Utah Road Trips September 02, 2022
by Courtnie Erickson The Most Affordable Utah Road Trip Takes You To 7 Stunning Sites For Under $100
It is possible to go on an adventure without breaking the bank. In fact, you can enjoy an incredible road trip in Utah for less than $100. Don’t believe us? Check out this road trip we put together for a family of four that takes you to seven destinations in Utah. Even better, the entire trip will cost you less than $100. It’s packed with museums, historical landmarks, state parks, and even delicious burgers — what more could you want?
This road trip will take you nearly 150 miles and requires approximately 3.5 hours of drive time. You can use
this interactive map
to help you customize this trip depending on your location and the amount of time you can dedicate to this adventure.
Wheeler Historic Farm Park, Murray
Our road trip begins in the beautiful and popular
Wheeler Historic Farm Park
in Murray. This park is 73 acres and includes a working farm and barn animals. While there is plenty to do around the park, you can also get in some exercise by exploring the Wheeler Woods — 40 acres of beautiful forest. Admission is free but if you want to participate in special activities such as wagon rides, those activities do require small fees.
6351 S 900 E, Murray, UT 84121, USA
International Peace Gardens, Salt Lake City
Did you know that Salt Lake City is home to one of only two peace gardens in the entire country? Located in the heart of Salt Lake City is our next stop — the
International Peace Gardens
. Located right along the Jordan River, this 12-acre garden represents more than 25 nations. A flat trail will take you through the beautiful gardens and if you plan your stop right, you may even visit during a special event or festival held on the property.
1160 Dalton Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA
Temple Square, Salt Lake City
The next stop on our road trip is to
historic Temple Square
. Here, you can tour the most beautiful garden areas, remarkable buildings, and interactive exhibits. Even if you only have a few minutes, walk through the property and admire the incredible architecture. There are multiple buildings you can visit including the conference center, tabernacle, Beehive House, and more.
Temple Square, 50 N Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA
Crown Burgers, Salt Lake City
118 N 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA
Located right by Temple Square is Crown Burgers, one of the best restaurants for hamburgers in Utah. This is the most expensive stop on our road trip but you’ll be grateful that you stopped in. While there are many items on the menu, Crown Burgers is best known for its
, and we highly suggest you dip your fries in this restaurant's incredible fry sauce.
Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State Park is one of the
largest state parks in Utah
. It is also one stop on this road trip where you could spend an entire day or even the entire weekend. This park has more than 28,000 acres filled with hiking trails, campgrounds, and extraordinary views. If you only want to stop for a few hours, we recommend searching for the free-ranging buffalo that call this unique island home. Be ready to pay the $15 vehicle entrance fee for this Utah state park.
Antelope Island State Park, Utah, USA
Hill Aerospace Museum, Layton
Hill Aerospace Museum
is one of the coolest museums in Utah and even better, it is also free! This unique museum gets you up close to all types of planes from decades past. You can learn all about these planes and the history of flight, and even observe more than 4,000 objects such as military uniforms, photographs, and unique artifacts. This is one stop that every member of your family will love.
7961 Cottonwood St building 1955, Hill AFB, UT 84056, USA
Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake
If you have never been to the
on the Great Salt Lake, you do not want to miss this stop on our affordable road trip in Utah. The Spiral Jetty is actually an outdoor art piece that was created in the 1970s by artist Robert Smithson. It is large – 1,500 feet long and 15 feet wide — and is made using more than 6,000 tons of black basalt rock. It's a terrific way to end this budget-friendly road trip.
Spiral Jetty Road, Spiral Jetty Rd, Utah, USA
What do you think of this affordable road trip through Utah? Are there any stops you would add? Let us and your fellow travelers know in the comments!
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