Utah is the premier outdoor destination for so many amazing activities. If you're thinking of hiking or backpacking, Utah has countless options. For starters, one could spend years exploring all of the nooks and crannies of just one of Utah's five national parks, seven national monuments, five national forests, 43 state parks, and 22.8 million acres of public lands, representing almost 42 percent of the state of Utah. These lands range from snowcapped mountains of remote mountain ranges to wild rivers and colorful redrock canyons, crisscrossing the southern half of the state. Now, that's a lot of great outdoors and outdoor adventures ripe for the picking!
If you're interested in climbing, Utah is a landscape of renowned climbing opportunities. From the towering cliffs of Zion National Park and the splitter cracks of Indian Creek, to the impeccable granite in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah has a tremendous diversity of areas to choose from.
Utah's rivers and lakes offer some of the most incredible rafting, kayaking, and boating in the country. From rivers that have carved impossible gorges, to the majesty of Lake Powell. Although Utah is the second driest state in the country, we are overflowing with recreational options.
In short, Utah is synonymous with the great outdoors!