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April 21, 2015

National Parks in Utah

Located just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport and 15 minutes from the Provo Airport, the Mountain View Mansion is ideally situated for day trips to the National Parks in Utah, and other natural wonders nearby. There are 5 National Parks a day trip away from the Mountain View Mansion (3-4 hours one way):

Zions National Park

The first National Park in Utah, Zions National Park has all the wonders of the Utah Desert.

“Follow the paths where people have walked for thousands of years. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present-day adventures.” (

Arches National Park

Famous for the “delicate arch”, arches National Park is a red-rock wonderland

“Discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms, and textures unlike any other. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.” (

Canyonlands National Park

A person stands at the edge of a canyon, overlooking layers of canyons at sunset.

Looking for an amazing view of the Colorado river carving its way through the rocks, but a few hours closer than the Grand Canyon? Canyonlands is for you:

“Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.” (

Capitol Reef National Park

This park has a little bit of everything, land bridge, canyon, red rocks, it’s all there and closer (by distance) than any other National Park.

“Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth! Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.”

Bryce Canyon National Park

The instantly recognizable canyons and colored rock of Bryce Canyon will amaze you

“Red Rocks, Pink Cliffs, and Endless Vistas. Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park’s high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description.” (

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