U.S. NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL

Utah encourages visitors to park it

As the U.S. National Park Service turns 100 in 2016, Utah is one state that is highlighting the unique rewards on offer to visitors who take in its ‘Mighty 5’ national parks.

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A spokesperson for Utah Tourism said: “The spotlight will shine all year on the country’s natural parks and monuments, and Utah has five of the best national parks – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Canyonlands and Zion.

“Whether a mule ride through the red rock scenery of Bryce Canyon’s ‘hoodoos’; a hike to the iconic Delicate Arch in Arches; navigating ‘The Narrows’ in the Virgin River in Zion Canyon; discovering the nearly 100-mile long warp in the earth’s crust at Capital Reef, known as the ‘Waterpocket Fold’; stopping at Canyonlands for a day of mountain biking followed by an evening of stargazing to see the Milky Way in Utah’s newest International Dark Sky Park, the ‘Mighty 5’ offer extraordinary natural beauty that should be on every traveller’s bucket list for 2016.”

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