We’ve put together a list of Utah bucket list ideas that includes things to see, do, eat & photograph!
When looking for places to visit in Utah, you can explore the National and State Parks and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, river rafting, and camping.
There are many cities in Utah with fun things to see and do – and yummy things to taste!
Be sure to download the free printable: “Utah Bucket List” that includes ideas for things to see, do and taste all around the state! You’ll find the free download at the end of this awesome Utah bucket list of ideas!
In this guide, we asked our travel friends to share resources to plan a Utah vacation: travel guides, packing list, and where to stay!
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Utah Packing Lists
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- Merrell Moab hiking shoes and Oboz hiking shoes
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Lots of Water – carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack
- Healthy food that’s portable and filling!
- Columbia fleece jacket
- Wicking, quick-drying clothing
- Lip balm with UV protection
- Sun protection – sunscreen (even in the winter) and a sunhat
- UV sunglasses are good for summer and winter
- Travel hand sanitizer
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Utah hiking maps and guides
- Utah travel guide books and maps
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Camera gear – DOWNLOAD the free checklist!
A Photo Tour of Utah National Parks
Take a visual tour through all five Utah National Parks to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Northern and Southern Utah
The state of Utah is usually divided into two regions: northern and southern.
Utah’s biggest cities (like Salt Lake City and Park City) are in Northern Utah. These cities provide vibrant main streets and downtown centers with night life, festivals, historic buildings and performing arts.
You’ll also find mountains, forests, lakes and reservoirs where you can hike, boat, stargaze or camp in the North.
As you head toward Southern Utah, keep in mind this area is made up of small towns with limited services.
It’s important to note where the various Utah vacation spots are located around the state. A drive from Salt Lake City in the north to any of the National Parks in the south can take 4 to 5 hours.
You’ll find all 5 Utah National Parks in Southern Utah. These parks feature red rocks, arches, hoodoos, river-carved canyons, and more!
There’s an equally stunning list of Utah State Parks and National Monuments around the state where you can enjoy hiking, biking, off-roading, canyoneering, river rafting, and more!
Utah NP Mighty 5 AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
Utah National Parks and State Parks
Use these travel guides and hiking guides to visit the stunning National and State Parks in Utah!
DOWNLOAD the free printable packet: Utah Bucket List Vacation Ideas