10 Reasons This Utah National Park Is One Of The Most Popular In The U.S.
America’s national parks are our country’s gems, and parks across the country receive millions of visitors every year. Utah’s national parks are some of the most stunning in the park system, and one, in particular, makes it to the top of the list over and over. Here are ten reasons why some people consider Zion National Park to be the best national park in Utah – and perhaps the best in the entire country.
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What is one of the least-visited national parks in Utah?
That's a great question and a lot of people ask that when they're looking for something that might not be as overrun with visitors most of the year. One of the least visited, but no less spectacular national parks in Utah is Canyonlands National Park. Located a little over three hours southeast of Provo, the park is definitely for the more adventurous among us, as it is a bit remote, especially compared to other national parks in the state.
Are there any ghost towns in Utah?
If you have a taste for the supernatural, you will find several ghost towns dotted all over the Beehive State. Among them are Cisco in Grand County, Grafton in Washington County, Thistle in Utah County, and Latuda in Carbon County, just to name a few. Each offers its own unique history, intrigue, and spooky occurrences to keep your wits on edge!
Is it true that you can float in Salt Lake?
Yes, that is absolutely true that your body will stay afloat in this immense body of water – the Great Salt Lake. The reason really comes down to chemistry. It is estimated that there are approximately 4.5 billion tons of salt in the water, which is so high that it surpasses the density typically found in the mass of the average person. This, by the way, is ten times denser than the oceans of the world, except for the Dead Sea situated between Jordan and Israel. When the density is that high, you float!