New year, new list of places to explore! For many of us, it can be a challenge going too long without embarking on a fresh new adventure. As you consider your travel plans for the upcoming year, be sure to take a look at some of our favorite, bucket list-worthy national parks to add to your list!
1. Zion National Park
Of the five national parks found within the state of Utah, Zion National Park truly proves to be a hub of adventure and activity. It covers an area of nearly 150,000 acres and was Utah’s first national park, sitting as a truly historic landmark that brings in over 4 million visitors a year. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, camper and adventurer, or a beginner simply looking for some incredible views, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Zion National Park. Book a tour to ensure that you are seeing the best of what Zion National Park has to offer and brave the Walter’s Wiggles trail up to Angel’s Landing, hike up to revel in the beauty of Observation Point, or enjoy any number of other must-experience hikes and trails.
2. Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon provides a sense of wonder with its various natural amphitheaters, hiking trails, and the most concentrated amount of hoodoos, or unique rock columns, on the earth. The natural beauty truly abounds in this must-see location, and there is certainly no shortage of experiences to have. Make sure you have a tour set up for your time in this incredible natural playground. Consider taking advantage of the 18-mile long, scenic drive and stopping at the various lookout points, trekking the simple Navajo Loop Trail, or making a day out of it and taking the 14-mile, round trip excursion through Riggs Spring Loop. Bryce Canyon is sure to deliver!
3. The Grand Canyon
Sitting as one of the most popular and revered national parks in the United States, the Grand Canyon provides beauty, adventure, and a sense of curiosity that is sure to satisfy your wanderlust. Geologists believe this incredible natural wonder started to form about 17 million years ago, and with more than 5 million visitors each year you can have confidence in knowing that this is a must-see destination. With activities ranging from hiking, camping, horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, and much more, there is something to meet everyone’s preferences. Book a shuttle to simplify your travels and make the most of your day!
Start Your Bucket List
As you look at what destinations you absolutely must visit this year, be sure to consider these locations. With abounding opportunities for adventure across these three incredible national parks, you’re sure to have an exciting and fulfilling year of new experiences. Happy planning!