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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN UTAH


Red Canyon Bryce Canyon National Park Devils Garden, Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Utah!

Ahh, Utah. Our favorite state to visit. The air is fresh and the beauty is endless here. You'll find some of the world's great hoodoos, slot canyons, whitewater rafting trips, natural arches, natural bridges, and ski/snowboard resorts in Utah. Start visiting Utah as early in life as possible, because once you do, you'll be hooked.

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Utah. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
Alta Ski Resort Little Cottonwood Canyon one of the top 10 ski resorts in the U.S.A.
Arches National Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Arches National Park largest concentration of arches in the U.S.A.
Best Friends Animal Society Animal Sanctuary Kanab world-class animal sanctuary
Bryce Canyon National Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Bryce Canyon NP see the most famous hoodoos in the world
Calf Creek Falls, Upper Falls Waterfall / Swimming Hole Escalante easily the most beautiful waterfall in Utah
Canyonlands National Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Canyonlands NP holds a lifetime of off-the-beaten-path adventures
Capitol Reef National Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Capitol Reef NP wonderful desert scenery and adventures
Cedar Breaks National Monument Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Cedar City similar to Bryce Canyon, but without the crowds
Dead Horse Point State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Moab one of the most beautiful state parks in the U.S.A.
Deer Valley Ski / Snowboard Resort Park City one of the best ski/snowboard resorts in Utah
Family History Library Library Salt Lake City world's most comprehensive genealogical library
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Nature Park / Lake Activities / Hiking Trails Multiple towns some of the best boating adventures in the U.S.A.
Goblin Valley State Park Hiking Trails / Scenic Views / Hoodoos Green River weirdly eroded rock formations
Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat. Monument Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns holds a lifetime of off-the-beaten-path adventures
Hill Aerospace Museum Aviation Museum / Military Museum Ogden one of the best aviation museums in the U.S.A.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Theater Salt Lake City famous choir
Natural History Museum of Utah Natural History Museum Salt Lake City very impressive museum
Park City Mountain Resort Ski / Snowboard Resort Park City one of the top 10 ski resorts in the U.S.A.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Natural Bridge / Hiking Trails Tonalea one of the world's most spectacular natural arches
Salt Lake Temple / Temple Square Church / Chapel Salt Lake City home base for the Mormon church
Snow Canyon State Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Ivins one of the most beautiful state parks in the U.S.A.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Cave / Cave Tours American Fork excellent cave tours
Tuacahn Amphitheatre Outdoor Theater / Outdoor Concerts Ivins beautiful outdoor theater/concert venue
UT State Highway 12 (UT 12) Scenic Drive Multiple towns easily the most scenic drive in Utah
Zion National Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Zion National Park our favorite U.S. national park; 100% amazing!

view from near the top of Angels Landing, Zion National Park
view from near the top of Angels Landing, Zion National Park

hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park

historic aircraft in the Hill Aerospace Museum
historic aircraft in the Hill Aerospace Museum

Double O Arch along the Devils Garden Loop, Arches National Park
Double O Arch along the Devils Garden Loop, Arches National Park

Utah Olympic Park, Park City
Utah Olympic Park, Park City

Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Zion Narrows (Virgin River Narrows), Zion National Park
Zion Narrows (Virgin River Narrows), Zion National Park

Dead Horse Point State Park
Dead Horse Point State Park

Goblin Valley State Park
Goblin Valley State Park

Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park

Mesa Arch, Islands In The Sky District, Canyonlands National Park
Mesa Arch, Islands In The Sky District, Canyonlands National Park

Corona Arch, BLM land in Moab
Corona Arch, BLM land in Moab

Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Island State Park

Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

more hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
more hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park

Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City

Druid Arch, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
Druid Arch, Needles District, Canyonlands National Park

Lost Lakes Loop, Uintas National Forest
Lost Lakes Loop, Uintas National Forest

wildflowers at the Alta ski resort in July
wildflowers at the Alta ski resort in July

Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City
Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City

Mountain biking the Slickrock Trail, Moab
mountain biking the Slickrock Trail, Moab

backpacking in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
backpacking in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park

Zion National Park scenery
Zion National Park scenery

backpacking the West Rim Trail, Zion National Park
backpacking the West Rim Trail, Zion National Park

Devils Garden off Hole In The Rock Road, Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument
Devils Garden off Hole In The Rock Road, Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

Willis Creek, Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument
Willis Creek, Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

Canyoneering in Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument
Canyoneering in Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Utah that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Antelope Island State Park Hiking Trails / Beach / Wildlife Viewing Syracuse
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Sand Dunes / Hiking Trails / ATV/OHV Driving Kane
Corona Arch Natural Arch / Hiking Trails Moab
Fisher Towers Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Moab
Goosenecks State Park Scenic Views Blanding
Grand Gulch Primitive Area Hiking Trails / Ancient Ruins Blanding
Green River Canoeing / Kayaking / Whitewater Rafting Multiple towns
Kodachrome Basin State Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Kane
Manti-LaSal National Forest Hiking Tails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Mount Timpanogos Mountain / Hiking Trails Multiple towns
Natural Bridges National Monument Natural Bridge / Hiking Trails Lake Powell
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Nat. Forest Hiking Tails / Scenic Views Multiple towns
Utah Olympic Park Aerial Adventure Park / Zip-Lining / Bobsledding Park City

MORE TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS LISTS



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Delaware North Dakota
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Iowa South Dakota
Kansas Tennessee
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Louisiana Utah
Maine Vermont
Maryland Virginia
Massachusetts Washington
Michigan Washington D.C.
Minnesota West Virginia
Mississippi Wisconsin
Missouri Wyoming
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