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Utah Road Trip Itineraries

Utah, the “Beehive State”, is the land of the Mighty Five, the spectacular five national parks in the land settled by Mormons. Just like in Arizona, here in Utah you will find some of the most amazing red rock natural wonders and drive on breathtaking scenic roads that will make you understand the state’s motto: “Life Elevated”! Ready to elevate your spirit?


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Goblin Valley: Walk among Hoodoos in the Desert in Utah

If you visited the hoodoos – the red pinnacles that look like massive natural towers- in Bryce Canyon and were captivated by its unprecedented and surreal landscape, why not consider visiting Goblin Valley, one of Utah’s little-known nature parks, a stone’s throw away from Canyonlands and Capitol Reef? It is, you could say, a “younger brother” of Bryce Canyon, discovered…

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Red Canyon, Utah: The Magnificent Portal to Bryce Canyon

I would like to use my experience as the context to talk about Red Canyon in Utah, because the drive on this short stretch of road was an incredible experience that has stayed with me. During my first trip to the Southwest, I was on my way from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon and I made a stop in St….

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Flaming Gorge: Unforgettable Views in Utah and Wyoming

If you want to see incredible natural beauty, you can’t go wrong if you go West. Today we tell you about the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, located between northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming, surrounded by Ashley National Forest. The area of Flaming Gorge is almost 66 square miles and it is at an average altitude of 6070 ft. The…

Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gulch: A Guide to One of America’s Largest Canyons

Although it is not one of the busiest tourist destinations, Buckskin Gulch is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest of the United States. It can be reached via Highway 89 and is located about halfway between Kanab and Page on the border between Utah and Arizona. Both Buckskin Gulch and Water Holes Canyon are definitely good alternatives for…

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Antelope Island: Bison and Golden Prairies Near Salt Lake City

Because of the incredible amount of attractions in the southern part of Utah (just to be clear, I am referring to the parks with red rocks), it is easy to underestimate the northern area of this beautiful state which, however, contrary to what one might think, does not cease to amaze. The northern part, the one closest to the border…

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes: The Unusual Pink Dunes of Utah

When we see pictures of tall sand dunes, we immediately think of the Sahara Desert, often forgetting that there are many other sandy deserts around the world. Many of these, each with its own characteristics, can be found in American territory, from the scorching Kelso Dunes in Mojave to the pale dunes of the White Sands National Park in New…

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Toadstool Hoodoos: The Unusual Mushroom-shaped Rocks in Utah

The immense Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument contains many attractions that are somewhat hidden, which can be visited for free. The Toadstool Hoodoos are one of them and make for a great stop between some of the area’s major natural attractions. If you’re planning a road trip between Utah and Arizona, you may be looking for a few interesting places…

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Four Corners: Have You Ever Been to Four States at Once?

To find yourself standing in 4 different states at the same time is certainly not an everyday experience, yet it is possible at the Four Corners Monument, the intersection of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. It is located in a desert area that in and of itself is nothing special (except its strength lies in the proximity to scenic…

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Hole N” The Rock: A Bizarre House in a Rock in Moab, Utah

In Moab, the city in Utah famous for Arches, Canyonlands and Castle Valley the surprises never end, but this time I want to tell you about a really unusual place, which you will surely notice when you are in Moab. Perhaps it cannot compare with all the incredible beauty of the city’s surroundings, but Hole N” The Rock can be…

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Old Paria: Utah’s Ghost Town that Became a Movie Set

The old town of Paria was a small western outpost that was inhabited until the late 1920s. After it was abandoned, it became a ghost town and because of the incredible views in the surrounding area, it has been used as a film set for many successful western films, including Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales. Along the road to…

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