#42 best destination in the world

 

The Narrows, Zion National Park

Zion_Narrows (1).jpg

Best time to travel: April-Nov
Walk difficulty: Hard
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Narrowest section of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park
  • The Narrows is one of the premier hikes in the park and on the Colorado Plateau
  • The first European-American to see The Narrows was introduced to it in 1858 by the Paiute Indians

Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County

Bonneville_Salt_Flats_(17235453660).jpg

Best time to travel: June-Sept
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Densely packed salt pan that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville
  • It is estimated to hold 147 million tons of salt, approximately 90% of which is common table salt

Navajo Loop Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park

bryce-canyon-sunset-point-navajo-trail-8.jpg

Best time to travel: May-Sept
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • 1.5 mile loop trail that takes hikers into Bryce Canyon, down narrow walls of colorful limestone formations, with views of Douglas-fir trees and the park’s most famous hoodoo: Thor’s Hammer

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park, the arch is the most widely recognized landmark in Arches National Park and is depicted on Utah license plates and a postage stamp commemorating Utah’s centennial anniversary of admission to the Union in 1996

Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park

Best time to travel: April-June, Sept-Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • State park of Utah in the United States, featuring a dramatic overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park
  • The park covers 5,362 acres of high desert at an altitude of 5,900 feet

Moab Museum

Best time to travel: Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Museum dedicated to the region of Moab, its geological history, paleontological remnants, and human history, which includes pre-historic cultures to Mormon pioneer families and miners with families

Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park

Best time to travel: April-June, Sept-Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 2 mile round trip leading to natural bridge, Hickman Bridge, within Capitol Reef National Park, established in 1971
  • The park was established to protect the area’s colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths
  • Locally, reef refers to any rocky barrier to land travel, just as ocean reefs are barriers to sea travel

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

Best time to travel: Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Museum established in 1969, located in Salt Lake City, that shows exhibits of natural history subjects, with an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West
  • Some of the permanent exhibits include the Great Salt Lake, First Peoples, Gems and Minerals, Native Voices, and Utah Futures