An Outdoor Adventure Spot in Utah for Every Enthusiast

An Outdoor Adventure Spot in Utah for Every Enthusiast

If you love spending time outdoors, regardless of the activity, Utah has it. In fact, it’s hard to argue that the continental United States has a state that is better suited for outdoor adventures. In this article, we’ll give you a list of places to start your plans with!

Climbing, Camping, and Hiking

The first thing that probably comes to mind when you think Utah involves the national parks. Utah sports five different national parks, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon. You can also experience amazing canyoneering in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area. Last but not least, the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City aren’t just good for winter skiing! While you could easily spend weeks in each area, we’ve given you six spots to start with!

-Angels Landing in Zion.

-Delicate Arch in Arches.

-Neon Canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante.

-Fisher Towers in Castle Valley.

-Riggs Springs Loop in Bryce Canyon.

-Beach Camping at Lake Powell.


Is a day on a boat or fishing is more your speed? No problem, Utah has you covered. The Great Salt lake is the largest body of water west of the Great Lakes and is home to a great sailing community. If you’d rather go to a freshwater lake, Utah lake also provides great sailing and is minutes from Provo.

For those not looking to sail the rivers in the national parks provide great rafting, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities. The Glen Canyon stretch of the Colorado river is not for the faint of heart but provides amazing white-water rafting. A slightly calmer experience can be had floating down around the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in the north-eastern part of the state.

Anglers nationwide have heard of the trout of Green river. This is one of the best fishing spots in the Flaming Gorge Dam area for good reason. This is a good spot for first-time fishers as guides are easy to find.


It is said that Utah is home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. The powder is plentiful and so are the resorts. The more famous places like Park City Resort can be quite expensive, but hidden gems like Cherry Peak and Eagle Valley can be experienced for under $50 a day. In total, Utah has 14 resorts, so take your time and research the benefits and drawbacks of each for your perfect day.

Other Ideas

If you need more to do we’ve got you covered. Here are four activities that don’t quite fit into the other categories but are definitely worth your time.

– Birding at Bear River Migratory.

– Paragliding at Flight Park State.

– ATVing at Coral Pink Sand Dunes.

– Racing in either Moab or on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

While this is a great start to your Utah adventures, it’s nowhere near a complete list. Some of the best spots in Utah simply need to be found while exploring!

Best Rock Climbing Spots in the Southwest

Best Rock Climbing Spots in the Southwest

When you think of rock climbing in the US it’s always the Rockies that come to mind, but they’re not the only places to scale some cliffs.  The southwest has some beautiful locations to get in a climb or two and most have the added bonus of being open all year long, no worries about winter closures.  Here are some of the Best Rock Climbing Spots in the Southwest


At over 9, 000 feet, Mount Lemmon sure ranks top amongst the Santa Catalina Mountains and it has been for a long time, a definite thrill for rock climbing enthusiasts.  It has various entry routes for the climbs, although the Catalina Highway is a major one.  Some areas of the mountain receive as much as 200 inches of snow every year.  Also, parts of the mountains are closed seasonally (January to July) for the protection of wildlife, so be sure to note when to schedule your climbing for.  You are advised to be on the lookout for scorpions and rattlesnakes and also beware of loose rock. Do be prepared as well for extreme heat and cold and most importantly, flash floods.


Yosemite is one of the most popular climbing sites in the entire US, climbers come from all over the world to scale the rock faces here.  During peak season, you will hear all kinds of different languages being spoken, a testimony to the area’s popularity and the diversity of people who come here to climb.  Be prepared to wait in traffic to get to your destination during the peak season.  Sometimes the park reaches capacity and no more vehicles are allowed inside the grounds.  The weather is generally good but the scenery is breath taking it makes all the waiting in traffic worthwhile.


One of the many climbing spots that Utah is known for, you should expect to be do some quartz and limestone climbing.  Located in northeastern Utah, the canyon passes through the Bear River Mountains, a part of the Wasatch Range.  A cool canyon, you should schedule your climbing for anytime but winter, as it is bound to make climbing a lot more difficult.  For the protection of nature, certain climbs are closed.


More than 2 million visitors each year make their way into Red Rock Canyon and it is Nevada’s first National Conservation Area.   If you’re in Vegas on vacation Red Rock Canyon is just a short jaunt away, less than 17 miles west of the strip, so it is easy to give up the gambling for the day and scale the rock faces of Red Rock.  If you do plane on trying a climb try it in the cooler months, summer months in Nevada are just too hot.