5 Beautiful National Parks in Utah & Arizona

The U.S. is known the world over for the beauty of its national parks. As I’ve discovered, taking a journey through the southwestern part of the country is a perfect way to get acquainted with all they have to offer.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah Feeling on top of the world at Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

My husband and I loaded up our rental car and spent six days exploring Utah and Arizona’s national parks.

Canyonlands National Park Drinking in the views at Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

We started and ended in Salt Lake City, taking different photos and videos, and making memories along the way!

Arches National Park Canyon-gazing at Arches National Park.

From Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll be amazed by the range and diversity of the scenery. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s a video chronicling my five favorites.

Taking a road trip through Utah and Arizona’s national parks is a fantastic way to see the country’s most stunning natural sights. However, these top five parks are just the tip of the iceberg; there are over 400 national parks spread across the entire nation. Happy exploring!

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Oneika Raymond

Oneika is the voice behind "Oneika the Traveller", an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of color to see the world. A thrill-seeker who's always in the midst of planning her next trip, Oneika has bungee jumped over the Zambezi River, fished for piranhas in the Amazon, and climbed active volcanoes in Guatemala and Ecuador.