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The Grand Circle Road Trip

The Grand Circle Road Trip includes parks: Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and more!

Zion offers everything from breathtaking Narrows to the beautiful Emerald Pools. Zion is quickly becoming a very popular park for many outdoor enthusiasts. This park is a wilderness preserved, full of the unexpected. It includes what might be the world's largest arch - Kolob Arch, spanning 310 feet.

Bryce is most famous for its' spectacular collection of "hoodoos". These colorful formations awe millions of visitors yearly from all around the world. If you get have some time, find yourself a nice viewpoint during sunrise and sunset to capture some of the most beautiful photographic scenes in the world.

Capitol Reef is most commonly known for the Waterpocket Fold which is a 100 mile long "wrinkle" in the earth's crust. The beautiful drive to Capitol Reef from Bryce Canyon follows along route 12 and you might also want to consider visiting Kodachrome Park and Grand Escalante depending on time available.

Arches National Park offers a wealth of beauty and extraordinary arches. From Delicate Arch to an 18 mile scenic drive, Arches National Park has more than enough scenery to awe any park visitor.

Canyonlands National Park is a destination full of spires, buttes, arches, rivers and most spectacular of all, vast canyons.

The Grand Canyon National Park, a World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in northwestern Arizona.

See the Mighty 5 and more along the world famous Grand Circle Road Trip. This route offers some of the most stunning scenery you can possibly imagine. Use this road trip as a guide to help you plan your adventure through Utah and Arizona. This is a self-guided road trip and can be altered to fit your available time.