June 7, 2021 3:00 AM


UTAH’S BEST CIRCLE OF MONUMENTS AND PARKS FROM AN ARTISTS’ VIEW Big Statues, is a statue making company that creates large and small statues out of clay and bronze. The company is based out of Utah, and the owner, sculptor of Big Statues creations, Matt


FROM AN ARTISTS' VIEWBig Statues, is a statue making company that creates large and small statues out of clay and bronze. The company is based out of Utah, and the owner, sculptor of Big Statues creations, Matt Glenn, would love to take you on a journey with his detailed guide highlighting what he thinks are some of the most beautiful National Parks and National Monuments in Utah. This way you will get an idea of Utah's Best Circle of Monuments & Parks from an artist's point of view.Have you ever wanted to take a vacation just to enjoy nature, to see with your own eyes some of our country’s beautiful rivers, trees, and rugged terrain? Utah and the surrounding states have many to choose from. Since Big Statues is well versed in these recreational sites, and we know what season is best to travel and which places to stay, let us answer some of the questions you may have before you make plans to take a trip to Utah.How many National Parks and monuments are in Utah?The United States federal government owns 63 percent of Utah’s land, and it is dedicated to parks and recreation. This public property includes parks, forests, and BLM lands, where visitors can witness nature’s artwork. All of Utah's national parks and five monuments are in southwest Utah. The northern territory only has two monuments.What are the best National Parks in Utah?Utah is known for five parks called the Mighty Five.

  • Arches
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Canyonlands
  • Capitol Reef
  • Zion

When is the best time to visit Utah’s National Parks?It’s recommended to visit in the fall. September can be hot, but it is best for the higher elevations. Early to mid-October is the best.What are Utah’s National Monuments?A trip through Monument Valley is a must. You’ll be amazed natures’ monumental style because nothing has changed for 3000 years.

  • Bears Ears National Monument
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument

What are some recommended places to stay in or near these parks and monuments?Salt Lake City has 120 hotels to choose from. When you venture into the National Parks and Utah National Monuments areas, you will find these:

  • Zion Ponderosa Resort
  • Historic Ruby Inn
  • The Zion Experience Cable Mountain Lodge
  • Cottonwood Meadow Lodge
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Falcon’s Ledge
  • 3 Parks & Breakfast
  • Red Cliffs Lodge
  • Capitol Reef Resort

Our recommended tour guides for these parks and monumental sites are:

  • Grand Canyon Tours from Phoenix

This tour group provides guided day trips and multiple day trips.

  • Guided Day Tour

Sedona to Grand Canyon, clients will travel by van or bus, visiting these beautiful scenic places. On the way, the guides will also stop at Oak Creek Canyon and Navajo Nation. When travelers finally arrive at the Grand Canyon, they have an opportunity to see the West Rim from the sky if they like, by taking a helicopter ride.

  • Multi-Day Tours

Multi-day tours break of the time. This way you can experience the area’s scenic beauty at a slower more comfortable pace. With a multi-day tour, you can also visit the canyon from the East Rim, you can take a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike during the tour. Many prefer this multi-day touring method because it offers them rim to rim Grand Canyon trails and they get more bang for the buck, by adding these additional activities.

  • Southwest Group Travel

Southwest offers a variety of tour options. They will customize a party tour to fit a need, whether the tour is a one day, event, or spread over a longer time frameSome of the tours we have been on and recommend you take are:

  • Grand Circle road trip is one of our visitors will never forget. In the Grand Circle tour, each park is unique and breathtakingly stunning with all their rock formations that portray various colors from limestone, sandstone, shale or mudstone. The terrain is vast and is a geological wonder highlighted by an everyday sky that is a deep blue. You will think this one-of-a-kind vacation to be worth every dollar you’ll spend.

Tours beginning in Salt Lake City

  • Salt Lake City to Yellowstone
  • Salt Lake City to Moab
  • Salt Lake City to Zion National Park

Others are:

  • Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon
  • Moab to Bryce Canyon
  • National Parks near Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon

The Mighty Five and the rim-to-rim Grand Canyon tours are wonderful vacation areas, but there are other sites you may also consider before leaving Utah.

  • Paria Canyon
  • Calf Creek Falls
  • Lesser known Utah Canyons
  • White Pocket in Utah and White Pocket Arizona
  • Utah scenery is some of the most colorful and dramatic.
  • All of Utah rock formations worth your look. Some are thousands of years old.

Next time you want to book a tour to our Utah sites, consider looking online at Groupon Salt Lake City. Groupon has various prices on airfare to hotel and lodge accommodations. Big Statues has enjoyed sharing information on the great state of Utah. Matt Glenn and his statue business have made their home in Utah and would love for you to stop by the establishment and take a peek at the art gallery and studio. Matt has been creating bronze sculptures for over fifteen years, Art and sketching have always been his passion until he discovered an unmatchable joy in working with clay. After studying, developing and perfecting his works with clay, Matt has made large and small statues for people, parks, and communities all over the world. Big Statues is located at 815 West Columbia Lane, Provo, UtahPhone Number: (801) 358-9739. Email address is: info@bigstatues.com Thanks for reviewing our guide on Utah’s Best Circle Parks and Monuments.

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