Utah July 11, 2018
13 Privileges Utahns Have That The Rest Of The U.S. Doesn’t
We’re pretty lucky to live in the Beehive State. We enjoy excellent cultural arts opportunities, beautiful outdoor spaces, and even some amenities that you can’t find elsewhere. Not everyone is so lucky. Here are 13 privileges that Utahns have that the rest of the U.S. doesn’t.
1. We have some of the best hiking trails on Earth, and they're easily accessible.
Utahns enjoy some incredible hiking trails, from our highest peaks to the unique offerings in our national parks. And the best part? Most Utahns live just minutes away from hiking trails!
To check out the 11 greatest hiking trails in Utah,
read our feature article here
2. Utahns are the first to see award-winning films.
One of the best film fests in the country, Sundance draws both the Hollywood elite and indie-film lover from all over the world...and we get a front-row seat for the most highly-acclaimed independent films of the year.
3. Moab’s slickrock turns this outdoor playground into a world-class destination.
Whether you want to go hiking, mountain biking or ride your jeep up Hell’s Revenge, Moab’s slickrock has a unique grip that gives you extra traction to explore, and people come here from all over the world to experience it.
4. The Beehive State has the best snow on earth.
Utah’s snow really is exceptional. Our cold, but dry weather creates the perfect powder for skiing, boarding, and sledding.
5. Utah has the only warm water scuba diving venue in the continental U.S., and it's also the perfect place to splash, swim, and snorkel.
6. Our national parks are the best in the country.
We might be a little biased, but we do know one thing for sure: You won’t find parks as beautiful as Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef.
7. Utah’s State Parks are diverse and unique.
Our state parks are widely diverse - you’ll find everything from Deer Creek State Park that’s perfect for boating and fishing, to Goblin Valley State Park, that offers some of the strangest rock formations you’ve ever seen.
8. Our alpine lakes are simply stunning.
Our beautiful deserts are gorgeous, but our alpine lakes offer a different, and equal beauty. We’re lucky to have both in the Beehive state!
Take this enchanting road trip
to see some of Utah's prettiest alpine lakes.
9. The Stargazing doesn’t get better than this.
With 11 International Dark Sky Parks, you’ll find no shortage of stars in the heavens above Utah.
10. Just about every place in Utah is kid-friendly.
If you have kids, Utah is the place to be. We have the highest number of kids in the nation, so it only makes sense that we’d have plenty of places for them to play and explore. You’ll find kid-friendly restaurants and entertainment venues galore.
11. There’s nothing like Green River melons, Utah tomatoes, or Bear Lake raspberries.
12. Our vast, scenic vistas are beyond compare.
People who visit Utah from out-of-state are often left speechless the first time they see one of our vast, seemingly never-ending vistas. Can you blame them?
13. We have the best cultural arts, at the most accessible prices.
From the Shakespeare Festival to the summer concerts at the Gallivan Center, Utah has tons of cultural opportunities, and tickets are often much lower-priced than those in other cities.
What other things would you add to this list?