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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.

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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.

Suggested itineraries featuring Utah

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Utah, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places in and around Utah

    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.

    • Capitol Reef Resort Teepees

      Capitol Reef Resort


      The Capitol Reef Resort, the closest hotel to Capitol Reef National Park, is located close to Hickman's Bridge and the Prehistoric Petroglyphs.

    • Under Canvas Zion Lobby Tent

      Under Canvas Zion


      Located on the outskirts of Zion National Park, Under Canvas Zion gives you a novel glamping experience, surrounded by the great outdoors and the opportunity to quite literally sleep under the stars.

    • Cable Mountain Lodge

      Cable Mountain Lodge


      Hugging the banks of the Virgin River, Cable Mountain Lodge lies just steps away from the Zion National Park Visitor Center. As a result, it serves as a great base for exploring the natural beauty of Zion National Park.

    • Cliffrose Lodge

      Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens


      Cliffrose is a fantastically located boutique resort situated just outside of Zion National Park. This riverside property benefits from some fabulous views and is surrounded by the red rock of Zion Canyon.

    • The View Monument Valley

      The View


      Enveloped by red dessert and towering rock formations, The View places guests in the heart of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Spacious rooms with private balconies and traditional local decor give an unrivaled view of the cinematic surroundings.

    • Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Canyon National Park

      Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel


      Surrounded by the stunning landscape of Bryce Canyon, this is a comfortable base from which to explore the national park's incredible natural amphitheaters and twisted rock formations.

    • Bryce Canyon Lodge, Bryce Canyon National Park

      Bryce Canyon Lodge


      Bryce Canyon Lodge has a rustic 1920s charm and is the only accommodation option in Bryce Canyon National Park, where you’ll be surrounded by dramatic and colorful rock formations.

    • Hilton Sale Lake City Center, Salt Lake City

      Hilton Salt Lake City Center


      Situated adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center, this Hilton hotel offers panoramic views over the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and city skyline from its 499 rooms and suites.

    • The Grand America Hotel

      The Grand America Hotel

      First Class

      Set against a backdrop of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges, The Grand America is a Salt Lake City landmark.

    • Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

      Little America Hotel


      Conveniently located within walking distance of many of the city's attractions or just a short tram ride away, Little America offers stylish and elegant accommodation and a wealth of facilities.

    • Gouldings Lodge - Main Lodge View

      Goulding's Lodge


      Located in the heart of the Grand Circle and adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park, and the stunning setting of Monument Valley, Goulding's Lodge offers views from every angle.

    • Sorrel River Ranch, Moab

      Sorrel River Ranch

      First Class

      Set amidst extensive green pastures alongside the Colorado River and surrounded by southern Utah's dramatic rock formations and wide-open desert skies, Sorrel River Ranch provides a luxurious base from which to explore the Canyonlands and Arches national parks.

    • Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

      Red Cliffs Lodge


      Situated high on the banks of the Colorado River, the Red Cliffs Lodge is 15 miles outside Moab and offers comfortable accommodations in a dramatic setting.

    • Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn, Moab

      Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn


      Located in the heart of Moab, within walking distance of local restaurants and just a short drive from Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, this hotel is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring the local area's highlights.

    • Aarchway Inn

      Aarchway Inn


      The Aarchway Inn is a simple yet comfortable hotel nestled between the picturesque Red Rock Cliffs and buttes of the Colorado River.