Utah Canyon Country

  • Start: Springdale, Utah
  • End: Moab, Utah
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:39
  • Total Mileage: 835 Miles
  • Number of stops: 9


This tour winds around the southern half of Utah, taking you from elevations of 2,880 feet at St. George to 11,320 feet at Mount Pennel, both of which are open for hiking. Bryce Canyon National Park, one of your earlier stops along this trip, is not actually a canyon. The park is famous for its limestone-tiered amphitheaters and red rock spires. Take a look at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a famous feature of Bryce Canyon's. These staircase-shaped cliffs consist of 2,000-foot-deep sediment that was deposited 50 to 60 million years ago. In Teasdale, stop at Capitol Reef National Park. For millions of years, layers of rock had deposited in massive proportions until 65 million years ago, when the Earth's surface buckled under the weight. The rock eroded and formed what resembles our nation's capitol, hence the name. Catch some rays and a nap on Lake Powell, or visit Wahweap, a large marina near Glen Canyon dam, which offers rental boats for fishing and waterskiing.

Stop #1:

Zion National Park
Springdale, Utah

Stop #2:

Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon, Utah

Stop #3:

Anasazi State Park & Museum
Boulder, Utah

Stop #4:

Capitol Reef National Park
Torrey, UT

Stop #5:

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Page, Arizona

Stop #6:

Wahweap Marina
Page, AZ

Stop #7:

Natural Bridges National Monument
Utah, United States of America

Stop #8:

Canyonlands National Park
Moab, UT

Stop #9:

Arches National Park
Moab, Utah

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