Utah is a place of great natural beauty and is a great tourist destination. With several national parks, this is a wonderful place for hikers and nature enthusiasts. So to fill up your Utah vacations guide here is the Top 5 Fun Things to do in Utah.
1. Park City
A popular skiing destination, Park City is the home of several ski hills, including Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort, and the Park City Mountain Resort. The home of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Olympic Sports Park is another great place to visit while here. A great winter destination Park City is also the home of the United States largest independent film festival Sundance Film Festival.
2. Zion National Park
Only a few hours from Las Vegas, Zion National Park is a prime destination for its great natural beauty. With hikes from the easy to the hard, as well as sightseeing bus there is a way for anyone to enjoy the marvellous scenery of Zion Park. Taking one of the easier hikes is a great way to keep your kids occupied while on vacation. The Zion Canyon is home to the more impressive of the park’s sand stone monoliths. Other areas of interest are the Narrows, the Kolob Arch, the second largest arch in the world, and Lava Point, which offers a panoramic view of the entire park.
3. Arches National Park
Outside the town of Moab, the Arches National Park is home to more than two thousand natural stone arches. The unusual geographical nature of this park makes it the home of the greatest density of natural stone arches in the world. The Delicate Arch has to be the most well known spot in the Arches National Park, the horseshoe stone formation creating a frame for the far off mountains, but there are numerous trails and hikes to explore the other many stone formations from the Double Arch to the Devil’s Garden.
4. Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Though receiving less visitors than many of the natural parks the Grand Staircase is no less interesting despite, or perhaps because of its remoteness. Visitors are able to see a range of landscapes from canyons and arches to waterfalls and forest. One of the more popular destinations here is Lower Calf Creek Falls and its hiking trail.
Also the home of the abandoned town Paria and the Paria film sets, the ghost town was a popular location to film westerns. Films with scenes recorded here include Billy the Kid(1941), Sergeants 3 (1961) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).
5. Golden Spike National Historic Site
North of the Great Salt Lake is the home of the place the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail-roads met, this site was the place where in 1869 a ceremonial golden spike join the two rail systems into the USA’s first transcontinental railway system. With an exhibition housed at the Visitor’s Centre, the importance of the site is elaborated on. There are also recreations of the golden spike ceremony seasonally. The Golden Spike National Historic Site is a great place to visit for those interested in history.
From hiking to skiing those who enjoy physical pursuits would enjoy a trip to Utah. The striking natural scenery of Utah also draws tourists around the world and this list should let you fill up your Utah travel guide for your visit.