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  1. Antelope Canyon: Mother Nature's Masterpiece for Photography

    Antelope Canyon is a spectacular masterpiece of nature and one of the most photographed slot canyons in the United States.

  2. History and Hollywood in Monument Valley: Goulding's Lodge

    Goulding’s Lodge is an historic, sprawling complex in Utah, just outside the borders of Monument Valley, home to some fascinating history and Hollywood memorabilia.

  3. 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.

  4. The Secrets of SUP on Utah's Jordanelle Reservoir

    Located in Utah's Jordanelle State Park, Jordanelle Reservoir is a perfect pick for a day of stand-up paddlieboarding.

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

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

  6. Huntington State Park: Where the Living is Easy

    Huntington State Park is set up for your enjoyment with leisurely hikes, a beach, grassy campgrounds, and the opportunity to fish all day.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    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.

  10. How To Hit the Hiking Trails at Flaming Gorge in Utah

    The hiking trails at Flaming Gorge draw outdoor lovers with an array of excellent trails and wildlife. Bonus: The solitude is addictive.

  11. Bullfrog Marina Offers Best Access to Lake Powell from Salt Lake City

    Bullfrog Marina offers the best amenities on Lake Powell, including rentals of houseboats, motor boats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.

  12. Deep in the Heart of Dinosaur Land: Red Fleet State Park

    Named after three soaring buttresses that resemble sea-going vessels on its north side, Red Fleet State Park is a beautiful reservoir surrounded by sandstone cliffs and has often been called “Little Lake Powell.”

  13. Wellsville Mountains: Hiking the Steepest Peaks in the Rockies

    Avid hikers, peak baggers, and birders will enjoy hiking in the Wellsville Mountains. While the routes are steep they are in good condition.

  14. Millions of Years in the Making: Goosenecks State Park

    Located north or Mexican Hat, Goosenecks State Park is an easy-to-get-to area with a million-dollar view of the San Juan River 1,000 feet below.

  15. Lava Walk and Climbing Talk in Snow Canyon State Park

    Wander around brilliant sandstone cliffs and across ancient lava flows while exploring Snow Canyon State Park.

  16. The Glory of Fly Fishing the Green River in Utah

    Known as a rite of passage among anglers, fly fishing the Green River in Utah is sure to please any outdoor lover. Here's how to do it.

  17. Challenging, Off-the-Beaten-Path Hikes in Ticaboo and Hanksville

    Hiking in Ticaboo and Hanksville can be challenging, but the beautiful and diverse options can add to up your trip to the Lake Powell area.

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

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

  19. A Hike to Escape the Crowds: Monument Valley's Wildcat Loop

    Monument Valley is one of the most visited attractions in the West, and yet you'll have this landscape all to yourself on the Wildcat Loop.

  20. Camping at the Water's Edge: Lone Rock Beach

    Lone Rock Beach features the free-standing sandstone rock that is the namesake of this spot in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

  21. Utah's Desert Oasis: Green River State Park

    A journey to Green River State Park rewards you with river access, campgrounds, a nine-hole golf course, and an 18-basket disc golf course.

  22. Mysterious Stories Engraved in the Earth: Newspaper Rock

    Newspaper Rock is an ancient archaeological site near the Indian Creek Scenic Byway, which features hundreds of mysterious petroglyphs engraved in the rock.

  23. Enjoy Stand-Up Paddling and Kayaking from Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell

    Fewer powerboats make Bullfrog Marina and the northern section of Lake Powell is better for kayaking and SUP.

  24. Utah's Rejuvenating Hot Spot: Crystal Hot Springs

    At the end of your day of adventuring nothing beats submerging your body in the soothing waters of Crystal Hot Springs.

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

    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.

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