Our things to do in Utah bucket list

Welcome to our things to do in Utah  bucket list.

This is your hub for all the best places to visit in UT, including top Utah attractions and unique outdoor adventures. We’ve spent a lot of time road tripping through Utah – it’s our favorite state for it’s extraordinary beauty.

In this post, you’ll find links to our content on each region of Utah that includes things to do, best tips, recommended hotels, tours and deals.

All of our content is based upon personal travel experience, not desk research. We walk our talk so can give you the most relevant and personal recommendations and stories.

Be sure to check all of our USA travel tips, as we’ve been exploring the country in-depth for the past year on short breaks, getaways, road trips, and a year long RV trip of the American West.

Delicate Arch, Utah

Southern Utah Travel Planning (bucket list)

Don’t miss these adventures in Southern Utah. Click here for our free printable bucket list will help you plan the ultimate trip. (opens in new window)

Popular Utah Tours

Utah videos

We have several videos on the best things to do in Utah. Click play below to start watching the playlist. Click the grid icon in the bottom right to choose specific videos.

Utah Natural Beauty

Utah’s state parks, recreation areas and national monuments are equally extraordinary. Just driving down a road in Utah is a feast for the eyes.

Our favorite Utah adventure (hidden secret)

Discovered in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – a thrilling adventure and road trip

Book your car rental

Click here for prices on rental cars from Salt Lake City

Booking Utah Accommodation

Each of the posts below have accommodation recommendations specific to the destination and from our personal experiences + ones we have thoroughly reviewed.

We recommend the following two booking sites (it’s the ones we use the most)

What are your favorite things to do in Utah?

As you can see from the comments, we already have so many wonderful tips on places to visit in UT. Please shares yours as well!

15 thoughts on “Our things to do in Utah bucket list”

  1. Oh wow, this will be 1 hell of a roadtrip. Such an amazing plan and so many interesting places to visit and great things to do. I haven’t been to Utah… or the USA yet, but I’d really love to go once, so I’ll be following you!!

    1. Hey Yvonne, happy to hear you’ll be following along. We’ll be creating a lot of useful content along the way in the form of blog posts, YouTube videos, and social media updates. Stay tuned 🙂

  2. We visited Utah this summer so I thought I’d share a few ideas. Do not miss Arches National Park- it’s our absolute favourite in Utah. Many beautiful hikes, Delicate Arch is amazing, but also the hike to the Landscape Arch and the part behind it – we went up to Partition arch and it was really worth it. If you can, however, try not to travel there is summer – the heat is unbearable and it’s difficult to get much hiking done in temperatures of 40°C and more.
    Another tip. Scenic Hwy 128 – they say it’s Utah’s best kept secret. Don’t miss it – it’s better than the Monument Valley and hardly any tourists.
    Canyonlands NP is also really worth it. Lots of beautiful hikes.
    Coyote Gulch looks really nice too (a bit like Australia’s Red Centre), but we didn’t get the chance to get there yet.
    We also really liked a short visit to the Dinosaur National Monument North of Utah. It was so much better than we had expected.
    And of course Bryce, Zion and Monument Valley, but you got those already.

    1. Hi Jurga,

      Thanks for sharing your tips on things to do in Utah. We’re excited to spend some quality time in this state. Definitely planning to hot all the NAtinal Parks, including Arches National Park. And thanks for the heads up on Scenic Hwy 128, sounds amazing!

  3. Just a few thoughts from someone who grew up there. Beyond the National Parks, if you are by Arches take a daily whitewater rafting trip out of Moab down the Colorado (kid safe) and give the mountain biking trails a go there. Lake Powell-If you have time to rent a boat, take it out to one of the coves near the marinas for an overnighter or two; beautiful, peaceful, quiet. Park City is great, but now that Vail owns it it’s a little more crowded so head over to Deer Valley or around to the 4 resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons. The drive through Provo Canyon with a stop at Sundance, a milkshake at the “train” station in Heber, and a dip in the hot pots at the homestead makes for one of the most beautiful drives in Utah. Flaming Gorge and Dinosaur National Monument are worth a stop in Eastern Utah.

    1. Hey Janet, sounds great about the whitewater rafting and mountain biking, two things we love to do. And thanks for your other tips on things to do in Utah, that’s interesting about Park City and Deer Valley – great advice. And that drive through Provo Canyon sounds awesome!!

  4. Southern Utah is awesome and I loved Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion – but make sure you head north too. Park City is an awesome little mountain town surrounded by great hiking, Antelope Island has surreal landscapes and you can swim in the Great Salt Lake, Historic 25th Street in Ogden is consistently voted as one of the best main streets in small town America, and Salt Lake City is surprisingly beautiful and interesting.

  5. Hey guys,
    I’ve just made a perfect road trip in Utah on May. It’s a wonderful place, I’m sure you gonna love it as I did.
    Here are some places I think you shouldn’t miss:
    – Arches National Park
    – Capitol Reef National Park
    – Canyonlands National Park
    – Dead Horse Point State Park
    – Goosenecks State Park (a hidden gem)
    – Valley of the Gods (close to Monument Valley)
    – The Moki Dugway
    – Natural Bridge National Monument
    – Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area
    – Mexican Hat Rock
    – Forrest Gump Point (where Forrest stopped running after 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours)

    I wrote a serie of posts about these places on my blog. It is written in portuguese, but if you are interested, I can translate them for you. It’ll be a pleasure to help you in this amazing trip.
    Best wishes,

    Blog Pegadas na Estrada

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