Day 1 - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a city surrounded by mountains and spectacular
views. The Historic Temple Square area is the city’s top attraction with guided
tours of the historic sites, interactive exhibits, art displays and parks.
Day 3 - Cedar Breaks Hidden within the mountains above Cedar City is the
incredible geology of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Cedar Breaks’ majestic,
naturally formed amphitheatre is a three-mile-long cirque made up of eroding
limestone. The monument sits entirely above 10,000 feet. The area is home to
great hiking trails and pristine night skies that have earned the area a Dark
Sky Parks certification.
Day 5 - Kodachrome Basin
Head via Bryce Canyon National Park to the stunning
Kodachrome Basin State Park. 67 monolithic stone spires, accentuate multihued
sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time.
Pillars shaded red and pink are only the start to the
greatness of Kodachrome. Due to the geographical remoteness the Milky Way can
be seen by the naked eye.
Day 6 - Capitol
This park has long been labelled one of Utah's best-kept
secrets. It offers a myriad of slot canyons which are great for hiking, high
Navajo sandstone domes with huge red rock cliffs amazing photo opportunities
and the night sky viewing is incredible. The National Park service offer
regular night sky viewing programmes and have a host of astronomical
information available for visitors.
Day 8 - Natural Bridges
Here three natural bridges have been formed by meandering
streams slowly cutting through the canyon walls. At night time the area has one
of the darkest night skies in the country, which offers some fantastic
Day 9 - Canyonlands
Endless deep canyons, towering mesas, pinnacles, cliffs, and
spires stretching across 527 square miles of Canyonlands National Park, which
was formed by the currents and tributaries of Utah's Green and Colorado rivers.
Canyonlands is home to many different types of travel experiences, including
hikes through the Needles district.
Day 11 – Jordanelle
Nestled in the rolling mountains to the east of Salt Lake
City sits Jordanelle State Park and the beautiful Jordanelle Reservoir, popular
with water lovers. Enjoy paddle-boarding and jet-skiing. Watching the
surrounding Wasatch Mountains light up during the golden hour is spectacular
Close by Rockport State Park sits at a base elevation 6,000
feet above sea level and is also a certified International Dark Sky Park.
Day 13 - Return to Salt Lake City
Posted by: America As You Like It
Posted on: 20/07/2021