Believe it or not, Ripley, Utah is the best place in the USA to see huge, rust-colored rock formations, nigh-mysterious Martian-like deserts, and beautiful blooming succulents. Mind you, there’s much more to see and do in the state than admire its rugged, windswept beauty. So, if you’re planning a visit to the American Midwest, grab a pencil and paper and get ready to take some notes. Here are 25 of the best things to do in Utah.

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Utah

1. Zion National Park, Springdale


This park is nestled in the scenic high plateau country. Here you’ll discover a wealth of biodiversity and unique landscapes within its trademark tan and reddish-brown colored canyon walls, woodlands, forests, and desert. Approximately 4.3 million visitors come here every year.

Families visit to enjoy the outdoors and family-friendly trails. Hardcore climbers and hikers come for the more challenging aspects of the national park.  Families flock here to experience the great outdoors and hike the easy trails. Other activities available here include glamping, horseback riding, glamping, nature walks, and picnicking.

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  1. This is the Place Monument and Pioneer Village, Salt Lake City

    Antelope Island, in the Great Salt Lake

    Olympic Park near Park City

  2. Yes! Everyone has their favorites, don’t they? Mind you, as the writer I don’t often get the chance to choose the places that make it on to our various lists UNLESS certain places come up too many times then I get to suggest edits. Thanks for your comment!

  3. […] This state park on Sand Dune Road is a favorite of the locals. There’s a lot to do here including biking, hiking, and sledding or sandboarding down the hills. Rent an OHV (off-highway vehicle) and race over the dunes too. While the sand may not always look really pink, if you visit this place a little before sunset you’ll get a better understanding of why this place is named the “Coral Pink” Sand Dunes State Park.   […]


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