Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon Natural Park. Photo © Paul Brady/123rf.

Visiting Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park–three incredible bucket-list-parks–remain largely summer destinations. But when temperatures plummet, these otherwise busy parks are perfect for those who seek solitude and tranquility.

A beautifully clear day in Zion National Park.

Zion National Park in One Day

Zion country is deep enough for years of study. If you’re just looking at the incredible scenery, one day in Zion will introduce you to its wonders.

Burr Trail Road in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) contains a vast and wonderfully scenic collection of landscapes and incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure. Use this helpful advice to plan your visit, including where to go and how much time to spend there.

The Virgin River cuts through Zion Canyon. Photo © Judy Jewell.

Planning Your Time in Zion National Park

Zion is a magnificent park with stunning, soaring scenery. The geology here is all about rocks and water; even rainy days can be memorable as waterfalls plunge from nearly every crevice in the cliffs above. To explore, it’s always worth spending part of a day hiking with a park ranger. The highlight for most visitors is winding through the canyon on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

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Where to Travel in 2016: A Month-by-Month List

Most of us at Moon have an ever-growing list of places we want to visit, a common side effect of working on travel books. This list reflects a few of the destinations that inspired our wanderlust in the last year. There are trip-of-a-lifetime–type destinations, and there are smaller destinations, but all of them triggered that classic reverie, imagining what it would be like to be there, feeling that pull.

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Moon Southwest Road Trip

HIT THE ROAD! See Las Vegas, Utah’s National Parks, Monument Valley, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe and Taos. See the top destinations in the American Southwest with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the […]