Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah sits at over 10,000 feet, and you’re not going to want to miss the views. You can spend your days exploring lush wildflower meadows, sculptural geology and bristlecone pine forests, and your nights gazing up at the dazzling display of stars. With educational and junior ranger programs for the kids, Cedar Breaks is poised to be a home run for the whole family.
Kodachrome Basin State Park is named for its vibrant colors. You can explore 180 million years of geologic time, revealed through the spectacle of red rock structures, multi-hued sandstone layers and 67 towering sedimentary pipes. It’s even complete with its own 18-hole disc golf course. Check out the park’s three campgrounds to plan an immersive adventure.
Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park will leave you with the NP lover’s favorite question time and time again: How did nature make this? This landscape is a geological amusement park of cliffs, bridges, canyons and domes. The park is defined by its Waterpocket Fold, “a wrinkle on the earth.” Be sure to check out camping accommodations, ranger programs and hiking trails while planning your visit.