Utah

United States of America
Utah featuring desert views and landscape 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 a city and night scenes
Salt Lake City
Known for Lakes, Temples and Cross-country skiing
You'll find snow fields, historic Mormon Churches and modern museums in this city located near rugged mountains and one of the largest saltwater lakes in the world.

Reasons to visit

  • City Creek Center
  • Temple Square
  • Conference Center
Park City
Park City
Known for Cross-country skiing, Mountains and Entertainment
From wintersports to a world-famous film festival, Park City is a small mountain resort town with a big range of attractions.

Reasons to visit

  • Park City Mountain Resort
  • Canyons Village at Park City
  • Main Street
Arches National Park which includes desert views
Moab
Known for Nature, Natural parks and Rivers
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
  • Needles District Visitor Center
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
  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint featuring hiking or walking, tranquil scenes and mountains
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.
Provo featuring heritage elements, street scenes and a small town or village
Provo
Known for Family-friendly, Sports and Hiking
Make the most of the beautiful landscape in a city nestled between a vast lake, a mountain range and waterfalls.