Nearby National Park

March 1, 2022

Fun Things To Do Near Lees Ferry

Kayak Horseshoe Bent, the Colorado River, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon Dam family vacation visits are often combined with National Parks that range from a 90 minute drive to nearly a day away. These include:

 Arches National Park, Moab, UT

Arches National Park is one of the top national parks in America: it’s a 73,234-acre wonderland of eroded sandstone fins, towers, ribs, gargoyles, hoodoos, balanced rocks, and, of course, arches northwest of Moab. 370 miles from Lees Ferry.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, UT

An alpine forest with as many red rock hoodoos as trees. At dawn and dusk, mule deer graze the forested plateau along the road into Bryce Canyon. 145 miles from Lees Ferry.

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UT

Canyonlands is home to numerous types of travel experiences, from solitude in the more remote stretches of the park to moderate hikes through the Needles district to the opportunity to create your own version of one of the west's most photographed landforms, Mesa Arch. Canyonlands is generally considered to be the beginning of Glen Canyon National Park.  It is 85 miles from Lees Ferry.

Zion National Park, Springdale, UT

Whether trying to catch your breath while climbing the trail to Observation Point or watching the shadows constantly changes the mood of the Court of the Patriarchs, Zion National Park is always ready to quench your appetite for outdoor wonder.  114 miles from Lees Ferry.

Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, UT

It is difficult to rival Capitol Reef National Park’s sense of expansiveness, of broad, sweeping vistas, of a tortured, twisted, seemingly endless landscape, or of  limitless sky and desert rock. 262 miles from Lees Ferry.

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