Everyone must go to Yellowstone once in his or her lifetime, and using Northern Utah as your gateway makes it that much greater.
Utah is the perfect gateway to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. No matter where you’re coming from, this loop will show you some of the best Northern Utah has to offer along the way.
Salt Lake City boasts a surprisingly robust food scene and the incredible Temple Square, with its namesake masterpiece that took 40 years to complete. Hike or ride horseback among buffalo on Antelope Island or even float in the buoyant waters of the Great Salt Lake. (Read: Great Salt Lake Needs Your Visit)
Stop at Ogden’s historic 25th Street, drive through the verdant slopes and craggy limestone cliffs of Logan Canyon, and then gape at turquoise waters of Bear Lake beaming before you as you emerge.
Spend two astounding days at Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Then complete the loop, with stops along the way before finishing your trip in Park City.
Read these resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience your destinations most fully.
10 Places to Honor Women's History on Your Trip to Utah
Notable places you can visit where women have shaped history
11 Family-Friendly Activities Near SLC
Find fun family activities in Salt Lake City with this guide from the Utah Office of Tourism. From roller coasters to ski slopes, SLC has it all. Plan your trip now!
A Matter of Geological Consent
A billion years of geological history surrounds Salt Lake City, where a modern landscape reflects ancient constraints.
A View From the Past
Follow a historian on a tour of the Transcontinental Railroad Backcountry Byway as he reconstructs forgotten history.
Antelope Island's Bison Roundup
Antelope Island's annual bison round-up (October 28, 2017) takes place in relative obscurity, on a stunning landscape from another geologic era, making this event a wonderful opportunity to view bison close-up. Watching an authentic roundup is like being on the set of an old west movie or transported to a distant era — yet it’s only 25 miles northwest of Salt Lake City International Airport.
Discovering Box Elder & Bear River Valley
A scenic and compelling journey through Northern Utah’s Bear River Valley
Explore Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch
Volunteers Beth and Dennis Simonsen show visitors around the historic Fielding Garr Ranch complex on Antelope Island State Park in Northern Utah.
Great Salt Lake Needs Your Visit
While you visit this mysterious natural wonder, you can also help save it.
How to Visit Utah’s Most-Visited Forest
The Wasatch Front mountain range offers endless amounts of recreational activity. Learning how to visit responsibly will enhance your overall experience.
It’s a Dog’s Life: The Canine Crew of Tavaputs Ranch
Catching up with the working dogs of central Utah’s remote Tavaputs Ranch.
Q&A With the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Biologist
The Hunt for Tavaputs Ranch
Spectacular skies, off-road adventures and abundant wildlife in remote central Utah at Tavaputs Ranch.
Touring Utah with the State’s Most Well Known Women Writers
The diversity and beauty found in Utah has often been captured by women. Here are the places that seven of Utah’s most well known women writers knew and loved most.
Wild Heber: Close-to-Home Adventure
Just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Heber Valley’s state parks and national forest lands offer a world of adventure. Hike, bike, camp, kayak, watch wildlife and reel in blue-ribbon trout while learning about nature and how to protect it.
There’s no better place to go birding in Utah than the Bear River Migratory Refuge. Learn more and start planning the ultimate nature getaway!