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Top Choice Park in Southeastern Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

A Salvador Dalí–esque melted-rock fantasy, a valley of giant stone mushrooms, an otherworldly alien landscape or the results of a cosmological acid trip? No matter what you think the stadium-like valley of stunted h…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Park City

Utah Olympic Park

Visit the site of the 2002 Olympic ski jumping, bobsledding, skeleton, Nordic combined and luge events, which continues to host national competitions. There are 10m, 20m, 40m, 64m, 90m and 120m Nordic ski-jumping hi…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Kanab

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Kanab's most famous attraction is outside of town. Surrounded by more than 33,000 mostly private acres of red-rock desert 5.5 miles north of Kanab, Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal rescue center in the cou…
Top Choice Live Music in Salt Lake City

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hearing the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a must-do on any SLC bucket list. A live choir broadcast goes out every Sunday at 9:30am. September through November, and January through May, attend in person a…
Top Choice Park in Southwestern Utah

Zion National Park

A bold desert beauty, this 230-sq-mile park is a highlight of southern Utah. Hikes range from trails traipsing the ridge lines to river wading under steep canyon walls. Many come for a canyoneering experience but th…
Top Choice Museum in Salt Lake City

Natural History Museum of Utah

Rio Tinto Center's stunning architecture forms a multistory indoor 'canyon' that showcases exhibits to great effect. Walk up through the layers as you explore both indigenous peoples' cultures and natural history. P…
Top Choice National Park in Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

The park's remote, wild and ravishing north rim is far less developed, and sees far fewer visitors that its southern counterpart. In part this is due to seasonal closure: at these altitudes (8000ft) the winter snows…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Hell's Backbone Grill

Earthy preparations of Southwestern dishes include gorgeous salads made from organic garden produce and braised beef in rich preparations. While this restaurant, a pioneer in sustainable eating and mindfulness, has …
Top Choice Cultural in Pyramid Lake

Burning Man

For a week in August, 'Burners' from around the world descend on the Black Rock Desert to build the temporary Black Rock City, only to tear it all down again and set fire to an effigy of man. In between, there's pea…
Top Choice American in Sundance Resort

Tree Room

Sundance's top-flight restaurant, Tree Room is a study in rustic-mountain chic – with a big tree trunk in the middle of the room. Here the modern American menu items are as artfully presented as the chichi clientele…