"America the Beautiful" Utah Transportation Tip by richiecdisc

Utah Transportation: 22 reviews and 12 photos

  We love our National Parks, let's preserve them
by richiecdisc
 
 

Utah is one of the most beautiful states in all of American. Even when driving around the amazing west of this great country, Utah sticks out as one of the most spectacular. Lacking great mass transit as is typical in the US, it's an area best experienced with a car. Not only getting from park to park but getting around while there can be a problem otherwise though thankfully parks like Zion are instituting a shuttle bus system. It would be nice one day if you could visit the parks without a car, it would certainly be better for their longevity but in America, car is king for now.

While the state is big, with so many sights, distances between them is not so great. Zion National Park to Coral Pink Sand Dunes is only 40 miles and a little over an hour. From there to Staircase-Escalante National Monument it's another 65 miles and 90 minutes. Up to Kodachrome State Park is 90 miles and 3 hours. From there to Bryce it's 25 miles and an hour. The trek over to Capitol Reef is only 60 miles and 3 hours. Another 70 miles and two hours brings you to Goblin State Park. You wind up at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in another 60 miles and two miles of beautiful scenic driving. If you take your time and try and see everything out there, you could spend years. I can't think of many better ways to spend time.

The Parks vary in price but if visiting them all, it's best to purchase the America The Beautiful Pass. For a mere $80, a whole car load of people can visit every National Park and Federally Administered Land for a period of one year. If that's not the best deal in travel, I don't know what is. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Updated Jul 17, 2009
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