Ever been to Utah? You know, that obscure state in between Nevada and Colorado?
If you haven’t you’re missing out. Utah gets more than 23.5 million visitors every year. We promise Utah has more to offer than just a lot of Mormons.
From the mountain ranges to the national monuments, the Beehive State is home to many attractions. Here are 5 of the best places to visit in Utah.
1. Zion’s National Park
Located in Southern Utah, less than a three-hour drive from Las Vegas, Zion’s National Park offers some the most outstanding scenery in the West. Red rock cliffs, clear streams and waterfalls, and beautiful vistas are a few of the views you’ll encounter.
The best way to see the park is along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You can either take a sightseeing bus or drive your own car. Stop along the way to take a hike, have a picnic, or take some pictures.
If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime hike, check out Angels Landing. While mostly safe, this hike does get tense as hikers are required to hold onto a chain while scaling some perilous sections. If afraid of heights, we do not recommend.
2. Park City
Yep, that Park City. The home of the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival.
Park City is also home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in North America. Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort offer terrain for all levels of skiers.
Skiing not your thing? No problem. Park City also has Utah Olympic Park. Once used for the 2002 Olympic games, it now has family-friendly activities year round. From bobsledding in the winter to ziplining in the summer.
And don’t forget to browse the unique art galleries, restaurants, and hotels on main street.
3. Bonneville Salt Flats
About 90 minutes west of Salt Lake City, you’ll find the flattest piece of land you’ve ever seen.
A few times a year, this area becomes the world’s fastest race course as car enthusiasts try to break the world record for speed on land. But for most of the year, the Bonneville Salt Flats are pretty empty. You can drive on the flats at your own risk.
An added bonus is when it’s raining. The flats turn into a giant mirror that creates the most amazing photo-ops you won’t find anywhere else.
4. Temple Square
Remember the Mormons we mentioned? Salt Lake City is home to the largest Mormon temple.
This temple is spectacular. Standing as tall as the Notre Dame in Paris, it boasts beautiful architecture that is full of symbolism and meaning.
Temple Square is also home to the family Tabernacle Choir. This choir can often be found in the Tabernacle on Temple Square or in the Conference Center where they have performed with special guests such as Kristen Chenoweth, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole.
5. Arches National Park
And we can’t talk about Utah without talking about Arches National Park.
Arches National Park is one of the most scenic and photographed parks in Utah that is home to over 2,000 stone arches.
Most of the top attractions can be seen from the car including:
- Devil’s Garden
- Delicate Arch
- Fiery Furnace
- Double Arch
- Park Avenue
- Balanced Rock
- the Windows
- Broken Arch
- Sandstone Arch
Located near Moab, Utah. You’ll find an outdoor lovers paradise. From hiking to biking to white-water rafting.
Top Places to Visit in Utah
So there you have it, the top places to visit in Utah. If you go make sure to take your camera and hiking boots.
And come check us out for any other traveling tips and ideas. We’ve got all the info you need to plan your next road trip.