13 Best Places To Visit In Utah

Explore Utah's top sights with our guide on the 13 best places in Utah to visit. Discover breathtaking national parks, cities, and unique landscapes.

13 Best Places To Visit In Utah

Whether you're new to Utah, or you're a local looking to explore more of your home state, deciding where to go for a day trip can be challenging.

Luckily, US News compiled a list of the 13 best places to visit in Utah. Factors like affordability, accessibility, and must-see attractions were taken into account when determining these rankings.

Here are Utah's best destinations that made it to the top of the list:

#1 Bryce Canyon National Park: Famous for its unique red rock formations known as hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park offers mesmerizing views that won't disappoint.

#2 Arches National Park: Home to more than 2,000 natural stone arches, this park delivers on the promise of extraordinary natural beauty.

#3 Moab: This city provides easy access to not just one, but two national parks – Arches and Canyonlands, making it a perfect base for nature lovers.

#4 Park City: Not just a winter paradise, Park City offers excellent hiking, dining, and shopping options year-round.

#5 Zion National Park: With its stunning canyon views and array of outdoor activities, Zion National Park offers endless exploration opportunities.

#6 Capitol Reef National Park: This hidden gem offers solitude among its layered sandstone and panoramic vistas.

#7 Salt Lake City: As the state capital, Salt Lake City boasts a unique blend of urban attractions and close proximity to outdoor adventures.

#8 Monument Valley: Known for its towering sandstone buttes, Monument Valley is a must-visit for its classic Western landscapes.

#9 Canyonlands National Park: Offering a diverse range of landscapes from canyons to buttes and mesas, this park offers a unique terrain to explore.

#10 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Home to multicolored cliffs, plateaus, and canyons, this national monument is a visual feast.

#11 Dinosaur National Monument: Step back in time at this monument which serves as a testament to the prehistoric era with thousands of dinosaur fossils.

#12 Bonneville Salt Flats: An unusual attraction, the Bonneville Salt Flats offer a stunningly flat landscape that seems to stretch endlessly.

13 Provo: Home to Brigham Young University and a lively downtown scene, Provo offers a blend of college-town vibes and outdoor recreation opportunities.

There you have it! Each of these places offers a unique blend of nature, adventure, and Utah charm that makes them worth a visit.


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