The 8 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You Visit Utah’s National Parks

I know there are other beautiful places in the rest of the country, but I feel like it’s pretty hard to beat the five national parks in Utah. If you’re like me, you can’t decide which national park to visit in Utah, and love exploring these natural wonders and exploring these remarkable creations. Sometimes though, we aren’t taking full advantage of our visits. Here are eight mistakes you might be making when you visit the best national parks in Utah.

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I’m guilty of making many of these mistakes in the past. How about you? Let us know in the comments! 

Did you know that the five national parks in Utah are some of the most crowded? Check out this article to learn more.

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January 11, 2022

What are some of the best parks in Utah?

The Beehive State is home to five national parks and more than 40 state parks. While it is hard to narrow down the best parks in Utah, there are many that are certainly worth your time. If you are looking for a national park to visit in Utah, we highly recommend Bryce Canyon National Park. At this national park, you will see the most unique and gorgeous views with red cliffs, hoodoos, and desert landscapes. Plus, you will find hiking trails for every skill level.

When looking for the best state parks in Utah, Goblin Valley must be at the top of the list. This state park’s terrain has been compared to the landscape of the moon and you will see some remarkable and oddly-shaped rock formations all throughout the park. Goblin Valley is also known as having the highest concentration of hoodoos in the entire world. It’s one state park that is unforgettable.

What are some things to do outside in Utah?

The list of things to do outside in Utah is long and extensive. If you want to find some peace and quiet, we suggest a hike. The hiking trails in Utah vary drastically. For example, in the southern part of the state, you will hike through the desert landscape but in the northern part of the state, you can climb incredible mountains like Mount Timpanogos. There are also nature trails and short excursions that will take you to waterfalls and lakes. If you are searching for scenic hiking trails in Utah, check out this article with 12 of the best trails that are just waiting to be explored.