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Far more than just a state.

Utah is a state of mind. Sculpted by wind, water and time, Utah's landscapes are perfect for your next adventure. From The Mighty 5® National Parks, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion to the Wasatch Mountains' Greatest Snow on Earth® and all points in-between, Utah is the place where memories are made and experiences forged.

Create your next Utah adventure! On this page you'll find resources to help inspire and plan your Utah travels. Itineraries that take you from the city streets of Salt Lake City to the winding backroads and scenic backways. We want you to get out and explore Utah the way you've always wanted to. Long, winding trails, twisty singletrack rides, quiet sunsets, tranquil spas or vibrant nightlife--we'll help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Recommended Itineraries

You've got your sights set on Utah for your next adventure? You're looking at the nation's 13th-largest state by area, home to endless outdoor recreation, stunning red rock landscapes, vast forests on high mountain ranges, and exciting cities.

Where do you begin? Getting here is the easy part. Even traveling around Utah is easy thanks to excellent highway infrastructure and other transportation options at the crossroads of the American West.

Click here for several itineraries to help you plan your Utah vacation, whether you're looking for a road trip with adventure stops, a deep dive in Utah's Mighty 5 national parks or one of several other ways of experiencing Utah's unique blend of wide-open spaces, deep powder and sophisticated culture.




Outdoor Recreation

Utah is the premier outdoor destination for so many amazing activities. If you're thinking of hiking or backpacking, Utah has countless options. For starters, one could spend years exploring all of the nooks and crannies of just one of Utah's five national parks, seven national monuments, five national forests, 43 state parks and 22.8 million acres of public lands, representing almost 42 percent of the state of Utah. These lands range from snowcapped peaks of remote mountain ranges to wild rivers and colorful redrock canyons, crisscrossing the southern half of the state. Now, that's a lot of great outdoors and outdoor adventures ripe for the picking!

If you're interested in climbing, Utah is a landscape of renowned climbing opportunities. From the towering cliffs of Zion National Park and the splitter cracks of Indian Creek, to the impeccable granite in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah has a tremendous diversity of areas to choose from.

Utah's rivers and lakes offer some of the most incredible rafting, kayaking, and boating in the country. From rivers that have carved impossible gorges, to the majesty of Lake Powell. Although Utah is the second driest state in the country, we are overflowing with recreational options.

If its mountain biking or cycling, boating and waterskiing golfing or OHV adventures the state has abundant world-renowned opportunities for all of them and more.

In short, Utah is synonymous with the great outdoors!

Road Cycling

When it comes to road biking, Utah is more than iconic. Choose from hitting the asphalt amid powerful red rock scenery in one of Utahs Mighty 5® national parks, traversing thousands of miles of scenic backways and byways, reaching high plateaus, ascending majestic mountains, crossing lonely roadways in curvy canyons or finding yourself in wide open expanses beneath endless sky.

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Mountain Biking

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For many, Utah mountain biking conjures visions of Moab's fabled trails, Slickrock, Porcupine Rim and Amasa back. These classic rides rightfully have a place in Mountain Biking's hall of fame. But limiting your view to Moab for mountain biking misses the state’s diversity of trails, terrain and experiences. Even Moab is sparking a renaissance with new singletrack trails like the Sovereign Trail and Magnificent 7 helping long-time visitors rediscover Utah mountain biking.