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Utah National Parks and Monuments

Utah National Parks and Monuments

With 5 national parks and numerous national monuments, Utah is an active boomer traveler’s dream destination. On our Utah trips, we’ve enjoyed sweeping vistas and unique adventures without the crowds typical of the national park scene. Read about our adventures to plan your trip to Utah National Parks and Monuments.

Discovering Canyonlands National Park

Canyons, mesas, two rivers, deep gorges—boomer travelers won’t know where to look first when visiting Canyonlands National Park. Read more about our experience by clicking on Discovering Canyonlands National Park.

Canyonlands National Park Photography Tour

Try our two-day tour to experience Canyonlands from a photographer’s point of view. You might see the park with new eyes. To read more of our advice, click on Canyonlands National Park Photography Tour.

Nature’s Windows at Arches National Park

Over 2,000 natural sandstone arches fill Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. Active baby boomers will discover them while hiking, biking or car touring in this easy-to-explore national park. To read about our Arches National Park experience, click on Nature’s Windows at Arches National Park.

Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument, located on the Colorado Plateau in southeastern Utah, wasn’t exactly easy to get to, but completely worth it. Click on Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument to read more about our experience.

Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

On a visit to Utah’s Grand StaircaseNational Monument, Alan and I discovered one of the best waterfall hikes we’ve ever seen. Click on Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase to read more about our experience.

Tips for Visiting the Devil’s Garden

Besides the heat, there’s nothing devilish about Utah’s Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante. However,the sandstone arches really are out of this world. Click on Walking Around in the Devil’s Garden to see the incredible photographs.

Driving the Burr Trail

Alan and I are huge fans of driving the country lanes and dirt roads of America. On a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, we chose to take the Burr Trail. Check out our experience Driving the Burr Trail.

Capitol Reef: Utah’s Forgotten Park

While Capitol Reef encompasses a unique geological formation, it also contains the fields and orchards of an early Mormon settlement cradled in the lush Fruita Valley. Click on Capitol Reef: Utah’s Forgotten Park to read more about this incredible site.

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