Driving Tour Guide Through Utah and Colorado Parks

Driving Tour Guide Through Utah and Colorado Parks

Driving Tour Guide Through Utah and Colorado Parks 

Fill your camera with memories from an unforgettable self-driving tour of Utah and Colorado's national parks. Here are four must-see parks worth checking out.


The natural wonders never cease within Utah's largest national park. Just 32 miles from Moab, Canyonlands has jaw-dropping views, unique rock formations and winding rivers to explore. Driving through Canyonlands National Park is best spent touring the Island in the Sky district, stopping at designated overlooks to admire the region's beauty. Try one of the many hikes through the Needles to get up close and personal with the red sandstone needles. With more than 337,000 acres to explore, you will always have something to do! 


Just down the road from Canyonlands is Arches National Park, the home of over 2,000 natural stone arches. The Delicate Arch is the main attraction, drawing in thousands of people from around the world every year. The best time to tackle this three-mile hike is during the early morning or sunset when the light is at its best. 

The Devil's Garden is one of the best hiking routes in the park and allows you to see seven other arches, including the Landscape Arch. Most people spend at least a day in the park, while two full days ensure you see everything on your list. 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Stand on top of 2,700-foot cliffs and set your sights on some of the oldest exposed rocks in North America. The Black Canyon has been created following two million years of weathering and erosion, forming a deep and narrow canyon that rivals the Grand Canyon. Its South Rim Road is one of the most popular attractions, offering a seven-mile drive with 12 unique viewpoints. 

Four must-visit lookouts include Gunnison Point, Chasm View, Sunset View and Painted Wall. The Warner Point Nature Trail is one of the park's most popular hikes, with picturesque displays of the nearby San Juan Mountains. You can also head below on the East Portal Road to get a different view of the towering vertical rocks. 

Uncompahgre National Forest

Reconnect with Mother Nature as you hike through the Uncompahgre National Forest. Part of a larger group of forests with Grand Mesa and Gunnison, the area encompasses over 3,500 miles of trails that display the unrivaled beauty of the untouched land. Many trails retrace the steps of early settlers and indigenous peoples, dating back thousands of years. Walk beneath waterfalls and along streams and steep peaks on trails varying from beginner to expert experience levels. 

Book Your Stay at Moab KOA Holiday

Start planning your road trip through the national parks in Colorado and Utah and get ready to enjoy the excursion of a lifetime. When you need a place to relax and refresh between long days on the trails, Moab KOA Holiday offers the perfect location. Reserve your campsite today! 

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