Trying to figure out what state to visit for your next road trip? As the United States is large in size, you’ll find lots of different great choices. If you’re thinking about visiting one with an immense amount of natural landscape to view and photograph, you’ll find your search landing on the great state of Utah. Traveling in Utah can be both fun and exciting, with viewpoints in nearly every direction. But what are some of the must sees?
Bryce Canyon National Park
Located in the southern portion of Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is known for her hoodoos (crimson colored), the Bryce Amphitheater and the Rim Trail hiking path. Here you’ll find impressive views at both sunset and sunrise, making the need for a camera, or two, or three, very necessary. You’ll also find several different wildlife species to view as well.
Arches National Park
Bordered by the great Colorado River, Arches National Park serves as one of the most popular parks within the United States. A popular vacation destination for those who wish to travel within the country instead of venturing outside of it, this national park offers over 2,000 natural sandstone arches to view and photograph. One of the most popular however, is the Landscape Arch in Devils Garden. This arch is a prized destination for professional photographers from around the world. There are several other great geological formations within the park as well, making for a very impressive and busy visit.
Great Salt Lake
This ionic natural scene is located in the northern part of the state and is the largest salt water lake known in the Western Hemisphere, which is quite impressive in itself. Here you’ll find Salt Lake City as well if you’re looking for a great place to stay a night or two.
Canyonlands National Park
Found in the southeastern portion of the state, Canyonlands National Park is noted for dramatic desert landscapes and the Colorado River. You’ll also find the famed Island in the Sky here, which offers panoramic overlooks at the top. Other great sites within the park include The Needles, the Maze and a bunch of Native American rock paintings that are displayed in Horseshoe Canyon. Here you’ll find the popular sport of whitewater rapids reigns king.
Zion National Park
Located in southwest Utah, Zion National Park is known as one of America’s famous landmarks, and for good reason. Here you’ll find numerous scenic drives throughout the park as well as the Emerald Pools with house waterfalls and hanging gardens, a flowing river and forest paths that create excellent walking and hiking trails. In fact, here you’ll find the famous Zion Narrows, a hiking trail that offers trilling views of the canyons below.
With so many different natural sites to see in the state of Utah, you’ll find plenty to do each and every day of your visit. You’ll also find that a camera is a well needed and used gadget. Sometimes, you may even find that more than one is needed, or at least multiple different SD cards. Once you’ve visited this great state, you’ll find that you want to return again and again. Some will even find that a move is in order as Utah is now their dream home.