Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Grand Circle

August 5, 2010, 9:31 am

The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways.
Some of America’s most diverse scenery can be found within the Grand Circle – the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and Arches National Park, just to name a few. Bold splashes of color, fascinating geologic shapes and the mysterious remnants of cultures await you at every turn. In all, the region is home to seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations.

Find out more at the Grand Circle Association's website. There's also good information and suggested itineraries on the Utah tourism website.

We also like this list of park-by-park highlights in the Grand Circle.

Photo: Angels Landing in Zion National Park. Credit: NPS