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You’re doing it wrong if you think road trip pit stops are boring layovers on your way to more exciting destinations. How many of these hidden gems have you been to? Here are 11 mini-adventures to check off your list next time you’re road-tripping through Utah.
Good food and drink is worth celebrating, and Utah is filled with festivals that highlight the state’s agricultural products, local brewers, winemakers and other creators of delicious dishes. You’ll find festivals and events featuring all kinds of agricultural products all over Utah, but here are 10 of the best to sample what the state has to offer.
Every year, the San Rafael Swell’s hidden wonders draw us. This grand tour goes into the heart of the Swell from north to south, connecting the uplift’s spectacular views with playful slot-canyon hikes, bike excursions, rock art, dinosaur bones, and soft-serve cones in town.
Follow a Germany-based film enthusiast on her road trip to some of Utah’s most iconic silver screen backdrops.
There is a hidden underground cave about an hour outside of Salt Lake City in Heber Valley. One of Utah’s most unique destinations, The Homestead Crater is a geothermal hot springs that lives inside a 55-foot dome of limestone rock. The temperatures here sit at a balmy 90-96 degrees year-round. The springs’ size — 65 feet deep and 400 feet wide at the base — and warm temps make The Crater a bastion of activities in addition to the traditional hot springs soak.
Experience some of Salt Lake’s best with theses hike and dine pairings. With incredible restaurants and wilderness opportunities being close in proximity, it’s more than possible to hike and dine in the same day.
I spent much of my youth in movie theatres, including the old Blue Mouse in downtown Salt Lake City. During high school and college, I discovered the Sundance Film Festival and loved seeing short films, documentaries and international films that had previously not...