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Utah is known for its natural diversity and is home to features ranging from arid deserts with sand dunes to thriving pine forests in mountain valleys. It is a rugged state that is located at the convergence of three distinct geological regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau.

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• Moab

Moab, Utah

With a population of roughly 5,000 people, the city of Moab should be considered a sleepy town. But its incredible big-sky views, breathtaking red rock landscapes, towering mountains and rugged trails are more likely to attract outdoorsy thrill-seekers than fans of the quaint small-town life …

• Zion National Park

Zion National Park, Utah

Grandiose is an appropriate word for Zion National Park. Everything here seems supersized - from the cliffs that rise over 2,000 feet from the floor of Zion Canyon to the Kolob Arch, spanning 287 feet across the Zion wilderness. Accessible could be another word that's an appropriate fit for Zion …

• Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and several other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named Great Salt Lake City …

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» Alta Ski Resort

Alta Ski Resort, Utah

It's all about skiing at Alta Ski Resort. With 116-plus runs and 2,200 skiable acres (890 hectares), the variety of the terrain provides skiing for all levels. A quarter of the terrain is for beginners, 40 percent dedicated to intermediate skiers and 35 percent for the advanced set. Average yearly snowfall is 551 inches (1,400 cm). A rare skier only mountain, snowboarding is not allowed. You can learn more than just ski skills at Alta. The resort offers a unique free program called Ski with a Ranger …

» Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park, Utah

Imagine an island with white sand beaches where wild buffalo roam free, that's named for the pronghorn antelope grazing on the steep, mountainous slopes. A place where you can splash in the cool salt waters and board the decks of a sailboat, or simply hire a stable kayak to paddle off into the sunset. If it sounds like an exotic, Pacific island with a strange collection of wildlife, imagine your surprise when you find out this island is smack in the middle of Utah. Located an hour outside of Salt Lake City in the middle of the Great Salt Lake …

» Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park is a long stretch of land that includes some bizarre geologic formations, Native American petroglyphs and orchards planted by Mormon pioneers. Established in 1971, Capitol Reef is named in part for sandstone dome formations that are said to resemble the capitol building in Washington D.C. The park also includes a formation called the 'Waterpocket Fold,' a 100-mile-long rift where ancient layers of the earth's crust have become visible as they've been pushed up over millions of years …

» Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

When you first enter the dry expanse of Goblin Valley State Park, you'd be forgiven for looking out and thinking there's really nothing there. Upon closer inspection of the landscape, however, you realize this empty desert void is filled with a curious, geologic beauty that's equal parts captivating and strange. Here in the middle of the Great Basin Desert - miles from seemingly everywhere - sandstone spires referred to goblins rise silently up from the Earth. Carved by 170 million years of wind and water erosion …

» Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Situated in the rocky desert terrain of southwestern Utah, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is nearly two million acres of public, protected land. The ancient lands are full of bright sandstone cliffs and narrow canyons, with geological formations and beautiful natural terrain for miles. It extends from the north edge of the Grand Canyon up to the high plateaus of Utah. The area gets its name from the sedimentary rock layers and their visualizations created by geologists. Many say you can read this area as layers of history and time …

» Lake Powell

Lake Powell, Utah

Lake Powell is a reservoir located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, lying on the border of Arizona and Utah. It is known for its wealth of sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, and red-rock landscapes. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, measuring 24,322,000 acre feet (30 km³). Some of the lake's famous features include the Glen Canyon Dam (located in Arizona) and the Rainbow Bridge, one of the world longest natural bridges (located in Utah). If you are a recreation enthusiast, a trip to the lake is definitely worthwhile …

» Monument Valley

Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley is a land of contrast. With orange sands set against a cerulean blue sky, and the magnificent red-rock buttes jutting out of the earth, the sight is other worldly. Monument Valley is a part of the Colorado Plateau. It's made up of red sandstone buttes that tower up to 1,000 feet (304 meters) above the ground. Stretching from the Arizona to Utah desert, the area is composed of basins, strange rock formations, cactus, and the bright desert sands. There are plenty of hikes, horse trails, valley, and hills to climb in the area …

» Monument Valley Tribal Park

Monument Valley Tribal Park , Utah

Monument Valley Tribal Park is a Navajo Nations park that spans 91,696 acres across southern Utah and northern Arizona in the American southwest. It is the ancestral home of the Navajo people, and the park has been used in many films. The natural forces of wind and water eroded the land for 50 million years, eventually resulting in the rock formations seen today. The sandstone pinnacles reach heights of 400 to 1,000 feet and are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand …

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The rugged terrain of this little-populated state really does beg to be biked, hiked, skied and otherwise actively pursued. Utah's dazzling display of grandeur leaves visitors a bit awestruck and dumbfounded. The panoply of colors, colors everywhere, as far as the eye can see, is more varied than a 64-pack of crayons …

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