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Utah is simply glorious. Wonder at the red rock of the Wasatch Mountains, where the sunsets are beyond belief and prepare to be staggered by some of the most amazing National Parks in America. Take time to visit Salt Lake City, the capital, with its religious history, which tells the story of Brigham Young and the Mormon Church and of course, it was also home to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Salt Lake City: Formed in 1847 as a Mormon settlement Salt Lake City has grown into one of the west’s most beautiful cities.
Arches and Canyonlands National Park: Arches National Park, as its name suggests, consists of over 2,000 amazing arches. The pinnacles and balanced rocks make it unique. 240 miles from Salt Lake City, and five miles north of Moab.Nearby is Canyonlands where the Colorado and Green rivers meet and rush through 2,000 foot canyons that date back over 300 million years.
Bryce Canyon National Park: 18 miles of park road follow the plateau rim which allow various viewing points over the 56 square mile amphitheatre that is Bryce Canyon, 276 miles from Salt Lake City. Bryce Canyon’s trademark ‘Hoodoo’ rocks offer fantastic shapes left by over ten million years of erosion.
Zion National Park: Zion Canyon which was opened in 1930 is arguably the most scenic stretch of road in America, 316 miles from Salt Lake City. It connects the lower Zion Canyon with the upper plateaus in the east and includes two tunnels that were blasted out of the rock. Zion offers a variety of hiking and horseback riding.
Top tips for your stay in the West of America