1. Bryce Canyon National Park
Hoodoos, a panoramic view that makes you feel tiny and an elevation of 9,100 feet, so you’ll often see a dusting of snow.
2. Arches National Park
The famous Delicate Arch resides here, but you’ll also find 2,000 others.
4. Zion National Park
Utah’s most popular state park includes slot canyons and towering red rock cliffs.
3. Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
You’ll reach an elevation of 10,687 feet and drive through some of Utah’s most beautiful mountain terrain. Cold, clear Mirror Lake is stunning, but don’t miss some of the smaller lakes along the way.
5. Antelope Island
Herds of bison, tons of wildlife and stunning views of the Great Salt Lake.
6. Capitol Reef National Park’
Waterpocket fold, ancient Fremont Indian dwellings and an adorable one-room schoolhouse and barn.
7. Canyonlands National Park
Parts of this park (the Maze) are so rugged and remote, few venture there. Island in the Sky and Mesa Arch are accessible to almost everyone.
8. Natural Bridges National Monument
As a certified International Dark Sky Park, Natural Bridges is one of the best places in the state for stargazing.
9. Dead Horse Point State Park
2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the view from Dead Horse Point is just epic.
10. Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway takes you through the Uinta National Forest. From American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon, you’ll see nothing but beauty.
11. Goblin Valley State Park
Quite possibly the strangest, most fascinating place in Utah.
12. Four Corners
Stand in four states at once.
13. Golden Spike National Historic Site
The spot where the railroads met to complete the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
14. This is the Place State Park
An important part of our state’s history. This is where Mormon leader Brigham Young stood and proclaimed, “This is the right place!” The park includes several pioneer-era buildings.
15. Dinosaur National Monument
See over 12,000 partially-excavated dinosaur bones.
16. Timpanogos Cave National Monument
It’s a bit of a hike to the cave, but well worth it.
17. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area includes 1.25 million acres. You’ll find trails to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the Escalante River and Lake Powell.