Utah

Utah is unique! There are more varieties of landscapes, geology and recreational opportunities than you can imagine. Utah’s wide open spaces are a patchwork of majestic mountains… Experience the real America as the pioneers found it – unspoiled, 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. 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 of Bryce Canyon National Park and take to the water in the 1.2 million acres that make up Glen Canyon Recreational Park. With our know-how and pick of the best hotels, you’ll enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Top Tips

Follow the trail to the Emerald Pools, a scenic series of pools and waterfalls in the heart of Zion National Park, Utah.

Visit the Moab Brewery, Utah's most popular restaurant and microbrewery. There’s a great selection of ales and beers and a tasty menu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Mighty 5

Some of Utah’s most awe-inspiring scenery is found in The Mighty 5 – the state’s five national parks of Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands. Take a scenic drive through Capitol Reef. Hike through Canyonlands’ impressive rock formations. View the mountains and waterfalls of Zion. Tour natural bowls and red rock hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Watch the sun rising over the orange sandstone shapes in Arches. With the patchwork of majestic mountains, rugged red rock canyons, parched deserts, lush forests, and dramatic gorges, carved out of the landscape by the river, The Mighty 5 offers a world of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Outdoor Activities

From family-friendly trails to more challenging climbs, Utah is made for hiking. The national parks offer countless trails through the region’s iconic red rock landscape. Explore Canyonlands on foot, with hikes to Mesa Arch a highlight. The slickrock trails of Moab are famous for their challenging climbs and descents. Those traveling to Bryce Canyon and Zion should plan to visit nearby Thunder Mountain and Gooseberry Meas. Head to Park City –  the only International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Certified Gold Level mountain biking city in America. Famous for its scenic desert vistas, Utah ranks among the top ten US states in surface acres of boatable waters. Why not take a white water rafting trip through Cataract Canyon down the Colorado River?

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