The 10 Most Magnificent Things About Utah’s National Parks In The Winter

Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks are true gems, and they draw millions of visitors every year. Locals know that the winter months can be some of the best to soak in the scenery of these stunning places. It doesn’t matter if you choose just one national park to visit in Utah or all five during the colder months of the year, there truly is no place better. Here are ten of the most magnificent things about Utah’s national parks in the winter:

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Aren’t the best parks in Utah mesmerizing when covered in snow? Which national park do you plan to visit during the winter in Utah? Let us know in the comments!

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What are some things to do outside in Utah?

If you want to spend time outdoors, there is no better place than the Beehive State. From every corner of the state, and regardless of the season, you will find a long list of things to do. For example, one of the best things to do outside in Utah is to visit a national park. If you can’t decide which national park to visit in Utah, plan a long road trip and visit all five. We’ve created a national park road trip that will take you to all five national parks and two national monuments in the Beehive State. You can check it out here.

There are also some incredible hiking trails in Utah that are just waiting to be explored. In Big Cottonwood Canyon is the Brighton Lakes Trail. This trail will pass two of the three Brighton lakes and is absolutely beautiful during the spring and summer months. Another hiking trail in Utah that is a favorite among Utahns and tourists alike is Stewart Falls in Provo Canyon. You will have a 4-mile, out-and-back trail ahead of you. However, the 200-foot, two-tiered waterfall at the end is worth every minute on this hike.

Camping is another activity you’ll want to add to your list of things to do outside in Utah. There are campgrounds all over the state that vary in size and amenities. At Dead Horse Point State Park, near Canyonlands National Park, you will find a year-round campground and several yurts that you can reserve.

For a more unique camping experience, head near Zion National Park, one of the most popular and best parks in Utah, and book a stay at the Zion River Resort. This campground and RV Park features many amenities to ensure you have the perfect getaway including shade, grass, an on-site convenience store, and a swimming pool. Plus, the red rocks and scenic views are breathtaking.