Utah National Parks

Utah National Parks

nationalparksEscalante and Boulder

Both located in the center of Southern Utah’s massive area of federally controlled lands.   We are absolutely surrounded by millions and millions of acres of National Monument, National Forests, and State Parks.   The Grand Staircase spreads out to become our front yard and the Dixie National Forest is the backyard to both towns.

 

Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is our closest eastern neighbor and Bryce Canyon National Park is our western friend. So, while in the area, one or two of our neighbors may just be worth a visit. Both of these parks are short and beautiful drives from here. The roads to either traverse incredible country, every bit as beautiful as most of the Parks themselves.

Bryce is approximately 50 minutes driving time from Escalante and about an hour and a half from Boulder. Capitol Reef is approximately 45 minutes from Boulder and about an hour and twenty-five minutes from Escalante. Bryce is famous for its bright pink hoodoos, cool summer temperatures, and well-groomed hiking trails. Capitol Reef is relatively unknown yet filled with a similar beauty to the Grand Staircase. There is an interesting pioneer village with beautiful trees still producing delicious fruit and a visitors center that is definitely worth a stop. Both Parks are National treasures and we are proud to have them as our close neighbors.

The millions of acres of pristine land surrounding our two towns are more than could ever be explored in a lifetime.

However, some folks still need more. For those of you, a day trip to either or both Parks will add to your overall Southern Utah experience without adding too much time in the car.

Take your time and watch for deer!