Itineraries

Utah is a big state, but there's no need to feel overwhelmed. These itineraries plot inspirational routes through Utah, from the iconic classics to the hidden gems. Day-by-day choices help you carve your own path from the endless outdoor recreation, stunning red rock landscapes, vast forests on high mountain ranges and exciting towns and cities where you may just want to spend a few extra days.

Step one: get to Utah. Step two: figure out how you'll get around. Thanks to excellent highway infrastructure and other transportation options, roadtripping around Utah is easy. Chances are, you'll want to take the scenic route. Good news: There's always a scenic route.

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Looking to spend a week on the open roads of southern Utah? Spend it at The Mighty 5® and the national monuments and state parks in between.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Mighty 5 National Parks
  • All-American Road Scenic Byway 12
  • Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument
  • Lake Powell
Discover epic adventures and scores of stunning spots across The Mighty 5® and the state parks and national monuments in-between on this ultimate 10-day itinerary.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Mighty 5 National Parks
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Goblin Valley and Kodachrome Basin
You live your life and devote your resources to travel, fun and friends. Now, you’re at Salt Lake City International Airport, a Lyft on the way. Meet the locals, see the weird stuff, try the local beer, see the bands and discover why #utahisrad.
Searching for solitude? In this two-day itinerary, find unspoiled wilderness, hidden trails, open spaces and perfect peace. It's a great escape from the hustle and bustle.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dixie National Forest
  • Dark Skies Bryce Canyon
  • Capitol Reef National Park
A pair of distinctive, towering buttes stand against beautiful scenery. We call them "Bears Ears." With the help of local expertise, respectfully explore ancestral cliff dwellings and massive natural bridges in a fascinating desert ecosystem.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Edge of the Cedars State Park
  • Ancestral Puebloan Dwellings
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
From fossils and petroglyphs to slot canyons and goblins, you’ll have four days of “oohs” and “ahhs” for the whole adventuring family.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Moab Adventures
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Goblin Valley State Park
This six-day itinerary is fit for foodies, and it's the only one where you might come back heavier than you started.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Moab and Castle Creek Winery
  • Southern Utah Farmers Markets
  • Hell's Backbone Grill
  • Gifford Homestead Pie
Three days in the Wild West with your wild ones. Experience life on the frontier, canyon scrambles, dinosaur tracks and ghost towns.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Frontier Homestead State Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Sand Hollow State Park
  • Snow Canyon State Park
Camping smack dab in the middle of the great outdoors? Use this five-day, budget-friendly itinerary to explore wild places around Capitol Reef National Park and the San Rafael Swell.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Goblin Valley State Park
  • San Rafael Swell
  • Moab Area BLM
Kanab is the ideal adventure base camp for six days of scrambling and exploring many of America’s greatest scenic wonders.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument
  • Lake Powell
  • North Rim Grand Canyon
  • Zion National Park

More Utah Road Trips

With 27 designated scenic byways, undiscovered roads, and some of America's most diverse terrain, the Road to Mighty continues here:

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Salt Lake City

Experience the vibrant urban culture of Utah's international gateway to adventure, then head south toward The Mighty 5® national parks.

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Getting Here

SLC international airport — with 700+ daily non-stop flights to/from 95+ destinations — brings you within a few hours of your roadtrip on the Road to Mighty.

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