office has launched a massive campaign to promote Mighty 5 National Parks. If you haven’t heard of this quintet of famous national parks, then it is high time for you to know more. You will enjoy and appreciate the grandeur of rugged west and consider including these Mighty 5 of Utah are: Arches National Park, Bryce National Park, Canyon Lands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Zion National Park.
Here is a good guide for you to consider the next time you and your loved ones decide to take that long break.
The best place for groups or family
At least, young folks will forget their iPhones while hiking the trails criss-crossing the Capitol Reef National Park. You will view the gigantic rugged-edge rock formation rising up to the sky. Then remember your primitive ancestors ten millions of years ago treading the wrinkled earth’s surface. For a budget-conscious vacationer, this is the place as admission is $5 per vehicle.
Honeymooners and romantic types, this is for you!
The perfect chiseled landscape of Bryce Canyon if like a photograph in a nature’s magazine. Its spectacular ridges and valleys make a perfect background of honeymooners and lovers to pose for memorable selfies. As they go along the narrow trials, they view indigenous plants and wildlife. To avoid strain of hiking, they can take a mule-ride at $60-$80 per person. Admission to the park is $25 per vehicle.
For lovers of comfort
If you want a vacation that is like an extension of comfort from home, Utah’s Arches National Park has just the thing for you. Within the park are around 2,000 natural stone arches and nearby is the Mormon Settlement of Moab. The “glamping” site covers 40-acre where you reside in houses with raised floors of wood, patio furniture and stoves using burning woods. As you gaze from your window, there is a clear view of the desert. Comfort is cheap at only $89 per night while admission to the park per vehicle is $10.
For solo adventurer
Travelers sometimes want to trek the road alone and on their way to the big cities pass by Utah’s Zion National Park. They can take time to explore the natural wonders of the place and go skinny dipping in some hidden swimming holes and forge a river for thrills. Admission to the park is $25 per vehicle.
For the adventurous ones
For the most exciting and challenging hiking experience, follow the narrow rim and jagged trails of Canyonlands National Park. This is Utah’s largest park that teems with endless mesas, lofty cliffs, a number of rivers, ragged pine trails, and several canyons. This is a haven for mountain bikers as the trails look so inviting. To live this rough adventure, join the folks at the park’s diverse campgrounds while enjoying each of their own scenery. Admission is $10 per vehicle.