Wildlife Viewing and More
The South Fork of the Ogden River between Causey and Pineview reservoir is moose country, so you won't be fishing alone! At times there are so many moose on the loose in this country that the state wildlife agency rounds them up with helicopters and ships them to other states in trade or augments existing Utah herds.
A weekend in this area is great for moose viewing, fishing and even taking in the night sky. Autumn weekends are ideal for visiting here. The route along State Road 39 from Huntsville to Woodruff is one of the best fall drives in the state (Read: Ogden River Scenic Byway Road Trip).
It’s worth noting that this area of the river has had positive results for whirling disease, so please be vigilant when cleaning off your equipment at the end of the day. Also, be certain to not leave behind any fish entrails or bones near the water.
There are multiple entry points for anglers wanting to fish the South Fork of the Ogden. There is a checkerboard of private and public land, so be aware of where you are walking and fishing. The Magpie Campground and Memorial Park are two great destination options for anglers making their first trip to the South Fork of the Ogden.
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A Family Road Trip From Las Vegas to Zion National Park
A three-day weekend is a perfect start in exploring the Wild West of Zion National Park and Southern Utah. This family-friendly road trip pairs a big helping of adventure with new discoveries in Southern Utah’s frontier for a weekend you and the kids won’t soon forget.
Fall foliage driving tours through Utah are an amazing experience. Enjoy alpine splendor and refreshing mountain air. Plan now! Travel to Utah this autumn.
Base Camp Green River
It’s time to leave the city and the suburbs behind and drive through the mountains and canyons into the Utah desert. True, Green River is barely an hour away from Arches and Canyonlands national parks, so those are options to extend your 3-day trip. But for this itinerary, we’re focusing on the local secrets: the hidden labyrinth of slot canyons and whimsical hoodoos of the San Rafael Swell and the dining and heritage that are part of the unique fabric of Green River.
Base Camp Kanab
From the vermilion, white and pink cliffs and wide expanses of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, to the twisting sandstone bottlenecks of Buckskin Gulch, even the vertigo-inducing views of Zion National Park if you've never been, this six-day itinerary will show you why Kanab is the perfect base camp for adventure.
Bears Ears Area Starter Kit
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.
Butch Cassidy's West
For movie buffs, this scenic tour of the state of Utah comes alive with nostalgia for Robert Redford’s iconic film, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and some of Butch Cassidy's real-life haunts.
Classic Westerns of the Silver Screen
From the alpine backwoods of Jeremiah Johnson to the sweeping vistas of Westworld and all the John Ford's in between, Utah is the place to travel for movie magic.
Cycling the Road to Mighty
Cycling the Road to Mighty might just be the ultimate Utah bike tour. 186 miles of riding includes thousands of feet of climbing and stunning scenery.
Cycling Utah with TJ Eisenhart
Follow Tour of Utah pro-cyclist TJ Eisenhart through three days of challenging, scenic and diverse riding. The range behind Utah Valley is also home to Timpangos Cave National Monument, Sundance Mountain Resort, incredible mountain biking and one of the finest road cycling canyons in Utah.
Easy Riding: Southern Wasatch to Monument Valley
Talking about freedom and living it are two different things. Utah’s iconic American West offers both the picture-perfect backdrops to freedom and the roads for living it. This six-day itinerary follows the open-road inspiration of “Easy Rider."
Farther Away From It All
Searching for solitude? Follow this six-day itinerary to find unspoiled wild places, hidden trails, open spaces and perfect peace.
For the soul who wants to venture off the beaten path and explore hidden gems or yearns to visit places before they become Instagram-famous, we’ve got you covered. From stand-up paddleboarding through the tranquil, narrow slot canyons of Lake Powell to browsing through a massive vinyl collection at a small town record store, with this six-day itinerary you’ll find hidden gems all over Southern Utah.
Looking to spend a week on the open roads of Southern Utah? Spend your Utah destinations vacation at The Mighty 5 — our iconic national parks — and at the equally majestic national monuments and state parks in between.
Panoramas of Ancient Life
Explore Utah camping near the Four Corners area and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park along Trail of the Ancients Utah Scenic Byway.
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.
Red Rock & Dark Skies: Stargazing the National Parks
This road trip through southwest Utah takes you to four of Utah’s best places to see the Milky Way — Capitol Reef National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Salt Lake City to Moab
Moab is Utah’s adventure epicenter — a place where world-renowned natural destinations are scattered around a town that’s brimming with local charm. Be sure to bring a vivid imagination and taste for exploration along with your hiking shoes, sunscreen and water bottle, because this is not your typical retreat.
See Where High School Musical Was Born
Walk through the halls of the real-life East High and immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural and rocky mountain landscapes where Disney’s "High School Musical" and "High School Musical: The Musical" series were filmed.
Ski Southern Utah: High Alpine Trails + Red Rock Wonder
Southern Utah is home to two high-elevation ski areas that contain generous helpings of what we call (with authority) The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Things can be a little quieter down here this time of year. Give yourself at least five days to combine the thrills of Southern Utah skiing and boarding with exploring the wintertime wonders to be found in Utah’s red rock country.
The Best Week of Your Life
What makes up The Best Week of Your Life? Let’s run the numbers for this one: five national parks, two national monuments, five scenic drives including one All-American Road, two national forests and up to six state parks, including the photogenic Dead Horse Point and Kodachrome Basin.
The Family Adventure
This fun family vacation itinerary is a useful Utah travel guide for you and the kids for 3 days. Begin and end with dinosaurs, add wild rock formations, hiking and more.
The Mighty 5: Ultimate Journey
Grab a national parks annual pass for best access to The Mighty 5®.
A two-hour dash from Las Vegas or intriguing escape from throughout the region, southwest Utah, with St. George as your starting point, features some of the nation's finest national park experiences — but these parks are not islands.
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.
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