|Above, Bryce Arch at Bryce Canyon National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It used to be that the five national parks of Utah didn't get crowded. They were far enough from big cities that only the hardcore outdoors persons would go to them. Not anymore.
Modern automobiles and RVs with air conditioning and other comforts made long drives much more comfortable, so more people are heading out to visit the parks. 250 miles doesn't seem so far anymore.
TheTravel has posted a guide to the five Utah national parks.
They begin with:
Utah is one of the most stunning states in the United States and that is shown in that it has an impressive 5 national parks - behind only California and Alaska. The national parks of Utah are Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capital Reef National Parks. These national parks are concentrated in the south of Utah and offer some of the most breathtaking natural scenery of the region. The natural land formations one sees in Utah are unique and inspiring.
If one would like to see the greatest natural wonders of the High Desert, then explore Utah's rich tapestry of national parks and natural attractions. These national parks can be explored by foot, boats, 4x4, or horse. Visit the parks in summer and winter to see a very different mood.
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