UT Posted in Utah May 24, 2016 by Catherine Rees Everyone Should Explore These 15 Stunning Places In Utah At Least Once With all the many splendors that Utah offers, it’s easy to miss a few here and there. You don’t want to miss these 15 stunning places, however. Put them on your list now and start checking them off! 1. The Narrows, Zion National Park Robert Shea/flickr Tall, towering cliffs and the cool, clean Virgin River. You definitely need to explore this spot! 2. Bryce Canyon National Park Shawn Bagley/flickr The Bryce Amphitheater, with its splendid hoodoos and gorgeous orange color, is a thing of beauty. 3. Antelope Island Scott Law/flickr This might be one of the best spots in Utah to capture a sunset on film. Explore the entire island to see bison and other wildlife. 4. Big Cottonwood Canyon Owen Xu/flickr In addition to its ski resorts, you can explore this amazing spot by hiking one of several trails. Hike to Lake Blanche for a picnic. 5. Flaming Gorge Chris Dunphy/flickr Flaming Gorge covers 42,020 acres, providing plenty of space for exploration and water fun. 6. Bear Lake David Wilson/flickr The aquamarine waters of this lake are picturesque, the raspberries are delicious and there's plenty to do here. 7. Ogden Valley kyddyl/flickr Play on Pineview Reservoir, explore Huntsville and Eden and visit the Shooting Star Saloon - Utah's oldest bar. 8. Arches National Park Don Graham/flickr Home to the famous Delicate Arch, Arches National Park is full of many other natural arches (more than 2,000) to explore. 9. Goblin Valley State Park Dyana/flickr Explore this surreal park and feel like you're on the surface of Mars! 10. High Uintas Todd Slagter/flickr The High Uintas Wilderness Area includes 456,705 acres to explore. Take the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway to explore alpine lakes and meadows. 11. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/flickr Established in 1928, this 74,000-acre refuge is home to millions of birds every year. Bring your camera (and a long lens) to capture some gorgeous shots. 12. Lake Powell Wolfgang Staudt/flickr Fish, camp or rent a houseboat to have a whole lot of fun. 13. Dinosaur National Monument NPCA Photos/flickr There's so much more at Dinosaur National Monument than dinosaurs! Of course, you'll still explore the quarry, but the monument covers 210,844 acres - full of trails and recreation opportunities. 14. Provo Canyon MystifiedCat/flickr Take the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway and see Bridal Veil Falls, Deer Creek Reservoir State Park and the Heber Valley. 15. Utah State Route 12 Bruno Monginoux Travel Utah’s SR-12 for some truly breathtaking scenery. From Red Canyon to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to Kodachrome State Park, you could spend weeks exploring this part of Utah. What are your favorite Utah places to explore?