Destination Guide: Utah

Notable Cities: Salt Lake City, Park City, Brian Head

Summary

As a world-renowned skiing destination and home to five national parks with rock formations that defy reason, Utah’s beauty knows no bounds. Global Discovery Vacations offers resorts in the cozy ski town of Park City, just outside of Salt Lake City, and resorts on the rugged south side of the state in Brian Head. Both destinations offer travelers the chance to explore the wonders of nature and some other unique experiences as well. Prep for your trip to Utah by getting to know some of the popular attractions and available resorts.

Park City

Member Jeff M. snowshoeing in Cedar Breaks National monument.

Member Jeff M. snowshoeing at the majestic Cedar Breaks National Monument.

Must-See Attraction

Ski Resorts
Utah’s powder snow is unmatched and is often regarded as the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” It doesn’t really matter which ski resort you visit between Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort or Canyons Resort, you will have pristine conditions and an unforgettable ride. Keep your options open whenever you come across an enticing activity beyond skiing and snowboarding, such as snowmobiling, tubing and sleigh riding.

When you’re done with the mountains, Salt Lake City is less than an hour away, so you have the capital city’s attractions to explore as well.

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Brian Head

Only 20 per day are allowed to hike this unique formation, known as "The Wave." Member Diana D. was one of the lucky few!

Only 20 per day are allowed to hike this unique formation, known as “The Wave.” Member Diana D. was one of the lucky few!

Must-See Attraction

National Parks
Much like its southern neighbor Arizona, Utah boasts some incredible mountains and slot canyons for unlimited and scenic hiking opportunities. We’re not sure what comes to mind when you first think of Utah, but these stunning landscapes should be atop the list: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol Reef. The canyons have so much depth and definition to them, so be mindful of when you visit as the early evening shadows can reveal awesome photo opportunities. Each park contains its own hidden treasures, such as Kanarraville Falls, Spring Creek and Kolob Canyon. The only way to truly comprehend all this area has to offer is to see it for yourself.

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Trivia

  • Since Utah is so far inland, the snow is known for being exceptionally dry. If you love powdery snow, this is as good as it gets.
  • You can find five National Parks in Utah: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches and Capitol Reef. They are known as “The Mighty 5.”

Suggested Resorts

Photo courtesy of Park Regency Resort.

Photo courtesy of Park Regency Resort.

Member Feedback

"Utah high country in the fall is spectacular!" - Member J. V.

“Utah high country in the fall is spectacular!” – Member J. V.

  • Member Johanna V. used her membership for the first time to take her kids to the snowy mountains of Brian Head, Utah in this classic Member Monday.
  • “Staff is wonderful at the Park Regency and very helpful in printing directions, etc. in learning this beautiful area of Utah.”
    -Patricia C.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

4 thoughts on “Destination Guide: Utah

    • That’s great to hear, John! I’ll be visiting the area in the fall, so I’ll have to check it out.

      – Happy Travels

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