1. InstaDestination Photo Scenes
We started in Moab, UT then started making our way south. Every park had breath taking canyon views. Aches National Park has many pull out spots so you can do a driving tour through the park while capturing many amazing shots. Another tip, if you have a 4th grader you can register for a free national park pass.
2. Lots of Amenities in the outdoors
I was shocked at how developed the national parks are. Canyonlands felt the most remote of all the parks we went to, our favorite hike there were Whale Rock and Upheaval Dome. Arches and Canyonlands are both near the town of Moab, UT which has food, gas and lodging. Bryce Canyon and Zion have a small town right outside the park with all the amenities of a city. Inside Bryce Canyon there is nightly lodging and camping. Zion has camping too.
3. All Level Hikes
We tried to keep to the hikes to under 5 miles round trip. We hiked whale rock to have a picnic up on top overlooking the canyon. It was beautiful and the kids were able to move a little on the flat part.
4.Several types of Lodging
We camped our first night in Moab, then we stayed in hotels the next 2 nights. We always try to camp but then we really like the amenities of bed and tv. I liked that there were so many options for lodging near all the National Parks.