Utah is a state full of adventure. From its Snowcapped peaks near Salt Lake City to its vast desert valleys across its southern border, Utah is a state where thrill seekers can come to explore the great outdoors.
What to do in Utah
Dixie National Forest
The Dixie National Forest starts at Cedar City and is home to one of the largest lava tubes in Utah. The National Forest stretches for about 170 miles (274 km) across southern Utah.
Hovenweep National Monument is located on land between southern Colorado and southern Utah and is home to Ancestral Puebloan ruins across a wide and deep canyon carved by the San Juan River.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for its crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations, located in southern Utah. This is also one of the best places to stargaze in the United States due to its lack of light pollution and open landscape.
Monument Valley is located on the Arizona-Utah border at the Navajo Tribal Park and is known for its picturesque rock formation as well as being featured in many films, such as Forrest Gump.
Zion National Park is known for its expansive canyon and marvelous views. If you are able to, I recommend hiking Angels Landing. Even though this hike is one of the most dangerous hikes in North America, its view is completely worth it at its 5,790ft (1765m) summit .
Moab is home to the Arches National Park, which is home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and other geological formations across a desert landscape.