Bryce Canyon Map

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Summer monsoons thunderstorms are common between July and September.

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

NPSBryce Cyn NP

Super scenic red topped highways of Utah pass through this spectacular park. A high elevation (8000′ elev) forest w/ farmlands and small towns below.

Most visitors see this National Park in route to another, because they are just driving through (and not wanting to hike much). Lots of viewpoints and parking lots, picnic tables and steep switchback hiking trails.

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campCamping here requires advanced reservations w/ the National Park Service – and a few more blankets. Chilly temperatures and tall pines on this popular mountain rim.

Bryce Canyon National Park

This park is open 24 hours per day throughout the year.

Snow closes park roads – there may be temporary road closures when winter snow storms hit. Roads will stay closed until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Road maintenance may require brief closures of individual areas at other times. Landslides close hiking trails and dirt back roads nearby.

The visitors center is well worth a stop.

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Natural Arch in Bryce Canyon UT

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Proctor Canyon (back way in to Bryce) a nice long dirt road, what else?

Capital Reef Map

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Capital Reef National Park Map

NPSCapt Reef NP 

Utah’s National Parks are unbelievably beautiful. Enjoying one National Park at a time would require months. Hiking, off-roading and camping are always popular during the summer months, yet most of the parks are open all year long.

NPSCapital Reef is a fertile high desert canyon with plenty of great slot canyons and archways to explore. The main campground on the highway is located next to a historic fruit orchard.

camptruckCathedral Valley is a cool off-road destination for secluded camping, way off the paved highway. Self sufficient campers only!

The Burr Trail is a historic graded road, with steep switchbacks and red rock scenery. This main backcountry route connects the National Park to remote BLM land, south of the park.

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Hiking in Capital Reef National Park

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NatGeo #267 – Capitol Reef NP Map

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May is generally the best month for camping & hiking in southern Utah. Summer can bring triple digit heat and late season thunderstorms. Flash floods are common and life threatening in this mountainous high desert region. Winter snow is typical in this region.

NFSFishlake National Forest is neighboring the National Park on the west side of Capital Reef NP. Free camping is available on dirt roads in the National Forest; 4x4campfire permits are required for back country camping. RV park, motels, market and restaurants available in Torrey.

 

nearest town:
Torrey, UT

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burr trail

The Historic Burr Trail is a very long, yet drivable, graded dirt road connecting many public lands in south central Utah. High clearance is recommended, 4WD may be required during wet weather or snow.

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apps/maps:
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BLM Map: West Wayne County UT (free)
Fishlake National Forest Topo Atlas
Fishlake NF Utah – Off Road Map (free)
Fishlake NFS Visitor Map – North Half
Glen Canyon Lake Powell Map NPS (free)
Glen Canyon Recreation Area – Lake Powell Map
Grand Staircase Escalante Map BLM
Motorized Routes Map, Emery County UT
NatGeo #707 – Fish Lake, Manti Map (Interstate 70)

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Free Camping @ Fishlake NF – Torrey, Utah

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Giant Walls of Capital Reef

DanaMite will be listing more Utah maps this summer!

Zion National Park Map

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Waterfalls appear after a big sudden thunderstorm.

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #214
Zion Canyon, Virgin River, Zion NP

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Zion Canyon, from hiking trail to Angel’s Landing

Benchmark Atlas: Utah

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Hiking Zion National Park – Refrigerator Canyon. Refreshingly cool breezes pass through this canyon, so even hot summer days are okay. A great place to escape the mid-day heat.

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Angeles Landing

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

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the historic burr trail, south of Capital Reef NP

HIGH DESERT: Southern Utah is a magical place to explore. Red rock and National Parks, State Parks – too numerous to name. Outdoor recreation around every corner – from river rafting to rugged canyon hikes, wildlife watching to wheeling. Dispersed camping, very abundant. Dirt back roads, by the many miles. Hiking and biking, all over!

The east-west Interstate 70 splits the state, so most parks are located south of the freeway. Green River is a highway town, along I-70 and the mecca, Moab, is south of the interstate.

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MOAB, UT (southeast Utah) – is a hot bed of recreation activities, tourism, hotels, shopping, plus the 2 National Parks.

TORREY, UT (south central Utah) – hip mountain village, next to Fish Lakes National Forest and Capital Reef National Park.

SPRINGDALE, UT (southwest Utah) – the small river town that has merged with neighboring Zion National Park. Tourists everywhere.

Seek the small back roads to get you up and around the outskirts of Zion – very scenic drives. Ghost towns, pinyon & juniper forests, hidden canyons, watrfalls, kolobs and buttes. North of Zion NP, Navajo Lake and Cedar Breaks National Park @ 8000′ elevation – can have snow more than half the year, so plan according.

UTAH TIP = Beware: Thunderstorms and heavy rains are part of the package here in this desert state. Extreme flash floods possible, know the weather forecast and the warnings. Stay out of slot canyons during rainy season. Watch out for wet, muddy, red dirt roads. You’ll get stuck, even in 4WD.

Small farming towns are scattered throughout the National Park areas, some more geared for travelers than others. Many National Forests and BLM areas to camp (for free). Usually just a few miles outside the National Park boundaries. The further you get off pavement, the more seclusion you can find. Find the nearest ranger station and ask some questions – if needbe.

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Utah Park Maps by NatGeo

National Geographic makes these colorful, durable, waterproof maps for all the Utah Parks. More are being released.

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Angeles Landing

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion NP

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cool canyon hikes

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RED DIRT TRAILS

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schaffer trail

schaffer trail, canyonlands NP

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