These 5 National Parks In Utah Are Some Of The Country's Most Crowded
There are 62 National Parks across the United States, and each is unique and beautiful in its own way. Utah is home to five of these stunning protected areas, and they all feature vast, stunning landscapes that will truly take your breath away. People who visit the Beehive State are drawn to our parks, and as a result, they’re some of the country’s most crowded. CBS News recently posted an article on its website that ranks every park according to its number of visitors. Keep scrolling to see where our Mighty Five came in; these National Parks in Utah are crowded but still amazing – we promise!
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What are some fun things to do outside in Utah?
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you’re going to be a fan of Utah. It’s a state filled to the brim with natural wonder, and with more than 3,000 hiking trails to choose from throughout the state you’re sure to find something amazing every time you leave the house. Obviously, there’s the hiking, but what else can you do outdoors in the beautiful state of Utah? Plenty! Camping is especially wonderful here, given the unique landscape. You’ll also love water-based recreation like kayaking or canoeing in your favorite lakes; Utah is more than just desert and interesting rock formations. It’s home to more than 1,000 amazing lakes – you read that right! - and it’s the perfect place for any water lover to vacation or live. Head to any of our 43 amazing state parks, or five National Parks. Go ziplining, or head to an arboretum to learn while enjoying the world around you. If you do decide on the state and/or National Parks route, make sure you do it right – check out this article for some common traveler mistakes made at Utah parks.
What are some of the best easy hiking trails in Utah?
With more than 3,000 incredible hiking trails in Utah alone, there is much to be done when you’re a hiker. Luckily, the vast number of trails in Utah means one thing: plenty of them are going to be perfect for the beginner, or for someone just looking for an easy, relaxing afternoon outdoors. Some of the best, easiest hikes in Utah include the breathtaking Zion Narrows Riverside Walk, a 1.9-mile trek through some of the most incredible views you’ll ever take in, and the Donut Falls Trail, a 3.3-mile trek within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Try the 0.6-mile Double Arch Trail and the Windows Loop/Turret Arch Trail at Arches National Park. Seriously – more than 3,000 trails. You’ve got a lot of hiking to catch up on!