Utah Attractions September 10, 2015
by Catherine Armstrong 17 Amazing Places in Utah that are a Photo-Taking Paradise
We know that Utah has tons of beautiful places, but some are more iconic than others. What images come to mind when you think of our state? These 17 places (a mixture of both natural and man-made) are the most photographed in Utah.
1) Antelope Island
Photographers capture some stunning sunset photos from Antelope Island. Wildlife photographers love it as well.
2) Arches National Park
You knew this list HAD to include Delicate Arch — it’s even on our license plate! Another often-photographed formation at Arches is Balanced Rock.
3) The Wave, Coyote Buttes
Photographers love the texture of the sandstone in this hauntingly beautiful spot.
4) Kennecott Copper Mine
Love it or hate it, it’s the largest open-pit mine in the world, and it makes for interesting photographs.
5) Dead Horse Point
The vastness of this place draws both photographers and visitors.
6) Bryce Canyon National Park
The hoodoos here create depth, while the open landscape reminds us how small we are in comparison with Utah’s nature.
7) Utah State Capitol
Our state capitol is imposing and regal up on its hill.
8) Monument Valley
This is one of the most photographed places in the entire country, and the site of dozens of movies.
9) The Great Salt Lake
It’s great. It’s salty. It’s all Utah.
10) Bonneville Salt Flats
So much of Utah is about our vast, forbidding landscape. The Bonneville Salt Flats are no exception. Plus you have the added draw of speed!
11) Ski Resorts
Utah’s ski resorts draw in a lot of tourist revenue and plenty of locals love them, too. There’s something about photographing our snow-capped peaks, along with Utah skiers/boarders that makes photographing our ski resorts so tempting.
12) Salt Lake Temple
Whether you’re Mormon or not, you recognize this temple as a Utah icon.
13) The McPolin Barn in Park City
Utah’s most frequently photographed barn, and for good reason.
The ghost town of Grafton continues to capture our imaginations. It’s the most photographed ghost town of the west, probably due to its rich film history.
15) Mirror Lake
When you have a lake that lives up to its name, you shoot a lot of exquisite photos of it.
16) Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Wildlife photographers love the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Birds and other wildlife are plentiful enough that, with some patience (and a lot of talent), photographers capture some stunning shots.
17) Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork
Color, interesting architecture and plenty of people — a photographer’s dream shoot! The festival is the largest of its kind in the world, and with that many people having fun, how can you not want to capture the party?
Which images are your favorite?
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