In southern Utah, the desert isn’t a plain old sandbox but a magical landscape of red arches and spires that look like dissolving sand castles. Five national parks — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Zion — and the immense Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument provide plenty of reasons to park your RV for a while. Classic mountain scenery awaits too, with the ragged Wasatch Range running like a bony spine down the upper half of the state. Many northern Utah campgrounds stay open all year, so you can enjoy the state’s world-famous powder snow on the ski slopes. Your RV, tent or cabin will make the perfect base camp for exploration in the area.