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

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

  2. The Beautiful Backways of Sheep Creek and Spirit Lake

    Some of Utah's most stunning landscapes can be found along the gorgeous backways of Sheep Creek and Spirit Lake.

  3. Hiking the Trails in Dixie National Forest

    Enjoy ghost forests, lava flows, waterfalls, and amazing views along the short, well-maintained hikes in the Dixie National Forest.

  4. Exploring the San Rafael Swell via the Wedge Overlook

    The San Rafael Swell in Utah offers fantastic hiking, backpacking, biking, and camping at all levels of fun.

  5. Worth a Visit: Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

    Its name is a mouthful, but the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is a fascinating look at the region's rich history.

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

    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.

  7. Family-Friendly Mountain Biking at Eagle Rise

    Eagle Rise is a great spot for families looking to get out for a fun mountain bike ride together, and to catch some spectacular views.

  8. The Toadstools: An Amazing Array of Balanced Rock Formations

    The Toadstools is a group of balanced rock formations in southern Utah that look like mushrooms, accessed via an easy 1.5-mile hike.

  9. Retreat to the Mountains: Brian Head Resort

    Brian Head Resort is a perfect summertime retreat offering stunning views, hiking, mountain biking, archery, climbing, disc golf, and more.

  10. Spiral Jetty: The Re-Emergence of the Great Salt Lake's Earthwork Art

    The Spiral Jetty, an earthwork sculpture made of basalt rock by the late Robert Smithson, is 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide.

  11. Footprints on the Sands of Time: The Parowan Gap

    From dinosaur tracks to petroglyphs and pioneers, the walk through Parowan Gap is a step back in time.

  12. Exploring the Hoodoos, Mushrooms, and Goblins of Goblin Valley

    Explore the the trails in Goblin Valley and discover the magic of hoodoos, mushrooms, and goblins.

  13. A Rainbow in the Badlands: Cedar Breaks National Monument

    Cedar Breaks National Monument offers hiking trails, ancient trees, camping, and over-the-top views along the “Circle of Painted Cliffs”.

  14. The Low-Down on Joe's Valley

    Whether you come for the fish, boats, trails, or boulders the seclusion of Joe’s Valley is sure to help recharge your outdoor spirit.

  15. Horseback Riders Find Amazing Trails in Utah's Uinta Mountains

    Utah's Uinta Mountains are home to a multitude of amazing trails and areas that are perfect for horseback riders to explore.

  16. A Castle Made of Sandstone: Grosvenor Arch

    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.

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

    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.

  18. A Waterfall Wonderland: Calf Creek Falls

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

  19. A Peerless Roadside Wonder: The Singing Canyon

    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.

  20. A Windblown Wonder: Coral Pink Sand Dunes

    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. Enjoy Pristine Vistas with Fewer Crowds: Coyote Buttes South

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

  22. A Midsummer's Weekend Getaway: Steinaker State Park

    Located in the desert steppes that flow down from the snowy peaks of the high Uinta Mountains, Steinaker State Park is an awesome summer getaway.

  23. Anglers Find World-Class Fishing on Lake Powell

    Whether you enjoy sport fishing or fly fishing, clear water and plenty of fish make fishing on Lake Powell a world-class destination.

  24. Exploring Wetlands to Waterfowl: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

    A wonderful spot for birders, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge houses more than 70 species of birds.

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

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

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