Take an RV Trip to Southern Utah for the Ultimate Vacation

Traveling to Southern Utah offers the RV vacation of a lifetime. The gorgeous red rock formations, the colorful canyon walls, the beauty of the parks and the excitement of spotting wildlife wandering near – all and more await the visitor to Southern Utah.

Recommended is starting in Kanab, Utah. This spot makes the perfect base of operations for your adventures. Kanab is right in the middle of the scenic circle of natural attractions. Everything is about a day away and you can plan your itinerary accordingly. Go east, west, and north to some of the most spectacular sights in the United States. Plenty of outdoor recreation too! Make your camp at Crazy Horse RV Campark in Kanab. You will find full hookups and a dump station and Laundromat.

Thor's Hammer in Bryce Canyon National Park

Thor’s Hammer in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is some miles to the north, and you must put this park on your list of places to go. Limestone formations make this park what it is – a series of amphitheaters with rock spires and domes, colors that will take your breath away. Watch the fascinating film at the visitor center then explore by hiking or strolling along the rim. Rainbow Point is an 18-mile drive one way and there are many viewpoints where you can stop and take in the views.

The Sentinel in Zion National Park

The Sentinel in Zion National Park

To the west of Kanab you’ll find Zion National Park with miles and miles of natural wonders. The Virgin River cut these intricate canyons and has thus provided outdoor lovers with a fascinating area to explore. Be sure to visit one of the largest freestanding arches in the world – Kolob Arch.

From Kanab, traveling east for sixty miles, you will come to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This is a place of rivers, where five beautiful rivers form Lake Powell. Water recreation here is amazing, and you will definitely want to get out there and fish, soak up the sun and cruise the shoreline.

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is another must-see. This area is not just a place to see, but a place to DO. You can have fun off-roading, biking or hiking. Grab your camera and start shooting some of the incredible landscapes. There are no facilities so you will be roughing it and must be sure to bring plenty of water. There are some trails but many are not marked well. You will want to go to the Devil’s Garden Natural Area which is easily accessible.

Part of your adventure should include visiting some of Utah’s wonderful state parks. For an unusual experience, see Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. It is as the name implies – lots of pink sand dunes along with steep red cliffs and fresh clean air. The park is open seven days a week during the daylight hours. Kids really love playing in the sand!

Another great place to hike is Cottonwood Canyon. The best thing about this location is you get to see a well-preserved cliff-dweller settlement. This will really take you back in time. And a visit here may be the perfect ending to a perfect vacation in Southern Utah.

Picture credits: The pictures Thor’s Hammer in Bryce Canyon National Park and the Sentinel in Zion National Park are from the National Park Service website. The picture of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

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One Response to Take an RV Trip to Southern Utah for the Ultimate Vacation

  1. Just outside of Kanab, I love visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. They even have an RV campground.

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