Some of the best summer memories are made while gazing at the stars, surrounded by Utah’s incredible natural beauty. Southern Utah has very little light pollution, so it’s the perfect spot for star-gazing. There’s an amazing astronomy event coming to Bryce Canyon National Park – the Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival, and you’re going to want to mark your calendar now so you don’t miss it!

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Without a doubt, the Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival in Utah is a truly unforgettable event. For more information, visit the Bryce Canyon National Park website, and keep tabs on current events by following the Bryce Canyon National Park Facebook page.

What are some of your favorite spring festivals in Utah? Let us know in the comments. One of our favorite places to stay near Bryce Canyon and Zion is this beautiful chalet in Alton, UT.

Did you know that Utah is home to more International Dark Sky Parks than anywhere else in the world? Canyonlands National Park is one of them – check it out!

This Enchanting Star Park Will Let You Experience Utah Like Never Before

Another amazing place to enjoy the stars is in Arches National Park. Check it out in this quick video:

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Natural Wonders To Visit In Utah

Are there any other dark sky parks in Utah?

Utah is renowned for its incredible stargazing largely in part because of the absence of light pollution. Besides all of its five national parks here are a few other dark sky parks in Utah:

For another incredible dark sky park, head to Dead Horse State Park, one of the most impressive parks in the state. For an unforgettable nighttime experience, you'll want to book your stay at Wingate Campground. Imagine falling asleep under a sky full of bright, twinkling stars. The park and campground are both just 49 miles from Moab, making for an incredible day trip destination. Learn more about this must-experience campsite when you read our previous article about this year-round campground in Utah that is part of an incredible Dark Sky Park.

Are there any natural wonders in Utah?

You likely won't be surprised to learn that the Beehive State is positively brimming with natural wonders. From sprawling national parks to fascinating rock formations, mountain peaks, and everything in between, Utah is a treasure trove of beauty. Some of the top natural wonders include:

  • Wasatch Mountain Range
  • Arches National Park
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Great Salt Lake
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Rainbow Bridge
  • Zion National Park
  • Goblin Valley
  • Bear Lake
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Bonneville Salt Flats

How many of these iconic natural wonders in Utah have you experienced?

What is the most popular national park in Utah?

Each of Utah's "Big 5" national parks is worth a visit, yet there's one that continuously draws all the crowds: Zion National Park. It's not uncommon for the park to receive anywhere between 3 and 4 million visitors a year! Visitors enjoy the breathtaking scenery, diverse plant life, animals, and camping.

 

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