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Last Update : 2008/6/20
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Location: Utah, USA South West

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Park Summary
Park Rating
Overall
Rating : 4.67  (3 votes)
Convenience
Rating : 3.33  (3 votes)
Physical Demand
Rating : 3  (3 votes)
Family Activity
Rating : 4.33  (3 votes)
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Park Geography

Nearby City(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
City, StateDistanceDrive Time
Salt Lake City, UT238 miles4:34
Las Vegas, NV378 miles6:36
Denver, CO453 miles7:46
Albuquerque, NM506 miles10:20
Phoenix, AZ540 miles10:16
Nearby National Park(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
National ParkDistanceDrive Time
Bryce127 miles2:57
Arches145 miles2:59
Canyonlands169 miles3:40
Colorado184 miles3:36
Zion200 miles4:37
Mesa Verde245 miles5:12
Black Canyon Gunnison257 miles5:03
Great Basin260 miles5:20
Dinosaur270 miles5:36
Aztec Ruins310 miles6:59
Fossil Butte345 miles6:26
Petrified Forest398 miles7:38
Grand Canyon401 miles8:49
Great Sand Dunes444 miles8:44
Florissant Fossil Beds446 miles8:37
Rocky Mountain499 miles8:44
Death Valley530 miles10:14
Yellowstone539 miles9:23
Grand Teton541 miles10:04
Joshua Tree580 miles10:52
Mono Lake600 miles10:22
Yosemite603 miles14:12
Sequoia Kings Canyon608 miles12:12
Capulin Volcano614 miles11:32
Channel Islands695 miles10:11
White Sands713 miles13:40
Saguaro746 miles12:34
Lassen Volcanic771 miles17:29
Wind Cave792 miles13:55
Jewel Cave808 miles14:25
Devils Tower823 miles15:36
Mt Rushmore825 miles15:00
Carlsbad Caverns840 miles15:00
Guadalupe Mountains865 miles15:10
Badlands891 miles16:04
Glacier897 miles15:21
Mount Rainier939 miles14:30
Crater Lake1029 miles16:52
North Cascades1070 miles17:35
Big Bend1073 miles19:18
Olympic1160 miles17:58
Redwood1169 miles19:23
Theodore Roosevelt1252 miles18:19
National Park Service Website
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Weather Forecast
Monthly AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature (ºF)242834425058656455453425
High Temperature (ºF)384448576777827872624840
Low Temperature (ºF)7141825344047453727178
Precipitation (inches)0.40.30.50.40.70.51.11.510.60.40.3
Activity Suggestion
There really isn't much you can do in the park unless you drive a 4X4, camp in the park and hike a lot. The scenic road certainly offers magnificent views but driving along it is probably what most park visitors can do.

The park happens to be in between Zion/Bryce and Arches/Canyonlands. People like us just go through the park and spend some extra 2 hours to visit the scenic road. The investment is very small yet the reward is very high.

Spending a long time in the park is totally a different story. It is not for casual park-goers. You need the right equipments, experience and considerable preparation. When accident happens, there might be nobody around and you have to be on your own.

There are one or two motels nearby the park but I don't remember seen anything looked like a town. I guess that it makes more sense for over-nighters to camp or stay in their own RVs.
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