We just got back from a super fun 5 day getaway to Utah (and a tiny bit of Nevada and Arizona too)! As we’ve mentioned before, visiting every US National Park is our top bucket list item. Before this trip, we had been to 7 of them—Haleakala, Mount Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Shenandoah, Yosemite, and Rocky Mountain. The purpose of our trip to Utah was to check off 2 more, Zion and Bryce Canyon.The only time we had spent in Utah prior to this trip was during our 3 day drive up from Texas. We drove through Moab and Arches National Park, but didn’t have time to stop. We’ve been dying to get back to Utah since! Here’s a little recap of our trip, but for more info on where to stay and eat, where to hike, helpful park tips, and a full 3 day itinerary, check out our Zion and Bryce Canyon guide.
Day 1: Las Vegas + the Hoover Dam
Day 2: Zion National Park
Day 3: Zion + Bryce Canyon National Parks
Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 5: Las Vegas
From Tacos El Gordo, we headed to the airport to get back home to Seattle. We had such a fun trip exploring two of Utah’s National Parks, putting our official number at 9 out 60 National Parks visited. We hiked over 30 miles, saw so many sunrises and sunsets, and were constantly mind blown by the beauty that surrounded us. We look forward to heading back to Utah and visiting Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks!
Thanks for following along on our Utah adventure! We have a jam packed summer filled with tons of amazing hikes, international trips, new travel guides, blogs, and so much more. Stay tuned–the best is yet to come!
-Adam & Kathryn