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Bryce Canyon National Park. At the confluence of Interstate 70 and Interstate 15.

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While visiting the many attractions in Utah, you'll find that Cove Fort is right on your way. Travelers may be headed North to Provo, Orem or Salt Lake City, or further to Yellowstone, or they may be headed south or southeast to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Arches National Park, Canyonland National Park, Capitol Reef National Park or even the Grand Canyon North Rim. Regardless of where you are headed, you should defiinitely stop at:

Zion National Park, one of America's crown jewel parks, is 45 minutes from St. George, Utah and is one of the great attractions of the area. Zion National Park is a myriad of deep sandstone canyons, which extend over 30 miles from end to end and covers 229 square miles. The Zion Canyons were named by early Mormon settlers (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and many of the formations in the park have names from the bible. The park was established in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument and expanded in 1919 to Zion National Park. The park is composed mostly of sandstone stained by the oxidizing of iron in the rock. Zion National Park with its many canyons contains 75 species of mammals, 271 birds, 32 reptiles and amphibians and 8 fish in the streams and rivers, which have carved these canyons.

Canyonlands National Park offers views thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers, or thousands of feet up to red rock pinnacles, cliffs and spires create the incredible beauty of Utah's largest national park, world renowned for its four wheel drive vehicle and mountain bike routes, and its white water rafting. In Canyonlands water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, carving flat layers of sedimentary rock into the landscape seen today. Canyonlands National Park was established in 1964, " preserve an area...possessing superlative scenic, scientific and archaeological features for the inspiration, benefit and use of the public." (Public Law 88-590, 1964). Canyonlands is divided into three land districts which are two to six hours apart by car. The park was expanded to its current size in 1971.

Arches National Park contains one of the largest concentrations of natural sandstone arches in the world. The arches and numerous other extraordinary geologic features, such as spires, pinnacles, pedestals and balanced rocks, are highlighted in striking foreground and background views created by contrasting colors, landforms and textures. Arches National Park is 76,519 acres in size.

Bryce Canyon National Park. Thousands of delicately-carved spires, called 'hoo doos' rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of the park. Millions of years of wind, water and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs of Bryce, which is not actually a canyon, but the eastern escarpment of the Paunsaguant Plateau. The most brilliant hues of the park come alive with the rising and setting of the sun. Visitors may take a 37-mile round-trip drive to Bryce's most famous viewpoints, including Sunrise, Sunset, Rainbow, Yovimpa, and Inspiration Points.

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Capitol Reef National Park splashes color for 75 miles from its northern to southern boundaries. The Waterpocket Fold (left), a bulging uplift of rainbow-hued sandstone creates the park's "reefs" and canyons. Most of Capitol Reef is an inviting wilderness of sandstone formations such as Capitol Dome, Hickman Bridge, and those in splendid Cathedral Valley. In the midst of Capitol Reef's red rocks and ancient petroglyph panels are large orchards where fruit may be picked in season.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) known as Lake Powell offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation. Lake Powell stretches hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.