Anasazi State Park Museum
Located in the town of Boulder, this museum site preserves a large Ancestral Puebloan community known as the Coombs Site. A hundred structures, dating from 1160 to 1235 AD, have been partially excavated. Spend time browsing the unearthed artifacts displayed in the museum as well as exploring the archeological site. Find Discount Hotels near Anasazi State Park Museum.
Arches National Park
Boasting over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch and the appropriately nicknamed arches called Spectacles, this park offers stunning beauty at every turn. A hike along the Delicate Arch Trail from its parking lot is only 100 yards round trip – don’t miss it! Demanding and popular Ranger-guided Fiery Furnace hikes are offered March through October – reserve ahead of time. Rock climbing is popular as is perfecting photography skills, especially early morning and late afternoon. Find Discount Hotels near Arches National Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park
See famous spires, called "hoodoos, and explore 3 climatic zones in Bryce Canyon. Visitors enjoy driving to a variety of viewpoints, and also hiking various trails, some easy, others quite strenuous. Ride a horse or mule into the canyon with your own wrangler guide, or cross-country ski the top of a plateau. Astronomy and night sky programs are particularly special, as this area is super dark and lacks air pollution. Find Discount Hotels near Bryce Canyon National Park.
Canyonlands National Park
The mighty Colorado River is the backbone of this visually stunning park. Outstanding whitewater rapids, ranging to Class V, are found in Cataract Canyon. Island in the Sky district is most accessible; you will find short trails along with longer, strenuous ones. Drive to Grand View Point where you will be rewarded with a panoramic vista of the entire park. Activities in the Needles district include driving to Big Spring Canyon Overlook, four-wheeling and mountain biking. Visits to the remote Maze district require a longer stay. Find Discount Hotels near Canyonlands National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park preserves a colorful, 100-mile long warp in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold. Visitors enjoy exploring an historic settlement called Fruita, along with its 1896 one-room schoolhouse. Fruita is the genesis of the Park’s iconic Eight Mile scenic drive as well as a great variety of hiking trails. Look for petroglyphs, climb rocks or bicycle heart-pumping routes. Another exciting drive is the 60-mile loop of Cathedral Valley. Find Discount Hotels near Capitol Reef National Park.
Zion National Park
Dramatic landscapes, towering cliffs, deep sandstone canyons. Take advantage of free Ranger-led programs April to November to experience Zion, and have your camera ready on the Scenic Drive. The Pa'rus Trail is available for bicyclists, and a trail system exists for hikers of all abilities. You can see Peregrine falcons, California condors and bald eagles here. Visitors enjoy spending time browsing the Museum’s extensive exhibits as well. Best tip: use the shuttle system! Find Discount Hotels near Zion National Park