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The Big Utah Bucket List: 50 Great Places to Visit in Utah

Utah is a state that almost looks like it belongs to another planet entirely, Martian in some parts and otherworldly in others.

If you’re an outdoor lover, there is a wealth of incredible places to visit in Utah to keep exploring indefinitely, whether you’re visiting Utah for just a week on a road trip or you’re a Utah or neighboring state local.

With five national parks, not to mention numerous national monuments and state parks, there’s a wealth of things to do in Utah for all types of travelers, but especially adventurous ones.

This Utah bucket list is full of what I find to be the best places to visit in Utah as well as several places I’ve yet to visit but have on my USA bucket list!

Utah Bucket List: The Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Utah

Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches State Park

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Gape at the world’s longest arch, Landscape Arch

Spot the famous “Double Arches” in Arches National Park

Look through the “North Window” to the Turret Arch

Spot the “Balanced Rock” in Arches

See the fall leaves change color in the Wasatch Mountains

See Utah’s own ‘Lake Tahoe’, White Pine Lake

Marvel at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Explore Salt Lake City’s brewery and nightlife scene

Take cool reflective photos at the Great Salt Lake

Visit Antelope Island, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake

Spot the sun rise through Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park

Explore the lesser-visited vistas of Canyonlands

Spend time on the gorgeous Lake Powell

Drive the famous road through Monument Valley (Route 163)

Drive through the scenic Bears Ears National Monument

Explore the offbeat Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

Hike the Toadstools trail near Kanab

Visit the lesser-known Snow Canyon State Park

Hike the hair-rising Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park

Wade through the Narrows in Zion National Park

Hike the Watchman Trail in Zion National Park

Get an incredible view from Observation Point (Zion NP)

See the calm Archangel Falls on the Subway Trail in Zion National Park

Spend the night in a yurt near Zion

Spot the Milky Way from your glampsite

See the petroglyphs carved by Native Americans at McConkie Ranch

Experience the bizarre landscape of Goblin Valley State Park

See the historic barn in Capitol Reef National Park

Stand in awe of the Temple of the Sun in Capitol Reef National Park

Hike Mount Timpanogos among spring wildflowers

See Utah’s gorgeous Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon

Swim in the Caribbean-colored waters of Bear Lake

Drive the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway through the Uinta Mountains

Get a slice of the Sahara in the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Marvel at the arches in Coyote Gulch in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Squeeze through one of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument slot canyons

Explore outside of Moab in a 4×4

Glamp under the stars in Moab

Catch sunset at Corona Arch outside of Moab

See the Fisher Towers outside Moab

See Utah’s Big Bend of the Colorado River

See the Newspaper Rock petroglyphs

Marvel at the views at Dead Horse Point State Park

Hike amongst hoodoos on the scenic Navajo Loop trail in Bryce Canyon National Park

Ride a hot air balloon above Park City

Experience Utah’s ski scene at the Snowbird ski resort

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Planning a trip to Utah? This Utah bucket list details the best things to do in Utah, the best places to visit in Utah, and must-see Utah landscapes and Utah nature for a memorable trip. Use this for your Utah itinerary baseline or as a lifelong Utah must do list.

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