Utah National Parks You Can't Miss

Whether you're a first time visitor to Utah, or you're planning a repeat visit, you've got an incredible journey ahead of you. Utah boasts 5 national parks and welcomes over 14 million visitors to truly unforgettable landscapes each year.

Staying at Parry Lodge is a great option for a comfortable base camp, since 11 amazing natural attractions are all within a 90 minute drive from the lodge. Read on for the inside scoop on some of the premier attractions that Utah has to offer, and feel free to reach out with any questions as you plan your adventure!

Bryce Canyon National Park


Located a short drive outside of Kanab, UT, Bryce Canyon National Park is as accessible as it is memorable. An incredible series of canyons that feature the planet's largest concentration of photogenic columns of rock known as "hoodoos," this park offers spectacular opportunities to view unique natural features at every turn. Take advantage of plentiful hiking trails, or hop aboard the shuttle service to enjoy viewpoints all along the 18 mile park road. The National Park Service recommends making a full day trip to enjoy the wonders of Bryce Canyon. For the boldest adventurers, you can even plan to take a full moon hike!

Zion National Park

Another majestic park situated close to Parry Lodge is the unforgettable Zion National Park. Soaring rock walls inspire awe and tranquility, and an array of hiking trails allow you to experience the wild wonders of plant and animal life up close and personal. With over 124,000 acres dedicated to wilderness, Zion offers a true experience of getting away from the beaten path into an unspoiled natural landscape that you must experience for yourself. Explore Zion Canyon, the most visited section of the park, which offers trails for hikers of all abilities, including wheelchair accessible vistas. From the gorgeous Emerald Pool hikes to the dramatic views from the East Rim Trail, you'll find something for every ability level at Zion.

We invite you to explore all that Utah has to offer from your home away from home at the Parry Lodge. For more information, or to book your stay, contact us today!

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