UTAH TRAVEL GUIDE

Utah is one of our favorite states in the USA for outstanding natural beauty, fun adventures, and unique national parks.

We have spent about six weeks exploring this beautiful state - mostly Southern Utah and plan to return again and again!

Keep scrolling for our posts on best things to see and do, hidden secrets and amazing hikes.

UTAH HIGHLIGHTS

From hidden secrets to popular national parks, here are your top things to do in Utah.

Dinosaur National Monument autumn landscape, Utah, USA.

43 Fun Things to Do in Utah for your Bucket List

Well Hello Utah – land of striking landscapes, vibrant rainbow colors, and epic outdoor adventures. There are endless fun things to do in Utah, and […]

ATV Adventures - Best things to do in St. George Utah

13 Places to See in Utah No One Tells You About

From spooky slot canyon hikes to ATV adventures over the sand dunes of one of the most colorful and spectacular state parks we’ve visited, we’re sharing those hidden secrets of Southern Utah.

20 Incredible Places to Visit in Utah For Your Utah Road Trip

Planning to visit Utah? Get excited, because there are so many incredible places to visit in Utah that we often refer to the state as […]

14 Epic Adventures in the American Southwest Not To Miss On Your USA Travels!

Dreaming of visiting the American Southwest? We spent several months exploring on our Southwest USA road trip so have plenty of tips and insights to […]

“ I relied heavily on your Arches NP blog post when we were there two weeks ago - by far the best post I found on hiking in the park with kids.."

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UTAH NATIONAL PARKS

One of the highlights of a visit to Utah are its five national parks. They are popular so plan your trip there carefully to avoid crazy crowds. 

We offer lots of tips in the following posts. 

P.S. One of our favorites is Capitol Reef National Park and is often overlooked by most visitors!

12 Don’t-Miss Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park Utah

What a fun three days we had exploring Capitol Reef NP, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Utah. Down below are our […]

12 Incredible Things to do in Canyonlands National Park Utah (for 1st time visitors)

Planning a trip to Canyonlands National Park? We enjoyed two days exploring this national park in Utah and down below are our top tips on […]

Don’t Miss These 11 Amazing Things to do in Arches National Park Utah

Looking for tips on the best things to do in Arches National Park Utah? We spent almost two days exploring this park, and down below […]

Ultimate Family Guide: What To Do in Zion National Park

Planning to visit Zion National Park in Southwestern Utah soon? We have some great tips below! We visited Zion NP with our daughters and below […]

UTAH HIDDEN SECRETS

Don't overlook Utah's many national parks for the lessor known state parks and national monuments. They are equally beautiful and offer many outdoor adventures and surprises.

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Camping at Lone Rock Beach, Lake Powell Utah (serious wow)

It’s every campers and RV’ers dream to wake up each morning to equisite natural beauty. Even better if that view comes with a certain price […]

Burr Trail Capitol Reef NP

Stunning Adventures in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

It may have one of the most confusing names to remember the order of (and spell, that hyphen gets me every time), but Grand Staircase-Escalante […]

Driving through the Valley of the Gods Utah

Going Off-The-Beaten-Path in Utah: Valley of the Gods and Natural Bridges Monument

The Valley of the Gods. How can you not be intrigued to visit a name that sounds like it belongs in the fertile lands of […]

Corona Arch - One of the best things to do in Moab

16 Adventurous Things to do in Moab, Utah

If you are researching tips on what to do in Moab, keep reading because after our 2 week visit we have some great insights to […]

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Magical & Unique – Goblin Valley State Park, Utah Is Remote But Worth It

If you’re looking for a unique and rugged land filled with goblins, gnomes and mushroom shaped desert creatures, then don’t miss Goblin Valley State Park, […]

15 Amazing Things To Do In Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park – Don’t Miss This Place!

Dreaming of visiting Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park? One of our bucket list destinations on our USA road trip in the American Southwest was taking […]

ATV Adventures Utah

Thrilling ATV Adventure in Sand Hollow State Park, St. George Utah

“Show them what you’re made of Mum” We were in St. George Utah and Kalyra screamed at me from the back of our ATV as […]

UTAH HIKES NOT TO MISS

With its desert landscapes, canyons, mesas, buttes and slot canyons, Utah is filled with hiking experiences you'll never forget. 

We won't forget these ones. 

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Lower Calf Creek Falls: An Extraordinary Hike Not to Miss in Utah

A Utah road trip through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, takes you to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. It’s a Utah hike that WOWS!

SLOT CANYONS, GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE, UTAH

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah

Looking for an off the beaten path adventure in Utah? You do not want to miss Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!

Red Cliffs, Utah

Hike the Exciting Red Reef Trail St George (there’s a waterfall climb)

Looking for adventurous things to do in St George Utah? Be sure to put this Red Reef Trail on your list. ‘“This is the most […]

Snow Canyon State Park

5 Spectacular Snow Canyon Hikes – Don’t Miss Snow Canyon State Park

Looking for tips on things to do in Snow Canyon State Park? We were blown away by the spectacular Snow Canyon hikes we did in […]

Hiking the Narrows with kids

18 Helpful Tips for the Zion Narrows Hike with kids

The Zion Narrows hike is one of the most iconic hiking trails in the world because of its spectacular scenery, easy access, and the oddity […]

FEATURED VIDEO: ATV Adventure in Snow Canyon

This was one of our favorite family adventures, for the thrill and the stunning scenery!

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Browse all our articles on travel in Utah.

Lone rock beach lake powell

Camping at Lone Rock Beach, Lake Powell Utah (serious wow)

It’s every campers and RV’ers dream to wake up each morning to equisite natural beauty. Even better if that view comes with a certain price tag – almost free. Lone Rock Beach in Lake Powell, […]

Burr Trail Capitol Reef NP

Stunning Adventures in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

It may have one of the most confusing names to remember the order of (and spell, that hyphen gets me every time), but Grand Staircase-Escalante will imprint memories to last forever. Welcome 4×4 scenic drives, […]

Dinosaur National Monument autumn landscape, Utah, USA.

43 Fun Things to Do in Utah for your Bucket List

Well Hello Utah – land of striking landscapes, vibrant rainbow colors, and epic outdoor adventures. There are endless fun things to do in Utah, and we’re happy to share our unique perspective. When we first […]

ATV Adventures - Best things to do in St. George Utah

13 Places to See in Utah No One Tells You About

From spooky slot canyon hikes to ATV adventures over the sand dunes of one of the most colorful and spectacular state parks we’ve visited, we’re sharing those hidden secrets of Southern Utah.

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Lower Calf Creek Falls: An Extraordinary Hike Not to Miss in Utah

A Utah road trip through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, takes you to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. It’s a Utah hike that WOWS!

SLOT CANYONS, GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE, UTAH

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah

Looking for an off the beaten path adventure in Utah? You do not want to miss Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!

Driving through the Valley of the Gods Utah

Going Off-The-Beaten-Path in Utah: Valley of the Gods and Natural Bridges Monument

The Valley of the Gods. How can you not be intrigued to visit a name that sounds like it belongs in the fertile lands of the Nile River? While you won’t see any pointed pyramids […]

Corona Arch - One of the best things to do in Moab

16 Adventurous Things to do in Moab, Utah

If you are researching tips on what to do in Moab, keep reading because after our 2 week visit we have some great insights to share. With so many cool and fun things to do […]

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Magical & Unique – Goblin Valley State Park, Utah Is Remote But Worth It

If you’re looking for a unique and rugged land filled with goblins, gnomes and mushroom shaped desert creatures, then don’t miss Goblin Valley State Park, one of the coolest places to visit in Utah! Goblin […]

Red Cliffs, Utah

Hike the Exciting Red Reef Trail St George (there’s a waterfall climb)

Looking for adventurous things to do in St George Utah? Be sure to put this Red Reef Trail on your list. ‘“This is the most fun day we’ve had so far!” Savannah jumped up and […]

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