Utah is a highly sought-after destination for many reasons, including hiking in one of its Mighty five national parks. It is home to five National Parks – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. Each park offers unique geological formations, breathtaking landscapes, and outdoor adventures.
Utah is also known for its world-class ski resorts that offer a variety of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth at its 15 world-class ski resorts, rafting down the mighty Colorado River, taking in the dark skies at their 24 internationally-recognized dark sky parks, witnessing the ravishing red rock canyons, as well taking the great American road trip along its 28 scenic byways and the spectacular landscapes along the way. Once in Utah, travellers will be spoilt for choice on what to do for adventure and sightseeing.
Rocky Mountaineer’s newest route – Rockies to the Red Rocks
Explore the stunning landscapes of Utah through Rocky Mountaineer’s newest rail route, ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’, that travels from Moab, Utah to Denver, Colorado, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This two-day rail journey is steeped in history and full of opportunities to explore the ever-changing scenery and iconic destinations of the region — think breath-taking plains, mountain vistas, and chromatic deserts alongside towering red rock canyons carved by the Colorado River.
Whether you begin or end your journey in Moab, reserve time to explore off-train highlights like Arches and Canyonlands national parks or Dead Horse Point State Park, as well as the unlimited opportunities for guided outdoor recreation.
Stargazing in Utah
When the sun goes down, a celestial show begins in Utah. One of the biggest attractions of Utah lies in its voluminous sky. With its numerous state parks, national parks, and diverse natural landscapes, Utah offers many stellar stargazing opportunities for nature lovers. The American state is a part of the Great Western Starry Way of the Intermountain West and boasts the highest and finest concentration of International Dark-Sky Association-certified locations, including communities, parks, and protected areas where the Milky Way can be explored. Utah is also home to the world’s first dark sky park, Natural Bridges National Monument, where you can witness the Milky Way and 15,000 stars throughout the night.
The best part about stargazing in Utah is that it is an all-season activity, be it summer, winter, or spring. During summer, you will be able to witness the galactic core of the Milky Way and its highest concentration of stars, while in winter you will explore the outside edge of the galaxy.
Glamorous Camping in Utah
If you prefer a little more luxury on your adventure getaway, bring your friends together for a glamping (glamorous + camping) experience in Utah. It offers all the fun of camping with hotel-style amenities. And for those of you who are fans of regular car camping and backpacking, you’ll appreciate the vibes at the many glamp campgrounds across the state of Utah.
Conestoga Ranch Bear Lake, Under Canvas Moab, Capitol Reef Resort, Zion Backcountry Glamping, and Base Camp 37 are some of the places where you can try glamorous camping in Utah. These glamping sites will offer you the option of staying in a teepee, Conestoga wagon, glass dome, yurt, or safari tent. Some of them even provide guided excursions and more.
Utah adventures range from satisfying solitude to amazing high adventure.
While planning your trip to Utah, check out Visit Utah website for more information: https://www.visiutah.com/