The COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to hit the Pause button on all normal activities. But now that restrictions have eased, it’s time you got back on track with your adventures. In the light of this, this post lists activities you can do in Utah that should take a spot on your wish list.
Utah is known for being one of the most extraordinary outdoor states in the United States, having a perfect amalgamation of stunning landscapes and adventure. No other state can offer you such breathtaking sceneries and thrills at the same time. Elevate your wanderlust with every experience that you’re going to read below. Get set, Utah!
Up Above the Angels, Landing in Zion!
If you’re out on an adventure in Utah, hiking should be at the top of your list. A 5.4-mile round trip at Angels Landing would serve many thrills to your soul. Located in the famous Zion National Park, this hike is considered a medium-difficulty trail and takes about three to five hours to complete the round trip.
The hike begins at West Rim Trail with a stunning view of flowing waters, followed by Refrigerator Canyon, Walter’s Wiggles, and Scout Lookout. The final 0.5 miles are worth all the burn, and you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Zion Canyon. But don’t forget to bring the essentials, though. And to be extra safe, make sure to bring a first aid kit.
Bike Your Way to Moab
A popular destination for mountain bikers, Slickrock Bike Trail is another gem hidden in the deserts of Utah that you cannot afford to miss. It is a 10.5-mile loop that covers the light brown dunes with a strong breeze. The overall vibe of the landscape as you move your way past the wind will surely stimulate your adventure bug.
Not great with bikes and motorcycles? Not to worry! Because Practice Loop, covering a distance of 1.7 miles, will allow you to get your bearings before beginning your biking journey. The ideal season to bike your way at Slickrock Trail is from February to November.
Longing for an ATV Ride?
Apart from biking from Slickrock, there’s more adventure that awaits you in Moab. Known as the Adventure Capital of the West, Moab offers a thrilling ATV ride amid steep descents and extreme inclines.
It’s easy to choose a suitable package from various ATV tour packages, ranging from beginner to advanced, from a good number of options available. You will have to rent a four-seater ATV for your thrill that you can drive yourself but under the supervision of a professional guide. The trail offers you an awe-inspiring sunset overlooking the Colorado River.
On a Snow Ski Spree
All winter sports enthusiasts gather here! Utah extends more than 12 inches of snow in winter, making Utah arguably one of the best ski destinations in North America. If your heart is beating to ski, then Powder Mountain is for you.
It is the largest ski-in area spreading through more than 8,000 acres of terrain. There are five multi-resort passes that you can choose per your convenience and ski expertise, ranging from $509 to $990 (prices are subject to change). The winter experience at Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons is sure to blow away your mind.
Set up Your Tents at Lake Powell
How can you forget camping after a tiring day of hiking, an exhilarating expedition, and fantastic skiing? Lake Powell is a reservoir that is a well-known camping site in Utah. The location offers other activities such as boating, kayaking, sightseeing, and much more. But the camping experience at Powell deserves a little more limelight.
The Lone Rock Beach Campground delivers beachfront camping. Up for some good news? They let your dogs camp with you too. The program at Lone Rock allows two tents per site and will cost around $15 per vehicle per night.
Another campground waiting to host you at Powell is the Page Lake Powell Campground. It is located close to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. This experience is reasonably priced at $28 per night and offers amenities like Wi-Fi, liquid propane, and a fitness room. A jackpot deal, indeed!
Keep in mind that Utah outdoor activities don’t stop here. The ones listed here are the best five, but if you ask any Utah native, there is no top five for adventures in Utah. You’ll need at least a month to explore Utah’s thrills fully. Words are limited, but the excitement waiting for you is endless! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and plan your next vacation to Utah.