UT Posted in Utah January 10, 2016 by Catherine Armstrong 12 Terrifying Views in Utah That Will Make Your Palms Sweat Pretty, pretty Utah. Sometimes you are truly terrifying. These photos are evidence that there is a scary side to our spectacular beauty. 1. Snowbird Rudi Riet/flickr Sure, it doesn’t look THAT scary to you, as you sit here reading. Put on some skis and stand at the top of Upper Cirque at Snowbird, then look down. Terrifying. 2. Angel’s Landing Henrik Johannson/flickr It’s a long, long way down. 3. Angel’s Landing, Take Two Frank Kehren/flickr Sometimes it’s just as scary to look up. 4. Moose Nicholas D./flickr When you round a bend on your favorite hiking trail and this is standing right in the middle, giving you the stink eye, your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty and you look for the easiest exit off the trail. 5. Mount Timpanogos Erik Ward/flickr Eric Ward poses at the 11,750 foot high peak of Mount Timpanogos. He made it back down to share his photo on Flickr, so he must have maintained his balance! 6. False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park Joe Parks/flickr Archaeologists aren’t quite sure what the original purpose of this circle of stones was, located in a cave above the valley. It’s possible that it was used for religious rites. The view is absolutely stunning, but also a little scary. 7. Above Fairview DVIDSHUB/flickr Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Utah National Guard jump from a plane during a training exercise. I’m grateful that our brave soldiers undertake this kind of training because it looks too terrifying for me to even contemplate. 8. Alpine Dan Pearce/flickr A terrifying view of a different nature. Utah’s wildfires can get pretty scary, especially when they get close to our homes. This photo depicts the Alpine Quail fire of July, 2012. 9. Hell’s Backbone Georgia/flickr Driving across Hell’s Backbone isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re afraid of heights, ask someone else to take the wheel and curl into a fetal position in the backseat with your eyes shut tight until you get across. 10. Bryce Canyon Don Graham/flickr Bryce Canyon is one of the most picturesque locations in the state. If you find a quiet time to stand at the edge, looking out at the vastness of the park it can feel a little overwhelming. 11. Cannibal, Lagoon Coaster Force/YouTube Lagoon’s new coaster is terrifying, but at least the engineers figured it out so you won’t plummet to your death. 12. Slick Rock, Moab Ben Aylsworth/YouTube I I think this view is even more terrifying than the rest...there’s no net here! What’s the most terrifying view you’ve seen in Utah, besides rush hour on I-15?