11 Beyond Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

The five national parks in Utah are spectacular and draw millions of visitors each year for a good reason. But the public lands surrounding these parks are also packed with natural wonders worth experiencing. You could spend countless days visiting the national monuments, state parks, and tribal parks in southern Utah, gazing at their one-of-a-kind rock formations, hunting for ancient Puebloan ruins, and hiking through pristine landscapes. In this episode, we talk about some of the sites you should consider adding to your itinerary on your next road trip to the Southwest.

Some of the places we discuss include:

  • Monument Valley
  • Goosenecks State Park (SP)
  • Valley of the Gods
  • Hovenweep National Monument (NM)
  • Natural Bridges NM
  • Bear Ears NM
  • Goblin Valley SP
  • Dead Horse Point SP
  • Grand Staircase Escalante NM
  • Cedar Breaks NM
  • And more…


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2 Replies to “11 Beyond Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks”

  1. Hi Matt and Karen,

    I just re- listened to your podcast beyond Utah’s Mighty 5 because we’re heading there this Feb/March with our kids and grand kids and I was hoping to read through your PDF of 20 things to see but it wasn’t available on your blog anymore. Do you still have it available? We’d be super interested in your suggestions!

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