There is currently thirteen National Park Service Site in Utah and four associated sites.
Official National Parks of Utah
- Arches National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park
- Cedar Breaks National Monument
- Dinosaur National Monument
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
- Golden Spike National Historical Park
- Hovenweep National Monument
- Natural Bridges National Monument
- Rainbow Bridge National Monument
- Timpanogos Cave National Monument
- Zion National Park
Associated sites of Utah
- California National Historic Trail
- Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
- Old Spanish National Historic Trail
- Pony Express National Historic Trail
Utah National Parks
Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historical Park
Hovenweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
California National Historic Trail
The California National Historic Trail is a massive 5,000 mile trail and runs thru 10 different states. This trail retraces the overland routes over 250,000 emigrants took to reach the fertile farmlands and famed gold fields of California in the 1840’s and 1850’s.
Unlike some of the other trails of the National Trails System, the California Trail isn’t a single hiking trail. It is a disconnected series of hiking trails, roads, and sites. Many of the US highways follow the wagon trail the settlers created as they rushed to California. Emigrants had a choice of routes across the United States. These trails start in Missouri and Nebraska. The then run thru Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming before splitting into Idaho and Utah. They go thru Nevada and into California and Oregon.
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail follows the 1,300-mile route many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah. Between 1846 and 1868, over 14,000 Mormons followed their leader Brigham Young west to build a new settlement. From Council Bluffs, Iowa to Fort Bridger, Wyoming the Mormon Trail combines with the California and Oregon Trail. The Mormons were forced out of their early settlements due to conflict with other settlers.
The trail runs through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. Today, the trail is mostly an autoroute. The route stops in several other National Parks Sites such as Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Scotts Bluff National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail was established on November 10, 1978.
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
View all the National Park Service Sites in neighboring states:
- National Parks of Arizona
- National Parks of Colorado
- National Parks of Idaho
- National Parks of Nevada
- National Parks of New Mexico
- National Parks of Wyoming