Red dirt. Orange sun. Desert towers, canyon rivers. Trails and crags, cliffs and streams. Adventure awaits in Utah – here are 30 images from the Beehive State that are sure to get your inner adventurer buzzing.
Bryce Canyon’s “hoodoos” (odd stone pillars) alone merit a visit. Combine these mysterious columns with insane panoramas and scraggly trees and you’ve got an interstellar landscape you’ve got to land on.
Head to Deer Creek State Park when Zephyr is on his way; the winds here create ideal conditions for sailboats and windsurfers alike. Once you’re back on shore, pitch camp, gaze at the stars and enjoy fading views of Mt. Timpanogos.
Head to Northeastern Utah’s Flaming Gorge for boating, fishing, camping, and backpacking. The confluence of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Uinta Mountains and Ashley National Forest make for an epic destination.
Timpanogos beckons hikers and climbers alike, mountaineering skills are requisite to even consider a winter attempt. No matter what, you’re looking at a mile of elevation gain and 14 miles round-trip – so you best be in shape.
Easily accessible from the thoroughfare, Millsite State Park is a superb day trip destination hiking and fishing opportunities. Mountain bikers are also drawn to the park for its winding trails and rocky drops.
Generally, a swell refers to the undulations of the ocean, something that surfers look forward to with glee. Far from the ocean, these waves of rock dip and rise for 2,000 miles, making San Rafael Swell one of Utah’s favorite playground.
“Wasatch.” Say it once and any knowledgeable skier will start to salivate. Though home to resorts like Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton, the easily accessible backcountry lines are what truly make these mountains amazing.