10 Best Places to Visit in Utah – Travel Video

10 Best Places to Visit in Utah – Travel Video


With five national parks, 43 state parks,
and vast areas of breathtaking wilderness, Utah is one of the most popular states in
the country for tourism. Along with what is recognized as the best
snow on earth, visitors to Utah are also able to enjoy outdoor recreation, scenic vistas,
and world-class shopping and dining. Thanks to Utah’s ideal location, this lovely
state presents the best of the Desert Southwest and the Rocky Mountains. Here’s a look at the best places to visit
in Utah: Number 10. Lake Powell A reservoir situated on the Colorado River
on the border between Arizona and Utah, Lake Powell is the second-largest manmade lake
in the United States. Attracting approximately 2 million visitors
per year, the lake boasts an array of landmarks, including Rainbow Bridge, which is one of
the largest natural bridges in the world. There are also several canyons that are home
to Anasazi ruins. The lake has also served as a shooting location
for dozens of television series and films, including both the 1968 and 2001 versions
of Planet of the Apes. Number 9. Antelope Island Situated in the southeastern part of the Great
Salt Lake, Antelope Island State Park provides boundless options for recreation. Visitors will find an abundant wildlife population
in the park, including one of the largest free-roaming herds of bison in the country. The park is also home to mule deer, bighorn
sheep, and a variety of waterfowl. While Antelope Island is particularly known
for its wildlife, there are also numerous events and activities to enjoy, including
an annual balloon festival. Cycling and hiking are also popular activities
in the park. Number 8. Moab Situated in eastern Utah, Moab is one of the
most popular towns in the state and attracts numerous tourists each year. Most of the visitors coming to Moab also make
their way over to nearby Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Moab also serves as a base for the many mountain
bikers who travel to the area to take advantage of the numerous network of nearby trails. Other activities include whitewater rafting
on the Colorado River, canoeing on the Green River, mountain rock climbing, base jumping,
hiking and extreme 4×4. Number 7. Park City Located in northern Utah is Park City. This former mining town rebounded during the
1980s and has rapidly become a popular tourist destination thanks to the presence of three
major ski resorts nearby. Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort, and Park
City Mountain Resort Park all provide excellent opportunities for snowboarding and skiing. Park City has also become a major hub for
the largest independent film festival in the United States, the Sundance Film Festival. Just outside the city are reservoirs, forests,
hot springs, and biking and hiking trails. Number 6. Salt Lake City Salt Lake City is not only the largest city
in Utah but also the capital. Its probably best known as the home the Mormon
Church and the 2002 Winter Olympics. Situated between two mountain ranges, Salt
Lake City boasts incredible beauty. Here, visitors will find an array of attractions,
including the Grand America Hotel, which is home to some of the most expensive mirrors
and chandeliers in the world. Other popular attractions in Salt Lake City
include The Living Planet Aquarium, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Temple Square, and a
host of parks. Number 5. Capitol Reef National Park Situated in south-central Utah, Capitol Reef
National Park is less crowded as the other national parks in the state but just as scenic. While the park is 100 miles in length, it
is fairly narrow. Featuring colorful canyons, monoliths, buttes,
and ridges, the park is known for the particularly rugged, line of white cliffs and domes that
presented a significant barrier to travel until the early 1960s. Inside the park, visitors are able to enjoy
a spacious campground and the Burr Trail Scenic Backway. The park boasts a range of activities, including
horseback riding, hiking, and driving tours. Orchards that were originally planted by Mormon
pioneers are still maintained in the park. Number 4. Canyonlands Located in southeastern Utah, this National
Park is situated near the town of Moab. Visitors to Canyonlands are able to enjoy
the preservation of a vast colorful landscape featuring innumerable canyons, buttes, and
mesas alongside the Green River and Colorado River. The park is divided into four districts with
their own distinctive character; the Needles, the Maze, the Island in the Sky, and the rivers. With so many varied landscapes, the park is
considered one of the most unique places to visit in Utah. Number 3. Arches National Park Another piece of nature’s artwork found
in Utah, the Arches National Park is known for its inspiring natural arches. Salt beds deposited 300 million years ago
from the receding ocean helped form the more than 2000 arches in the park, including Delicate
Arch, one of the state’s most famous icons. Towering spires, fins and balanced rocks complement
the arches, creating a remarkable scenery. The extraordinary features of the park are
highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures. Number 2. Bryce Canyon National Park Situated in southwestern Utah, Bryce Canyon
National Park features a collection of massive natural amphitheaters, and not a canyon despite
the name. Visitors to the park are able to enjoy a spectacular
kaleidoscope of varied colored rocks. Originally settled by Mormon pioneers during
the mid-19th century, Bryce Canyon became a national monument in 1923 and was later
designated as a national park. The park features tremendous biodiversity
and is home to more than 400 native species of plants in three life zones based on elevation. Visitors to the park are able to enjoy multiple
viewpoints looking out over the amphitheaters and various hiking trails. Number 1. Zion National Park Even among America’s National Parks, few
can match the stunning beauty of Zion National Park. Situated near Springdale in southern Utah,
the park protects a series of incredible rock formations and high sandstone cliffs, and
is a favorite spot for hiking, canyoneering and climbing. Unlike many other parks in the American Southwest,
where visitors look down from the rim of a canyon, visitors to Zion walk on the canyon
floor and look up. In addition to the magnificent monoliths and
cliffs, the park is known for its desert landscape of sandstone canyons, mesas, and high plateaus.

100 thoughts on “10 Best Places to Visit in Utah – Travel Video”

  • How come saltair didn't make the list? Oh that's right it was under two feet of water in the spring of 83. Saltair was an amusement park that was built too close to the water of the Great Salt Lake.

  • Missing TWO amazing places from the list:
    The Salt Flats and
    Monument Valley
    I can name even more like Dinosaur National Park and Grand Staircase National Monument

    I've been to most every state, and some have incredible scenery. But if you haven't been to my home state of Utah, you haven't lived.

  • Happy Raccoon says:

    Stay out of my sand box. It is windy wet hot dry bites hard so stay home. Motel rooms are $100-170 night. Camping is $30 or so.Mormons are everywhere So stay home. Also lake Powell is drained and there are a 100 house boats laying around Ticaboo. Salt Lake is Very low, dust is n the air. Stay home

  • Patriot 2020 says:

    Don't visit utah, it's full of stupid people that elected a rino back into the senate, they are a anti-American trash state, I won't even buy cigs. when I pass threw there…..WWG1WGA…Trump2020

  • Thanks to videos like this, Arches National Park, and too many other places, have become overcrowded and are closed to people entering until someone else leaves. Moab is just one more Park Circus town gone wrong. I could cry when I see what was done to Canyonlands, but it sure didn't just "happen.." My wife grew up in Park City, when it was a busted but honest mining town, before you needed to be born into the OWNERSHIP CASTE just to live there. Post some video of your neighborhood next time.

  • One of the nastiest places on earth. With some of the nastiest people. These parks are not worth a visit to Utah.

  • I love Utah, an incredible American state with a long history. Salt Lake city even more enormous than I think, I realized that is actually the "Sillicon valley" within the desert

  • Paul Wassermann says:

    I would add Cache Valley and Logan Canyon to the list. The drive up to Bear Lake is spectacular, as is a side trip to Tony Grove Lake.

  • Jake Bellinger says:

    “Your going to be a god and like it!” My Utah portrayal in my United States Portrayed by SpongeBob video.

  • Utah is a beautiful state.
    The truth though is the State fought and won reductions in BENM and GSENM.
    The State has major particulate issues Dec – Feb and ozone in Aug and early Sept.
    The State fights attempts to reduce municipal water demand – highest in the Nation.
    Vote with your $$$ and visit another state.
    Beehive resident.

  • Just remember if you ever visit. The beer is 3.2%, you can get a DUI at .005, you have to buy liquor at a liquor store with a 80% Mark up.

  • Something important to mention if you do visit Utah is the altitude changes a lot and if you aren't used to it you have a high chance of getting altitude sickness. Something many people don't realize.

    As someone from the state I feel it's important to share

  • I live in South salt lake city utah and sometimes i don't even know where to go at weekends.
    Im bored going Moab already

  • Murray westenskow says:

    The hike and view from the top of Mount Timpanogos, is another candidate for a compilation such as this.

  • Mouse Gipson says:

    I always heard that too about the Rockies this Rockies are in Colorado I believe . Either way Utah is absolutely gorgeous

  • Whateverintheworld says:

    How old is this video? Canyons and PCMR (now all known as Park City Mountain Resort) combined a couple years ago and is now the largest ski resort in the United States.

  • Dionisio Eduardo says:

    bryce and zion park and others…..wow what a beautiful place…last May 10 to 11, 2019 we were there…hope to be back someday.

  • Cheryl Hudson says:

    Great video my daughter will be attending Web State University in Ogden in the fall trying to become familiar with Utah.Thank you!

  • Growing up in Utah I wanted to get out cos I thought it was so boring and small minded (still is small minded) but I definitely took it for granted and go back to see my brother any time I can!

  • #5 Capitol Reef, they have 3 pictures that are not Capitol Reef.
    7:20 is actually Virgin, Utah. You will pass this if your headed North on SR9, and will eventually pass through a small town called Rockville. Then after you pass Rockville, you will be at the closest town to Zion, which is Springdale. 7:26 & 7:30 are both pictures of Zion National Park. Not Capitol Reef.

  • iheartsummer87 says:

    Last time I checked but if that was “formed” millions of years ago that would not be standing. Things naturally fall down and go bad because of weather and gravity and other factors.

  • David Espinoza says:

    Stop trying to attract people to utah we dont want anyone coming to visit and end up staying !! We are already way to crowded here in SLC since california migracion

  • Dear Anyone that wants to go to Utah
    You should really go to temple square during Christmas time it is AMAZING I used to live there and would go every Christmas the lights are incredible

  • Park city and the canyons got bought out years ago. Just one resort now. Also snowbird, Alta, Brighton, solitude and Sundance resorts. All within a couple miles of each other.

  • Fyi Utah sucks, most people who live here hate it, opiate addiction is on the rise especially in Salt Lake, unless you're Mormon the people suck, and the weather is horrible. DON'T COME TO UTAH

  • Dustin Bagwell says:

    being from Arkansas I don't get to travel west often but when I do Utah is an absolute must place to stop in and spend some time in, by far my favorite state to visit.

  • Camille Rains says:

    Do you think you could say Zion properly? Like someone native to the state would? A Utahan? Because it is pronounced ZYE-un, not ZYE-ahn. If you're going to make a travel video of a place at least find out how something is actually pronounced by the people who were born and raised there… it's respectful, just saying.

  • No mention of Hurricane , Utah great RV park friendly people ! Many many ATV trails , if registered to ride roads drive from RV park into town or if you prefer campsite out by the reservoir closely located to town! No mention of Colorado City oh that's right Mr Jeffs owns it from his prison cell prolly misses his ten wives and 22 daughters! Oh my what he done dood!

  • Swirling Fizz says:

    :3 I live in Utah I live in ST George;3
    And my family we going to move to Salt Lake City;3 😊🙂 I’m so excited
    …. the way she said Zion! … geez

  • bluedogfish2 says:

    amazing places onion creek moab …..insane doesnt get any better and very assessable. Did a lot of trails with just a jeep patriot some I may not have should have

  • eduard gevorgyan says:

    С пятью национальными парками, 43 государственными парками и обширными областями захватывающей дух пустыни, Юта является одним из самых популярных штатов в стране для туризма. Наряду с тем, что считается лучшим снегом на земле, посетители штата Юта также могут насладиться отдыхом на свежем воздухе, живописными видами, магазинами и ресторанами мирового класса. Благодаря идеальному расположению Юты, этот прекрасный штат представляет собой лучшее из пустынного юго-запада и Скалистых гор. Вот посмотрите на лучшие места для посещения в штате Юта

  • trevor anderson says:

    It’s called the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City not the Mormons. If the world wonts us to get names correct how about we all get it correct. Jk love the video and love Utah! If you come hear just stay to the right cuz I’m trying to get to work!

  • Zion National Park was my mother's favorite place in Utah. It is quite close to Las Vegas but a lor less expensive. Just follow I-15 to St. Geirge (124 miles from Vegas). A ahort distance north of St George are two turnoffs that go into the park. Makes a nice side trip to Vegas and one that won't empty your pockets. Near Zion is Bryce Canyon South of Zion's is the Grand Canyon. Zion is probably best in Spring and fall.

  • Utah is my home state. There are so many places to visit you wont have the time to seee them all. Keep coming back because we love our visitors. Thank you

  • You don't even know I live in a mountain valley in Utah and I think that is a crappy list lake Powell is the best

  • ABSOLUTLY LOVEEE UTAH!! It would mean so much if you check out our vacation vlog this year from Utah! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhJgUAfEPyc
    🙂

  • Mudfossil University says:

    I know what it is and it was part of something that created these… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHCq6IUUqiI&t=2s

  • I'm not going to be the best one to ask about the state of Utah.
    I've lost my Utah citizenship for being in a legal process from another state, that had Nothing to do with the state of Utah.
    W.T.F ⁉️‼️ I am So BadAss 💯
    I didn't know that it was possible to lose a state citizenship… No Wonder the state of Utah has such a High Suicide rate.
    In fact, the realtor who sold me my house in Utah committed Suicide just recently.
    Thank God ‼️
    I got the Message and I will go back into the state that banned me, with this message… 🖕
    Because of the weather and it's beautiful scenery, Utah is the perfect Tourist Trap in the United States and the other 49 states. 🙃

  • Jo Anna W. Lindorff says:

    I love Utah's National Parks and State Parks. Some of which i have been to. Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon, Moab, and Great Basin National Park are pretty awesome places to hike in and enjoy just to be surrounded by very old rock formations.

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