Have you noticed that it seems like everyone you know is going to Utah lately? Is that just us? Either way, it’s definitely been a hot spot, and we know exactly why. There are so many amazing things to do in Utah and tons of trips to take nearby states.You simply can’t go wrong with planning a trip to Utah. It’s an amazing destination for families, friend groups, romantic getaways, or even solo adventures. If you’re still not convinced, here’s a bit more information on this one of a kind state.
A few Fun facts about Utah
Utah is in the heart of the Southwestern United States and it’s landscape is full of all sorts of interesting and unique natural wonders. From canyons and arches to mountain ranges covered with snow, and of course the famous red rocks. Utah is actually home to 5 National Parks! They include Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef.
On average Utah has 300 sunny days a year, which is just another reason it’s a great place to plan a trip. Another fun fact is that Utah meets Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado at Four Corners, and it’s the only place in the United States where 4 states touch.
What to do in Utah and top places to visit
Utah is a hiker haven, with the mountains, red rocks, and National Parks. It’s a wonderful place to plan a road trip, because there’s just so much to see! It’s also the perfect place to kick back and relax, surrounded by beautiful scenery and nature.
We have so many amazing Wild Bum Utah travel guides to help you plan the perfect trip. From Capitol Reef National Park to Moab planning for an epic Southwest USA Road Trip or enjoying time in Park City… we have got you covered!
Where to stay
You can’t go wrong with an Airbnb stay in Utah. There are tons to choose from and many are amazing options. If you’re looking for a bit more rustic, or just want to be out in nature, there are also tons of great places to camp all over the state of Utah. Especially near the National Parks. And if you’re not totally keen to camp, but still want to do something a bit more adventurous, we highly recommend a stay at Under Canvas. They have places in Zion and Moab!
What to pack
As you can imagine, there is no shortage of hikes to do in Zion. So, a good and sturdy pair of your favorite hiking boots is a must pack item!
You might also want to consider a set of hiking poles for your hikes as well.
While Utah doesn’t see much rain, it’s always a good idea to pack a light, waterproof jacket or poncho, for the occasions when it does! It can also cool down significantly in the mornings and evenings, so the extra layer is nice to have!
Protect your skin! The Utah sun is HOT. You will definitely not want to forget your sunscreen!
A small daypack is a great item to have for hiking to carry all your things, like the sunscreen, jacket, water, and hiking gear!
It’s recommended that you bring a ½ gallon of water with you on a hike, and if you’re doing strenuous activities you might want even more.
Another protector from the sun, a hat is simply a must for the midday heat.
Hopefully you’re feeling ready to plan a trip to Utah. If not, no need to worry, we will be talking about Utah all month long on our blog and social media! This unique and beautiful state deserves an entire month of love!