Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park’s high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description. Read More
Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles. Learn about the geologic processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.
The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. The fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs and trees, and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines…
Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.
Anasazi State Park Museum
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass Online Here **Visitor Center and Sandboard/Sled Rentals will be closed on Christmas day (12/25/2020). Visitor Center hours will resume on 12/26/2020 at 9:00 am.** Venture onto a shifting sea of red sand.
The gift shop is also NOTICE: The park is open and customers are required to wear a mask while shopping. open. We recommend making camping and yurt reservations prior to arriving at the park. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information.
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass Online Here View the largest collection of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) pottery on display in the Four Corners Region and explore an authentic Puebloan village behind the museum.
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass Online Here Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage exhibit, sawmill and replica blast furnace.
Goblin Valley State Park
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass Online Here On the edge of a deep canyon above the sinuous river meander known as a gooseneck, this small park affords impressive views of one of the most striking examples of an entrenched river meander on the North American continent.
Park Hours: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily. Boat Ramp: May thru Labor Day the ramp is open every day 7 am – 8 pm. Sep-Oct the ramp hours go to 8 AM to 6 PM. Nov-Dec the boat ramp will be open Friday Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 6 PM.
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass Online Here Shakespeare Arch collapsed in April of last year. The trail is still open but there is now just a pile of rubble where the arch used to be.
NOTICE: Check Quail Creek State Park social media platforms for up to date information. Look under current conditions for social media links. NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass online here!
NOTICE: Check Sand Hollow State Park social media platforms for up to date information. Look under current conditions for social media links Buy your single day-use pass online here! ATTENTION: As of 4/27/2020 we will NOT allow any Primitive Campers. Please use other resources like hotels and vacation rentals.
NOTICE: Park open. Visit the Utah State Parks COVID-19 webpage for updated information. Buy your single day-use pass online here! Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone.
Monticello 365 North Main Monticello, UT 84535 There is no visitor center for the National Monument. The nearest communities are Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Bluff, Blanding, and Monticello. Highways 191, 211, 95, 261, and 163 all provide access to portions of National Monument. Major commercial airlines serve Salt Lake City and St.
Calf Creek Falls is one of the most enchanting areas of the Grand Staircase-Escalante area, a verdant oasis amid the tumbled stone monoliths of the desert. Named for its use as a natural pen for calves back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the creek remained relatively unknown as a tourist destination until the formation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, under the Clinton administration.
Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Come wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflower, ponder crystal-clear night skies and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans across nearly one million acres of America’s public lands and contains three distinct units: Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument is a diverse geologic treasure speckled with monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, and arches.
Three majestic natural bridges invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named “Kachina,” “Owachomo” and “Sipapu” in honor of the ancestral Puebloans who once made this place their home.
Programs: National Conservation Lands: Arizona: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument | Bureau of Land Management
This remote and unspoiled 280,000-acre monument is a geologic treasure with some of the most spectacular trails and views in the world. The monument contains many diverse landscapes, including the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. The monument borders Kaibab National Forest to the west and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to the east.