Below are some suggested ways to spend your time. If you have:
One Hour or Two:
Stop at the visitor center and watch the park movie, "Watermark".
Take a short hike, such as Hickman Bridge.
Tour the Scenic Drive (approximately 90 minutes round trip).
Visit the petroglyph panel, historic schoolhouse, or the Gifford House Store and Museum to enjoy fresh baked pie when in season!
Pick some delicious fruit when in season.
Join a ranger for a program.
Take a longer hike, such as Cohab Canyon or Chimney Rock.
Join a ranger-guided walk, talk, evening program or astronomy program.
Become a Junior Ranger. Booklets are available at the visitor center.
Borrow a Family Fun Pack and learn about the park through family-oriented games and activities.
Tour the North District/Cathedral Valley or the South District/Waterpocket District. Check at the visitor center for current road conditions or call 435-425-3791.
Combine several day trip options.
Hike the shorter trails and routes in the South/Waterpocket District or North/Cathedral Valley.
Enjoy the park's pristine night sky by stargazing. Night sky charts are available at the visitor center.
Backpack into remote areas of the park and experience solitude and quiet. Check for current weather, road, and trail conditions at the visitor center. A free backcountry permit is required for overnight backcountry use.