Road trips from Southern California: Utah
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Zion National Park
Distance: 433 miles one-way
Cost for roundtrip gas: $126.70
Zion's many multicolored canyons, mesas and towers frame its first-rate scenery. The park's most popular formation is Zion Canyon. Besides camping sites, Zion Lodge offers rooms, cabins, suites and a restaurant. From April to October, a free shuttle service whisks visitors on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
-- Jason La