Utah is a state located in the western part of the United States. It is the 13th largest state by area, and, with a population of over three million, the 30th most populous and 11th least densely populated. Why am I sharing information about Utah? Because in this country you can find 5 wonderful National Parks known as “The Mighty 5.”
Those who love traveling and explore the nature cannot miss these amazing US parks. For more information and pictures continue reading!
1. Zion National Park
Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah, near the town Springdale. The park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches. If you like photography, this amazing place is certainly the best place for you.
2. Bryce Canyon National Park
Located in Southwest Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is the smallest of the five Utah parks, at roughly 150 km². Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.
3. Arches National Park
Arches National Park has over 2000 natural stone arches. What makes this place so amazing are the numerous contrasting colors, landforms and textures: a unique scenery which can only be found here in Utah. The park contains the highest density of natural arches in the world. I am sure you will find one that you will love more than the others!
4. Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands is the biggest park on this list. It preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River. This place is also the most visited place by tourists. If you want to visit this place, this is certainly a good idea but take care: you can find a lot of animals like black bears, coyotes, skunks, bats, elk, foxes, bobcats, badgers, ring-tailed cats, pronghorns, cougars and many more.
5. Capitol Reef National Park
The park was established in 1971 to preserve 1000 km² of the desert landscape. Capitol Reef is an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold by the Fremont River. The Fremont River has cut canyons through parts of the Waterpocket Fold, but most of the park is arid desert.