Visit Utah: Why Utah should be on your Wishlist

Visit Utah: Why Utah should be on your Wishlist

Visit Utah, it is a true hidden gem! We’ve seen it in movies, but this incredible destination’s vast landscapes and 5 National Parks make it a great place to visit. We’ll uncover some of the best things to do in Utah so you can add it to your holiday bucket list.

With five national parks to explore, Utah has it all. From stargazing in the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park, exploring the untamed Canyonlands and Capitol Reef, hiking in Zion or admiring the unique natural bridges at Arches National Park, there are plenty of opportunities for creating everlasting memories.

Visiting Utah

Utah is located in an incredible scenic region with mountains, canyons and unique geological formations. It’s only a short drive away from Las Vegas, and many visitors make it part of a longer road trip to include surrounding states.
Lake Powell
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Utah has a population of over 3 million people, which given its size, means there’s plenty of nature and outdoor areas – a great state for an alfresco adventure!

Utah’s outdoor experiences, with many sports and activities make the most of its national parks, scenic byways and trails. For that reason, the best way to explore Utah is by hopping on a car or RV and going on a road trip.

What to do in Utah

Exploring Bryce Canyon

Here you’ll see some of the world’s most incredible sandstone formations called Hoodoos, spire-shaped columns formed millions of years ago. Bryce Canyon offers a wide variety of hiking opportunities for various skill levels and durations.

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Hiking in Zion National Park

Hike the trails in the oldest and most famous national park in Utah, Zion, known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Gaze at the awe-inspiring Angels Landing rock formation or hike through The Narrows. This unique trail takes you through the narrowest rock formations in the park, where you can follow the paths of the ancient native people and gaze at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red that soar into the sky.

Amaze Yourself in Arches National Park

The good thing about Arches National Park is that you’ll find mind-blowing views and gorgeous sights anywhere you go. The star of the show has to be the Delicate Arch, the park’s most famous formation and one of its most impressive! The Landscape Arch is another unmissable and equally remarkable arch. And if you’re in for an adventure, get a permit for the Fiery Furnace hike for a two-mile labyrinth of rock fins with no marked trail.

Keep in mind that Arches National Park now receives limited daily visitors, so book your visit in advance!
Arches National Park Utah

Venturing Through Canyonlands National Park

Carved-out canyons. Sheer drop-offs. Body-wide footpaths slicing through red rock. Exploring Canyonlands National Park is touring with an edge. Witness the incredible Mesa Arch, admire the panoramic view at the Grand View Overlook or hike around the Needles District – all unforgettable experiences that can be lived in Canyonlands National Park.

Discover awe-inspiring Nature in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef has unique rock formations that are sure to impress even the seasoned hiker. Compared to the other parks, this one might require a bit more driving to get around, but it’s certainly worth it! Hike towards the Hickman Bridge for a three-for-one nature special and admire nearby formations. Head over to the remote Cathedral Valley for unmissable geological structures.

Sightseeing in Salt Lake City

Explore the rich history and culture of Salt Lake City. Home to several unique and historical landmarks, heritage sites and, of course, the city’s namesake geographical feature – the Great Salt Lake. Utah’s capital is a great place to enjoy local foodie experiences, a rich arts scene water sports and activities.

Trekking through Monument Valley

Located on the Utah-Arizona state line, Monument Valley is sacred to Native Americans. It’s also home to spectacular and iconic geographical features known as Sandstone Buttes, made famous in pop culture by their inclusion in many movie backdrops.
Flaming Gorge

Visit Utah and Explore Everything it has to Offer

Utah has many other beautiful sights and fantastic locations. Imagine yourself driving through the famous Monument Valley at sunset or diving into the beautiful waters of Lake Powel and Bear Lake. Explore destinations that attract millions of tourists annually and continue to delight visitors from all over the world! When coming to Utah, make sure to include as many of these fantastic stops as you can in your plans.

Whatever your wishlist, call our travel experts today and let us create your own Utah adventure.

By Jennifer Mulligan

Personal Travel Planner

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