Experience the real America as the pioneers found it - unspoilt, untamed and utterly unforgettable. From awe-inspiring canyons to majestic mountains, this isn’t just the great outdoors, it’s arguably the greatest landscape on earth. With our know-how and pick of the best hotels, you’ll enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.
Utah’s scenic patchworkThe wide-open spaces of Utah are a patchwork of majestic mountains, rugged red rock canyons, parched deserts, lush forests and dramatic gorges, carved out of the landscape by rivers. It is truly unique, and a fantastic playground in which to enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. Cast yourself in your own Western with a drive through the mesmerising sandstone formations of Monument Valley. Travel through the canyons of Zion National Park, gaze in wonder at the pinnacles and arches of the Bryce Canyon National Park and take to the water in the 1.2 million acres that make up the Glen Canyon Recreational Park.
1. Follow the trail to the Emerald Pools, a scenic series of pools and waterfalls in the heart of Zion National Park, Utah.
2. Visit the Moab Brewery, Utah's most popular restaurant and microbrewery. There’s a great selection of ales and beers and a tasty menu.
3. To get the most out of your visit to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, chat to one of the rangers. They will share their knowledge and tips to suit your interests and the time you have available.
4. Kanab, Utah, is worth a stop as part of a tour around North Rim of Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs and Pipe Springs National Monument. The quaint Main Street has dedications to the many film stars who have made movies in the area.
5. No visit to Utah is complete without time spent in Bryce Canyon National Park. It's simply incredible – imagine a golden-hued forest of stone and you’re somewhere close.
6. Rodeos are held most weekends during the summer. Soak up the atmosphere as you see the wranglers show off their lassoing and bull-riding skills and have a go at riding the bucking broncos.