Boasting of breathtaking wildlife, natural beauty, a diverse landscape, national parks and state parks, Utah has plenty of things to see and remains one of America’s most popular states for tourism. The thirteenth largest state in the U.S by area, Utah offers a wide range of tourist activities including skiing, rock climbing, hiking, world-class shopping, outdoor recreation, dining, snowboarding and more. Whether you’re just passing through this beautiful Western state or visiting with your family and friends, there’s so much you can explore. Here’s an overview of some of the best places and things you can do during your trip to Utah.
Experience Native Lands and Cultures
Whether you consider yourself a history enthusiast or you’re out there for adventure, exploring the remains of ancient Native American tribes and their rich culture in this American state will be quite fulfilling. When you take your trip to Utah and visit some of the national and state parks here with your friends, you’ll have an opportunity to see evidence of Utah’s original inhabitants. Anasazi State Park Museum is one of Utah’s historical sites where visitors come to explore and celebrate the Native American Tribes cultures. Other Museums and sites where you can find the ancient native culture include the Monument Valley, Hovenweep National Monument, BYU Museum of People and Cultures, and the Edge of the Cedars State Park.
Explore the Southern Utah’s National Parks
Utah is home to spectacular geological features and diverse captivating landscapes. Exploring some of world-renown national parks in Utah could just become the most exciting and memorable thing about your trip. Get captivated with the narrow slot canyons and stone monoliths at the Zion National Park before enjoying a hike into the Bryce Canyon National Park where, together with your friends, you can enjoy breathtaking views from the towering canyon walls. Your trip to Utah would be incomplete if you leave without exploring the water pocket fold and sandstone sculptures at Capitol Reef National Park.
Adventure in Moab
Moab is located towards the eastern part of Utah and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Those who come to this town often explore the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Travelers visit the town so they can experience an array of activities including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, off-road excursions, kayaking, mountain biking, and backpacking. The outdoors in this town are a playground for visitors. Those who aren’t into adventure can always explore the beautiful scenery and red rocks around here.
Soak Up the Sun on Lake Powell
Situated on the border between Utah and Arizona on the Colorado River, Lake Powell attracts over three million tourists every year. Visitors come here not only because the lake is one of America’s largest man-made reservoirs but so they can explore the unusual scenery and vast reaches of the lake. The area experiences a hot-dry weather which makes it ideal for water sports. Take a houseboat trip and make the most of your visit while marveling at narrow slot canyons and exploring the hanging gardens. Be sure to take a hike with your friends to the famous Rainbow Bridge.