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Five of the country’s most incredible national parks, all located in the Western U.S. state of Utah.

The itinerary goes to each of the Mighty Five Utah in this order:
  - Arches National Park
  - Canyonlands National Park
  - Capitol Reef National Park
  - Bryce Canyon National Park
  - Zion National Park

Get ready to explore the diverse natural landscapes and structures within Utah's Mighty 5 including free standing arches, canyons carved by powerful rivers, thousands of hoodoos, red sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, and high mountain peaks. Exploring Utah is like exploring a wrinkle in time and offers some of the most iconic landscapes, peaceful viewpoints, and thrilling hikes!

Where the Utah Mighty 5 Itinerary Itinerary Goes:

               32-pages of expert advice to help you navigate your Utah national parks road trip and maximize your experience. The guide includes the best things to do in each park, recommended hikes, things to see, where to stay near the national parks, and recommendations for where to eat for each stop on the Big 5 Utah road trip.

It also includes the driving route, mileage and time it takes to drive between them, packing lists, and tips on where to fly into and what kind of car to rent.



August 2023

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10 Day Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary
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What to pack

Where to stay each night

How This Itinerary Will Help You
The exact route to take to visit each park including mileage between parks and how much time to allot for driving. The itinerary includes routes for these legs of the trip so you can visit all 5 in one trip, or break it up and take different legs across multiple trips.
  •  Arches to Canyonlands
  •  Canyonlands to Capitol Reef
  •  Capitol Reef to Bryce Canyon
  •  Bryce Canyon to Zion

Where to Stay

Hotel recommendations for each night on the 10 day Utah Mighty 5 Road Trip including the budget-friendly hotel we actually stayed in and a couple other recommendations.
  • Where to stay in Moab
  • Where to stay near Capitol Reef National Park
  • Where to stay near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Where to stay in Bryce Canyon
  • Where to stay near Zion National Park

Hiking Recommendations in Each National Park

Hikes we did in each park including mileage, how much time to allow for each hike, what you can expect to see along the hikes, and tips for what to pack to make this hike more special. That could mean an extra warm jacket, bear spray, or a lunch - either way we have you covered! We also include park hours, park entrance fees and a schedule of when to start the hike to make time to do everything in the itinerary.
  • Best hikes in Arches National Park
  • Best hikes in Canyonlands
  • Best hikes in Capitol Reef
  • Best hikes in Bryce Canyon
  •  Best hikes in Zion

length of trail

Activities & Extras

We include everything you need to just show up and have fun! The itinerary lists unique overlooks, things to do, and other things to do on the trip that aren’t hiking. We also share packing lists, helpful squad tips, where to eat around the parks, and tips for navigating the airport and rental car to begin and end your trip.
  • Best things to see in all 5 national parks
  • Where to eat around each national park or the drive between
  •  Stops along the drives
  • Packing list for the Utah mighty 5 road trip itinerary
  • Airports to fly into
  • Where to get a rental car + tips to get a good deal

When you purchase the itinerary, you will be redirected to a link where you can immediately download the itinerary, in PDF format. Due to the immediate access to all the information, we do not provide refunds. However, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact us and let us know. We want to hear from you.

What's your refund policy?

Yes! Time is money. This itinerary is designed to save the guesswork of what to do, what to see, and where to sleep and give you the costs so you can budget for this trip. We also give squad tips that will help save on things like car rentals and getting the best hotel rate. You can also check out our episode with money saving travel tips to save even more on this trip and others!

Will this save me any money?

Absolutely! You'll still need to sleep, eat, and get from spot to spot. You'll find all that in our itinerary and more! While there are a few advanced hikes listed in the itinerary, we offer alternate options as well. We've also packed in the viewpoints we visited, and how to structure your day to maximize your trip and do everything you want to do.

I don't like to hike. Will I still find value in this itinerary?

A lot! There are five national parks in the state of Utah. We provide an itinerary that replicates our experience with all our learnings for the optimal trip within the parks including hikes, overlooks, and experiences we did and can vouch for that they’re worth it.

What is there to do in Utah's National Parks?

This itinerary breaks down everything in one PDF guide. We have several episodes on Utah's National Parks. The itinerary adds even more value by planning every detail of a 10-day trip so all you have to do is truly book it, show up and enjoy the trip. We learn a lot on our trips about things that were worth it, things we wish we did, and the optimal route to take if we could do it over. You benefit from those learnings with this itinerary! Our podcast episodes tell you what we did, but not to the level of detail you'll find within our itinerary. 

What's different about your itinerary from your podcast episode?

Utah National Parks Itinerary F.A.Q.

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