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What to Pack for Utah National Park Vacations from National Park Trips

You are headed to one of Utah’s dazzling national parks where you will explore the red-rock canyons, hike along red dirt trails and play in the small waterfalls and creeks that make their way through the dry, desert landscape. But how do you pack for your desert climate? Here are the top 15 items to put in your backpack.

See the full article from Tori Peglar on My Utah Park's website here.


May 6, 2022

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