1. Bryce Canyon
The amphitheater at Bryce Canyon National Park is just absolutely stunning with its vibrant colors and richly-textured hoodoos. And the view…
2. “Olympic Tower”
This gorgeous glass sculpture came to Utah for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and is still permanently installed in the lobby of Abravanel Hall in downtown Salt Lake City. The sculpture, created by Dale Chihuly, is 27 feet tall and is just gorgeous when it’s lit up at night.
3. Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch is a Utah icon that many Utahns haven’t seen in person. Sure, the photos are impressive, but when you actually visit, you’ll be amazed at its size and beauty...and the incredible landscape surrounding it.
4. Buckskin Gulch
The longest (and most dangerous) slot canyon in Utah, Buckskin Gulch is amazing, and not usually very crowded.
5. Lake Powell
Lake Powell is gorgeous, but it’s also controversial. This man-made marvel was created when Glen Canyon Dam was built in 1963.
6. The View From Angel’s Landing
It’s a tough (and scary!) climb, but this view is such a marvel, it’s well worth it. Visit Zion National Park, where you’ll find Angel’s Landing and even more gorgeous scenery.
7. Bingham Canyon Mine
This man-made marvel is .6 miles deep, 2.5 miles wide and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. You don’t truly understand it’s size until you see it in person, but nowadays you’ll have to catch a glimpse from an airplane - the Visitor Center closed a few years ago, when a portion of the mine experienced a landslide.
8. Antelope Island
If you want to capture some of the most incredible sunset shots in the state, Antelope Island is your spot.
9. Spiral Jetty
The jetty looks cool in photos, but it really must be seen to believe. When you see the 6,000 tons of rocks that Robert Smithson used to create Spiral Jetty, you truly understand the scope of this art installation.
10. Goblin Valley
Goblin Valley is so unique and other-worldly...you’ll feel as though you’re on another planet.
11. Timpanogos Cave
The hike to the cave, and the views of American Fork canyon are just the precursor to this stunning cave, filled with incredible formations. This is the “Heart of Timpanogos.”
12. Gilgal Garden
You must see Gilgal Garden to believe it! Yes, it really is as strange and quirky as it looks from the photos.