“Why on Earth are you going to Utah?” I got asked that question (in one form or another) so many times before I visited the Beehive State this time last year. My response was always, “Why not?” In fact, Utah was on my ultimate life bucket list twice. Firstly, because Sue, Rich and I set ourselves the target of visiting every state in the Union by New Years Eve of 2013, which will be Sue and Rich’s 10th wedding anniversary. By that reckoning, Utah was state #46. (And if things go to plan, we’ll reach our goal a month early in just over a week, when we’re due to fly to Hawaii!)
The second reason for Utah being on my Bucket List is simply because it’s Utah, and I’ve always wanted to go there!
Admittedly, if your idea of a fun vacation revolves around beaches and nightlife, then Utah probably isn’t your dream destination. But for anyone who loves the Great Outdoors, and endless desert landscapes, Utah’s the place to be! I mean, how could anyone who’s ever seen a John Wayne movie not want to go there?
Utah used to be on my Bucket List as a place I wanted to go to. But since I’ve been there, that’s all changed. These days Utah is still on my Bucket List, but as a place I want to go back to! Because there’s still so much I want to see there.
Perhaps the photos below will convince you that Utah deserves a place on your Bucket List, too…
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9 thoughts on “Why Utah?”
I love Utah too! When you make it back to the Moab area, I highly recommend a moonlight hike – we took one to Delicate Arch on a recent trip and it was one of my coolest hiking experiences ever! (link to blog post: http://peaksandpassports.com/2013/10/24/full-moon-hike-in-arches-national-park/)
Your moonlight hike looked incredible, Lauren. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing where your next adventure takes you!
These photos are amazing! I especially love the Spooky Canyon (a slot canyon), Grand Escalante National Monument shot. Beautiful!
Thanks Lesley, Spooky Canyon (and its neighbour, Peek-A-Boo Canyon – isn’t that a great name?) were one of the highlights of a trip full of highlights.
The lower third of Utah is my favorite place on earth. I’ve visited their numerous times and can’t wait to get back again.
I totally agree with you, David!
I have often been asked what my favorite part of the US is (since I live in Korea now) and people are surprised when I say Utah and Arizona. They expect me to say NYC or LA, but man…ZION!!!! I can’t wait to go back to visit ‘the wave’ and bryce canyon. Awesome pics.
Thanks Julio. I think most people who have actually visited this area feel the same.