Welcome from the Utah Office of Tourism
We love Utah's extravagant landscapes...its awesome redrock canyons, lush emerald forests and flaming sunsets. We love making first tracks on fresh snow, flyfishing in a trout stream or just listening to aspen leaves whisper in a cool autumn breeze.
If you've never wrapped your lips around luscious Bear Lake raspberries, kicked back at the Snowbird Jazz & Blues Festival, grilled Wayne County trout over an evening campfire, joined the Antelope Island Buffalo Roundup or simply succumbed to the grandeur of Zion National Park, then you have so much to look forward to in Utah.
Utah's sublime splendors -the delicate spires of Bryce Canyon, the soaring spans of Arches National Park-are just the beginning. Where there's a mountain, lake or Scenic Byway, there's adventure ahead in Utah. It could be a nature walk in a national forest, a lazy summer day on Pineview Reservoir or breathtaking views of the Escalante Canyons from Highway 12. Yet no adventure is complete without the comforts of home. You'll like Salt Lake City's and Park City's cozy ethnic eateries, lively nightlife and sophisticated shops and galleries. You'll bounce to the beat of Utah Jazz basketball and the Utah Symphony. In Utah you can settle into a comfy lodge and just gaze at stars. Ours seem so low you can almost pluck them from the sky. You can camp in a state park, romp on a river raft trip, rendezvous on Lake Powell, traverse the Outlaw Trail and even pet a dinosaur!
Incomparable Natural Beauty.
The relentless press of time and weather have carved a magnificent land in Utah, as you will surely see in Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion and Arches National Parks. These are our crown jewels, to be revered and protected. Yet beyond these parks lie landscapes that simply stagger the imagination-national forests that abound with wildlife...sparkling mountain lakes...delicate arches that seem to defy the laws of gravity...stately snow-capped peaks...the spring bloom of cactus in the desert. Indeed, Utah is unlike any land you have visited before.
The Playground is Open! Pick your day, pick your season. You can go mountain biking, bike touring, hiking, backpacking, horsebackriding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, camping, boating, sailing, waterskiing, jetskiing and river rafting in Utah. Seven of our 14 ski and summer resorts are less than an hour's drive from Salt Lake City.
In southern Utah you can ski Brian Head in the morning and golf in St. George in the afternoon in January! In central Utah you can hop on an ATV and ride the Paiute Trail for 200 miles! In Utah, you can go four-wheeling on a bone-jarring backroad, get a bird's-eye view from a hot-air balloon, watch eagles soar or take an archeology workshop. And if you've never seen paleontologists dig their work, you will at Dinosaur National Monument or the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, where skeleton crews are dusting off some real Jurassic beauties!
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