The state’s largest national park is 35 miles west of Moab. It is comprised of three distinct sections: the Needles, the Maze and Island in the Sky, the most trafficked area. Islands in the Sky sits on top of a huge mesa, and its 20 miles of paved roads lead to various viewpoints where the panoramic vistas are breathtaking. Pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet, designed for kids ages 6 to 12, at the Visitor Center to earn Junior Ranger badges. Or check out an Explorer Park (deposit required) filled with binoculars, notebook, hand lens and naturalist guide. Park ranger offer interactive family programs end June through early August. Cost: $10 vehicle fee, good for seven days.