National Park

KSL’s Chopper 5 and Photojournalist Document Utah’s Unique Beauty

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s unique geography, which includes mountains, deserts, lakes and snow, attracts visitors from around the world.

KSL photojournalist Meghan Thackrey is part of a team that documents news on KSL TV’s Chopper 5, giving her some pretty unique landscapes and geographic features to record. The state slogan “Life Elevated” may apply a bit more to views from above.

Here is his compilation of some of the finest natural wonders, including but not limited to:

KOLOB CANYON

This less-visited area of ​​Zion National Park is located via Exit 40 on Interstate 15, about halfway between Toquerville to the south and Cedar City to the north. You can enjoy it here from the air or take an eight-kilometer scenic walk inside the park.

SION NATIONAL PARK

Known for many things, including hiking, wildlife, and steep canyon walls, it’s one of the most visited national parks, attracting more annual visitors than the more spacious Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks. . Thackery managed to capture one of his most famous and popular hiking destinations: Angels Landing.

ESCALANTE

The expansive landscapes of Grand Staircase-Eascalante National Monument are located along All-American Road: Scenic Byway 12 in south-central Utah. Here’s a look at the monument that was erected by one president, shrunk by another, and restored by a third.

COSMIC ASHTRAY

Within this national monument is the hard-to-navigate cosmic ashtray, captured in its glory from the air.

CAPITOL REEF

Called a ripple in the earth, Capitol Reef National Park is a gem with canyons, cliffs, domes and bridges.

CANYONLANDS

This national park is divided into sections and we have an overview of them here.

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