Welcome to nature's most perfect playground. From red-rock mesas to skinny slot canyons, powder-bound slopes and slick rock trails, Utah's diverse terrain will stun you. The biking, hiking and skiing are world-class. And with more than 65% of the state lands public, including 12 national parks and monuments, the access is simply superb.
Southern Utah is defined by red-rock cliffs, sorbet-colored spindles and seemingly endless sandstone desert. The pine-forested and snow-covered peaks of the Wasatch Mountains dominate northern Utah. Interspersed are old pioneer remnants, ancient rock art and ruins, and traces of dinosaurs.
Mormon-influenced rural towns can be quiet and conservative, but the rugged beauty has attracted outdoorsy progressives as well. Salt Lake City (SLC) and Park City, especially, have vibrant nightlife and progressive dining scenes. So pull on your boots and stock up on water: Utah's wild and scenic hinterlands await.
With arches, buttresses, hoodoos, fins, narrows, canyons and spindly wind-whipped towers, Utah offers up iconic glimpses into the Earth's violent and fascinating geological history. Here you can travel through time as you journey past layer-upon-layer of sandstone, gape at delicate arches or just sit and wonder how a river could carve a canyon so deep and so elegant.