Parks & Preserves

Here is a list of some of the national parks, state parks, preserves and wilderness areas found within the state.

Arches National Park can be found in Eastern Utah north of Moab. They weren'...

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument can be found in Southern...

The famous Canyonlands National Park can be found in eastern Utah southwest...

Found right near the four corners in southeastern Utah, Hovenweep National...

The massive and stunning Capitol Reef National Park can be found in south-...

The almost-600 acre Lytle Ranch Preserve is located in the extreme southwest...

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park can be found in southern Utah east of...

Zion National Park can be found in the southwestern part of Utah and...

Associated Plants

Below is a list of desert plants that are known to occur in the state. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.

Amsonia tomentosa
Amsonia wildflower in the desert
Arrow Weed
Pluchea sericea
Arrow Weed plant in the desert
Anderson's Desert Thorn
Lycium andersonii
Anderson's Desert Thorn plant in the desert
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow tree in the desert
Annual Burweed
Ambrosia acanthicarpa
Annual Bursage in the desert
Bajada Lupine
Lupinus concinnus
Bajada Lupine wildflower in the desert
Antelope Bitterbrush
Purshia tridentata
Antelope Bitterbrush shrub in the desert
Banana Yucca
Yucca baccata var. baccata
Banana Yucca plant in the desert
Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume wildflower in the desert
Barrel Cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Barrel Cactus plant in the desert
Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua
Apricot Mallow wildflower in the desert
Bearded Cryptantha
Cryptantha barbigera
Bearded Cryptantha in the desert