Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park, Utah

Utah’s National Parks

Perched along an 18-mile plateau, the freezes and thaws of the high-altitude of Bryce Canyon shaped sandstone and limestone amphitheaters filled with scarlet striped spires called hoo doos. In Capitol Reef, golden sandstone pillars and arches, white sandstone domes and red-striped monoliths come together in a quilted masterpiece of Mother Nature. In Zion, shallow, shaded waters rise between towering rocks in The Narrows and sandstone arches stretch across boulders and canyons in Arches National Park. Discover these geological wonders and more with a Road Scholar instructor, as you venture to Utah on a National Park adventure you’ll never forget.

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National Park Tours in Utah

Utah has one of the most diverse landscapes in the U.S. With a total of five National Parks to visit in Utah, you’ll have plenty to explore in the Beehive State. From Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef to Zion and Arches and Canyonland, these Utah National Parks to visit are filled with unique rock formations, breathtaking vistas, and rich pre-historic histories. 

With Road Scholar, you can explore these one-of-a-kind areas through our expert-led Utah National Park Tours.

Utah National Parks

Utah is home to five National Parks, referred to as the Mighty Five. With that said, touring Utah National Parks can take some time, but gives you plenty to explore and discover. Below are the five Utah National Parks that define this state’s unique landscape:

  • Arches National Park - Moab, UT: One of the top Utah National Park trips is to Arches National Park. On April 12, 1929, President Hoover established the Arches National Monument, with President Nixon deeming it a National Park on November 12, 1971. Throughout its history, Arches National Park has experienced several significant rock slides and storms that shaped its geography into what it is today.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Bryce, UT: Exploring Utah National Parks is exciting, especially with Bryce Canyon on the list. Bryce Canyon National Park was established as a National Monument on June 8, 1923, and later designated as a National Park on February 25, 1928. This park lies on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and is defined by its horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, high elevation meadows, and unique rock formations.
  • Canyonlands National Park - Moab, UT: Another place to take a Utah National Park trip is Canyonlands National Park, also located in the town of Moab. on September 12, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Canyonlands into a National Park due to its rock structures and rich heritage with stories of cowboys, scientists, and numerous indigenous groups.
  • Capitol Reef National Park - Torrey, UT: For thousands of years, archaic hunters and indigenous groups called Capitol Reef home. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Capitol Reef National Monument, with President Nixon declaring it a National Park on December 18, 1971. Capitol Reef National Park is known for its petroglyphs, Fremont culture, cliffs, domes, and orchards.
  • Zion National Park - Springdale, UT: Taking a Utah National Park tour in Zion is nothing but breathtaking. Zion National Park was established on November 19, 1919. Zion is known for its sandstone canyons, high plateaus, and magnificent waterfalls.