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Cedar City, Salt Lake City

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  1. New Mountain Bike Trails Near Cedar Breaks

    Cedar City

    With more than 300 miles of singletrack (and more being built by the day), Cedar City is making waves as one of the country's top cycling destinations.

  2. The Highest Timbered Plateau in North America: Boulder Mountain

    Salt Lake City

    On Boulder Mountain, which sprawls over an expansive 50,00 acres and is the highest timbered plateau in North America, you’ll have more than 80 lakes and ponds from which to choose.

  3. A Cathedral Unlike Any Other: Valley of the Gods

    Salt Lake City

    The Valley of the Gods offers amazing views and beautiful sand structures with fewer crowds than in its neighbor, Monument Valley.

  4. Utah's Most Scenic Drive: The Burr Trail Road

    Salt Lake City

    What was originally developed as a cattle trail blazed by stockman John Atlantic Burr, the Burr Trail Road is now one of the most picturesque drives in Utah.

  5. A Peerless Roadside Wonder: The Singing Canyon

    Salt Lake City

    Of all the stops on Burr Trail Road, there’s really nothing like the Singing Canyon at an inconspicuous turnoff 11 miles down from the starting point.

  6. A Journey Through Time: Highway 12

    Salt Lake City

    This is 122.863 miles (to be exact) of pure driving bliss. Welcome to Utah’s Scenic Byway 12, also known as “A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway.”

  7. Exploring Utah's First National Monument: The Natural Bridges Hiking Loop

    Salt Lake City

    Utah’s first National Monument, Natural Bridges sits atop Cedar Mesa in San Juan County, northwest of Blanding and Monticello, beckoning adventurers of all kinds.

  8. An Outdoor "Museum" of Epic Proportions: Grand Gulch

    Salt Lake City

    Often called an “outdoor museum” because of its dense concentration of Ancestral Puebloans’ ruins and rock art, Grand Gulch is a destination that offers many opportunities for exploration and discovery.

  9. A Nocturnal Nirvana: Dark Sky Park

    Salt Lake City

    More than 100,000 people visit Natural Bridges each year, but only a few of them stay to see the area’s most amazing feature: Dark Sky Park.

  10. Remnants of the Puebluan Past: Cliff Dwellings

    Salt Lake City

    Of all of the ancestral Pueblo dwellings dotting San Juan County, none catches the attention quite as much as Cliff Dwellings.

  11. An Off-the-Beaten-Path Gem: Thousand Lakes Mountain

    Salt Lake City

    The funny thing about Thousand Lake Mountain is there aren't actually very many lakes there. But that doesn't mean you should skip out on this scenic, off-the-beaten path destination.

  12. A Waterfall Wonderland: Calf Creek Falls

    Salt Lake City

    Calf Creek is a perennial stream located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which eventually cascades into two separate (and equally lovely) waterfalls.

  13. A Kaleidoscope of Fossilized Color: Petrified Forest State Park

    Salt Lake City

    The Petrified Forest State Park, located at Wide Hollow Reservoir, provides an intimate inside look into aeons past and at wood that is kaleidoscopic in color.

  14. Remote, Secluded, and Mellow: Willis Creek Narrows

    Salt Lake City

    Unlike many slot canyons that require tricky approaches, sleuthy navigation, and technical descents, Willis Creek Narrows is mellow and accessible. Here, you’ll find great visual rewards with minimal effort.

  15. A Paradise of Red and Purple: Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons

    Salt Lake City

    On most Southern Utah bucket lists, you’ll find the one-two punch of Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons.

  16. An Amazing Maze of Sandstone: Devil's Garden

    Salt Lake City

    Devil’s Garden is a maze of sandstone formations formed by, and continuously shaped by, erosion since the Jurassic Period more than 166 million years ago.

  17. From Town to Bridge: The Escalante River Hiking Trail

    Salt Lake City

    The Escalante River is one of the mightiest and most important waterways in Southern Utah. A popular hike along its waters starts at the trailhead in Escalante and goes for 15 miles one way to the Highway 12 bridge.

  18. A Land of Monolithic Stone Spires: Kodachrome Basin

    Salt Lake City

    If ever a state park was made to be photographed, it is Kodachrome Basin State Park. In fact, in 1948, members of the National Geographic Society visited the park to photograph a feature for the magazine, and gave it the nickname “Kodachrome” after the popular Kodak film of the day.

  19. A Haven in Angel's Canyon: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

    Salt Lake City

    A nonprofit organization, Best Friends Animal Society operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spaying/neutering, and educational programs.

  20. A Windblown Wonder: Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    Salt Lake City

    An off-the-radar expanse of photographic bliss, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is where weekend warriors can leave footprints in soft sand.

  21. A Castle Made of Sandstone: Grosvenor Arch

    Salt Lake City

    Grosvenor Arch is unique with its double arch. And this massive sandstone formation looks like a castle from a children’s cartoon from afar. It is tall and commands respect.

  22. Art, History, and Geology Converge at Moqui Cave

    Salt Lake City

    Moqui Cave offers a quirky look at one family’s eccentric art collection and a showcase of geological rarities in southern Utah.

  23. One of Utah’s Great Scenic Drives: Johnson Canyon Road

    Salt Lake City

    One of southern Utah’s truly great drives, Johnson Canyon Road provides excellent vantage points of the the Grand Staircase region.

  24. Preserving Utah's Movie History at the Little Hollywood Museum

    Salt Lake City

    The free Little Hollywood Museum is dedicated to preserving movie sets from the glory days of film production in Kanab, Utah.

  25. Enjoy Pristine Vistas with Fewer Crowds: Coyote Buttes South

    Salt Lake City

    Coyote Buttes South, with its rock piles (also known as teepees), arches, and fins, is visually stunning and completely enthralling.