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Most Beautiful Locations in Utah

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September 7, 2023


Arches National Park

Located in southeast Utah, Arches National Park is beautiful and diverse in both color and formations. This picture perfect park boasts over 2,000 stone arches, enormous balancing rocks, impressive pinnacles and a variety of other unique rock formations. Main attractions include Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock, Devil’s Garden, and Broken Arch. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, canyoneering, rock climbing and endless photo opportunities.


Bryce Canyon National Park

Visitors flock to Bryce Canyon every year to explore this otherworldly landscape. The beautiful natural amphitheater features snuggly packed hoodoos, tall, thin pillars of rock, and is often referred to as the “Forest of stone.” Visitors can hike canyon trails or just wander around the rim on foot or horseback and take in the spectacular colorful hoodoos. A few popular hikes include Fairyland Loop, Navajo Loop, Peekaboo Loop, and Queen’s Garden Trail.


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This vast, rugged area covers almost 2 million acres of backcountry in Southern Utah and features breathtaking sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, waterfalls, rivers, slickrock, and arches. The Monument is made up of three sections: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Canyons of the Escalante, all of which offer a unique experience. Very little development has occurred here making this area wild and ripe for exploration. Only a few hiking trails are maintained and marked so those venturing into this beautiful landscape create their own path in solitude. Camping is plentiful here as well as opportunities for backpacking, off-roading, mountain biking, and photography.


Canyonlands National Park

The Colorado River and its tributaries are responsible for creating this beautiful canyon and butte filled landscape. This park contains four different districts: the Island in the Sky, the Maze, the Needles, and the rivers that divide the districts. The Island in the Sky is the most popular area and is well-known for its stunning vistas that offer visitors a breathtaking view of the canyons below and the distant mountains. Must-see points of interest include Mesa Arch, Grand View Point Overlook, and Upheaval Dome.


Zion National Park

Zion, Utah’s most popular park, contains an endless supply of beauty with waterfalls, red rock cliffs, slot canyons, mountains, mesas, and of course, Zion Canyon. This spectacular place provides the perfect setting for hiking, climbing, backpacking, biking, and camping. Regardless of whether you are journeying to Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, or the Zion Narrows, this dramatic and diverse landscape will not disappoint.

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