No picture quite does justice to the national parks in Utah. Utah is home to some of the most spectacular national parks that are simply breathtaking. It is often said that it takes about two months or more to fully exhaust all the incredible places in Utah National Parks.
Truth be told, Monument Valley Park has a pretty unusual landscape and unique features that are so incredible to see. Honestly, it’s one of the best parks to visit in the USA, especially if you’re a lover of all things nature
Getting to Monument Valley
Monument Valley isn’t close to anything, which is why it stayed off the radar for so long.
The closest airport is in Flagstaff, 176
Distances to Nearby Airports:
- Phoenix – 320 miles (4 hours 47m)
- Albuquerque – 324 miles ( 4 hours 57 M)
- Las Vegas – 400 miles ( 6 hours and 10m)
- Salt Lake City – 380 miles (6 hours)
We drove from NY witch las stop was Colorado to Monument Valley, which took about 9 hours and we spent the night there. The View Hotel need to be book with months i advance.
Distances to Nearby Cities and National Parks
- Four Corners Monument – 105 miles
- Page, Arizona – 125 miles
- Grand Canyon (South Rim) – 180 miles
Access to the Monument Valley Tribal Park is on US-163 just north of the Utah-Arizona border. It costs $20 per vehicle (up to four people) to enter the park. Once you pay this fee, you can come and go as often as you like.
The Angels Landing
The Angels Landing stands at 1488ft above Virginia River and is one of the most thrilling and dangerous hiking spots all over the world. There are nature trails around this place that are also thrilling. However, this place is not ideal for children and people with any extreme medical conditions.
This is the place to get your feet wet as you navigate through the narrowest part of this national park. The walls of this gorge ascend to about a thousand feet tall on both sides of the river. It is recommended that you hike upstream, have fun for about two hours then head back. Nevertheless, for the daredevils, you may get a permit that allows you to hike downstream for about 16miles.
Places to stay
If you want to camp near the park it would be advisable to stay at the Watchman Campground that’s a quarter mile from the entrance in the south. This place has 180campsites and group sites that provide electricity and water. Those that would rather not camp out can seek accommodation in the hotels at Springdale.
2.Arches National Park
This national park is home to a few trails that are simply Gods masterpiece. Its 120square miles of deep red canyons, sandstone arches
Eye of the Whale
This is a mini arch that is located in Herdina Park (a
Sand Dune Arch to the Broken Arch
The first part of this trail (Sand Dune Arch) is highly populated whereas the Broken Arch rarely gets even half of that population. For more adventure, track the cairns for about a mile past the Sand dune and head on to the Broken Arch. The view of wildflowers and
Places to stay
There are plenty of places to stay around the Arches National Park with the most popular being:
oCozy Moab Home
oSt. Danes CabinoBella Casa
This is home to all backpacking trips and it is famous for its ability to offer deep solitude.
This is home to over 60miles of hiking trails. This site has 30 established campsites that help you get in touch with nature and still give you that sense of tranquility. The trails along this district are marked by rock piles and are fairly trafficked.
Island in the Sky
This is another place excellent for backpacking and is a giant
This is highly reserved for the most experienced hikers and backpackers. To navigate the topography around The Maze requires skill and experience as it is the most remote part of the
Utah national parks are simply inexhaustible. These places are full of all kinds of activities that you will remember for days. However, it is important that wherever you decide to go take a hike, that there are people who know. Safety is very important.
Above all, always take pleasure in the area you drive to