Utah Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by goodfish
  • Hoodoos and colors!
    Hoodoos and colors!
    by barrypanzer
  • Utah Fieldhouse of Natural History Museum
    Utah Fieldhouse of Natural History...
    by Basaic
Map of Utah
CLICK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP

Salt Lake City

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Salt_Lake_City-883215/TravelGuide-Salt_Lake_City.html

533,1300,110

Moab

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Moab-882953/TravelGuide-Moab.html

418,1112,37

Zion National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Zion_National_Park-883594/TravelGuide-Zion_National_Park.html

597,1368,5

Monument Valley State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Monument_Valley_State_Park-882966/TravelGuide-Monument_Valley_State_Park.html

363,1139,3

Bryce Canyon National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Bryce_Canyon_National_Park-882294/TravelGuide-Bryce_Canyon_National_Park.html

618,1622,5

Arches National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Arches_National_Park-882193/TravelGuide-Arches_National_Park.html

620,1624,1

Park City

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Park_City-883090/TravelGuide-Park_City.html

133,389,123

Kanab

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Kanab-882779/TravelGuide-Kanab.html

84,241,18

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Grand_Staircase_Escalante_National_Monument-882632/TravelGuide-Grand_Staircase_Escalante_National_Monument.html

96,241,0

Springdale

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Springdale-883301/TravelGuide-Springdale.html

52,106,21

Canyonlands National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Canyonlands_National_Park-882316/TravelGuide-Canyonlands_National_Park.html

212,517,1

Snow Canyon State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Snow_Canyon_State_Park-883265/TravelGuide-Snow_Canyon_State_Park.html

53,171,0

Saint George

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Saint_George-883209/TravelGuide-Saint_George.html

34,72,44

Vernal

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Vernal-883462/TravelGuide-Vernal.html

30,57,15

Goblin Valley State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Goblin_Valley_State_Park-882616/TravelGuide-Goblin_Valley_State_Park.html

19,70,0

Green River

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Green_River-882640/TravelGuide-Green_River.html

34,110,10

Logan

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Logan-882874/TravelGuide-Logan.html

14,14,14

Cedar City

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Cedar_City-882334/TravelGuide-Cedar_City.html

14,24,30

Capitol Reef National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Capitol_Reef_National_Park-882319/TravelGuide-Capitol_Reef_National_Park.html

204,459,0

Kodachrome Basin State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Kodachrome_Basin_State_Park-882807/TravelGuide-Kodachrome_Basin_State_Park.html

50,82,0

Hanksville

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Hanksville-882665/TravelGuide-Hanksville.html

21,72,1

Dead Horse Point State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Dead_Horse_Point_State_Park-882447/TravelGuide-Dead_Horse_Point_State_Park.html

14,61,0

Escalante

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Escalante-882530/TravelGuide-Escalante.html

38,110,2

Mexican Hat

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Mexican_Hat-882933/TravelGuide-Mexican_Hat.html

21,49,4

Cedar Breaks National Monument

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Cedar_Breaks_National_Monument-882333/TravelGuide-Cedar_Breaks_National_Monument.html

12,51,0

Natural Bridges National Monument

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Natural_Bridges_National_Monument-883010/TravelGuide-Natural_Bridges_National_Monument.html

32,126,0

Goosenecks State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Goosenecks_State_Park-882622/TravelGuide-Goosenecks_State_Park.html

15,39,0

Torrey

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Torrey-883413/TravelGuide-Torrey.html

12,35,10

Alta

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Alta-882165/TravelGuide-Alta.html

18,26,6

Bluff

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Bluff-882254/TravelGuide-Bluff.html

17,37,2

Salina

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Salina-883213/TravelGuide-Salina.html

5,12,4

Thompson Springs

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Thompson_Springs-883390/TravelGuide-Thompson_Springs.html

4,21,0

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Flaming_Gorge_National_Recreation_Area-882564/TravelGuide-Flaming_Gorge_National_Recreation_Area.html

11,28,0

Garden City

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Garden_City-882599/TravelGuide-Garden_City.html

19,33,3

Beaver

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Beaver-882223/TravelGuide-Beaver.html

13,12,9

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Glen_Canyon_National_Recreation_Area-882612/TravelGuide-Glen_Canyon_National_Recreation_Area.html

45,86,0

Orem

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Orem-883075/TravelGuide-Orem.html

12,24,8

Bear Lake State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Bear_Lake_State_Park-882220/TravelGuide-Bear_Lake_State_Park.html

1,1,0

Brian Head

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Brian_Head-882274/TravelGuide-Brian_Head.html

7,23,3

Heber City

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Heber_City-882684/TravelGuide-Heber_City.html

6,9,4

La Verkin

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/La_Verkin-882816/TravelGuide-La_Verkin.html

Manti

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Manti-882900/TravelGuide-Manti.html

4,6,2

Panguitch

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Panguitch-883084/TravelGuide-Panguitch.html

3,8,12

Wendover

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Wendover-883513/TravelGuide-Wendover.html

9,25,6

Bonneville Salt Flats State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Bonneville_Salt_Flats_State_Park-882261/TravelGuide-Bonneville_Salt_Flats_State_Park.html

2,13,0

Fremont Indian State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Fremont_Indian_State_Park-882587/TravelGuide-Fremont_Indian_State_Park.html

3,10,0

Great Salt Lake State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Great_Salt_Lake_State_Park-882638/TravelGuide-Great_Salt_Lake_State_Park.html

0,10,0

Helper

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Helper-882689/TravelGuide-Helper.html

5,6,0

Horseshoe Canyon Unit- Canyonlands National Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Horseshoe_Canyon_Unit_Canyonlands_National_Park-882729/TravelGuide-Horseshoe_Canyon_Unit_Canyonlands_National_Park.html

4,16,0

Hovenweep National Monument

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Hovenweep_National_Monument-882730/TravelGuide-Hovenweep_National_Monument.html

11,47,0

Monticello

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Monticello-882965/TravelGuide-Monticello.html

4,16,8

Mount Carmel

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Mount_Carmel-882978/TravelGuide-Mount_Carmel.html

2,0,7

Ogden

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Ogden-883054/TravelGuide-Ogden.html

12,55,16

Pleasant Grove

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Pleasant_Grove-883131/TravelGuide-Pleasant_Grove.html

8,26,0

Provo

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Provo-883148/TravelGuide-Provo.html

18,43,22

Scipio

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Scipio-883228/TravelGuide-Scipio.html

2,3,1

Wasatch Mountain State Park

https://virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Utah/Wasatch_Mountain_State_Park-883492/TravelGuide-Wasatch_Mountain_State_Park.html

0,3,0

Salt Lake City

See all 533 Salt Lake City Tips
  • Temple Square, Salt Lake City

    Temple Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salt Lake City Things to Do

    Temple Square is well worth the 'free visit'...you'll have access to two visitor centers with as much information as you want to know about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons). The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained and the buildings have rich architectural and religious history. Ask about the Nauvoo...

    more
  • Grand America Hotel

    Grand America Hotel

    Salt Lake City Hotels

    This is the nicest hotel in the city located in Temple Square amid all the attractions.

    more
  • Hard Rock Cafe, Salt Lake City

    Hard Rock Cafe

    Salt Lake City Restaurants

    There are Hard Rock Cafes all over the world and they seem to all have the same menu. So, eating at a HRC is not always appealing to me. They have great food. But since we're in a different city, we wanted to try some local cuisine. But....I have to go get my pins. I collect HRC pins wherever I go. I only have 1 pin from Denver where I have not...

    more

Moab

See all 418 Moab Tips
  • Arches National Park, Moab

    Arches National Park

    Moab Things to Do

    Some wonderful hiking trails, all not very long and some very easy to walk from the car. A good mix with some primitive trails and well maintained trails. Entry into the park is only $10 and good for a week. There are over 2000 arches in the entire park. The visitor center is very informative and a few years back was renovated it was nice that...

    more
  • Best Western Canyonlands Inn Moab

    Best Western Canyonlands Inn Moab

    Moab Hotels

    Wonderful place to stay in Moab. Spacious rooms, just right for our family of 5. I was impressed...

    more
  • Peace in the Valley: Grand Valley..., Moab

    Peace in the Valley: Grand Valley...

    Moab Things to Do

    Cemeteries are usually interesting little pieces of local history so I took an hour or two one morning to look about in this one. All I was able to find about it online before the trip was that it was supposedly established in 1860: an interesting tidbit right there as Moab's first permanent settlement wasn’t until 1877-1878. Although a trading...

    more

Zion National Park

Monument Valley State Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Arches National Park

Park City

See all 133 Park City Tips
  • Park City Farmer's Market, Park City

    Park City Farmer's Market

    Park City Things to Do

    This is such a great little farmer's market! It's small but the vendors are high quality. It's small but good; plan on spending about 30 minutes to an hour here. You'll find a great variety here, with stands like: farm fresh produce, cookies, kettle corn, cheeses, olive oils, breads, German pastries, salsas, spices, clothing, fresh wild salmon,...

    more
  • Hotel Park City

    Hotel Park City

    Park City Hotels

    Hotel Park City is the epitome of what an elegant lodge should be. We were there for a business...

    more
  • Panda Express, Park City

    Panda Express

    Park City Restaurants

    That's it, I'm done with this place for good. I'm tired of getting ripped off when I get food here. See my photos of what I was actually served here last week. Yes folks, I ordered beef and broccoli and I got my meal home and separated out the beef from the broccoli -- and the dish was 95% broccoli! I love broccoli but come on! How can these...

    more

Kanab

See all 84 Kanab Tips
  • Farm, Cut Wood-Relax, Kanab

    Farm, Cut Wood-Relax

    Kanab Local Customs

    These pictures show some of the local labor employment and how they spend their free time so they can earn some beer money for the winter.

    more
  • Clarion Coll Victorian Charm In

    Clarion Coll Victorian Charm In

    Kanab Hotels

    First off, ignore the idiot that posted the political dialog about not staying in Kanab. Who cares...

    more
  • Montezuma's Treasure Cave, Kanab

    Montezuma's Treasure Cave

    Kanab Things to Do

    This is a cool site. The cave is located right next to the road, just north of Moqui Cave.The cave is located on private property, but most people go through the fence, for a closer look. We stopped on the side of the road, as it got our attention, and took some pictures. There is a small dock, picnic table, and large statue, that closely resembles...

    more

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

  • Back Country Driving, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

    Back Country Driving

    Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Transportation

    The best place to check backcountry road conditions is at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center. The rangers here will have the most up to date information. However, they will be the first to tell you conditions can change rapidly. Roads could be washed out or have deep sand. They can also tell you what backcountry roads are passable with...

    more
  • Another shower!, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

    Another shower!

    Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Favorites

    There is a trailer park located just down the road from the national monument visitor center, on the same side of the road toward the town of Escalante. The showers are clean but beware the hot water does not last long. I found on my last visit they like to boast their four large water heaters but they fail to tell you they are on vacation mode, at...

    more
  • showers, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

    showers

    Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Favorites

    I have camped many times in this area and on occasion spend many days in the wilderness. When I am done it is nice to take a shower. If you don't want to get a hotel room, your best option is to drive about 30 minutes to Kodachrome State Park which has a public shower for about $2. It is a blessing in the desert.

    more

Springdale

See all 52 Springdale Tips
  • Friday night special, Springdale

    Friday night special

    Springdale Nightlife

    Friday night the Bit and Spur host local bands which seem to be quite good. I have been their four or five times and it was very good. Along with the pool table and the great beer, it makes for a fine night! Very casual. Shorts are acceptable.

    more
  • Desert Pearl Inn

    Desert Pearl Inn

    Springdale Hotels

    707 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, Utah, 84767, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pub and grub, Springdale

    Pub and grub

    Springdale Restaurants

    We’re big fans of craft brews so we had to give this one a try. Zion Canyon Brew Pub is in an area called Zion Canyon Village, just outside of the south pedestrian entrance. You have to pass through this area if you’re taking one of the shuttle buses or walking from Springdale. We ordered up one of beer flights to try out all of the options, and...

    more

Canyonlands National Park

Snow Canyon State Park

  • If You Love Sushi or Thai Food, Snow Canyon State Park

    If You Love Sushi or Thai Food

    Snow Canyon State Park Restaurants

    The Benja Thai and Sushi Restaurant is open from Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday’s for dinner only. They have a varied menu, including appetizers, interesting soups and salads, a variety of rice and Thai Noodles, curry dishes, and sushi items. The food is delicious, and fresh tasting. We went early, but it soon filled up....

    more
  • Walking Closer to the Whiterocks, Snow Canyon State Park

    Walking Closer to the Whiterocks

    Snow Canyon State Park Things to Do

    Whiterocks Trail/Whiterocks Amphitheater is a moderate 4 mile round trip hike, with some rock slopes, and uneven surfaces, and a short spur trail to the amphitheater, which is a natural, sandstone amphitheater. The trail passes through the red, white, and black colors seen in the park. The Whiterocks trail begins at a parking lot north of the park,...

    more
  • Come Play In the Sand, Snow Canyon State Park

    Come Play In the Sand

    Snow Canyon State Park Things to Do

    The Sand Dunes Trail is an easy, one-half mile walk, with deep sand, and some small hills. There will be a trail marker telling you the way, but once you arrive you will be at a large expanse of red sand, with some windblown hills, where both adults, and adults with children come to play. When I saw it I thought of a giant’s sand box, and that is...

    more

Saint George

See all 34 Saint George Tips

Vernal

See all 30 Vernal Tips
  • White Water River Rafting Vernal, Utah, Vernal

    White Water River Rafting Vernal, Utah

    Vernal Things to Do

    Vernal, Utah is famous for its dinosaur fossils but it is also home to some of the best white water river rafting in the United States. The Green River and Yampa River both start and end out of Vernal. These trips range from 1 to 5 days depending on the section of river you raft and the time restraints you have while traveling. The one day trip on...

    more
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vernal

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites...

    Vernal Hotels

    1515 W US Hwy 40, Vernal, Utah, 84078, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Lovely place!!!!, Vernal

    Lovely place!!!!

    Vernal Restaurants

    We found this breakfast stop completely by mistake (travelling in the wrong direction) and didn't regret it. A lovely smile as I opened the door, service and food on the same level.$16 for the two of us inc. coffee and tax. Big fluffy pancakes topped off with a couple of over-easy eggs. Yumyum.

    more

Goblin Valley State Park

  • Showers!, Goblin Valley State Park

    Showers!

    Goblin Valley State Park Favorites

    Showers are available last time I visited. There is a $6.00 fee to enter the park the last time I visited.Update 2013: The entry fee is now $7.00. Showers are not available to day users, only campers. There are 4 individual shower rooms. My group used all 4 and from what we can tell,, Shower 1 and 3 were the warmest (from left to right, they are...

    more
  • getting lost, Goblin Valley State Park

    getting lost

    Goblin Valley State Park Favorites

    There is no trail in Goblin Valley. If you venture down into the Goblins, make sure you stay oriented if you do not have a compass.

    more
  • Interesting side canyon, Goblin Valley State Park

    Interesting side canyon

    Goblin Valley State Park Things to Do

    While standing at the covered pavilion overlooking Goblin Valley, you will see a large gray dome rising up from the canyon floor on the far side of the valley. To reach this side canyon, walk across the valley floor toward the dome. Once you reach the dome, turn left and follow the obvious trail. It enter a little canyon that has interesting...

    more

Top Utah Hotels

Moab Hotels
418 Reviews - 1112 Photos
Salt Lake City Hotels
533 Reviews - 1300 Photos
Bryce Canyon National Park Hotels
618 Reviews - 1622 Photos
Park City Hotels
133 Reviews - 389 Photos
Saint George Hotels
34 Reviews - 72 Photos
Monument Valley State Park Hotels
363 Reviews - 1139 Photos
Kanab Hotels
84 Reviews - 241 Photos
Zion National Park Hotels
597 Reviews - 1368 Photos
Vernal Hotels
30 Reviews - 57 Photos
Green River Hotels
34 Reviews - 110 Photos
Torrey Hotels
12 Reviews - 35 Photos
Crescent Junction Hotels
See nearby hotels
Logan Hotels
14 Reviews - 14 Photos
Springdale Hotels
52 Reviews - 106 Photos
Brian Head Hotels
7 Reviews - 23 Photos

Instant Answers: Utah

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

25 travelers online now

Comments (2)

  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    10/12/2013 UPDATE:
    The lodges at Bryce and Zion are open again for at least the next 10 days or as long as there are available funds. See the reservation page for Bryce here, and note that the lodge is scheduled to close for the season on November 9th:

    reservations.foreverresorts....

    See the website for Zion Lodge (open all year or as long as there are funds to keep the park open, anyway) here:

    http://www.zionlodge.com

  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    10/11/2013: Utah National Parks to re-open!
    The state of Utah will provide the funds to reopen Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion national parks, Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges national monuments and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on Saturday 10/12 for at least 10 days. Additional days may be added if a federal budget resolution hasn't been reached by the end of that time.

    Not yet clear if this applies to the lodges at Zion and Bryce but I'll update this notice as information becomes available.

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2013 at 4:22 AM

      Welcome news to many, i am sure?

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2013 at 4:32 AM

      Absolutely! These parks are especially nice in October so it's a busy travel month for them.

The Place

Segolily's Profile Photo

With the "Mighty Five" National Parks, Seven Natl Monuments, Two Natl Rec areas, a plate full of State Parks and eleven+ ski resorts, there is plenty to see and explore outdoors in Utah....