Among the most spectacular driving experiences in America are the roads that lead to and through the red-rock scenery and dramatic geology of Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Now Just Ahead has GPS-triggered smartphone audio guides for all three of these parks to complement our popular guides for Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.
Those parks together make up Utah’s Mighty Five—five dramatic national parks, each of them linked by a short drive from the next-nearest park.
Park visitors now can enjoy the delightful experience of a narrated guided tour of all five parks and the roads that link them. Your smartphone becomes a miniature park ranger—knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining.
Capitol Reef National Park is remote in feel, with sweeping vistas of geological features such as the Waterpocket Fold—a giant wrinkle in the earth’s crust—and the massive rounded sandstone formations that give the park its name. Just Ahead guides visitors to all of the major sights in the park, and all along Utah Scenic Byway 12, truly one of the country’s most stunning drives, linking Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are combined in a single guide that steers listeners through both units of Canyonlands—the Needles and Island in the Sky. These units encompass vast open spaces and dramatic views of the Colorado and Green Rivers. National Park. The scenic drive through Arches links many of the park’s 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including Delicate Arch—the formation that graces every Utah license plate.
All along the way, listeners hear behind-the-scenery stories of the geological forces that carved the landscape, as well as stories about wildlife, American Indian history, pioneer history…and even movie history.
Like all Just Ahead guides, these newest guides work without an Internet connection or cell phone service. Just download it, turn it on, and enjoy a narrated tour of these truly awe-inspiring parks.
It’s a revolutionary way to travel, and the most enjoyable possible way to experience Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks.