Tag Archive for: National Parks

100 Years: Let’s celebrate!

The National Park Service is turning 100 and everyone can take part in the celebration!

“A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks” is available now at our Utah Natural Resources Map & Bookstore located on the corner of North Temple and Redwood Road in Salt Lake City.


Discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.
As part of the celebration, entrance fees are waived at all National Park Service facilities from August 25 through August 28!

A complete driving map, featuring 8 National Parks is available now at the DNR Map & Bookstore. Utah.com National Parks Map & Guide


Join the party!

The weekend is here and its looking like southern Utah will be enjoying some wonderful fair weather—take a tour of Utah’s National Parks!


This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks—Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands—with the diverse state parks and nameless vistas of Southern Utah. Each park showcases the iconic landscape of the Colorado Plateau, much of it an ancient Sahara now turned to stone. The surreal tableau of arches, alcoves, hoodoos, and epic canyons is so otherworldly, you may wonder what planet you’re on.


Something beautiful to start the day with. Happy Thursday, everyone!


The Internet at large has meticulously documented national park rock formations, sunsets and starscapes in the time-lapse video format.


We’re in the thick of winter, but it’s not too early to think about Spring Break. Looking for something fun and educational this year? Check out Dixie State University’s National Parks spring break offering. Students and community members are welcome, and must register by February 1. Find more information in the article below.


Dixie State University’s Physical Science Department is offering a national parks spring break trip to both students and community members, March 5-12, in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary.


For those of our friends that can’t get out into the outdoor wonder-world this weekend, here are some stunning photos to keep you company.




Vote for Utah! USA Today has a pool of National Parks, and are asking us to vote for which park is the best. Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park have both found their way onto this list, and no doubt they are some of the best!



Many consider America’s national parks to be her greatest treasures.  You have until MONDAY JULY 14 at NOON to vote for your favorite, as we pit mountains against canyons, lakes against rivers and coasts against prairie.  Our experts David and Kay Scott – who chose these 20 nominees – have been regularly exploring the National Park system since 1969 and are the authors of books about America’s greatest recreational spaces.  This adventuresome twosome included the Blue Ridge Parkway on their list, which falls under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, and is, of course, a prime destination in summer and fall.  The rest of the nominees are traditional national parks, sited from coast to coast.



Utah is home to five national parks — Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. How well can you pick out the geological features and what makes each park famous?