The residents of a lot of states would argue a claim of the most beautiful state in the country.
Floridan’s could site their warm weather and miles of sandy beaches. Californians could point to its incredible variety from rocky shores to Giant Redwoods. But, for many, Utah can claim the crown.
Utah might seem a bit unassuming next to its bigger and more populated neighbors, but mile for mile, it has some of the most spectacular scenery you can find anywhere in the world.
So in this post, we’re going to celebrate Utah and give you a few reasons why it might be the most beautiful state.
Pack your bags, and get ready to go!
When it comes to National Parks, Utah is hard to beat. It’s home to five different National Parks. That’s second only to Alaska and California, states with much larger overall land areas.
Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion are probably three of the most popular parks in the entire system and it’s easy to see why. These parks have natural arches and canyons, unlike anything you’ll see in the rest of the world, nevermind the United States.
Talk about skiing with any native Utahns and they will tell you their home state is known as “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” With a statement like that, you have to figure they have some pretty epic skiing and it’s very true.
Utah is home to world-famous ski destination Park City, but there are actually dozens of resorts sprinkled throughout the state. For beginner skiers, check out Deer Valley, which has an excellent ski school. More experienced skiers tend to flock to Snowbird, know for its rugged terrain and deep powder.
Want to see some real-life dinosaur fossils up close and personal? Well, your best bet is to head to the hills of Utah. One of the best spots to view everything related to dinosaur fossils in America is the aptly named Dinosaur National Monument, right on the Utah and Colorado border.
If you are someone who loves mountain biking, then there’s little doubt you’ve got Moab as a place to visit on your bucket list. This place is a mountain bikers dream, especially the Slickrock Trail.
For some mountain biking a little closer to the city, there are plenty of options there too. The Wasatch Crest Trail runs through the Wasatch Mountains which sit right outside Salt Lake City.
For a state that’s entirely landlocked, Utah still has some cool stuff you can do in some of its many lakes and rivers. Of course, the most famous body of water there might be the Great Salt Lake. It’s actually the largest saltwater lake in the entire Western Hemisphere.
For more active water sports, you can try white water rafting in the Colorado and Snake Rivers, plus many more. Or for a more relaxing dip, check out the Homestead Crater, a natural hot spring.
Spend any time at all in Utah and you’ll be sure to fall in love with its natural beauty. So, what are you waiting for?