Things to Do in Southern Utah + The Parks

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About 250 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the famed canyon boasts unusual spindly hoodoo rock formations and yellow and lavender canyons. Read More

Capitol Reef was established around a massive, 100-mile-long wrinkle in the earth’s crust called the Waterpocket Fold (the “reef” in... Read More

Visit the gorgeous 2,000-foot-deep gorge. Read More

Four galleries, a pottery studio, an arboretum, and more make up the property. Painter Gina Jrel and sculptor Quinn are standouts at Juniper Sky Fine... Read More

Pack a picnic (sans alcohol) for an alfresco concert at this 2,000-seat amphitheater, surrounded by the cliffs of Zion National Park. The summer music... Read More

Do you fear being in narrow or enclosed spaces? This route in the Utah desert, near Escalante, is a claustrophobe’s worst nightmare. Peek-a-boo... Read More

Moab is the perfect base for exploring the rugged beauty of southern Utah. Bring your mountain bike or rent one at this shop and head to the 12-mile... Read More

For a grand tour, make the 18-mile drive to the point, stopping at the park’s 13 spectacular viewpoints along the way back. Take the 23-mile Under... Read More

Red Mountain Spa has added 12 residential villas (from $540,000) to its 55-acre crimson desert setting for those who find a week of pampering is just... Read More

The Mystery: Its name may be a tongue-in-cheek twist on filmmaker George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch, but this 480-acre compound in northeastern Utah is the... Read More

Should Zion ever get overrun (and it does), this park is a much better kept secret. The kid-friendly, two-mile round-trip Butterfly Trail brings you to... Read More

The roughly 10-block, self-guided walking tour features mid-1800’s Mormon sites such as Brigham Young’s winter residence and the 1876... Read More

Between July and October, the city hosts the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival; check out a production in the town’s authentic replica... Read More

During late spring and summer, crowds are a fact of life here, but these guides can steer you through the lesser-known hikes. If you absolutely must... Read More

Head to Zion National Park’s Visitor Center at the Zion Canyons entrance, where you can get oriented, and board the shuttle that goes into the... Read More

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