Astrotourism is easier than you think, especially in Utah where geological and geographical conditions make for the perfect place to stargaze from spaceship Earth. Learn how to view the Milky Way, get the best experience, and be humbled by Utah’s brilliant dark skies.
State-of-the-art museums dot the state beckoning you to experience prehistoric or head out to nature for on-site venues that will transport you back more than 150 million years. You’ll find yourself hunting for dino tracks embedded in red rock or walking along the most historically significant quarry sites in the world. See all the sites here.
The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway provides the perfectly packaged road trip for the dinosaur enthusiasts to the outdoor adventurer. Utah attractions along the diamond-shaped loop brim with stunning geologic formations and world-renowned archeological and cultural sites.
Where to go? The real question is, “What kind of experience do you want?” Utah is more than skiing, even in winter. Each of its 14 resorts has a vibe as distinct as its terrain so guests can tailor their experience and enjoy More Mountain Time. Get a local’s insight on where to go.
Ski school is cool, and it’s where beginners to experts find the secrets to skiing (and Utah’s secret powder stashes). Learn to ski the entire resort from the industry’s best instructors — and even some Olympians.
Shop for ski gear like a local. Know what to buy and where to find the best deals at home and on the mountain. Forget the faux fur and get save enough money to come back for spring skiing. Now, that is luxury!
With so many activities on and off the mountain all year long, you’ll wonder whether there’s a bad time to come to Utah (no, there isn’t). November to May, Utah resorts have guests dress up and slide down, enjoy moonlight and Sundance, eat chocolate and drink whiskey and, yes, ski some of The Greatest Snow on Earth®.
Unless you are an experienced river rat and are lucky, chances are slim that you’ll snag a permit to take a multi-day trip down the Green River. Here are five reasons why you should hire an experienced outfitter.
When legendary saxophonist Joe McQueen moved to Ogden in the 1940s, he could not have predicted Utah would have such a flourishing jazz scene in the 21st century. McQueen played here with famous swing and bebop musicians including Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker, Eight decades later, Utah is home to its own set of jazz legends. One does not have to search hard to find live jazz every night of the week.
Enjoy some of the best trout fishing in Utah while spending a quiet weekend nestled in the spectacular Manti-La Sal Mountains at Scofield State Park. Sitting at 7,600 feet above sea level it a great spot to enjoy cooler temps in the summer with splashing around in the reservoir.