Do you want to traipse through deep powder in the backcountry, scaling peaks, or is a snowshoe run on packed trails more your style? Or maybe, it’s somewhere in the middle where you’d like to snowshoe through a peaceful forest for 30-minutes, connecting with the Zen of nature. All these options are available close to the city, in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.
A land of contrasts: it can be sunny and warm in St. George and snowing just an hour north in Cedar City. The world famous Zion National Park is the main attraction but Snow Canyon State Park, Red Cliffs, Sand Hollow and Quail Creek are all equally wondrous parks to add to your itinerary, even when the weather dial isn't turned up to hot.
Moab is the center of the action in this part of the state and known for its reputation as a jumping off point for red rock adventure, even during the colder months of winter.
Traveling along Scenic Highway 12 as the winter weather roils around you is a truly wondrous driving experience. The scenic drive is bookended by Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
Over the decades, the silver screen and television have featured Utah in more than 900 films for the silver screen and television. While Utah’s striking, iconic and diverse landscapes make it a go-to destination for filmmakers, the state is also a must-visit for road-trippers and outdoor adventurers.
This scenic corner of Utah where director Jonathon Nolan films portions of HBO's Westworld is a place that evokes the mythological west of classic Hollywood Westerns, including John Ford's long love affair with nearby Monument Valley. It is the real West, but it is a place that feels otherworldly, almost impossible.
Salt Lake City offers up the best of both worlds: world-class skiing by day and high culture after the sun goes down. Revel in the metropolitan lifestyle and culture and then gear up come morning for a day of big mountain skiing right in the city's backyard.
Salt Lake City isn't your regular ski town. It's the only Ski City. The city boasts well over 1,000 restaurants and 150 hotels, and Ski City's four resorts — Solitude, Brighton, Snowbird, and Alta — are each a little more than 30 minutes from downtown.