Two National Parks and Two Days in Utah’s Canyon Country
Picture the American Midwest and the image is probably one from Utah. Mountains, plateaus, red-sand deserts, twisting spires and hoodoos. The variety in the natural landscape is seemingly endless.
Most of the south and central parts of the state are protected by state and national parks. And with so few towns and roads leaving much of it inaccessible, it’s just calling for exploration.
One day in Bryce Canyon National Park plus an overnight in Zion National Park offered plenty of epic hiking, climbing, and watershoeing; enough time to sample the spectacular geologic variety and surrealist landscapes so unique to this state.
Day 1: Bryce Canyon National Park, Peekaboo Canyon Loop Trail
Day 2: Zion National Park for a pre-dawn scramble on the precipitous Angels Landing trail to mid-afternoon canyoneering in The Narrows