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Northern Utah

Northern Utah combines mountains, lakes and reservoirs, pioneer and Native American heritage with Utah's biggest cities. There are mountainous parks and forests where you can ski, hike, stargaze or camp.

It's also the heart of Utah's urban experiences, boasting vibrant main streets and downtown centers with night life, festivals, historic Temple Square and performing arts. 

In some areas, you'll also experience a distinct Americana feel in the quaint towns of Utah's "Mormon Country." 

City Experiences Salt Lake City

Regional Highlights

Recommended regional trip length:

Allow two days to experience Salt Lake City.

Add at least one additional day for each of the following stops:

To extend your stay to Vernal and the Dinosaur National Monument area, add another two days.

To experience Jurassic National Monument and the San Rafael Swell, add an additional day or two. 

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    7 Days

    Yellowstone Loop

    Everyone must go to Yellowstone once in his or her lifetime, and using Northern Utah as your gateway makes it that much greater.

    Dinosaurs, Hiking, History and Heritage, Kid-Friendly, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Wildlife

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    4 Days

    Golden Spike Empire

    Participate in railroad history, bird migration and iconic earth art in the quiet stretches of Northern Utah's rural Box Elder County.

    Arts, Community, History and Heritage, Kid-Friendly, Wildlife

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    7 Days

    Trekking Along the Dinosaur Diamond Highway

    Utah’s Dinosaur Diamond Highway is the perfect guide to experience ancient history, millions of years in the making.

    Dinosaurs, Hiking, Kid-Friendly, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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6 Days

Stars by the City

Fill your days with adventure and your nights with stargazing by following this six-day itinerary from Salt Lake City through the International Dark Sky Places in Northern Utah.

Arts, Hiking, Kid-Friendly, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Stargazing, Urban Experiences

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3 Days

Filmed in Utah: Explore the Settings of Sundance Movies

It’s a film buff’s dream — a three-day northern Utah road trip through the mountains, desert flats and cityscapes featured in Sundance standouts such as “Brigsby Bear,” “SLC Punk!,” “Nine Days,” “Hereditary” and “Frozen."

Arts, Film Tourism, Scenic Drives/Road Trips, Urban Experiences

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6 Days

Sandstone Spires & Swimming Holes

Walk the paths of dinosaurs and descend through 200 million years of geologic history in this six-day road trip from Vernal to Kodachrome Basin. It’s a kid-friendly desert drive in search of dino tracks, slot canyons and swimming,

Dinosaurs, Hiking, History and Heritage, Kid-Friendly, Scenic Drives/Road Trips

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5 Days

Attagirl! Women’s History & Highlights

This five-day itinerary pairs Utah women's history and time for reflection with active adventure, beautiful scenery and instagrammable locations.

Arts, Community, Glamping, Guided Experiences, Hiking, History and Heritage, Mountain Biking, Support local, Urban Experiences, Wellness, Women's Travel

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3 Days

Park City Classy Warm-Weather Weekend

There are many ways to build a magical weekend in Park City. Three days can easily include art galleries, spa time, boutique browsing, food, and live entertainment. And, of course, the mountains make the place, so hiking boots are recommended for your pack list, but you don’t have to spend the entire time — or any time — in outdoor-gear mode. There’s plenty to do, and the itinerary can be as laid-back or active as you like.

Arts, Events, Support local, Urban Experiences, Wellness

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3 Days

Play The Hits: Exploring Salt Lake City's Iconic Sights

Utah’s capital city boasts a unique history. It is rich in frontier history for sure but its story didn’t end (or begin) there. Experience the many layers of history, prehistory and contemporary culture.

Arts, History and Heritage, Urban Experiences

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5 Days

Wasatch Wellness

A Northern Utah wellness guide from Salt Lake City to Ogden, Park City to Provo, that will have you boosting your physical and mental health with wilderness hikes, canyon drives, wellness therapies and farm-to-table dining.

Adventure, Hiking, Stargazing, Urban Experiences, Wellness

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3 Days

West Desert Ramble & The Pony Express

This itinerary is a three-day adventure along the Pony Express National Historic Trail in Utah's West Desert. Visit Simpson Springs, Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Gold Hill and more.

Adventure, Film Tourism, Ghost Towns, History and Heritage, Solitude, Wildlife

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