Utah

Above : Zion National Park


Arches National Park

 Located near the city of Moab, Arches National Park contains the largest amount of natural arches on earth.  Naturally sculpted sandstone will have you seeing faces and maybe even elephants in the rock. Trails within the park are easily accessible,  well maintained and if you want to beat the heat just enjoy the park all night under the stars!   There is little camping inside the park so if you cannot obtain a site I would recommend camping off Highway 128 along the Colorado River.  Multiple campgrounds sit along the river providing plenty of sites for visitors.  Campsites are first come first serve for $15.00 a night.

 

Recommended Trails:

1.)  Park Avenue  (2 miles)

2.)  Delicate Arch  (3 miles)

3.) Devils Garden (7.5 miles)

 
 

Bryce Canyon National Park

   The magnificent hoodoos of Bryce Canyon create a truly magical setting for hiking, photography and exploring.  Trails within the park are easily accessible and very well maintained.  When hiking into the canyon from the rim of the amphitheater you'll find yourself on a sandy forest trail amongst the unique hoodoos.  After you've hiked all day and worked up a proper appetite head over to the lodge for some re-fueling at the buffet. Tent camping within Bryce costs $20.00 per night.    

 

Recommended Trails:

1.)  Queens Garden and Navajo Loop  (3 miles)

2.)  Sunset Point to Sunrise Point

3.)  Fairyland Loop  (8 Miles)