More Alternatives To National Parks; Things You Never Knew About Utah
HuffingtonPost.com/budget-travel has this article featuring state parks and local attractions that are good alternatives to the closed national parks. The article is illustrated by a photo of Goblin Valley, and includes a good section on Utah attractions.
The Utah section includes a description of Navajo Nation parks and attractions, given below, all of which are open.
All Navajo Nation Tribal Parks are currently open as well, including Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Four Corners Monument, Bowl Canyon Recreation Area, and Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park.
They are all good options, but most are not located in Utah.
The article's Utah section links to information on viable options close to each of our national parks. It is worth reading.
10 Things You Never Knew About UTAH
National Geographic's Digital Nomad has this interesting article with the title above. Only some of the facts are travel-related, but all are interesting. Here's a sample:
Last year, 6.6 million people visited Utah’s National Parks. Aside from North Americans, most of these tourists were French.
More than two-thirds of Utah’s land is owned by the Federal Government.