Introduction to Utah state parks

Some generalities about Utah state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Dead Horse Point State Park High Point View

Dead Horse Point State Park

Park Address: UT-313, Moab, UT 84532

Park Description: According to legend, the park is so named because of its use as a natural corral by cowboys in the 19th century, where horses often died of exposure.

Popular Park Sites: Mt. Paele, Dead Horse Point, Colorado River and The Mesa.

Dead Horse Point Park Visitors Guide

Snow Canyon State Park Blue Sky

Snow Canyon State Park

Park Address: 1002 Snow Canyon Dr, Ivins, UT 84738

Park Description: Snow Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a canyon carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains.

Popular Park Sites: Lava Tubes, Sand DunesPinyon Nature Path and Whiptail Trail.

Snow Canyon Park Visitors Guide

Wasatch Mountain State Park Park Sign

Wasatch Mountain State Park

Park Address: 1281 Warm Springs Rd, Midway, UT 84049

Park Description: Wasatch Mountain State Park is used for mountain activities such as camping, picnicking, hiking, off-road vehicle use, horseback riding, Nordic skiing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling.  

Popular Park Sites: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Jordanelle Reservoir, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center and Ice Castles.

Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitors Guide

Goblin Valley State Park Hiking View

Goblin Valley State Park

Park Address: Goblin Valley Rd, Green River, UT 84525

Park Description: The park features thousands of hoodoos, referred to locally as goblins, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as tall as several yards.

Popular Park Sites: San Rafael Desert, Namesake Valley, The Goblin's Lair, The Carmel Canyon Loop and The Three Sisters.

Goblin Valley State Park Visitors Guide 

Antelope Island State Park sky

Antelope Island State Park

Park Address: 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse, Utah 84075

Park Description: The island lies in the southeastern portion of the lake, near Salt Lake City and Davis County, and becomes a peninsula when the lake is at extremely low levels

Popular Park Sites: Buffalo Point Trail, Elephant Head, White Rocky Bay Loop, Split Rock Bay and Hiking Trails.

Antelope Island State Park Visitors Guide

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Park Address:  2905 South Kodachrome State Park Road, Cannonville, Utah 84718

Park Description: The geologic interest of the park are sandstone spires and columns called sand pipes, believed to be found nowhere else on earth.

Popular Park Sites: Angel’s Palace Trail, Panorama Trail, Red Canyon Trail Rides, Big Geyser Trail and Grosvenor Arch.

Kodachrome Basin State Park Visitors Guide