Two things you can never have too many of: Lord of the Rings references, and red rock.
Utah has four incredible National Parks, all of which I saw on this last Scamp. We’ve already talked about Zion National Park, and today I’ll share some images from two of the others, plus two bonus spots.
First up, Capitol Reef National Park. This is probably the least known of the four, but well worth a visit for fun hikes, a fantastic little bakery (Capitol Reef is home to a bunch of fruit orchards), and plenty of slot canyons that get smaller and smaller, like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
Also in the neighborhood is Moab, which I’ll share photos of next time, but nearby is the little town of Monticello.
There’s also Natural Bridges National Monument. It was hot and I didn’t want to leave Sam in the car, so I didn’t hike down to see the bridges close up, but you should. (That’s an order.)
Then there’s my favorite, Bryce Canyon. I’ve been there a few times now, and aside from the stunning, strange landscape, it’s a smallish park, meaning you can hike the whole thing in a day. My favorite is the 8-mile Fairyland Loop trail.
Next up: Moab and Canyonlands National Park.
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