List of National Parks in Utah
|1||Capitol Reef National Park||241,904 acres (377.975 sq mi; 97,895 ha; 978.95 km2), 670 acres (1.05 sq mi; 270 ha; 2.7 km2) private||18. Dec. 1971||Wayne, Garfield, Sevier, and Emery counties, Utah, USA|
|2||Bryce Canyon National Park||35,835 acres (55.992 sq mi; 14,502 ha; 145.02 km2)||25. Feb. 1928||Garfield County and Kane County, Utah, United States|
|3||Zion National Park ||146,597 acres (229.058 sq mi; 59,326 ha; 593.26 km2)||19. Nov. 1919||Washington, Kane, and Iron counties, Utah, United States|
|4||Canyonlands National Park||337,598 acres (527.497 sq mi; 136,621 ha; 1,366.21 km2)||12. Sep. 1964||San Juan, Wayne, Garfield, and Grand counties, Utah, United States|
|5||Arches National Park ||76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2)||April 12, 1929, as a National Monument||Grand County, Utah, United States|
|6||Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ||1,254,117 acres (507,523 ha)||Oct 27, 1972||Kane, San Juan, Garfield, and Wayne counties, Utah & Coconino County, Arizona, USA|
Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park and Arches National Park are some of the well-known historic and scenic trails of Utah.
Map highlights the accurate location of the recreational centers and natural parks of the state. Capitol Reef National Park of Utah is meant to preserve the unique geology of Waterpocket Fold which is a monocline. Monoliths, ridges, canyons and buttes are the major attraction of this national park. Bryce Canyon National Park is known for amphitheaters in the form of horse-shoe which are etched out of the eastern ridge of Paunsaugunt Plateau. Canyonlands National Park of Utah placed by the side of Colorado river, consists of four districts - the Needles, the Rivers, the Island in the Sky and the Maze. Zion National Park situated on the Colorado Plateau, is popular for vibrant sandstone cliffs, 800 years old Paiutes and 2000 years old Anasazi. Arches National Park in Moab town of Utah is famous for the arches of natural sandstone which are 2000 years old. Dinosaur National Monument, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument are some other national parks of the state. The Utah state map indicates the geographical location of major national parks of the state.