25 Adventures For Your Utah Bucket List

Utah, United States

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Explore the best of the Beehive State.

With five national parks and millions of acres of wilderness waiting to be explored, the toughest part about exploring Utah is deciding where to begin. Should you hike the mountains near Ogden, Salt Lake City and Park City? Or road trip south to discover some of the most rugged landscapes in America.

You can’t go wrong in Utah, so here’s a random list of 25 perfectly spectacular jumping-off points. Think of it as a slightly more focused version of randomly dropping your finger on a map.

1. Explore the Zion Narrows

Photo: Stephen Marshall

2. Day Hike to Blanche Lake

Photo: Eric Bennett

3. Hike Bryce Canyon’s Riggs Spring Loop

Photo: Jason Shepherd

4. Hike to White Pine Lake

Photo: Eric Bennett

5. Hike Angels Landing at Night

Photo: Derrick Lytle

6. Relax in Saratoga Hot Springs

Photo: Eric Bennett

7. Hike Coyote Buttes North to the Wave

Photo: Brendon Kahn

8. Backpack to Silver Lake

Photo: Michael Johnston

9. Backpack to Lake Catherine and Bag Sunset Peak

Photo: Lindsay Daniels

10. Explore the Subway Top Down

Photo: Scott Kranz

11. Hike to Diamond Fork (Fifth Water) Hot Springs

Photo: Jacob Moon

12. Camp at Goblin Valley

Photo: Andy Earl

13. Backpack Reflection Canyon

Photo: Kathleen Buenviaje

14. Wildflower Hike in Albion Basin

Photo: Lindsay Daniels

15. Camp at Willow Lake

Photo: Lindsay Daniels

16. Short Hike to Double Arch

Photo: Scott Kranz

17. Summit the Pfeifferhorn

Photo: Conor Barry

18. Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon

Photo: Karyna Wilkerson

19. Backpack to Red Pine Lake

Photo: Sam Watson

20. Backpack Kings Peak

Photo: Jacob Moon

21. Hike to False Kiva

Photo: Eric Schuette

22. Camp by the Spiral Jetty

Photo: Prajit Ravindran

23. Hike through Wire Pass Slot Canyon

Photo: Nick Oman

24. Ski Little Cottonwood Canyon

Photo: Sam Watson

25. Photograph the Bonneville Salt Flats

Photo: Hillary + Matt

Get more information on these adventures and others around Utah at Utah.com.

Cover photo: Scott Kranz

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Published: May 10, 2016

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