- Start the day bright and early to beat the late risers and avoid the mid-day heat
- Choose a hike that will take you into the heart of the park rather than touching only the recommended viewpoints
- Plan your vacation early in spring, late in the fall, or even in winter. There will be a wider variety of plant life and colors, moderate temperatures, and the possibility of not running into anybody.
While every trip to southern Utah should include a stop at one of the national parks, an even better way to avoid feeling trapped in the tourist crowd is looking for adventure away from where everyone else is going. These are a few of our family favorite destinations near Utah’s national parks.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks