"I love introducing our guests to my big outdoor playground of Utah and watching them reconnect with nature among all the towering mesas, rugged mountains, giant canyons and magical rock formations".
Take a scenic drive along an "All American Road"
Embark on the road trip of a lifetime on our Utah trips when we journey to the hiking haven of Kodachrome Basin State Park along the legendary Scenic Byway 12. This All American Road is one of the world’s most beautiful on earth, lined with orange hoodoos, rock archways, pine forests and sweeping vistas at every twist and turn.
Visit the Canyonlands National Park
You’ll feel like you’re dreaming as you look out over the Colorado River carving through the surreal desert landscape and flat-topped mesas of Canyonlands National Park. We’ll head to the top of the Island in the Sky for spectacular views over the landscape, plus take on the scenic hikes to Whale Rock, Grand View Point Overlook and Green River Overlook.
Explore the Bryce Canyon National Park
Filled with vast amphitheatres and ethereal hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park must be Mother Nature’s showground. We’ll venture into the otherworldly landscapes of rusty red spires and carved plateaus, with plenty of stunning hiking paths and viewpoints to choose from like the Rim Trail hiking path that takes you deep into this gravity-defying world.
Hike to Grand View Point Overlook
As you look out over the incredible red rock formations of Arches National Park, you can’t help but wonder if this was once a giant’s sculpture playground. We’ll take you deep into these striking landscapes, embarking on a scenic hike to reach one of the most iconic Utah attractions - the Delicate Arch - so beautifully carved out by nature’s magic touch.
Wander around the Zion National Park
You’ll tick off one of the very best destinations in Utah on our trip to Zion National Park, an enchanting land of soaring red cliffs, lush forest trails, coursing rivers and the fairytale oasis of waterfalls and hanging gardens at Emerald Pools. We’ll let you in on all the best hikes in the park, including the Watchmen Trail, Angel’s Landing and Hidden Canyon.
Our top 5 things to do in Utah
The whole state is an incredible natural paradise, and we’ll show you all the best things to do in Utah from the national parks to the top scenic drives and hikes.
Natural History Museum of Utah
This incredible museum tells the story of Utah’s natural history through more than 1.5 million objects and specimens, starting at the prehistoric bedrock and moving on to giant dinosaur fossils and fascinating artefacts from the first peoples. The museum building is an architectural marvel in itself, and you can’t miss this museum when in Salt Lake City.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
This superb museum of fine arts showcases nearly 20,000 original works of art and you can spend hours wandering the halls with everything from ancient artifacts to modern masterpieces. Discover artworks from India, Mesoamerica and Polynesia and marvel at a Europe collection of works from the 14th to 19th centuries.
Church History Museum
Dedicated to the spiritual and cultural legacy of the Latter-day Saints Church, this Utah museum is filled with artworks, photographs, clothing, tools and furniture spanning almost two centuries of Mormon church history. You can even view the seer stone used by Joseph Smith to produce the Book of Mormon and the first edition printing press.
Best museums in Utah
It may be big on the outdoors, but some of the best places to visit in Utah are its museums, with everything from centuries-old church history to a superb collection of fine art.
Move over dainty British scones, and say hello to Utah scones, the deep-fried puffy delights smothered in powdered sugar and honey butter. Similar to beignets or Native American fry bread, these little pillows of hot fried dough are absolutely delicious, and they get even better when you dip it in the liquified butter melded with honey. Bliss!
Made from a beautiful blend of Greek, Jewish and American food cultures, the Pastrami burger is all Utah. Made with a charbroiled beef patty, shaved pastrami, melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and fry sauce (another local specialty), this is one of the best burgers you’ll taste in the whole country.
Utah loves Jell-O. As the official state snack of Utah, the locals here eat more Jell-O than any other state in the US, and it’s renowned as a beloved dessert of the Mormons. Utah even holds a statewide Jell-O week every year to celebrate the jiggly treat, and you’ve just got to try some green Jell-O on your Utah holiday.
Best food in Utah
After days spent hiking the stunning landscapes, your Utah travel guide will show you how to refuel Utah-style, from indulgent burgers to fried scones.
What to pack for Utah
With some of the country’s best hiking paths and national park trails, a reliable pair of hiking boots is a necessity for your Utah trip.
Home to some of the world’s darkest skies and several designated Dark Sky Parks, you’ll love stargazing in Utah and a star chart will help identify the twinkling constellations.
Camera & extra SD card
You’ll need your camera when you meet Tom Till, a renowned national park photographer, who will show you how to take the best photos to remember your Utah holiday.
With hours spent exploring the spectacular Utah national parks, be sure to bring a portable charger to keep your devices going all day.
Bring a lightweight backpack to store your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen and keep your hands free on all your incredible Utah hikes.