Utah is a place where cities, mountains, rivers and cultures converge. With five national parks, 44 state parks, six national forests, seven national monuments, 14 ski areas, deserts and mountains, Utah’s scenic and recreational opportunities are unlimited. From the red rocks of southern Utah’s Mighty Five ® national parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion) to the Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah is jam-packed with jaw-dropping landscapes and world class outdoor adventures that are just waiting to be explored.
Each national park boasts unique features and some of the most breath-taking landscapes you will see. Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 naturally formed sandstone arches, towers, fins, gargoyles and balanced rocks, including Landscape Arch, the second longest span in the world! Witness the rugged terrain of deep canyons and towering mesas as far as the eye can see in Canyonlands National Park. Experience red desert landscapes with sweeping vistas and towering cliffs in the expansive Capitol Reef National Park. The iconic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park are known worldwide, so take a walk through the impressive spires of rock and watch the golden colours change throughout the landscape as the sun rises and sets. Follow the Virgin River throughout Zion National Park’s canyon, the luscious greenery contrasting the orange cliffs either side of you. Don’t miss your chance to hike The Narrows or Angel’s Landing for an unforgettable experience!
Since the early 1930s, Utah has been Hollywood’s go-to outdoor filming location and the state has played a starring role in big screen hits including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Thelma & Louise. Each January, Park City hosts Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival. No trip to Utah is complete without a visit to iconic Monument Valley, the backdrop to many western movies. Get up close and personal on a 4×4 tour around the Mittens, or take a Navajo Tribal tour to learn the spiritual roots of the valley.
Salt Lake City is nestled in the valley of the Wasatch Mountains with a bustling dining and shopping scene. Take a free guided tour of Temple Square, the home of the Mormon Church. If you’re lucky you may hear the Tabernacle Choir rehearsing on Thursday evenings. Salt Lake City is less than hour from over 10 ski resorts to enjoy the powder of The Greatest Snow on Earth ®, including Park City, home to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Fly directly into Salt Lake City, with seasonal flights from London Heathrow, or for access to southern Utah, Las Vegas is the ideal gateway.
No matter your style of holiday – Utah has something for everyone!