Utah

United States of America
Utah showing landscape views and desert views

Strange and beautiful natural wonders pepper the landscape of Utah, a state known for its five breathtaking national parks and creative capital city.

The cities in Utah are exciting, historic and reason enough to visit. However, the state’s five national parks are so astonishingly beautiful you could spend your entire trip here in the great outdoors. Catch your breath at the sight of vast canyons, eye-catching rock formations and hidden waterfalls.

Drive through the cinematic landscape of Monument Valley to find yourself in the heart of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo, along with Ute, Paiute, Goshute and Shoshone nations, inhabited the state for centuries before Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century.

Explore cultural Salt Lake City, the state capital centered around Salt Lake Temple, the head of Mormonism around the world. Marvel at the exhibits in the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Clark Planetarium. Park City, to the east of the capital, is both a popular ski resort and the home of the annual Sundance Film Festival.

Choose one of the Mighty Five national parks to visit. Bryce Canyon National Park is famed for the red pillars that jut up from the canyon base and its ancient bristlecone pine trees. Stand in awe of Canyonlands National Park, known for vast plateaus and cascades tumbling down red cliffs. Nearby Arches National Park is named after its natural bridges and arches. Arrive here at sunset to watch the rocks come to life in blazing colors.

Lace up your walking boots and stride out into Zion National Park, where hiking trails will lead you to hidden swimming spots and dramatic cliff-side paths. The vast, open landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park make it one of the best places to stargaze in the state.

Utah’s scenery isn’t just about its national parks. Head to the north of the state to reach the Wasatch Mountains. Hike up dramatic peaks or return in winter for skiing in Snowbasin, Deer Valley and other resorts.

Fly to Salt Lake City from about 90 cities around the world. Visit in spring and fall to explore the national parks without oppressive heat.

Popular cities in Utah

Salt Lake City which includes night scenes and a city
Salt Lake City
Known for Lakes, Temples and Cross-country skiing
Utah’s attractive capital boasts a flourishing downtown district and offers easy access to the skiing, hiking and mountain biking runs of the Wasatch Mountains.

Reasons to visit

  • City Creek Center
  • Capitol Theater
  • Temple Square
Park City
Park City
Known for Cross-country skiing, Mountains and Entertainment
In the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, this historic mining town has excellent skiing, an international film festival and over 100 restaurants.

Reasons to visit

  • Park City Mountain Resort
  • Canyons Resort
  • Main Street
Springdale which includes modern architecture and a gorge or canyon
Springdale
Known for Nature, Natural parks and Hiking
Before visiting the incredible natural features in Zion National Park, discover this charming gateway town on its southwestern corner.

Reasons to visit

  • Zion National Park South Entrance
  • The Narrows
  • Angels Landing
Arches National Park showing desert views
Moab
Known for Nature, Natural parks and River view
This eastern Utah city with two national parks on its doorstep is a magnet for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Reasons to visit

  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Mesa Arch
Ogden
Ogden
Known for Shopping, Entertainment and Historical
Escape to Ogden! Enjoy its history, festivals, and opera.

Reasons to visit

  • Waterfall Canyon Trail
Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint featuring hiking or walking, mountains and signage
St. George
Known for Nature, Natural parks and Hiking
Find out what inspires the local artists, chefs and artisans at this stunning region situated at the intersection between red-rock desert and lush canyon valleys.