Tabletop buttes, red-rock slot canyons and wind-sculpted sandstone arches — you’ll find all the landscapes that visually define the American Southwest in Utah. In its 13 national parks and monuments, you can also see pine-covered mountains, snow-dusted peaks and dinosaur bones baked into the bedrock.
A trip to Utah is all about outdoor exploration, and our specialists have hiked, rafted and cycled across the state, from the waters of the Great Salt Lake in the northwest to the brick-red stone mesas at Monument Valley in the south, the distinctive rock figurines of Arches National Park, and the gaping chasms that make up Canyonlands National Park. They can suggest the best place to photograph the totem-pole-shaped hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, help you find 1,000-year-old petroglyphs at Capitol Reef and tell you how to get away from the crowds in Zion.
Whether you’re an experienced hiker or have just bought your first pair of hiking boots, we can suggest the best ways for you to explore state's the parks. We can recommend trails that lead you to sweeping vistas and arrange for private guides who can take you deep into backcountry. You could also star-gaze in an International Dark Sky Reserve or try white-water rafting on the Colorado River’s rapids.
Places to visit in Utah
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Utah, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Map of Utah
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Places in and around Utah
- Arches National Park Utah
- Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
- Canyonlands National Park Utah
- Moab Utah
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park Utah
- Salt Lake City Utah
- Torrey Utah
- Zion National Park Utah
- Grand Junction 248 kilometers away
- Page 268 kilometers away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 306 kilometers away
- Mesa Verde National Park 347 kilometers away
- Telluride 348 kilometers away
- Grand Canyon National Park 375 kilometers away
- Durango 383 kilometers away
- Aspen 393 kilometers away
- Vail 433 kilometers away
- Flagstaff 460 kilometers away
- Grand Teton National Park 478 kilometers away
- Winslow 483 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Utah
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Utah. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.