Utah – Travel Highlights Including National Parks, Arches, Slot Canyons

Utah is a beautiful state in the western United States that has some of the prettiest scenery in the world. The southern part of the state is full of amazing canyons and desert terrain that makes it a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts. Boasting many national parks and other protected lands, it is ripe with hiking and site-seeing opportunities. Much of the famous Grand Staircase is located in Utah, as is world renowned National Parks.

Nowhere else in the world is there such a concentration of arches as there is in Arches National Park and its vicinity. Likewise, Utah features an incredible concentration of slot canyons of technical and non-technical nature. Everywhere, you see sandstone carved into fairy-tale shapes, nowhere more evident than at the dreamy Bryce Canyon National Park. Towering sandstone cliffs and exciting canyons riddle Zion National Park.

Utah has innumerable areas to explore, many of them outside of the national parks. I continually find new places that I want to see. Take a look at the places below and click each picture to go to a detailed article from my trip to each site. I will be adding to this list continually when I am able.

Utah National Parks & Monuments

Double Arch, Arches National Park
Arches National Park, Moab
Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Utah
Canyonlands National Park, Moab
South Desert Overlook, Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Monument Valley, Utah, Arizona, The Mittens
Monument Valley, Mexican Hat
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Natural Bridges National Monument, Blanding

Go to my list of National Parks with useful descriptions here.

Utah Slot Canyons

Red Canyon Slot, Peek-a-boo Slot Kanab, Utah
Red Canyon Slot (Peek-a-boo) Kanab
Spooky Slot Canyon, Spooky Gulch, Utah, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Spooky Slot Canyon, Escalante
Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Peek-a-Boo Slot, Escalante
Merwin Slot Canyon
Merwin Slot Canyon, Kanab
Bay Bill Slot Canyon, Kanab Utah
Bay Bill Slot Canyon, Kanab

To see a list of all the slot canyons I have visited with good descriptions, go here.

 Utah Arches and Natural Bridges

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Double Arch, Arches National Park
Double Arch, Arches National Park
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Blanding
North Window, Arches National Park
North Window, Arches National Park
South Window, Arches National Park
South Window, Arches National Park
Corona Arch, Utah, Moab
Corona Arch, Moab
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky District, Utah
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Moab
Turret Arch, Arches National Park
Turret Arch, Arches National Park
Owachomo Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Owachomo Natural Bridge, Blanding
Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Moab
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Double Arch, Arches National Park
Double Arch, Arches National Park
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monumet, Utah
Sipapu Natural Bridge, Blanding
North Window, Arches National Park
North Window, Arches National Park
South Window, Arches National Park
South Window, Arches National Park
Corona Arch, Utah, Moab
Corona Arch, Moab
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky District, Utah
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Moab
Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon National Park
Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon
Turret Arch, Arches National Park
Turret Arch, Arches National Park
Owachomo Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Owachomo Natural Bridge, Blanding
Hickman Natural Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Hickman Bridge, Capitol Reef National Park
Nels Johnson Natural Bridges, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Nels Johnson Bridges, Capitol Reef National Park
Musselman Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah
Musselman Arch, Moab
Bowtie Arch, Utah, Moab
Bowtie Arch, Moab
Kachina Natural Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Kachina Natural Bridge, Blanding
Surprise Arch, Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park, Utah
Surprise Arch, Moab
Pine Tree Arch, Arches National Park, Utah USA
Pine Tree Arch, Moab
Jug Handle Arch, Moab Utah
Jug Handle Arch, Moab
Tunnel Arch, Arches National Park, Utah USA
Tunnel Arch, Moab
Walk Through Arch, Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park, Utah
Walk Through Arch, Moab
Sand Dune Arch snow, Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Sand Dune Arch, Moab
Skull Arch, Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park, Utah
Skull Arch, Moab
Merwin Arch, Merwin Slot Canyon, Kanab Utah
Merwin Arch, Kanab
Wilson Arch, Utah
Wilson Arch, Moab

To see a list of all the Arches and Natural Bridges I have visited, go here.

Utah State Parks

Goosenecks State Park, Utah; entrenched Meandering
Goosenecks State Park, Mexican Hat

Other Utah Sites

Hell's Revenge Jeep Trail Moab Utah
Hell’s Revenge Jeep Trail, Moab
Valley of the Gods, Utah
Valley of the Gods, Mexican Hat
Fisher Towers, Moab, Utah
Fisher Towers, Moab
Moki Dugway road Highway 261, Utah
Moki Dugway Highway 261, Mexican Hat
La Sal Mountain Loop Road, Moab, Utah
La Sal Loop Road, Moab

Explore other states from my list here.