People travel from around the world to see the national parks in Southern Utah and for the locals, it’s only a couple hours from West Valley City. These national parks are truly some of the wonders of the world with their endless miles of red rock and unworldly landscapes.
At Henry Day Ford, we have a stock of vehicles such as the Ford Explorer that will take you down all of the dirt roads and rocky terrain that stand between you and your wildest excursions. Here are some of our favorite places in Southern Utah that help us escape the crowds. So, pick your spot, pack your Ford Explorer and hit the road.
Southern Utah is full of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This is all non-developed land that has been preserved for the use of the public and is free to camp on at any time. BLM land can be looked up on the internet or found on most maps. This is great knowledge to have and will allow you to truly explore.
This area is one of the true gems of Utah and offers amazing trails to get your Ford Explorer dirty and put it to the test. About 13 miles northwest of Moab is Willow Springs Road; this dirt road offers numerous campsites and endless views to feast your eyes on.
Even though it’s one of the most popular national parks, it doesn’t mean you have to get lost in the crowd. Head 18 miles to the west of Zion on highway nine and keep your eye out for the La Verkin Overlook sign. You’ll find a handful of campsites directly off the road with spectacular views of the overlook.
All of the sites we’ve recommended are on BLM land, which means they’re free, but it’s first come first serve. That should be reason enough to take a long weekend and get on the road with your Ford.