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These Places In Utah Sound Spooky, But They’re Actually Delightful

Utah has some pretty cool spots, from the other-worldly Goblin Valley to the vast expanse of Dead Horse Point State Park. Have you ever noticed how many of our pretty spots have evil, sinister-sounding names? I’m not sure why that is, except that Utah was certainly a much more forbidding place to explore back in the day when trappers, settlers and mountain men were reliant on horses to get them across the desert. Here are nine places in Utah that sound kind of spooky, but are actually delightful to visit (especially since you can do so by car with air conditioning and plenty of bottled water)!

What’s your favorite “spooky/delightful” place to visit in Utah?

For more of Utah’s amazing natural wonders, check out this article.

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.