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Arches National Park in Salt Lake, Utah
Arches National Park, Douglas Pulsipher

National & State Parks

National Parks, Monuments, & Recreation Areas

Did you know there are over 20 national parks and monuments within a few hours' drive make Salt Lake? This proximity makes Salt Lake the perfect gateway for exploring some of the world's most acclaimed, spectacular, and scenic outdoor places. Utah has a wide variety of national public areas, including deserts, lakes, forests, and historic sites, from Natural Bridges, a sacred monument for Native Americans, to the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where the Union and Central Pacific Railroads famously united to form the Transcontinental Railroad.

When you stay in Salt Lake City, you have the perfect base camp to begin your adventures.

Utah's National Parks & Monuments

Wasatch-Cache National Forest - 30 minutes
Timpanogos Cave National Monument - 45 minutes
Golden Spike National Historic Site - 1.5 hours
Dinosaur National Monument - 3 hours
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area - 3.5 hours
Arches National Park - 4 hours
Canyonlands National Park - 4 hours
Capitol Reef National Park - 4 hours
Cedar Breaks National Monument - 4 hours
Bryce Canyon National Park - 4 hours
Zion National Park - 4.5 hours
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
 - 5 hours
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - 5.5 hours
Rainbow Bridge National Monument - Accessible only by water
Natural Bridges National Monument - 5.5 hours
Hovenweep National Monument - 5.5 hours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - 6.5 hours

Western Region National Parks

Great Basin National Park, Nevada - 4 hours
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming - 5 hours
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming & Montana
 - 5 hours
Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho - 5.5 hours
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado - 6 hours
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona - 6.3 hours

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Arches National Park

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532-0907
Phone: 435-719-2299
Traveler Reviews

Bryce Canyon National Park

PO Box 170001
Bryce Canyon, UT 84717-0001
Phone: 435-834-5322
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Canyonlands National Park

2282 South West Resource Boulevard
Moab, UT 84532-3298
Phone: 435-719-2313
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Capitol Reef National Park

HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775-9602
Phone: 435-425-3791
Traveler Reviews

Cedar Breaks National Monument

2390 West Highway 56, Suite #11
Cedar City, UT 84720-4151
Phone: 435-586-9451
Traveler Reviews

Dinosaur National Monument

11625 East 1500 South
Jensen, UT 84035
Phone: 970-374-3000
Traveler Reviews

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Ashley National Forest
Flaming Gorge, UT 84046
Phone: 435-784-3445
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Golden Spike National Historic Site

32 miles west of Brigham City, via Utah Hwy. 83
Brigham City, UT 84302-0897
Phone: 435-471-2209
Traveler Reviews

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Kanab Headquarters
190 East Center
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-826-5499
Traveler Reviews

Grand Teton National Park

PO Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012-0170
Phone: 307-739-3300
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Great Basin National Park

100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311
Phone: 775-234-7331
Traveler Reviews

Hovenweep National Monument

McElmo Route
40 miles west on U.S. Highway 191
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-562-4282
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley Road
Monument Valley, UT 84536
Phone: 435-727-5870
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Natural Bridges National Monument

HC 60 Box 1
Lake Powell, UT 84533-0101
Phone: 435-692-1234
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040-1507
Phone: 928-608-6404
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Timpanogos Cave National Monument

R.R. 3, Box 200
American Fork, UT 84003-9803
Phone: 801-756-5238
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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

857 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-236-3400
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Utah State Parks & Recreation

1594 West North Temple Suite 116
PO Box 146001
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001
Phone: 801-538-7220

Yellowstone National Park

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168
Phone: 307-344-7381
Traveler Reviews

Yellowstone Teton Territory Travel Association

127 E Main Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone: (208) 356-5700

Zion National Park

SR 9
Springdale, UT 84767-1099
Phone: 435-772-3256
Traveler Reviews
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