21 Beautiful Photos Of Places In Utah You Should Go See In Person

Because you can’t put a license plate in a scrapbook.

1. 1. Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

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This old cabin in Zion’s Kolob Canyons is located in a section that’s surrounded by colorful rock formations and hiking trails.

2. 2. Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch is probably Utah’s most famous rock formation, and if you get a chance to visit it at night, you might also get some incredible photo opportunities.

3. 3. Fort Bottom Ruin, Canyonlands National Park

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The Puebloans built this nearly 1,000 years ago. Where else can you find so much history?

4. 4. Queen’s Garden Loop, Bryce Canyon National Park

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Erosion carved these imposing towers of rock called “hoodoos”, and are really breathtaking when seen in person.

5. 5. Capitol Reef National Park

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Did you know Utah has five national parks? The Navajo originally called this area “The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow”, and one look at the landscape will tell you why!

6. 6. Mirror Lake

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Mirror Lake is located in the high Uinta Mountains in eastern Utah.

7. 7. Cedar Breaks National Monument

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Montana may be “Big Sky Country”, but pair these awesome cloud formations with equally awesome rock formations, and Cedar Breaks is unmatched.

8. 8. Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument

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The Yampa and Green Rivers converge near Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument’s canyon country, and the night sky is sure to be filled with stars.

9. 9. Red Canyon, Dixie National Forest

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Dixie National Forest is home to intimidating landmarks like Red Canyon, Death Hollow and Hell’s Backbone Bridge.

10. 10. Fishlake National Forest

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Fish Lake (the actual lake) is a great spot to catch lake trout and Yellow Perch while you take in some amazing views.

11. 11. Flaming Gorge

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The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is located in the northeast corner of Utah, and has plenty of opportunities for fun. Who’s up for waterskiing?

12. 12. Four Corners Monument

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This is the only place in the country that you can stand in four different states at the same time.

13. 13. Lake Powell

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The Lake Powell and Glen Canyon area is home to some of the most spectacular views anyone could ask for.

14. 14. The Jupiter, Golden Spike National Historic Site

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Officials celebrated the first transcontinental railroad with symbolic golden spikes, and this replica of an 1860 steam locomotive runs through the summer.

15. 15. The Golden Cathedral, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Located in Neon Canyon, the Golden Cathedral is a moderate hike that ends with an amazing display of rock formations and colors.

16. 16. Hovenweep National Monument

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The name Hovenweep means “deserted valley” in Paiute/Ute, and you can see ruins that have withstood the test of time.

17. 17. Dark Canyon, Monument Valley

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Dark Canyon has it all– pristine water, waterfalls, fishing and hiking trails.

18. 18. Natural Bridges National Monument

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The three bridges, Sipapu, Owachomo and Kachina, are really spectacular when viewed in person. Unfortunately, erosion will someday make these bridges collapse, so make sure you take a trip to see them!

19. 19. Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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Rainbow Bridge is the largest natural bridge in the world.

20. 20. Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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These are the setting for three limestone caves near American Fork in northern Utah.

21. 21. Strawberry Reservoir

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Strawberry Reservoir in northern Utah is a great place for fishing, snowmobiling on trails in the winter, and boat rentals at the marina.

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