As a new resident of the western United States, I’ve discovered the gift of recreating on public lands. Though daunting at first, after researching and waiting too long, the time finally felt right to try camping on BLM lands in Utah’s dinosaur country. There is no shame in trying something new.
In Utah, miles of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sprawl across the landscape ready for adventurers to camp and recreate within them. Read these insights and tips gathered from a novice’s first-ever camping trip on BLM and public lands to gain the confidence you need to recreate happily and respectfully on Utah’s public lands.
Walk in the footsteps of Utah’s earliest women’s suffrage leaders at sites throughout downtown Salt Lake City. Along the way, view public art installations commemorating voting rights and stop at trail-adjacent local women-owned businesses.
As you visit St. George and Greater Zion seeking great food, coffee and drinks, you’ll want to add these top-notice places to your bucket list.
For travelers heading to Zion National Park or anywhere near southwestern Utah, plan to spend two to four days in St. George — one of Utah’s best kept secrets.
In April 1970, it took six days, 625 man-hours, 292 truck-hours, $9,000, and 6,500 tons of basalt, limestone and mud to construct the Spiral Jetty. Just a few years later, Utah’s most iconic outside sculpture was already enshrined in art history books.
If you’re not in a rush to get to Zion National Park from Northern Utah, consider taking a long, meandering route that features historic sites, adventure breaks and out-of-this-world scenery. Hop off I-15 and take Highway 89 and four nearby scenic byways to see and do as much as you possibly can on your way to Zion.
Look no further than Capitol Reef National Park and nearby Torrey for lesser-traveled red-rock hikes, plenty of lodging options, satisfying dining and night sky as our ancestors knew it.
A billion years of geological history surrounds Salt Lake City, where a modern landscape reflects ancient constraints.
Visitors looking for Art Deco architecture and art often travel to New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But the Intermountain West has preserved what may be Art Deco’s best-hidden gem: Ogden, Utah.