Yes, there is still snow on the ground. And yes, it’s cold and a little (or a lot!) bit miserable outside. Some days, it feels as if we’ll be wearing either snow bibs or mud boots until mid-July. . . But, it’s Utah, folks! If tradition holds, the sun will eventually shine, grass will appear, and those mountains will turn green again. Hooray!
Zions National Park (source)
It may seem like a long way off, but better weather is just around the corner, and now is the best time (and in some places the absolute last-minute time!) to secure the best campsites in Utah’s beautiful state and national parks.
Because it is so familiar and accessible to us, I fear that some of us may take our close proximity to some of the world’s most amazing natural landscapes for granted. According to the travel blog, A Dangerous Business, “Utah may be the most beautiful state in the U.S. It has everything from snowy mountains to arid desert, and the southern part of the state is just out of the world when it comes to scenery.”
Utah is home to five national parks, and a large number of fantastic state parks as well. You may have heard our group of national parks called the “The Mighty Five”, and for good reason. People travel from all over the world to see Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks. If you haven’t taken the time to explore their beautiful hiking trails, roads, and scenic views, you are missing out!
State park and especially national park campsites can fill up very early in the year. Now is a great time to plan a trip and reserve a campsite.
For campsites and information regarding Utah State Parks, visit utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com.
To plan a trip to The Mighty 5, you will find plenty of information on Recreation.gov. On this site, you will be able to find information on each of Utah’s national parks and reserve a campsite if available.
Bryce Canyon National Park (source)
Don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity you have to see these remarkable gems! Take a break from the snow and ice to plan a little break to one of nature’s happy places. I promise, it’ll give you something to look forward to, and at least a hundred happy memories to look back on!